RISE TO REMAIN, the up-and-coming London, England metalcore outfit fronted by Austin Dickinson — the son of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson — is preparing to enter the studio to record its second album for a late 2013 release.

The U.S. version of RISE TO REMAIN's debut CD, "City Of Vultures", was made available in June 2012 and included four bonus tracks.

Speaking to ThrashHits.com, Austin stated about RISE TO REMAIN's forthcoming effort: "After we finished up 'City Of Vultures' touring cycle, we came back in to writing this one. The cool thing is, we didn't really start writing together until we finished Warped Tour, but we've been pumping out song after song and we've been able to work on every detail until they're honed to exactly how we want them."

He added: "This is the boldest, heaviest, most unrelentingly song-driven piece of work we've ever made and we're super proud of it. We're just finishing up, and getting ready to hit the studio to lay it all down for release this year.

"We're very proud of what we did on the first record, but this one, in my opinion, is the daddy. We can't wait to put the first tune out there and watch people sit back and start cracking beers and singing along. The solos are ridiculous, the vocals are super big and really from the heart. The whole thing is just very exciting for us. It's all or nothing, so strap in! I truly hope everyone enjoys the ride!"

RISE TO REMAIN last year announced the full-time additions of bassist Connor O'Keefe and drummer Adam Lewin on drums to the group's ranks.