They have also worked with Stuart Weston who designed the album artwork for 'Black Traffic', which is revealed across the UK and Europe today.
I was inspired by the band's guttural at times almost animalistic sound. I hear pain, anger, beauty and joy in so much of their work, something primordial that inspired me to produce the images you see. From a technical point, it was important to produce something that worked at micro scale in the digital environment but revealed greater content and meaning at larger scale. Stuart Weston
Black Traffic will be the bands first independent release via their own label working in partnership with 100% Records. The album is set for a September 2012 release and will be backed by the first leg of an extensive 20 date European Tour (dates below).
The announcement follows what has been a hugely successful return for the band, who regrouped in 2009 following an eight- year hiatus.
'We got back together because we have a strong chemistry,' says Skin of the band's return. 'We're very proud of our past work, but what drives us is the future.'
6th Coliseum Lisbon Portugal
7th Coliseum Porto Portugal
8th Riviera Madrid Spain
9th Razzmatazz Barcelona Spain
11th Les Docks Lausanne Switzerland
12th X-tra Zurich Switzerland
13th Tonhalle Munich Germany
15th Palladium Cologne Germany
16th Columbiahalle Berlin Germany
17th Theaterhaus Stuttgart Germany
19th Mediolanum Forum Milan Italy
20th Palalottomatica Rome Italy
21st Pala Arrex Venice Italy
23rd Lotto Arena Antwerp Belgium
24th Zenith Paris France
25th Ziggo Dome Amsterdam Netherlands
27th Sentrum Scene Oslo Norway
28th Falkoner Copenhagen Denmark
29th Hugenottenhalle Frankfurt Germany
1st Brixton Academy London UK