Long Island hardcore heroes This is Hell has announced that its fourth studio album, 'Black Mass,' will see an October 11th release on Rise Records.

"The new album takes the crossover and metal influences from last album to much greater extremes and the end product was Black Mass, by far the heaviest and thrashiest songs we've written and recorded," said guitarist Rick Jimenez. "Lyrically this album touches on issues we haven't dove into before. Social injustice as a whole is a recurring theme. Persistence and empowerment are familiar themes with us that I've revisited, but with an even more aggressive outlook than before

This is Hell have set up a teaser site which includes pre-order information for 'Black Mass' and will be updated regularly by the band in the coming weeks. Check out the title track of the new album under the cut.

Listen to 'Black Mass' from This is Hell


'Black Mass,' the follow-up to the 2010 release, 'Weight of the World,' was recorded earlier this summer at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, Calif. with producer, Tomas Costanza.

This Is Hell will hit the road next month for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot.

"We're very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot," said vocalist, Travis Reilly. "We've toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It's going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces."

2011 tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot:

Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue

Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock

Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre

Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon

Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo's

Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue

Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre

Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway

Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre

Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick Centre

Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock

Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown

Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall

Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe

Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial

Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko's

Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx

Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse

Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live

Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre