Debut LP "Into The Warzone" Out In December As Screams Of Angels Sign With Skol
U.S. melodic power metal act Screams of Angels has signed with Skol Records. The debut album "Into The Warzone" has been scheduled for release on December 27, 2013. The album is comprised of "a collection of high-energy metal anthems such as its title track, a fast paced homage to Marvel comics 'The Punisher,' the galloping epic 'Cycle Of The Moon' and the snarling metal monster 'Eyes Of The Serpent.'" "Into The Warzone" will be distributed in North and South America via Shadow Kingdom Records. Earlier, on November 15, Skol Records will release album's title track as free download single, which will be available from www.skolrecords.com and www.screamsofangels.net.
Skol Records CEO Bart Gabriel commented: "Skol Records started as a label that would support bands and artists related to Gabriel Management. Some time later we decided to focus on reissues of forgotten and classic Heavy Metal albums from the past, as the truth is all guys from Skol Records crew are dedicated Metal fans, you know, bunch of die hard maniacs in leather, surrounded by piles of vinyl records, who wear old Omen, Mercyful Fate and Agent Steel t-shirts. We didn't plan to sign any current bands. But after we heard Screams of Angels' demo our jaws landed on the floor, and we had no other choice: we knew we have to sign them, or someone else will do it. They are the real deal: great, strong vocals, massive riffs, and first of all good songs. It's all there."
In the midst of an extensive career as drummer for multiple heavy metal legends such as Fifth Angel, Heir Apparent and Nightshade, Jeffrey McCormack was thrown a curveball. It was suggested that he hum some melody lines on demo material that he had been working on with Seattle guitarist Craig Church. It was immediately decided that Jeffrey would become the lead vocalist for the band. Once the material had solidified, they recruited Jeffrey’s longtime friend, Kai Chinn to take over the drum duties, followed by bassist Anthony Rivera, rhythm guitarist Rollie Fisher, and former Heir Apparent bandmate Op Sakiya on keyboards.
Though the band seemed complete, guitarist Craig Church became increasingly busy with his other musical endeavors, including guitar duties with Pamela Moore (“Sister Mary” from Queensryche), so he resigned his post. Enter Alan Nesbitt on lead guitar, and the band was ready to bring its energetic brand of melodic power metal to the masses! Screams of Angels then "wowed audiences with their live shows," opening for such legends as Loudness, Lynch Mob, Saxon and Where Angels Suffer (featuring Randy Piper and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.), and they received worldwide acclaim through reviews of the demo recordings.
More information on "Into the Warzone" is expected shortly.
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