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Darkness Dynamite Signs To Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has announced the worldwide signing of the French band, DARKNESS DYNAMITE.

DARKNESS DYNAMITE was formed in January 2007 and already recorded their first EP, "Through The Ashes Of The Wolves," in June of the same year. This release overwhelmed both fans and critics, and DARKNESS DYNAMITE soon signed a distribution deal with Musicat to reach a broader audience.

In 2008 DARKNESS DYNAMITE started the composition of their first album. As the writing process unfolded, a few artistic feuds began to rise between the band and their former singer, who was later asked to leave the band. DARKNESS DYNAMITE welcomed in Junior Rodriguez on vocals. This new blood brought the extra creativity the band was starving for.

According to the label, "The Parisian quintet combines heavy guitars, massive grooves and an intuitive sense for great harmonies and melodies to turn them into fantastic, metal songs. DARKNESS DYNAMITE integrates all of the modern metal flavours but takes inspiration from 80’s metal with references such as Metallica, Guns n' Roses, Pantera and Sepultura. Their new vocal signature opens them a brand new horizon: heavy metal, rock, power metal…"

The band comments on the record deal as follows: "It's a true honour for DARKNESS DYNAMITE to sign on the prestigious Metal Blade house. The Metal Blade legacy has such an important meaning to what is Metal today, that we didn't see any label able to develop DARKNESS DYNAMITE the way Metal Blade would do it! We've put all our guts and worked as hard as we could on our first album, and seeing Metal Blade will release it is just a dream come true! We want to thank the team that has worked around us since the beginning, and particularly our live sound engineer Arnault Burgues, our mixman engineer Remy from Ahddenteam, our tour manager Lolo and Florent Campana, our manager."

More details on the upcoming debut album will follow soon. The yet untitled album is expected for release in June of 2009. You can watch a first video trailer of DARKNESS DYNAMITE below or check them out on their MySpace page.

Zack – guitar
Alexandre – drums
Chris – bass
Nelson – lead guitar
Junior Rodriguez – vocals

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