2014 was an interesting year for New Jersey deathcore outfit Fit For An Autopsy. While they toured the U.S. as a supporting band for both DevilDriver and Whitechapel as well as label mates Crowbar, they also had their share of bad luck. While on said DevilDriver / Whitechapel co-headlining tour, both Fit For An Autopsy and Whitechapel were turned away at the Canadian border, and most notably had to temporarily replace their vocalist (Greg Wilburn of Oblige, The Devastated) for the majority of the touring year.

With all of that behind them now, the group is looking forward to a more successful 2015. They are currently gearing up to hit the road with Suicide Silence, Emmure, and label mates Within The Ruins, who just suffered a terrible van accident. To help kick off the first date of this tour, Fit For An Autopsy has revealed that they have completed production on their next full-length album. Though currently unnamed, the LP is expected to be released sometime during the summer of 2015. The upcoming release was produced by the band’s guitarist Will Putney at The Machine Shop in the band’s home state of New Jersey. The album follows up 2013’s Hellbound, the band’s acclaimed debut on eOne / Good Fight music. As Putney explained in a press release, this is album will also feature new vocalist, Joe Badolato of the band Diamond Cutter:

“We found Joe at a perfect time. We had just come off months of touring with a vocalist we knew wasn’t built to handle the lifestyle and stresses that come with being in a full-time band. Joe is an extremely humble and down to earth dude and is a killer singer. Bringing him into Fit For An Autopsy has elevated the band to a really cool creative spot, and we’re excited about the future with him as our frontman.

Elaborating on what fans could expect on this new album, guitarist Pat Sheridan also included the following:

“The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band. You’ll hear a lot of new influences in our sound and a real creative move towards other genres we have never experimented with until now. It’s dark, sad and aggressive all at once and we’re really happy with the vibe. It’s also a very literal and real record and in more of a first person view of the world than we’ve ever done, and it feels really intense.”

We will make sure to follow the latest news with this next Fit For An Autopsy album, including any talk of an title or release date. In the meantime, be sure to catch them on tour right now with Suicide Silence, Emmure, and Within The Ruins. Here are the dates:

Feb 17- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Feb 18- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Feb 20- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb 21- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb 23- Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Feb 24- Fort Collins, CO @ The Aggie Theatre
Feb 25- Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Feb 26- Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Feb 27- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Feb 28- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Mar 1- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Mar 3- Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mar 4- Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Mar 5- Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House
Mar 6- Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Mar 7- Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Mar 8- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mar 10- Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Mar 11- Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar 12- Long Island, NY @ Emporium
Mar 13- Reading, PA @ Reverb
Mar 14- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 15- Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
Mar 17- Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Mar 18- Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Mar 19- Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
Mar 20- Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Mar 21- Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Mar 23- Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Mar 24- El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mar 25- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Mar 25- Tucson, AZ @ The Rock