Relapse Records has announced the signing of the Charlotte, North Carolina death metal/grindcore outfit COLUMNS. The band will enter the studio soon to record its new album for a 2014 release.

Featuring former members of Relapse cult grinders HEMDALE plus renowned death metal acts VEHEMENCE and GLASS CASKET, COLUMNS formed in 2003 and has released a series of blistering EPs since 2006.

A song from COLUMNS' most recent EP, "Please Explode", is available for free download via the Relapse Records 2013 Bandcamp sampler.

Commented the band: "COLUMNS is super stoked to be a part of the Relapse Records family! We have followed so many bands on the Relapse roster for so long. We are looking forward to our releases having the backing they need to reach a much bigger audience! GRIND!"

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