Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of U.S. metallers DARK SERMON. The band's full-length debut, "In Tongues", was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, and will be released in Europe on April 12. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with such bands as HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and SODOM.
Hailing from Tampa, Florida, the young quintet uses its fast, thrashy riffs, bone-crushing blast beats, and throaty vocals to bring something fresh and new to the table.
Founded in 2009, DARK SERMON arrived in the worldwide metal community determined to stand apart from the cookie-cutter garbage and trend-following cretins who have overcrowded the scene. They don't care about what’s marketable or what sells. The band has nothing less than total domination on their minds, armed with a new kind of heavy. The suffocating stomp of BEHEMOTH the brash experimentalism of GOJIRA and the all-out ferocity of American heroes like JOB FOR A COWBOY and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER all have a home in DARK SERMON's cookbook, which slices and dices its way through the most exciting elements of metal's subgenres with relentless aggression.
Comments DARK SERMON frontman Johnny Crowder: "Nuclear Blast is a label we have respected and revered since we started this band. It is both an honor and a privilege to be working with such a heavy-hitter in Europe. There's no one we'd rather have on our side!"
Check out the official video clip for the title track, "In Tongues", below.
DARK SERMON is:
Johnny Crowder - Vocals
Austin Good - Guitar
Neal Minor - Guitar
Austin Chandler - Bass
Bryson St. Angelo - Drums