British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have tapped Thomas "Plec" Johansson (TIAMAT, SCAR SYMMETRY) to mix their as-yet-untitled sixth album at Panic Room studios in Skara, Sweden beginning on July 7. The follow-up to 2011's "Sounds Of Violence" will be released in September via AFM Records.
Comments ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett: "The original plan was to work with our friend Jacob Hansen, who did such an amazing job on the last album, 'Sounds Of Violence'… But sometimes circumstances and outlooks change and we have now decided to take a totally fresh approach with this record to ensure that once again we create something that has its own unique identity from all previous releases.
"We spoke to several great producers about making this album and after a couple of conversations with Plec and listening to his work, we could see how versatile he was and that we had very much the same vision to how the final mixes should sound.
"Continuity can be good for some bands, but we really dig the spark and energy that working with someone new can create."
ONSLAUGHT will headline the first Slaughterfest across Europe in October, with German cult thrashers EXUMER, MPIRE OF EVIL and death metal legends MASTER completing the bill.
ONSLAUGHT's last tour saw the band performing its 1986 album, "The Force", in its entirety. The band also recorded a new version of its classic song "Metal Forces", for inclusion as a bonus track on the re-release of the band's 1986 album, "The Force", available on AFM Records. The set contains revised artwork and some sleeve notes written by Rockett.
The band's fifth album, "Sounds Of Violence", was released in January 2011 via AFM Records.
ONSLAUGHT recruited Michael Hourihan (EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DESECRATION) to play the drums following the departure of Steve Grice in 2011.