U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2007's "Killing Peace", tentatively due later this year.
Commented guitarist Nige Rockett: "Yes, we have an album title. Yes, we have a release date. Yes, we have a producer. Yes, we have studio time booked, and yes, we have a new.... Hahahahaha, not telling ya.
"It's certainly not gonna be 'Killing Peace 2', that's for sure. It's old school, it's contemporary, it's ONSLAUGHT. It's gonna be faster at times, definitely heavier with some songs having their more intricate moments, but not too intricate, 'cuz that means compromising the violence which this album is really gonna be all about: pure unadulterated musical violence.
"We're gonna be using several different guitar tunings to add some sonic variety and lots of truly stunning solos coming your way from Mr. [Andy] Rosser-Davies. He's on fire at the moment and being pushed to the limits in terms of creativity and originality.
"No, Andy Sneap will not be producing the new album, but we have found another perfect partner to work with us this time around. He's a huge ONSLAUGHT fan and will definitely deliver the crushing brutality we are looking for on production front.
"Once again ONSLAUGHT will deliver a very different-sounding album to its predecessor. There will not be 11-12 tracks on the record; it's not something ONSLAUGHT do. We have always preferred quality over quantity every time — no fillers, all killers here. But you will more than get VFM (Violence For Money) guaranteed."
ONSLAUGHT recorded its performance at the Damnation Festival on November 22, 2008 in Leeds, U.K. for a live CD, "Live Damnation", which was released on July 20, 2009 through Candlelight Records.
An e-card for the album can be accessed at this location.
"Killing Peace" was released in March 2007 via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded at Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE).
Quality video footage of ONSLAUGHT performing at last year's Paranoid Open Air festival — which was held August 13-15, 2009 at Autopoligon Ljubecna, near Celje, Slovenia — can be viewed below (courtesy of "gokizoki").