LOCK UP — the international grindcore “supergroup” featuring Kevin Sharp (BRUTAL TRUTH, PRIMATE, VENOMOUS CONCEPT), Anton Reisenegger (PENTAGRAM, CRIMINAL), Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) and Nick Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) — will enter Parlour Recording Studios in Kettering, U.K. on November 1 to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album with longtime friend and acclaimed producer Russ Russell (THE EXPLOITED, NAPALM DEATH, EVILE, THE BERZERKER, DIMMU BORGIR).
Russ comments: “I’m absolutely chuffed sick to be back in the studio with my old mates LOCK UP in a few weeks time.
“It’s been 13 years since we last dipped our toes in the lake of fire. This time we’re diving in head first screaming for Satan.”
With a late spring/early summer 2016 release date penned, the new album promises to be LOCK UP’s most sonically punishing and vicious release to date.
The CD will be the first to feature new “vokillist” Kevin Sharp, who replaced Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) in 2014.
Kevin made his live debut with LOCK UP at Manizales Grita Rock festival in Colombia in October 2014.
Said Sharp: “Barker is an absolute pleasure to follow — hits like an asshole on fire. Anton’s tones and riffage are simply metallic and classic. And Shane and myself — well, we’ve done VENOMOUS CONCEPT for over 10 years now — I know how the man is wired.
“I’m super stoked to see the variables put together… This is gonna be ridiculously heavy.”