Earache Records has set an October 10 European release date for the fourth album from U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE, entitled "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone". The album will be released in two different formats — regular CD and limited edition version containing a bonus 30-minute DVD with exclusive footage of the making of the album as well as a very cool documentary on the band. A free limited-edition seven-inch will also be available to anyone who purchases "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" from an independent store in the U.K. The seven-inch is pressed on red vinyl and contains a demo version of the track "Eyes of the Dawn" as well as an unreleased track that won't be found anywhere else, called "The Fulcrum". This offer is for the first 1,000 customers only.
As previously reported, two brand-new AKERCOCKE tracks off "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" — "Verdelet" and "The Penance" — have been posted online at www.myspace.com/akercocke.
The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon", "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" was recorded at the band's own Goat of Mendes studios in West London and was mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE).
Regarding the musical direction of the new CD, AKERCOCKE frontman Jason Mendonca recently had the following to say: "The new material is a progression again from 'Choronzon'. The core AKERCOCKE elements are there — harrowing dissonances, bludgeoning brutality and cacodaemonic sonic assaults all feature but once again we have expanded the AKERCOCKE sound to include more rich and diverse textures, not necessarily bound by the confines of death and black metal."
"Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" marks the recording debut with the group of new guitarist Matthew Wilcock, who replaced Paul Scanlan earlier in the year.
"Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" tentative track listing:
03. Shelter from the Sand
04. Eyes of the Dawn
05. Dying in the Sun
06. Words That Go Unspoken (Part 1)
07. Intractable (Words That Go Unspoken Part 2)
08. Seraphs and Silence
09. The Penance
10. Lex Talionis