August 11, 2009

Cyclone Empire have signed Swedish DEMIURG. The band consista of PAGANIZER-mainman Rogga Johansson (vocals and guitars), Dan Swanö (lead-guitars, keyboards, vocals), Johan Berglund (bass), Pär Johansson (clean vocals) and Ed Warby (drums). The band already made themselves a really good name in the scene with their two already released albums "Breath Of The Demiurg" (2007) and "The Hate Chamber" (2008), both on Mascot Records. The band is currently working on the material for their third, yet untitled album, scheduled to be released in early 2010. Here’s an official statement from the band: "Hey there, this is Rogga of DEMIURG. We in DEMIURG are very excited to be signed to Cyclone Empire, as we think it’s one of the best labels releasing Metal these days. To be a part of their roster is something we surely will enjoy the coming years, and hopefully they’ll enjoy having us as well. After the summer I will begin to work on material for our third album, but already there are both smaller and bigger fragments written. From the sound of it this far the third albums will be the most diverse so far and really bring out the best performances of everyone in the band. As usual Dan Swanö will take care of the production and mixing of the album and this time we have some really massive names on the list of guests that will appear. More on that will follow as work progresses on the album. Cheers and be sure to check in at the Myspace for updates during the fall and winter of this year." For more info check out www.myspace.com/demiurgofficial.

FUNERUS have announced that work continues on its sophomore effort, the follow-up to "Festering Earth". The new album is projected to be released in 2010 on Ibex Moon Records. Bassist Jill McEntee has this message for anxious fans: "Hello to our friends out there. I know it seems like we’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but we haven’t. We’ve been extremely busy working on this new album. It finally will see the light of day in early 2010. Sam (Inzerra), John (McEntee) and I have kept this album in the same vein that FUNERUS has always been! Also in 2010 we will be doing a US tour in the earlier part of the year. Dates and other bands will be added later. Finally, we have made new shirts with a new design from the "Festering Earth" album. They are "In The Trees" shirts and the design is killer! Check the merchandise section at www.ibexmoonrecords.com for a picture of it."

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