The band's next album, 2005's Blessed Black Wings was largely written by Pike and Kensel alone, and exâ€“Melvins/Thrones bassist Joe Preston joined as bassist to record the album and promote it on tour with the band. After about a year of touring to promote their latest release, the band again lost their bassist (rumored to be a result of the hectic touring schedule combined with the pervasive afterâ€“show partying). Zeke bassist Jeff Matz joined up to help the band continue touring and is scheduled to record with the band in May of 2007 with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana/Mudhoney).
The new record entitled Death Is This Communion is scheduled to be released in September 2007 after a small string of Northwest shows to promote new material on the album. The band will tour North America in Septemberâ€“October 2007, supporting the Japanese postâ€“rock band Mono, along with Panthers and Coliseum.
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