Incantation are set to release their new full-length studio offering, ‘Dirges Of Elysium’ in the latter half of May this year.


The Pennsylvanian death metal titans, who became known as one of the forerunners of the New York death metal scene (despite their Johnstown PA residency) will release the new opus via Listenable Records. The band commented:


“Elysium. Sky burial, necromancy, a cult in ancient Prussia, and pure blasphemy all await those who will hear the new release. The music is diverse and holds more aggression then our previous, alongside with more doom hymns heard at a demonic funeral!  As each and every record gets better by date, this by far surpasses any past materials!!  Hell awaits in the ashes of Elysium!!”


The band will embark on a tour with the new release albeit without the six sting talents of Alex Bouks, who departed the band earlier in the month. Replacing Bouks for the upcoming shows is former Incantation guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi:  “We are proud to announce that our former guitar player, Sonny Lombardozzi, will be filling in on guitar during the touring cycle of our new album,” the band commented, adding: “We have been friends with Sonny for quite some time and he has also played with Incantation as far back as the early 2000′s during the Blasphemy era. We really feel he understands the style of the band and that he will execute the songs in a very honorable way. It’s great to welcome back an old friend into the fold. So look out for the new, yet untitled, album coming this May along with a world tour soon to follow!”


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