Illinois-based Vikings thrashers THE HORDE have officially signed with Abyss Records for the follow-up for the release to 2011's Thy Blackened Reign. Guitarist Tim Matthews comments,
"The HORDE are thrilled to have signed with ABYSS Records. This is a match made in Valhalla as they will suit up in their armor and go to war with us as we ride into the flames of battle!
We are currently working on our third album, which has the working title Destroyer... Slayer of Men. Some song titles are "Pray Hater", "10,000 Strong" and "Firevurm". Will be entering Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL at some point this winter to record with Scott Creekmore."
THE HORDE is slated to appear at Spring Bash IV in April of 2013 in Milwaukee, WI alongside DECEASED, MORTA SKULD and other acts TBA. More US festival appearances for 2013 are in the works. The band's Abyss Records debut is scheduled for a fall 2013 release on CD and vinyl formats. For more on THE HORDE, visit www.facebook.com/hordemetal.