Majestic Rock Records has announced the signing of cult British heavy metal act ELIXIR. The group's new studio album, "Mindcreeper", will be released this spring, to be followed by the reissue of their back catalogue later this year in remastered and expanded form. The band, who at one time featured ex-IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr in their lineup, were formed originally in 1983 and had their classic debut album, "The Son Of Odin", voted as one of the top 20 power metal albums of all time by the writers of U.K. magazine Terrorizer.Said Majestic Rock A&R man Geoff Gillespie: "ELIXIR are a classic British metal act, but they and we believe there is more to them than that. 'Mindcreeper' is a great metal album and it needs to be available on a worldwide basis. At this stage in their careers, they quite rightly want more - and we hope to bring it to them." Phil Denton of ELIXIR commented: "We don't just want to be a nostalgia act. It is important to us to carry on putting new music out, and reaching as many new people as possible. We were looking for the best label to help us achieve that aim, and after meeting Adrian Clay, [Majestic Rock's] label manager in London, and hearing what he had to say, we feel that Majestic Rock is the right label for us to further our career and help us achieve our objectives. We are very much looking forward to working with them and feel very excited about our future." "Mindcreeper" will be available in Europe on May 15, with a Japanese release to follow soon after. The remastered back catalogue is set to appear in July and the band will be playing live shows this spring and summer.
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