The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have inked a deal with Earache Records, according to Live4Metal.
The band completed the recordings for their new CD, "Choronzon", in late December and currently mixing the effort at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE).
"Choronzon", which is being described as "faster, heavier, more disturbing and much fucking nastier" than their previous output, will contain the following track listing:
02. Praise the name of Satan
03. Bathykolpian Avatar
04. Becoming the Adversary
06. Entering the valley of the Crucified
07. Enraptured by Evil
08. Prince of the East
09. Son of the Morning
Says AKERCOCKE guitarist/vocalist Jason Mendonca: " 'Choronzon' is the guardian of the abyss. With the tirade of pure sonic evil that we have recorded, we shall perhaps summon him and unleash hell. [laughs] The new songs feature all the classic AKERCOCKE hallmarks: crushing holocaust blast beats, cacodaemonic vocals, apocalyptic guitar traumas and hideous bass and electronic rancor, but the band have developed the backbone of the sound by including new textures and elements to create new shades of darkness within a vortex of Satanic dissonance."
Unmixed versions of the tracks "Becoming the Adversary" and "Praise The Name Of Satan" can be downloaded from the group's official web site at this location.
"Choronzon" is tentatively due in September.