Apocalypse Now Signs To GSR
GSR Music has announced the signing of their first French band, Apocalypse Now. Apocalypse Now is about to finish recording their new album, "Confrontation with God," for which a release date for early 2006 will be set within the next weeks.
The creation of Apocalypse Now was one of the usual ways that bands get together and started through friendship, fun and a love for loud rock music whether it is in the form of Hardcore or Metal. Based in Paris, the band started out like most bands by getting together and rehearsing in a garage where the band would take two of their favourite genres of heavy music, NYHC and Thrash metal and fuse them together to generate a truly colossal sound that spits venom and aggression.
Under the original name of Forest In Blood, the band soon started playing shows to packed crowds in Paris and the surrounding suburbs where their name spread like wildfire which led to the band releasing a MCD as the demand for their music grew.
After 2 years of hard work destroying HC and Metal crowds all over France and building a strong base of dedicated followers, the band still under the name Forest In Blood, released the album "What A Wonderful World" which was distributed through Overcome Records. With a live show that was intense and crushing and a new album that had evolved to new extremes the band set about touring and playing shows with the likes of Napalm Death, Madball, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Born From Pain and many more and delivered devastating performances all over France, Belgium and Poland. With newfound fans and with a hard work ethic, the band found themselves to be at the forefront of the underground Metal and Hardcore scenes in France and with fans loyal to them around Europe their name and status rose to a new level.
With the addition of some new members, the band felt that a name change would be appropriate and are now known as Apocalypse Now, although the music has not changed and the attitude and intensity is the same, as the band prepare to unleash their debut album for Dutch HC label GSR. With a stronger sound than ever before, their album titled "Confrontation With God" is 10 anthems of destructive and powerful Thrash Metal with NYHC influences, which surpass their previous work and only increase the crushing force that they had delivered before as the songwriting has evolved and matured.
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