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The Gates Of Slumber Signs To Rise Above Records

Indianapolis based doom band The Gates of Slumber have signed to England's Rise Above Records. Their as-yet-untitled album is set for a fall 2009 release.

Rise Above issued the following statement about the band:

"Weaned on Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, the melodic might of Iron Maiden and a host of classic bands from Thin Lizzy to Rainbow to Mercyful Fate, THE GATES OF SLUMBER draws deep from heavy metal's most powerful blood and delivers doom in its purest form. The band’s high-potency live performances have garnered serious word-of-mouth kudos and built it a cult following amongst the die-hard traditional metal / doom community, resulting in fans literally driving hours to catch the band’s live sets."

Front man Karl Simon also issued the following statement about the signing:

"We're extremely pleased to be signing with Rise Above. The label understands what it is we want to do and shares the vision we have regarding the future of The Gates of Slumber and what it can become. Much praise was heaped on “Conqueror”; however in reality I can say that it was just a beginning. We've been working steady for about a year now on the material that will make up our forthcoming record and once it’s recorded, expect us to be that “plague upon the land” we'd hoped to become so long ago as we intend to make the most serious run at touring we've ever made in order to support this new album. Lock up your daughters, lock up your wives, lock up your back door and run for your lives! Be seeing you soon.”

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