Legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER have issued the following update:"Sorry for the informational hiatus as of late, but we are currently finishing songs and moving on to the next ones. Yes, the new album is under construction! We apologize again for the wait, but it will be well worth it." EXHORDER played the first concert with drummer drummer Seth Davis on December 10, 2010 at The Hangar in the band's hometown. EXHORDER tapped Jorge Caicedo (THE VOID, BUILT TO DESTROY) to play bass for the band's recent shows with RIGOR MORTIS. The group's previous bassist, Frankie Sparcello, passed away on March 22. EXHORDER vocalist Kyle Thomas recently said in a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "EXHORDER will get past these difficulties that face us at this moment. Even though we have already gotten into the writing process of our new album after working in new drummer Seth Davis, the time to focus on diving in to these songs could not be more imminent. We are aware that this recording is way overdue, but the inspiration could not be more tangible than it is now to deliver this to our fan base." Sparcello joined EXHORDER prior to the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, "The Law", which came out in 1992. The group broke up a short time later and reformed with its original lineup a few years later. Sparcello rejoined EXHORDER in 2009 and was scheduled to perform with the band at this year's Maryland Deathfest IX, which is set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.