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Insidious Disease Post 'Shadowcast' Artwork, Video Trailer
July 5, 2010
Insidious Disease, the 'Super Group' consisting of Dimmu Borgir's main songwriter Silenoz, bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death), guitarist Jardar (Old Mans Child), drummer Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile) and vocalist Marc Grewe (from German death metal legends Morgoth) will release its debut album 'Shadowcast' via Century Media Records on July 12th in Europe and July 27th in North America.

Insidious Disease
is proud to unveil a brand new artwork trailer for 'Shadowcast' offering a glimpse at the morbid visuals accompanying the release. Check it out below.
To watch the band's current video clip "Rituals Of Bloodshed" and check out further tracks, head over now to http://www.myspace.com/insidiousdisease

Silenoz
further explains the concept of 'Shadowcast', which has way more to offer than just typical death metal gore galore: "The basic idea behind 'Shadowcast' lyrically is an attempt to describe the 'misfits' in this world: the misunderstood, mentally defect and depraved individuals that walk among us - rapists, serial killers, pedophiles, necrophiles and drug addicts, etc. It could be your neighbor, you just never know, it could be YOU!

"Denial and self-denial are taboos that seldom are touched upon unless it's behind closed doors at the shrink's office. Even so, no matter how disturbing the subject might be, we hardly get to the bottom of it. Each text tries to approach the many outcast stereotypes we face in today's modern society, and how most of them once caught get neglected and pushed away instead of being offered proper assistance, support and help through various institutions according to their 'needs'. Let's face it, we humans equal shit.

"In some countries where death penalties apply the convicts also have to wait years before being executed, which is inhumane as things need to be dealt with as soon as possible. We humans are better at pushing things away and destroying than facing a problem and try to rehabilitate. Most people reading the lyrics and seeing the booklet photos will perhaps immediately assume that it's all about glorifying violence and hatred, but if you read between the lines it's actually kind of the opposite, portraying this very issue.

"So, the album title 'Shadowcast' has somewhat of a double meaning; all of these 'actors and actresses' star in the shadowcast. They are the true stars of the underground, our very own dark backyard. The backyard we humans hate dealing with because it means interacting with other people and as they mingle among us daily they continue to 'cast their shadows' at us."

Insidious Disease
also faced serious problems during the manufacturing process as pressing plants refused to produce the original design of the booklet due to its violent content as well as print the equally controversial lyrics, Silenoz states: "It's quite fascinating that in the year of 2010 album artwork can be so scary that manufacturing plants don't even dare to print it. I always thought reality still was more frightening compared to art in that sense, but I guess I was wrong! Controversy is still to be reckoned with in the world of metal and if we're being censored for being realistic and touch upon human flaws through our lyrics and art - then so be it."
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Europe, Scandanavia
MEMBERS:
Silenoz - Guitar (Dimmu Borgir)
Shane Embury - Bass (Napalm Death)
Jardar - Guitar (Old Man's Child)
Tony Laureano - Drums (Angelcorpse
ex-Nile)
Marc Grewe - Vocals (Morgoth)

INSIDIOUS DISEASE was formed in late 2004 by Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir) and Jardar (Old Man’s Child) with drummer extraordinaire Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile) and Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up) as pounding pulse and rhythm section. With vocalist Marc Grewe - of former German death metal cult act Morgoth, which were one of the earliest bands signed to Century Media – joining the fold you can expect nothing but pure, unrelenting old school death metal carnage!

If you ask INSIDIOUS DISEASE about their definition of death metal they would probably answer that it should satisfy your urge for darkness, the morbid and the sick, the perverted and the twisted, all things insane that can be discovered within the human mind and soul manifesting in a sound that makes you vomit your guts out!

“Shadowcast”, the band’s Century Media debut, is a blood-soaked proof that the quintet successfully accomplished this mission and created one of the genre’s biggest positive surprises in 2010!