Thursday, April 2, 2015

FERAL signed to Cyclone Empire

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We are completely proud to announce the signing of the Swedish Death squad FERAL!
Hailing from Skellefteå, in the Swedish area of Västerbottens län, FERAL are one of the hottest underground acts of this everflowing stream of Swedish Death Metal school. We are very happy to welcome these great guys in our little CYCLONE EMPIRE family! Their upcoming second album will be entitled ‘Where Dead Dreams Dwell’ and is scheduled to be released by the end of May 2015!
Biography/Info: Formed in the small Northern Swedish town of Norsjö in late 2003 by vocalist David Nilsson and bassist Viktor Eriksson. FERAL later relocated to the nearby town of Skellefteå and formed a full line-up along with guitarist Petter Nilsson and drummer Rickard Lundmark (ZONARIA) before eventually rounding out their roster with the addition of guitarist Markus Lindahl. With the lineup complete, the band soon began writing and performing around their native Sweden. Soon thereafter, FERAL began recording demos and playing some very high-profile gigs, including a month long European tour with death metal legends MASTER in February of 2009 and a mini-tour with SIX FEET UNDER in September of the same year. In between these tours, FERAL returned to the studio to record the highly acclaimed “Welcome To The Graveyard” demo, which caught the attention of Ibex Moon Records' owner, John McEntee, who signed the band to his label late that year. With this lineup, a firm and strong sound, and all the determination in the world, the group recording their debut full-length, Dragged To The Altar, in 2010 . Which was released April 26th, 2011 via Ibex Moon Records. The release of the debut album was followed by a European tour along with the Swedish death metal band, DEMONICAL and supported by GLORIA MORTI and ARROGANZ. Writing on the album to follow the debut was begun immediately after returning from the tour. But the recording was delayed due to line-up changes when Rickard Lundmark and Petter Nilsson left the band to pursue other interest after having recorded the song for “The Deathkult EP”, a split EP along with German death metal band, REVEL IN FLESH, released though Joe Black Records. The band was later joined by ex-ARMAGEDDA drummer, Roger Markström, and Markus continued as the sole guitarist and the recording process for the next album started. The new album “Where Dead Dreams Dwell” is to be released in May though Cyclone Empire, the new label home of FERAL since early 2015.

FERAL are: David Nilsson – Vocals Viktor Eriksson – Bass Markus Lindahl – Guitar Roger Markström – Drums

STATEMENT BY THE BAND: “We are damn proud to have inked a deal with mighty Cyclone Empire! Them having released some of our favorite albums during the latest years, we are in good company to say at least. And to be releasing an album we have put so much time and effort into through this label, is something we are extremely satisfied with. Our upcoming album includes some of the most varied material we have written, but still feels more unified than ever. This will truly be one massive assault of death metal, and we could think of none better to handle it than Cyclone Empire”

DISCOGRAPHY 2007: Graverobber – Demo 2009: Welcome To The Graveyard – Demo 2011: Dragged To The Altar – CD (Ibex Moon Records) 2014: The Deathkult EP – Split-7” w/ REVEL IN FLESH (Joe Black Records) 29.05.2015: Where Dead Dreams Dwell – CD/LP (CYCLONE EMPIRE)

FERAL live: 10.04.2015 SWE-Luleå – Kulturens hus (w/ DARK FUNERAL) 11.04.2015 SWE-Skellefteå – Hallen – Club Fire

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