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Archaios Readies New Album, "The Distant," For Fall Release

Dominican Republic death metal band ARCHAIOS will finally be releasing their first full-length album through Dark Canvas Records. Slated for an autumn 2011 release, "The Distant" was recorded and produced by the band in their hometown Santo Domingo and mixed and mastered in Illinois, USA by Kanky Lora (who has worked with Cavalera Conspiracy, Straight Line Stitch and Mark Rizzo Band). The stunning cover artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Carlos Fides.

After almost three years in the making, "The Distant" will be the first Dominican metal recording to be released internationally by a North American record label.

Since its inception in the Dominican underground scene in 1994, the band has enjoyed favorable popularity among local fans of extreme music. However, their country’s predominant right-wing media has never paid serious attention to the band beyond calling the band “a musical oddity” or to using it as target for censorship campaigns against metal music. In spite of this, the group has become one of the main driving forces of the scene, being praised for the quality of their musicianship and their intense and dramatic stage performances. Due to past line up changes, economic constrains and poor logistic support, Archaios has only released some demos and their debut album "Out of the Shadows" (2006). Although this recording was warmly received locally, the lack of support from a proper record label denied the band the possibility of making an impact in the international metal community.

However, things are about to change for ARCHAIOS. A U.S. tour is being scheduled for 2012 as ARCHAIOS prepares to become the first Dominican metal band to tour North America.

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