Floridian blackened death metal band INFERNAEON has announced the addition of singer Eric Rhodes to the group's ranks.Commented bassist Kevin Gibbons: "We all think it's great to work with a guy like Eric. His voice and range are amazing and he really contributes to our sound. Jeramie Kling, Steven Harger, Dave Stein, and Taylor Nordberg are all on this next album, too ... so it's going to be brutal."
Added guitarist Steven Harger: "We have a lot in store for the next recording...I'm really convinced it's going to be the best album yet for the band." INFERNAEON will enter the studio in February 2012 with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) of SafeHouse Production and Corey Smoot (GWAR, MENSREA) of Slave Pit Studios to begin recording its new album. The CD will be mixed and mastered at the Abyss Studio in Sweden by Peter Tgtgren (HYPOCRISY). INFERNAEON parted ways with singer Brian Werner in April 2011. He subsequently released a statement claiming that he was "the sole owner of ALL intellectual property rights, the name itself, all the lyrics, most of the music, all the artwork, the logo, all the social media sites, [and] all the merchandise [rights]" related to INFERNAEON a claim that was later refuted by the band's keyboardist, David Stein. INFERNAEON's latest album, "Genesis To Nemesis", was released on August 31, 2010 via Prosthetic Records. The CD was recorded at Erik Rutan's Mana Recording Studios (GOATWHORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL) in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Brian Elliott. The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco.