Dutch extreme metallers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT
entered the studio last month to begin recording their fourth full-length album, "Tetragrammaton"
, for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist
. Songtitles set to appear on the the follow-up to 2008's "Trivmvirate"
include "Human Wave Attack"
, "Drugs, Thugs & Machetes"
, "Todesnacht von Stammheim"
, "Quasr Al-Nihaya"
and "Aslimu!!!-All Slain Those Who Brought Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth"
. According to the band, the CD's overall lyrical theme will be roughly the same as on "Trivmvirate"
and "The White Crematorium"
(2005). "But then again," said guitarist/vocalist Michiel Dekker
, "who cares about lyrical themes in death metal?"
As on "Trivmvirate"
, producing duties and Pro Tools
wizardry will be done by Pascal Altena
. Mixing duties will be handled by Guido Aalbers
Also, hailing back from an unsurprisingly failed attempt to make "proper grown-up music," synthmeister Carsten Altena
has sheepishly returned to the DEATHCULT
flock as a full band member and will contribute much wailing and gnashing of teeth both on "Tetragrammaton"
and during the band's live performances.
"Since 2008 — when we redefined art, music and human civilisation — we've been milking 'Trivmvirate'
until it's cheese," said bassist/vocalist Robin Kok
, "so we decided to make a new album and see if we can milk that even further."