San Diego based brutal death metal band, Pathology, have today revealed the title and artwork of their forthcoming sixth album. Entitled The Time of Great Purification, the album serves as a follow-up to 2011’s Awaken to the Suffering; and will be the band’s third Victory Records release. The expected release date is currently the 25th September 2012.
The upcoming release features artwork by Par Olofsson, creator of the cover art for their last two albums, Legacy of the Ancients (7/06/10) and Awaken to the Suffering; and depicts the band’s evil doctor mascot serving as harbinger of the apocalypse, with meteorites and eldritch abominations destroying the Earth.
Pathology are currently wrapping up their time in the studio with Daniel Castleman and Lambesis Studios, with drummer Dave Astor commenting; “This is definitely our heaviest and most technical album to date”.
They are also gearing up for a massive twenty-six city headlining run on the Slaughter Survivors Tour, which will feature support from; Enfold Darkness, Fallujah, Fit for an Autopsy and Aegaeon. The tour is set to kick off in Santa Cruz, CA on July 21 and the band will be debuting three brand new tracks off the upcoming album.
THE SUMMER SURVIVORS TOUR 2012 TOUR DATES:
7/21- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium
7/22 -Portland, OR @ Branx
7/23- Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/24- Boise, ID @ The Venue
7/26- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/27 Salina, KS @ The Factory
7/28- Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/29 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
7/30- Green Bay, WI @ The Hideout
7/31- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
8/1- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/2- Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
8/3- Smithtown, NY @ Masonic Temple
8/4- Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
8/5- Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
8/6 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
8/7- Springfield, VA @ Empire
8/8- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
8/9- Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
8/11- Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/13- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/14- San Antonio, TX @ Korova
8/15- El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
8/16- Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
8/17- Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
8/18- Temecula, CA @ The Vault
8/19- Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky