ANGELCORPSE bassist/vocalist Pete Helmkamp has issued the following update:
"As most of you know now, ANGELCORPSE has completed the recording of our fourth full-length album, 'Of Lucifer and Lightning'. Osmose Productions will handle the release of the CD (and limited-edition LP) in Europe, The End will handle things in North America, and Mutilation Productions will take care of South America. We are embarking on a short U.S. East Coast tour in May, with WATAIN and NACHTMYSTIUM in support, as well as numerous other harsh underground acts. I urge anyone interested in the extreme side of metal to attend: outings such as this will prove to be far and few between..."
"Of Lucifer and Lightning" track listing:
01. Credo Decimatus
02. Antichrist Vanguard
03. Machinery of the Cleansing
05. Extermination Sworn
06. Saints of Blasphemy
08. Shining One (Rex Luciferi)
Check out the CD cover artwork at this location.
Regarding the musical direction of "Of Lucifer and Lightning", ANGELCORPSE guitarist Gene Palubicki previously told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "It is everything ANGELCORPSE fans would expect and more from our fourth album. These songs are several years in the making and just as our previous albums always had some new element amongst our usual holocaust this one is no exception. We've created an absolute horror of twisting evil mayhem and crushing grim darkness. Rest assured the venomous deathdragons spearhead of bestial evil marches to victory once more. Hell goes before us, Hell is within us, and behind us Hell follows."
Helmkamp previously stated about the new CD, "We promise that 'Of Lucifer and Lightning' will be the most extreme ANGELCORPSE album to date. Of course this sounds cliche and what every band might say after 'reforming' after several years, but we say fuck off to all of that: ANGELCORPSE has never been like those other bands and this album will certainly show that to be true. Beware: Antichrist Vanguards advance!"
ANGELCORPSE's last studio album, "The Inexorable", was released in 1999 through Osmose Productions. A CD collection, "Iron Blood and Blasphemy", featuring a number of singles, EP tracks, covers, live recordings, and the "Goats to Azazael" demo, came out in 2001.