Swedish rock heavyweights RAISED FIST will enter Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden in April with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) to begin recording their fifth album for a late 2009 release via Burning Heart Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Sound Of The Republic" is being approached with the same enthusiasm and balls-to-the-wall attitude as before. "Expect nothing more from us than a 'fifth studio album', [and] let the music talk for itself," says singer Alexander "Alle" Hagman. "RAISED FIST specialists, notorious critics and trendsetters all around the world will have their say. After that we go on tour and blast every one of them off their high horses.... just like every single time before."Formed back in 1993, RAISED FIST is an established name within the heavy music scene. The band gained legendary status within the hardcore scene and became a well-respected name within the metal community. After they finish recording the new album, the band will appear exclusively at three top summer festivals in Scandinavia: Peace & Love, West Coast Riot in Sweden and Provinsirock in Finland. Their worldwide tour kicks off in early September 2009.