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Few self-released albums or demos get the kind of international industry-wide attention that Maelstrom's "It Was Predestined" enjoyed when it was circulated throughout the underground in 2008-2009. Maelstrom's signing to Los Angeles' Itchy Metal Entertainment (IME) will mark the official digital release of "It Was Predestined" on October 31st. IME President Ed Fassio had this to say about Maelstrom's crosscutting appeal:
"To create anything that appeals across the ages is challenging. Commercially, new styles take time to be accepted and caution must be taken to avoid becoming too trendy. Yet history has proven, nobody can argue with the wide appeal of great music. When first introduced to Maelstrom we put particular focus on production quality, use of original melody and specific evidence that their art could transcend beyond a particular highlight in history," explains Fassio.
"We firmly believe that awesome music is timeless, but that's often demonstrated in mainstream capacities. We feel the same principle can apply in the underground scene and this band is hell bent on proving it. Maelstrom allows new direction for the label and revives fresh possibilities for the genre," concluded Fassio.
Gary, Vocalist of 80s epic thrash metal band, Maelstrom, has issued the following update:
"Our full EP 'It Was Predestined' is available via Itunes and several other premium Digital services. Additionally we have posted All 3 tunes up to our MySpace page in proper order we hope you enjoy and of course hope if you do dig the material that you decide to purchase the EP so we can continue to bring you our brand of Metal."