Swedish death metallers DEMONICAL will ented the studio next month to start recording their fifth full-length album, due in early 2018 via Agonia Records.
A new EP titled “Black Flesh Redemption” and a handful of festival appearances, tours, and one-off dates, carried DEMONICAL through 2015 and 2016, and now the band is about to begin work on the follow-up to “Darkness Unbound”, the band’s last studio album from late 2013.
The twin, more melodic brother to CENTINEX, DEMONICAL emerged out of the latter’s ashes in 2006, and has featured the same frontman, Alexander Högbom (also of OCTOBER TIDE), since April this year. The new album will be the first to feature him on vocals, after the departure of the band’s longtime singer Sverker Widgren.
DEMONICAL commented in a statement: “We’re off on the path towards the untrodden might once again. On the 8th of November, we will start to nail down our fifth full-length album, the first one to feature our new vocalist Alexander Högbom and the first recording in years featuring a permanent five-piece lineup.
“The sessions will take place at various locations around Sweden and the recording will be mixed and mastered by the award winning producer Karl Daniel Lidén, know from his work with acts such as TERRA TENEBROSA, KATATONIA and CULT OF LUNA.
“The album will continue the traditional DEMONICAL path with fierce HM-2-driven Swedish death metal. However, it will also feature some new elements and streaks we haven’t explored before as well as bringing forth traces from the past.
“Expect a spring 2018 release through Agonia Records, followed by worldwide touring.”