An always unpredictable artist, Dean Blunt's next step has been the subject of much conjecture.
However few expected the producer to sign with Rough Trade. Best known for their guitar acts - think The Strokes, Warpaint and more - the label is set to support Blunt's next release.
As yet, the exact format is not known. Whether it's a single, EP or album, the 'Black Metal' release will arrive later this year.
As FACT point out, Dean Blunt placed new cut 'Mersh' on YouTube across the weekend.
It's a fascinating introduction - all distorted electronics, whispered vocals and industrial beats, you can listen to it below.