According to this youtube video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm6q-ofQ_o (German) the drummer said they left the band because of "musical differences even if it sounds stupid", there were two camps within the band and they couldn't come to a compromise. Also they couldn't play on festivals because of those problems leading to more frustration as a band needs to go out and play..
Die! didn't do anything in public. They were standing on the same place for ages, no progress whatsoever. Fans waiting in the dark and stuff. Couldn't be avoided in my eyes this way.. still sucks but it's their own fault..
That really sounds like a crappy turn of events. Oh well, I guess it was already clear that they were experiencing some problems, since the album got delayed so much. I wonder if we get to hear it at all. Perhaps it will be forgotten on some abandoned harddrive in a dusty basement somewhere.
According to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z11vidVMcs
the new record is already finished and will "hopefully" come out in 2012.. But why the hell does it have to be in such a stupid way? die! should get it together and say what the fuck the band is up to on their not-maintained official website. >:|
According to their forum it was said that the new record would come out sometime in "autumn again" since autumn is already over there are no further (official) news yet.. We have to wait a while longer but the other NDH bands will help there a lot, I guess. :]
r3-animat: The problem with the symbols "[ ]" is Lastfm can't made the scrobbling if the artist ID3 tag have that symbols. Then you can't scrobble "[Die!]", only you can scrobble "Die!". The same happens with "[Cell 7]" (you need to scrobble "Cell 7"), altough the artist page is "[ cell 7 ]", the solution to Die! is propose a correction of the name (Die!-->[Die!]) but without changing the ID3 tags in your music files (always "Die!") to keep it scrobbling.
Yeah, I guess they didn't think about internet search engines when they started the band in 1995. Too bad, it makes their albums pretty hard to find – especially since 'Still' is not exactly an uncommon word either.