Metal Blade signs

Posted by xre on 18/01/06

Lately, Metal Blade has been signing around at an increasing pace and their newest signee is the Florida-based metalcore/screamo band Phoenix Mourning. The band will release their debut album "When Excuses Become Antiques" on April 24th in Europe. Read the official press release below:

Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide deal with the Tampa, FL screamo/metalcore act PHOENIX MOURNING. The band’s first release with Metal Blade Records, “When Excuses Become Antiques”, will also mark the bands first full length CD since forming in the summer of 2004. “When Excuses Become Antiques” was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Tom Morris who has also produced acts such as MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE and SEVEN MARY THREE.

"We are absolutely honored to have signed to Metal Blade Records. A label we all grew up admiring for their amazing roster year after year. It feels amazing to now be in the family with such acts as AS I LAY DYING, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and hometown friends THE ABSENCE. We look forward to many, many years of success with Metal Blade and the staff that makes this label so remarkable." – PHOENIX MOURNING

“We are really excited to add PHOENIX MOURNING to the Metal Blade family. They provide us with a new and fresh approach and something that we were really looking for.” – Brian Slagel/Owner & CEO Metal Blade Records Inc.

To check out “Across Twenty-Six Winters” off of PHOENIX MOURNING’s upcoming release “When Excuses Become Antiques” go HERE. “When Excuses Become Antiques” will be in stores April 21st, 2006 (G/A/S) and April, 24th, 2006 (rest of Europe).


Jeremiah Ruff - vocals

Ahmed Smith - guitar

Kerry DeWitt - drums

Stephen Bowman - guitar

Marshall Gibson - bass

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