During a recent interview on the “Heavy Metal Mayhem” radio show, Vio-lence’s Sean Killian talked a bit about the band’s upcoming EP. According to him, the effort will “kind of bridge between” the group’s first two albums and their 1993 demo.
Killian said the following:
“If you listen to the ’93 demo that I recorded with Phil [Demmel, VIO-LENCE guitarist] and the guys — those songs wound up on the TORQUE album [Demmel’s post-VIO-LENCE project with guitarist Ray Vegas, bassist Deen Dell and drummer Mark Hernandez]. On that demo, I recorded ‘Breed Like Rats’, ‘Again’ and ‘Shooter’. And if you listen to that demo, you can kind of get a sense where we’re headed. We’re definitely not ‘Nothing To Gain’ , because ‘Nothing To Gain’ was kind of forced. In other words, grunge was out at the time. A lot of the thrash bands, it was just, like, their labels are going, ‘This grunge thing is happening. We need it to be heavy like grunge.’ So that’s where you get ‘Nothing To Gain’. And I think if you talk to Zet [Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza] and the guys in EXODUS, they’ll tell you the same thing about — I forget the name of the album that they put out around the same time. But there was a lot of pressure from the label to be something that we were not. When we did those three songs on that ’93 demo, you can hear the you-can-piss-off attitude in those songs, like, ‘I don’t give a shit what anyone wants to hear. This is who we are and this is what’s gonna come out.’ So it’s kind of bridge between ‘Eternal [Nightmare]’ , ‘Oppressing [The Masses]’  and the ’93 demo is what you’re kind of gonna get today — a combination of those three.”
This news comes after Phil Demmel recently said that the band already have “two songs done.”