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Season Of Mist Records Signs Black Anvil

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The Press Release:
Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of New York City’s BLACK ANVIL! The band will release their fifth studio album via Season of Mist.

BLACK ANVIL comments: “We have been quite familiar with Season Of Mist over the years. They’re unique, eclectic and, most importantly, passionate about what they choose to release and who they choose to work with.

“This is an emotion that is extremely strong in our camp because without it, there’s absolutely no reason to move forward and keep our flame lit.”
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Napalm Records Signs New Supergroup BPMD To Worldwide Deal

With so many disappointing announcements based on the current news, how about something positive for a change. The signing of a brand-new band to the Napalm Records roster. Let’s take a look.

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The Press Release:
They’ve been teasing their formation and the arrival of new music for months, and now the wait is nearly over! BPMD – the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring icons Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) – is pleased to announce that they have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records, joining the label’s growing roster of premier talent.

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BPMD by Scott Diussa

The members of BPMD first came together in the summer of 2019 with one goal in mind: to pay homage to some of their favorite classic rock tunes, give them their own heavy twist, and to have a blast doing it. We all could use a bit of fun, and that’s what BPMD is here to provide – a party on wax performed by some of the greatest musical talents in the world!
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Season Of Mist Records Signs Zuriaake

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The Press Release:
Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of Chinese atmospheric black metal band ZURIAAKE. The band will release their new album via the label at a later date, as well as a part of the back catalogue.

The band comments: “We are very pleased to announce that we have sealed a brand new record deal with one of most famous metal labels: Season of Mist. It is an honor for us to join the ranks of this label who have released a lot of great records in the long metal music history, and Season of Mist will definitely support us in bringing our music to a wider audience.”

Find ZURIAAKE on Bandcamp!
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Explorer1 Music Signs Former Judas Priest Guitarist K. K. Downing

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The Press Release:
Explorer1 Music Group (E1) is proud to announce a global partnership with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing, founding member of GRAMMY® Award winning, multi-platinum selling metal icons Judas Priest, with veteran rock manager Andy Gould joining E1 as Principle Manager for Downing.

After what was meant to be a one-off live performance in November, K.K. Downing has been in the studio, working on the next chapter of his career. After receiving offers from multiple labels and management companies, Downing met with Paul Woolnough, CEO of Explorer1 Music Group and the creator of its innovative business model, and they agreed to partner and work together in all aspects of K.K.’s career.
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Napalm Records Signs Canada’s Sumo Cyco

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The Press Release:
Over the course of the past several years, Ontario, Canada’s SUMO CYCO have proven themselves as one of, if not the, hardest working band in the heavy music underground – garnering an undeniable following of fans with their impressive mixture of influences ranging from metal to pop and everything in between. Celebrated for their DIY attitude, viral savvy and explosive live performances that continue to convert new audiences around the world, SUMO CYCO have somehow maintained their status as the industry’s best kept secret – until now.

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Sumo Cyco by Francesca Ludikar

After witnessing their live performances, it’s immediately clear that SUMO CYCO is lightning in a bottle. Napalm Records has taken notice and is pleased to announce that the band has officially signed a worldwide contract.

SUMO CYCO says regarding the signing: “We have been patiently waiting for the right moment and partners to collaborate with, so we’re so pleased to announce that we have found a great fit with Napalm Records and could not be more excited about what we will accomplish together.”
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