Chicago-based progressive metal hybrid BORN OF OSIRIS will enter the studio on March 22, 2013 with producer Nick Sampson (I AM ABOMINATION, IN FEAR AND FAITH, ADESTRIA) to begin recording its new album for a summer 2013 via Sumerian Records. Mixing the CD will be Joey Sturgis, who has previously worked with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and EMMURE, among others.Commented BORN OF OSIRIS guitarist Lee McKinney: "We're very excited to work with [Nick] in the studio. He's a shredder and aside from that a great engineer/producer. "We felt [Sturgis] was the best for the job since we have a lot of electronic elements in our music and he seems to be the master of all that these days. Not to mention he obviously has insanely tight production and mixing skills." Regarding the sound of the new BORN OF OSIRIS material, McKinney said, "I would say the direction of this album is along the lines of [2010's] 'The Discovery', but definitely a lot heavier and a lot more focused when it comes to song structure. We're trying to give each song a powerful, thematic feel. "This next record takes all of the best aspects of 'The Discovery' and develops the ideas even further. "We already have so much material that we plan on revising and refining over the next few months. While we do that, we will still continue to write more and in the end I think we'll pick the strongest 10-12 songs so we can drop the best BORN OF OSIRIS record to date." BORN OF OSIRIS will cap off a stellar 2012 with a co-headlining tour alongside UNEARTH, starting November 1. The month-long trek also features THE CONTORTIONIST, OBEY THE BRAVE and WOLVES AT THE GATE. BORN OF OSIRIS has also announced its return to Europe in February with a stacked headlining tour that is not to be missed. AFTER THE BURIAL, MONUMENTS and THE HAARP MACHINE round out the stellar bill. Commented McKinney: "It's such an honor to be able to bring [UNEARTH] with us on tour. I remember being 16, delivering pizzas [and] blasting 'The Oncoming Storm' in my car. We've toured with them before a couple times as well and they are some of the most fun dudes to be on the road with. "People can expect to see our longest live set yet. We're playing songs off 'The Discovery' that we have yet to play on any other tours."