Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Sickness Within", due in the U.S. on September 27 via SPV Records (one day earlier internationally).
HATESPHERE's follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in part at Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS). Guitars and bass were recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR). This dynamic duo was also responsible for the production on the band's latest effort, "The Killing EP", which was released last January. Included on the album is a guest appearance by NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-TESTAMENT) on the song "Marked by Darkness".
Commented the band: "We just did the final mastering today, and it is absolutely amazing! Tue Madsen really did a great job mixing and mastering — it's definitely the most aggressive record we've done so far."
"The Sickness Within" track listing:
01. The White Fever
02. The Fallen Shall Rise In a River of Blood
03. Reaper of Life
04. Sickness Within
05. Murderous Intent
06. The Coming of Chaos
07. Bleed to Death
08. Heaven Is Ready to Fall
09. Seeds of Shame
10. Chamber Master
11. Marked By Darkness
In other news, HATESPHERE's appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival on August 4 was reportedly filmed for an upcoming DVD. No further information is currently available.
HATESPHERE's third album, "Ballet of the Brute", was released in Europe in June 2004 via Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Bloodred Hatred", "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded at Jailhouse and was the band's first full-length release with drummer Anders Gyldenøhr, who replaced Morten Toft Hansen (RAUNCHY) in May 2003.
HATESPHERE supported KREATOR on their "Enemy of God" European tour earlier in the year. Also appearing on the bill were Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY and Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF.