CANNIBAL CORPSE are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 17 with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) to begin recording their tenth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Blade Records. "The recording and mixing should be complete by December, and the album's release date will hopefully be sometime in March of 2006," the band write in a statement. "After the release, we look forward to getting out on the road and performing for all of our great fans worldwide.
"As for the new album, we are doing everything we can to make sure it's the heaviest, most brutal one we've ever made. We have 11 songs completed and if possible we'd like to write one or two more before entering the studio."
CANNIBAL CORPSE have yet to announce a permanent replacement for guitarist Jack Owen, who left the band in 2004. The group have been utilizing session musicians for their recent touring activities, including Jeremy Turner (ex-ORIGIN) and Rob Barrett (who played with the band from 1993 to 1997 and appeared on "The Bleeding" and "Vile" albums).