Hardcore/metal veterans VISION OF DISORDER (a.k.a. V.O.D.) have entered the studio with producer Will Putney (SHADOWS FALL, SUICIDE SILENCE, FOUR YEAR STRONG) to begin recording their new album. Cameron Webb (MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION, IGNITE, PENNYWISE) will mix the CD for a late 2012 release via Candlelight Records.
A couple of short video clips featuring footage from the studio can be seen below.
In a recent press release, VISION OF DISORDER stated about its plans for the forthcoming album, "Before the word 'metalcore' existed… VISION OF DISORDER did. We did what we did because we loved it, not because we thought others might. 20 years later, we're once again at work with the same approach. . . We are about to begin tracking on our first studio album in a decade. We are bringing all the elements of what made us unique and ferocious to the table."
Working songtitles that are set to appear on the new VISION OF DISORDER CD include "The Enemy", "Hard Times", "Annihilator" and "Be Up On It".
Regarding the musical direction of VISION OF DISORDER's new material, bassist Mike Fleischmann previously told Greg Prato of UGO, "The songs are what you would expect from V.O.D. — very aggressive and melodic. We really feel that on these new songs we have kind of mixed up all of our past efforts into a blender with a dash of new flavor, and we are excited to see what V.O.D. fans will think of it."
VISION OF DISORDER's current lineup includes singer Tim Williams, guitarists Matt Baumbach and Mike Kennedy, Fleischmann and drummer Brendon Cohen.
The band's last studio album, "From Bliss to Devastation", came out in 2001 via TVT Records.
VISION OF DISORDER toured with some of metal's biggest names during the late 1990s — including PANTERA, BLACK SABBATH, TYPE O NEGATIVE, ANTHRAX and BAD BRAINS — before calling it quits in 2001, and then reuniting in 2008.