Spanish death metal veterans AVULSED
enter the studio next week to begin recording their long-awaited sixth full-length album, "Ritual Zombi"
. A conceptual effort dealing with zombies, the CD will contain nine new songs, including three instrumentals, plus a cover version of the DEATH
classic "Zombie Ritual"
. The first AVULSED
album to feature new drummer Osckar Bravo
will be tracked in February/March at Madrid's La Casa del Ruido Studios
by Dani Blanco
and will be mixed in Barcelona at Moontower Studios
by Javi Félez
. Mastering duties will be handled by Dan Swanö
(EDGE OF SANITY
) at Unisound
studios in Örebro, Sweden. The cover artwork will be created by Juanjo Castellano
, who worked on the latest PUTREVORE
album and is said to be "the perfect choice to conceive the most putrid transcription of AVULSED
will capture the recording process on video and will post clips every week at the band's official Facebook
page. "Ritual Zombi"
is tentatively scheduled for release in June. A party, dubbed "Ritual Zombi Fest"
, will take place on October 12 in Madrid. AVULSED
parted ways with drummer Ricardo "Riky" Mena
in March 2012 "due to differences on how to deal with different internal issues within the band." AVULSED
in 2011 scrapped plans to release a 20th-anniversary CD, "Fleshcube"
, due to "several problems regarding the recording sessions that delayed the whole project, to the point that it was going to be impossible to release it [in 2011]."