After a lengthy hiatus that left the members of the New Jersey-based hardcore band ENSIGN scattered dealing with lineup changes, deaths, marriages, side projects, and varied touring crew work (vocalist Tim Shaw spent the last two years guitar-teching for RANCID while bassist Nathan Gluck tour-managed SICK OF IT ALL, UNEARTH and BURY YOUR DEAD), the group has announced plans for its upcoming fourth full-length album, "Lost Message on a Fading Frequency". The follow-up to 2001's "The Price of Progression" will be recorded in September/October at Trax East in South River, New Jersey with longtime collaborator Eric Rachel. The band is currently working on pre-production for the new CD with former drummer Chris Ross (NORA) at his Casa De Ross Studio in Highland Park, New Jersey.Commented Gluck: "Building off of the foundation that was laid with 'Price' we are pushing the envelope to encompass some of the heaviest and most thought-provoking material in the band's 12-plus-year existence. The new material is drawing influences from all across the board and I can honestly say I haven't been this excited in years." No record label or release date for the new album have yet been confirmed.
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