have announced plans to follow their 2010 self-titled album with a new full-length, III
, out digitally November 5 and physically November 6 via Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic
. Consisting of what they've called "bleak"
material, including the previously released tracks "Plague"
and "Wrath of God," the effort was produced entirely by their own Ethan Kath.
"We wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience," Kath revealed in a statement. "Any keyboards and pedals used on I
were traded for different keyboards and pedals so that there would be a new palette of sounds to work with. We wouldn't allow any computers near the studio, everything had to be recorded to tape. We'd limit ourselves to one take because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea."
Check out the album art below — an award-winning image by photographer Samuel Aranda
— and stay tuned for more album details as they're released.