Century Media Records has announced the signing of the Spanish thrash metal band ANGELUS APATRIDA to a worldwide deal.
According to a press release, "This young commando was born in the Spanish town of Albacete in the year 2000 and perfectly combines both the aggression and the melodic edge of classic '80s thrash metal with a breathtaking modern southern fury that results in an impressive blend of rage, attitude and a high level of technical skills, rarely seen with young bands like this."
Commented ANGELUS APATRIDA in a statement: "We are extremely enthusiastic about this opportunity to show around what we are made of! It's an honor for us to become part of the Century Media Records family, one of the labels with the best reputation worldwide and a home to some of the bands we admire the most and grew up listening to!"
ANGELUS APATRIDA's band name mixes Spanish and Latin language and can be translated into English as "stateless" or "renegade" angels. Influenced by the early Bay Area thrash metal and NWOBHM scenes and more specifically bands like IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, PANTERA, TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR, ANGELUS APATRIDA has established itself in its homeland with two independent album releases, "Evil Unleashed" (2006) and "Give 'Em War" (2007), as well as countless live appearances at various festivals (Lorca Rock, Alternavigo, Metalway, etc.) and at the clubs in most of the country's larger cities with acts like BARÓN ROJO, DESTRUCTION, SEPULTURA and many more.
ANGELUS APATRIDA is currently completing the songwriting process for its Century Media debut, tentatively entitled "Clockwork", which will be recorded in January 2010. In the meantime, ANGELUS APATRIDA will support labelmates ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming dates in Spain and Portugal alongside ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.
ANGELUS APATRIDA is:
David G. Álvarez - Guitar
Guillermo Izquierdo - Vocals, Guitar
Víctor Valera - Drums
José J. Izquierdo - Bass Guitar
For more information, visit www.angelusapatrida.com.