Official press release:
Peaceville Records is known for our enviable death metal heritage, from the early days of Paradise Lost and Autopsy, to At The Gates and Vital Remains, through to Opeth, Bloodbath and Akercocke; we’re very proud to announce the signing of the UK legends of death metal, Cancer, for their new album, set for release late 2018.
The band said of the signing:
“We are delighted to have signed a recording deal with such an esteemed label as Peaceville. We have full confidence that they understand this metal and Cancer as a band. Together we want to deliver an album that celebrates our 30-year existence and the old school death metal sound that we played a part in creating back in 1988 when the band was conceived. So rejoice and hoist the bunting fashioned from flaps of skin, and fill your balloons with the last gasp of a dying man! We are back from the dead.”
The new album is tentatively titled Shadow Gripped and will feature twelve songs of brutal old school death metal. Shadow Gripped was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, Amorphis) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The band checked in from the studio saying:
“The recording has gone really well. We have captured the raw essence of what the band actually sounds like. Death metal that will bite your balls off, spit them out, and leave you shouting for more!”
Expect the album to deliver a crushing slab of death metal in the classic Cancer style.