U.S. legends of epic black death metal VITAL REMAINS have just returned home from Mana Recording Studio in Florida where they completed work on the follow-up to 2003's "Dechristianize" with Glen Benton of DEICIDE onec again handling lead vocals.Commented VITAL REMAINS rhythm guitarist Tony Lazaro: "We've just returned home from Mana Recording in Florida where we spent the whole month of December/January working on the new album. Yes, it's done and what can we say other than holy shit! We cannot wait for the fans to hear this new album!! I really think all of our fans are going to shit themselves when they hear this. "To those few who thought we couldn't top 'Dechristianize', you're in for a real surprise because we did! We thought 'Dechristianize' was a tough album to do. Oh, man! This album, hands down, sets the bar. We spent 12-13 hours a day straight with no days off. The drums took some 10 days alone to track all nine songs. Glen's vocals sound sick and his performance and attack was awesome! Dave's [Suzuki] leads and harmonies are some of his best work to date. Total shredding as well as a great drum performance done by Dave. He really worked hard to get his best drum tracks down. "The overall sound of the new album is just HUGE! We are very proud of the results of all this hard work and we think our fans will soon agree as well. A BIG THANKS to Erik Rutan who really worked us to near death, ha! Much respect to you and Shaun Otani for really working hard and pushing us to the point of insanity to bring out our best performances, to which we think you did without a doubt! This is without question our 'Reign in Blood' album. Soon the underground worldwide will get to hear this unholy brutality! Hammer down the nails!!" VITAL REMAINS is currently booking shows in support of the upcoming album. Also in the works is a single and a video — the first clip in the band's 18-year history. VITAL REMAINS last spring re-released its "Horrors of Hell" compilation which contains the band's early demo recordings.