Legendary progressive death metal eccentrics Akercocke are set to make a triumphant return with their new album Renaissance In Extremis, set for release on 25th August 2017 via Peaceville Records (and now available to pre-order).

The band have also revealed ‘Disappear’, the opening track from the highly anticipated opus. Fans will have heard the track played live in the band’s 2016 shows but this is the first chance to hear the studio version. Jason Mendonca tells us that “‘Disappear’ gives a summary insight of all that follows on Renaissance in Extremis. It contains all of the classic Akercocke hallmarks, yet aptly represents the bands development in intent, style and delivery.”

Towering above the vast majority of nefarious contemporary noisemakers, London’s Akercocke erupted across the consciousness of the UK metal scene in the late ‘90s, wielding a fiendishly inventive blend of death, black and progressive metal. Their distinctive, smartly-dressed demeanour and eloquent preoccupation with all things dark and Satanic marked them out both as ferociously individual artists and enlightened students of the pitch-black sonic code. Immediately embraced by the British faithful upon the release of debut album Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene, Akercocke spent the following decade leading the creative charge for their entire native scene.

Collectively buoyed by a renewed sense of purpose, the band has returned to their former home Peaceville Records and drummer David Gray comments “Akercocke are proud and privileged to be returning to Peaceville Records this year for our new album, our first release for ten years. Peaceville unleashed the band on the wider metal community and were responsible for laying the foundations of our two-decade history. Therefore, it is wholly appropriate that they assist us once again in our mission to pursue quality progressive death metal to the masses!”

Akercocke have confirmed they will be heading out on a headline tour of the UK in support of the release of Renaissance In Extremis.

Akercocke (w/Hecate Enthroned) UK Tour Dates:
13/10/2017 Glasgow – Audio
14/10/2017 Sheffield – Corporation
15/10/2017 Milton Keynes   – The Crauford Arms
20/10/2017 Belfast – Voodoo
21/10/2017 Dublin – Voodoo lounge
22/10/2017 Nuneaton – Queens Hall
27/10/2017 Manchester – Rebellion
28/10/2017 London – Underworld
29/10/2017 Colchester- The Arts Centre
Ticket details: www.facebook.com/akercockeofficial

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