Roadrunner Records are delighted to announce the signing of boisterous Welsh metal quartet Revoker. Hailing from the depths of Wales’ Rhymney Valley, the band will soon start work on their debut album with Skindred’s Benji Webbe for an early 2011 release.
Although Revoker officially formed in Spring 2006, frontman/guitarist Jamie Mathias and guitarist Chris Green have been playing in bands together since they became teenagers. The band’s engaging 19-year old mouthpiece Mathias comments, “Getting signed to Roadrunner is amazing and almost surreal. I’ve grown up listening to bands like Megadeth, Slipknot and Machine Head. So to be a part of the same label as them is nuts! I think Roadrunner is the perfect home for Revoker!”
Portland, Oregon melodic metal act, Across The Sun
, has signed with Metal Blade Records. Across The Sun has spent the last four years touring across the US and promoting their three EPs: This War (2006), Storms Weathered (2008), and their most recent effort, Pestilence & Rapture (2009), which was released via indie label, Authentik Ink
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Across The Sun vocalist Brandon Davis comments: “We are beyond ecstatic to be signing with Metal Blade Records! They are coming up on 30 years as the best metal label on the planet, and we are honored to now be a part of that history. This really is a dream come true for us, as we have made this band our lives’ work. It’s so amazing seeing our hard work and dedication culminate with this once in a lifetime opportunity, we are truly blessed. Our upcoming tour promises to be a great time every single night, we hope to see you all at a show this summer and beyond!” Drummer Alan Ashcraft adds: “Metal Blade is a great fit for us, because their familiarity with metal music is unrivaled. Across The Sun is at its strongest, and is capable of anything. With such a great label behind us, we’re confident that metal fans will have some amazing things to look forward to.”
Across The Sun has built a dedicated underground fan base through hundreds of shows and plain old hard work. That work continues this summer as the band hits the road once again with Throw The Fight, Gwen Stacy, and more, as well playing Transmission Festival with August Burns Red, Vanna, Living Sacrifice, etc. on August 6th and 7th. Their full schedule is below and on their myspace page.