Progressive death metallers Barren Earth have just announced that they have inked a record deal with Century Media Records. The band has just finished recording their third full-length and follow up to The Devil’s Resolve (2012). The new album is scheduled for an early 2015 release. More details to come soon.
The band comments:
”It’s the middle of a long, dark and cold winter here in Finland, however there’s no limit to our excitement as the future looks really bright today! We have a new set of music about to be released, having worked our asses off to create not just another album but a piece of real substance and weight in a world of cheap thrills and quickly forgotten gimmicks. We really poured our hearts and souls on this one and it’s by far our best work yet.
For this most important release in our career, it was obvious we should only be partnering with the best possible label – nothing less than the mighty Century Media. We truly feel we could not be in better hands. This is where we want to be, the stars are aligned and all the ducks are in a row – 2015 is going to be the biggest year ever for BARREN EARTH!”
Jens Prueter, Head of A&R Century Media Europe comments:
I still remember hearing the early Barren Earth demos six years ago in November 2008. We all liked it but one reason or another we were not then able to sign them. Fail. These fine gentlemen from Finland have now created and developed into a serious force in progressive death/doom metal. The band had progressed into one of the most interesting bands of the genre – mainly because they go beyond the boundaries of any genre and create a dark world of their own. It takes a while to fully get into their sound universe, but that’s what I like even more in our short-lived time. I’m sure the new album will be a timeless classic and I want to thank Barren Earth for knocking at our door again.
Barren Earth are:
Jón Aldárá – Vocals
Janne Perttilä – Guitars
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitars
Kasper Mårtenson – Keyboards
Oppu Laine – Bass
Marko Tarvonen – Drums