Norwegian death metallers CHTON have announced the addition of vocalist Craig Furunes (DEMONTERA) to the group's their ranks.
After their previous singer, Terje (CHTON vocalist from 2002 to 2011) left the band just after recording CHTON's upcoming sophomore album, "The Devil Builds", the band had a brief period as a four-piece, with bass player Ola handling main vocals. Now CHTON has found a dedicated vocalist in Craig, and Ola is back to handling bass and backing vocals.
Commented Torstein: "Now we have found a vocalist in Craig that has the guts and dedication to front CHTON, giving 666% as he shreds his throat and spits blasphemies from the stage!"
"The Devil Builds" will be released on September 15 via the German label Godeater Records. The vinyl edition is planned for early winter 2013. Digital distribution of the effort will be handled by Morningstar Music to ensure the LP will be available via all major digital stores.
"The Devil Builds" track listing:
01. Faustian Resolve
02. Scavenger Of A Dead World
03. Gods Of The Flesh
04. Rise Black God
05. Death Awaits
06. Contagion (The Disease)
07. Lord And Master
08. Nithon Undertow
09. Ratbag (ABSCESS cover)
10. Babalon And The Beast Conjoined
"The Devil Builds" was recorded and produced at Morningstar Studio with Arnt Obsidian Grønbech (KEEP OF KALESSIN, SATYRICON) at the helm. The album was mixed by Stamos Koliousis (MENCEA) and Vangelis Labrakis at 210 Studio in Berlin, known for earlier work with NATTEFROST, GEHENNA and VREID, among others.
CHTON has previously shared stages with such bands as MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, MAYHEM, AMON AMARTH and ZYKLON, and plans to embark on a European tour to promote "The Devil Builds".
CHTON's digital split single "Screaming For Death" with CLEAVER is still available for streaming or download from most digital stores like Spotify, iTunes, WiMP, Amazon and many others.
Formed in 1999 in Trondheim, CHTON released its debut album, "Chtonian Lifecode", in 2004 via Retribute Records.