Greek black metallers ASTARTE are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth full-length album, “Blackdemonium”, for a 2014 release. The CD will contain “9 or 10 tracks of black/death metal music with some thrash influences,” according to a press release. The cover artwork will be designed by Maggot Meister.

Maggot Meister had previously worked on cover artwork, logos and merchandise designs for such bands as MASTERHIRAXCHILDREN OF BODOM1349AMON AMARTHPAINEDGUYVIOLATOR and MORTIIS.

ASTARTE‘s lineup for “Blackdemonium” recording sessions:

Tristessa – Vocals
Nicolas S.I.C. Maiis – Vocals
Ice – Drums
Jim Harisis – Guitar/Bass

ASTARTE‘s fifth album, “Demonized”, was released in 2007 via Avantgarde Music. The CD was mixed at Tico Tico studios in Finland and featured guest appearances on vocals by MAYHEM‘s Attila CsiharGOD DETHRONED‘s Henri SattlerARCH ENEMY‘s Angela Gossow and LLOTH‘s Nicolas S.I.C. Maiis.