Fire For Effect, the band featuring Gio Geraca (ex-Malevolent Creation), Bret Hoffmann (ex-Malevolent Creation), Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal, etc.) and Paul Mcbride (Ends), have signed a new deal with Agonia Records. The group commented:
“Hey guys, We are very happy to announce that we will be working with Agonia Records. As you can see, we are working hard and rehearsing our songs that will be appearing on our debut album coming out later this year. You all will be very pleased with what you hear.”
Sunflower Dead have signed a new deal with David Ellefson‘s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group and are planning to release their new album “C O M A” on October 19. With this news, the group have also announced the addition of Christian Olde Wolbers of (Powerflo/ex-Fear Factory) and Brian “Brett’ Weir“ (ex-Starset) to their lineup. Furthermore, the band will no longer be wearing makeup as they have done in the past.
Vocalist Michael Del Pizzo commented:
“Though we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished on our own with the more theatrical version of the band, SFD has grown considerably. The entire process of writing and recording this album was fueled by a sense of aggression unlike anything in our previous output. It was clear to everyone involved that this was the moment to strip off the makeup, sign with a label and let the music speak for itself. So we did. And when it came down to it, EMP was definitely the right place.”
“We have known Thom [Hazaert] forever. He actually helped launch SFD’s first album and got us our first national tour back in 2012. Combine that with having David Ellefson on our side, and this was an easy decision.”
Guitarist Jaboo added:
“The music on C O M A is more focused, vicious and emotionally dialed in than any of our previous work. This record is like the rebirth of the band similar to what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman saga. That rebirth is that much stronger with the addition of Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Poweflo) on bass and Brian “Brett” Weir (Downplay, Starset) on drums.”
Enterprise Earth have signed a new deal with eOne/Good Fight Music and are planning to release their new album this fall. The band will be hitting the studio in July to record the effort with producer Jason Suecof. Frontman Dan Watson commented:
“We are very proud to announce that we are joining forces with eOne and Good Fight Music. We have grown into something bigger than we ever imagined and we couldn’t be happier to have such an amazing team to support us.”
Killswitch Engage have signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records. The label will handle releases in North America, while Columbia/Sony Music will handle other territories. The band’s new album will be released in 2019. It probably would have surfaced this year, but the group were delayed by Jesse Leach’s vocal surgery.
Metal Blade‘s CEO/founder Brian Slagel said the following:
“I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”
“I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KsE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Adam Dutkiewicz continued:
“I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”
God Alone, the band featuring The Devil Wears Prada vocalist Mike Hranica, have signed a new deal with Rise Records and are planning to release their new album, “Bent Shoulders,” through the label on July 20. You can stream the first single from the effort, “Milk Drinkers,” below:
It looks like Killswitch Engage are in the process of signing a new record deal for their upcoming album. Bassist Mike D’Antonio confirmed the news to Kaaos, and also had the following to say about their current progress:
“Unfortunately, Jesse‘s throat surgery put a little cramp in the production of the record. As of now, we have 22 songs, so we’re gonna pick the best ones. But it’s good to have more than less and then have to play make-up later. But drums are done, bass is done, most of the guitars are done, vocals not so much. So as soon as we get those done, this record will be out.”
He also added the following when asked about release plans:
“We were really hoping to get something out by this tour [their European run with Iron Maiden] or at least have this tour be the build-up to the record — maybe release it afterwards — but it just didn’t work out that way. We are in the middle of a new record deal. I can’t announce yet, but that is happening at the moment. And I hope it’ll be out before next year, but I can’t really promise. We’re just gonna take it slow and make sure Jesse‘s happy and records appropriately.”
Fit For An Autopsy have announced that they have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band are currently finishing up the writing process for their new album, which is set to be released next year.
The group said the following:
“We’re incredibly excited to announce that Fit For An Autopsy has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. Looking forward to the next chapter of the band with the gurus of the metal world at our side.
Thank you Carl, Rick, Scott, Bill, Brendan, Steve, and everyone else at eOne/Good Fight for the believing in the band and supporting us through our last few records. It was a pleasure working together.
We’re currently finishing up writing a new record, with recording set to commence shortly. Stay tuned for updates and some tour announcements. Horns up.”