Singer and mastermind Katon W. De Pena says: "We are sorry for the delays as we know that the fans are waiting desperately for the album, but we have had some unexpected delays in the studio and we do not want to release a half hearted album.
Our fans deserve only the best, so watch out for one of the best thrash metal records released in a long time. We are also sorry that the FLOTSAM AND JETSAM / HIRAX European tour is cancelled, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to pull the plug.
We are planning a full scale US tour in March, and have further plans to return to Europe. As a little compensation, we will release a digital single for the song Hellion Rising on November 22. Thanks for all your understanding and patience, and be sure that 2014 will be a killer year for HIRAX. Horns up!"
Immortal Legacy will now be released in Germany on February 21, in Europe on February 24 and in North America on March 4 via Steamhammer / SPV as CD, gatefold coloured vinyl and download.
The album is produced by Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, ARMORED SAINT, W.A.S.P., SACRED REICH) and the cover was drawn by legendary artist Philip Lawvere (KREATOR, CELTIC FROST). It’s his first oil painting in 25 years since coming out of retirement. Guest guitar players on the album are Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL), Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL, EVILDEAD) and Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FISHBONE).