Wollongong/Sydney melodic metal band LORD have set a release date for their first studio album in six years.
The band will release Fallen Idols on August 1.
Front-man Tim Grose, aka 'Lord Tim', said fans could expect a diverse affair.
"Well, it's been ages coming but the time is nearly upon us for the new LORD album," he said.
"Long-time fans will have a good idea what they're in for; the 'best damn metal mix tape you'll ever hear'."
The band's main-man said adopting an open-minded approach to genres was key.
"When I was growing up in the Australian outback, backyard parties happened every week and our long-suffering stereo systems blasted tunes from all genres of rock and metal, mixed together in a mish-mash of styles that were never questioned," he said.
"It was 'all just metal' to us, whether it was Bon Jovi or Bathory. The sub-genre either didn't exist yet, or simply just didn't matter.
"The most important thing was how that music made us feel at the time."
LORD is essentially a continuation of Dungeon, one of Australia's longest-running metal bands.
They have toured internationally and released an extensive back catalogue; most recently a live album and full concert video from their appearance at the ProgPower USA festival.