Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium serves as the band's most sonically pulverizing output to date.
"They knew what they were going for but had been very frustrated in the past and plagued by production issues," relays Cincotta, "I'm happy I was able to finally get them to where they always wanted to be."
"I'm totally pumped about this," drummer Bill Tolley enthused. "It's the first album we've put out in our 20-plus year history that has everything we've always wanted. From spine-splitting heavy guitars, to a big solid drum sound, a bass guitar you can actually hear and completely twisted vocals. Couple that with Cincotta's amazing production and it's by far the best IB yet."
Imperium clocks in at close to one hour and contains all new material from the band. "It's INTERNAL BLEEDING on steroids," adds bassist Jason Liff. "It's got all the classic IB hallmarks-incredibly memorable grooves and slam parts - plus it has so much more. We really pushed ourselves on this one and I think it shows. It's heavy. Cohesive. And crammed full of music that will make you want to rip people's heads off in the pit."
The band enlisted the talents of Suffocation guitar and vocal legends Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen who each make a guest appearance on the album: Hobbs with a ripping solo on the track, "Patterns Of Force: Act II: Plague Agenda" and Mullen with a twisted trade-off vocal alongside frontman Keith DeVito on "Patterns Of Force: Act I: The Discovery." And to keep ties with INTERNAL BLEEDING's roots, former IB throat Frank Rini also makes an appearances on "Visitant" and "Aftermath."
Imperium will be out this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out video footage from the studio at THIS LOCATION. http://www.facebook.com/internalbleeding