Dutch death metal newcomers ICONS OF BRUTALITY have inked a deal with Cyclone Empire. The band's debut album, "Between Glory And Despair", will be released on February 22.

A Cyclone Empire press release states: "Hailing from the north of Holland from the city of Hoogeveen, ICONS OF BRUTALITY are the newest members of the Cyclone Empire family and we're sure they will prove quickly their force. They describe their style as old-school death metal influenced by bands such as BOLT THROWER, VADER, DISMEMBER or GOREFEST and by stuff llike horror movies, war documentaries and stories about serial killers."

Adds the band: "We are very proud to announce that we have signed with German record label Cyclone Empire. Our recordings for our debut album were finished in 2012 and after contacting several labels, we were very excited when Martin of Cyclone Empire contacted us. Cyclone Empire has great bands on their label like DEMIURG, DEMONICAL, ONHEIL, etc. and we are very honoured to be a part of this family. We believe this corporation could mean a lot to us and we are very thankful to Martin and the rest of the guys of the label to give us their trust and the chance to develop ourselves and launch ICONS OF BRUTALITY to the world. We hope 2013 will be a great year for us and looking forward to the release of our debut album, 'Between Glory And Despair', which appears, as it seems right now, on the 22nd of February. Cheers to all of you and we hope to see you this year."

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