Spanish black/death metallers NOCTEM have inked a deal with Rising Records for the release of their new album.

Commented label owner Mark Daghorn: "We are delighted that NOCTEM have chosen to release their new album on Rising Records worldwide and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the band."

Added the band: "We can proudly say this is a new step to the next level for the NOCTEM's career. Mark Daghorn is a great proffesional and is an honor to work with him in this new album for us."

NOCTEM entered Ultrasound studios in Braga, Portugal in February with producer Daniel Cardoso to begin recording their sophomore album. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, the follow-up to 2009's "Divinity" will be a "logical progression of the last album, full of new nuances and based in a darker sound and a more complex composition." NOCTEM adds, "This will be the second part of the trilogy that started with 'Divinity'."

"Divinity" was released in April 2009 via Austria's NoiseHead Records. The CD featured guest appearances by Christos Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH, CHAOSTAR) and Leal (FOREVER SLAVE). It contained 11 tracks based on the story of the disappearance of Atlantis "from a dark and subjective point of view, speaking about its blood's desire in the battle, the darkest rituals for reaching the immortality or its society based in a polytheistic theocracy with longings of glory," according to a press release.

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