Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have issued the following update:
"We've been very busy the past couple of weeks writing and arranging our new songs, and they're all turning out pretty fucking sweet. This will without a doubt be the most brutal and diverse IMPIOUS album to date! It's fast, it's catchy, it's heavy and it is extremely intense! We can't wait for you guys to hear what we've created! During May we'll take our songs to the rehearsal room and jam out the last ideas and perfect our tunes before we start tracking June 1!
"The recording will take place in our very own Valle Adzic's Studio Deadline. This is the first album ever we'll produce and engineer by ourselves and we're pretty stoked about delivering this baby without any other people involved. This album will truly represent what the fuck IMPIOUS is all about!
"We would also like to tell you that we've hired the awesome and wickedly talented artist Marcello Vasco to create one of the most sinister and malignant-looking album covers ever! Marcello is extremely talented and we're absolutely positive that everyone will crap their pants when they see what Marcello has created for us!
"We have some good ideas to what we want to call the album. We surely want it to represent the dark and merciless vibe of our new songs and we also need the album cover to fit with it as well. We have some pretty wicked ideas, but we won't reveal any of it quite yet."
The band's latest CD, entitled "Holy Murder Masquerade", was released in January 2007 via Metal Blade Records.
Video footage of IMPIOUS performing the song "Purified By Fire" at New England Hardcore and Metal Festival can be viewed below.