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Zonaria Signs To Century Media Records

Swedish death/black hopefuls ZONARIA have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and have just entered the studio to record their second full-length album, which is about to surface later this year. The band comments on its new label home as follows:

"We are extremely happy to announce that we've just been signed by long running extreme metal label Century Media. It is amazing how all this hard work paid off, and we can guarantee you great things this year and beyond. It has been a dream for all of us since we first started listening to metal. We listened to bands like Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Iced Earth and Dream Evil when we were just around 13-14 years old. If someone would have told us that we are going to be signed to the same label back then I'm pretty sure none of us would have believed it.

"Another equally great thing is that we are about to enter Studio Fredman (!), the studio where almost any great band worth mentioning has recorded their albums, to record our follow up to "Infamy And The Breed". If any recording studio has been an unreachable dream for us so far – it has been this one! So everyone, expect great things!"

Formed in 2002 by guitarist, main-songwriter, and vocalist Simon Berglund along with axeman Emil Nyström (both were only 15 years old at that time) ZONARIA has outgrown their local underground status with the debut album "Infamy And The Breed" (Pivotal Recordings, 2007) and gained Europe-wide attention due to tours with Impaled Nazarene, Marduk, Pain and Vader. With influences ranging from Hypocrisy over Dimmu Borgir to Arch Enemy, ZONARIA's misanthropic mix of brutal riffs, melodic harmonies, maniacal drumming, and ominous synth lines was well received within the metal community and the band succeeded to shape their own, unique sound. With their second album currently in the works and being confirmed for supporting Vader on their 25th anniversary tour through Northern Europe in October/November 2008, ZONARIA is gearing up for even more success.

You can read regular updates on the current recordings and ZONARIA's exclusive studio blog here. You can also check out some of their previous songs on the band's MySpace page.

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