When Cavalera Conspiracy return, they will have a new face joining them and a brand new support system behind the scenes. Blabbermouth reports that the group just announced that Converge's Nate Newton has joined the band, taking over for Johny Chow. The band has also inked a deal with Napalm Records.

Chow had played with Cavalera Conspiracy during the support of their last album, but took on a new gig as Stone Sour's touring bassist during Cavalera Conspiracy's downtime. When it came time to hit the road again, the band recruited Soulfly bassist Tony Campos to fill in. But with activity ramping up again for Cavalera Conspiracy, the time came to name a more permanent replacement.

Earlier in December, Cavalera Conspiracy revealed that they had inked a new record deal with Napalm Records. Along with the news, it was revealed that the band has started working on their third, still untitled, new album.

"This is gonna be our third album and it's going to be a brutal grind core style," explained frontman Max Cavalera. "I am already working on the riffs, and it is going to come out next year. Get ready to be brutalized by Cavalera Conspiracy and Napalm Records!"

His brother Igor Cavalera added, "I am very excited to record the new CC record ... Me and Max have been planning this for a while, and all I can say is that it will be a 'brutal' record. Also I'm super proud to join Napalm Records, home of lots of amazing artists."

Look for more coming from Cavalera Conspiracy in 2014.