Chicago based metallers, ION VEIN, will release their self-titled third album on July 4 in Europe and July 8 in North America, via Mortal Music/MVD Audio in both CD and digital formats. The long awaited follow up to 2003’s “Reigning Memories” was once again produced, recorded, and mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore, Redemption) and is the first full length album with vocalist, Scott Featherstone, whom the band first debuted on the IV v1.0 and IV v2.0 three song digital EPs released in September 2011 and December 2012 respectively. Additionally, the six songs from those EPs have been re-mixed/re-mastered for inclusion on the full album. ION VEIN's self-titled new album, which will feature 12 songs varying in dynamic intensity, shows the band re-tooled, re-focused, and re-energized – in a way that it captures the essence of their song-oriented and technically-skilled metal very well. Also, the top notch production drives these pounding, meaty canvases – from the opening track “Fools Parade” to the closer “Twist of Fate” – that cut into the very core of your soul, while breathing new life into today's world of music. So, crank it up and enjoy! Stay tuned and check out www.ionvein.com for more information!