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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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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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Season Of Mist Records Signs Gargoyl

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The Press Release:
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of progressive grunge rockers GARGOYL, which features guitarist Dave Davidson (REVOCATION) and guitarist/vocalist Luke Roberts (AYAHUASCA). The band will be releasing their debut full-length via Season of Mist later this year. Stay tuned…!

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Dave Davidson comments: “Season Of Mist have always been an unconventional label with a unique vision so we’re very proud to officially join their ranks. We look forward to our new partnership with SoM and can’t wait for you all to hear our debut album.”
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Sumerian Records Signs The Black Veil Brides

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The Statement:
“I have worked with Andy and BVB since he was a teenager, first discovering him as a booking agent in the early days of Sumerian. To see everything he’s accomplished as a musician, actor and writer in the past decade is truly inspiring. To finally be able to partner with Andy and BVB as their record label while working alongside Blasko and Brxnd management for the next era of the band I believe will lead to the most compelling days yet and Andy is only in his 20s… exciting times ahead!” – Ash Avildsen

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The Black Veil Brides

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Official Websites:
Black Veil Brides: http://www.blackveilbrides.com
Sumerian Records: http://www.sumerianrecords.com