Cannibal Ox is slated to release its sophomore album in 2014. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega released the acclaimed The Cold Vein album in 2001 and appeared at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival earlier this month
“It’s an exciting time,” Eric Bayruns, the A&R representative who signed Cannibal Ox to iHipHopDistribution, which will be releasing Cannibal Ox’s second album in conjunction with the duo’s Iron Galaxy Clik (IGC) imprint, says in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “Vast and Vordul are making incredible music for their sophomore album,” Bayruns continued. “The music is up-to-par with and in some cases better than the music that they made on their classic Cold Vein, yet it’s still both new and fresh. Long story short, Cannibal Ox is about to give fans another classic they can enjoy for years to come.”
Cannibal Ox is also slated soon formally announce its “The Cold Vein” tour, which is scheduled to include international and domestic dates at which the duo will perform the entire The Cold Vein album.
Released on Def Jux Records, The Cold Vein was produced by El-P and was named as one of the “Top 200 Albums of the 2000s” by pitchfork.com. iHipHopDistribution is also slated to rerelease The Cold Vein.
Even though they have yet to release a second Cannibal Ox album, Vast Aire and Vordul Mega have appeared on each other’s albums. In 2005, the pair also released a live album, Return of the Ox: Live at CMJ.
In February, Cannibal Ox launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the making of its second album.