The Accused Sign to Southern Lord, Ready The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead

The Accused Sign to Southern Lord, Ready <i>The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead</i>
Remember when Eddie Murphy made a joke about how if you contract a venereal disease, you carry it around like luggage for the rest of your life? Well, even if you don't, you just read it here. No, it's not as funny as when he said it but whatever.

The same can kind of be said about Seattle, WA crossover/thrash mongers the Accused. Every time it seems as though the blemish known as Martha Splatterhead seems to clear up, she rears her ugly head.

This time around, the creators of Splatter Rock aren't going away so easily though. The band have just signed a multi-album agreement with Los Angeles, CA-based label Southern Lord Records. That has prompted them to jump in the studio with producer Billy Anderson (Mr. Bungle, Neurosis) and hammer out The Curse Of Martha Splatterhead, which is scheduled to be released in August of this year. Anyone keeping count knows that this will be their first new music in four years, following up 2005's vastly-overlooked Oh Martha!.

To coincide with the 14-track album, the band will naturally tour - no dates have been listed at the present time - and have also alluded to some hairbrained scheme that they assert "will forever change the face of mankind (maybe...); is the biggest, craziest and most insanely kick-ass thing they've announced in their almost 30 year history."

Sounds scary.