Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the Uppsala, Sweden-based metal act IN SOLITUDE. The band entered Nicke Andersson's (THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) brand new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby (DISMEMBER) on November 15 to begin recording its sophomore album for a spring release.
Commented IN SOLITUDE: "It's been a very long, uneasy process finding the right home for IN SOLITUDE. After going over several offers from labels, Metal Blade's genuine interest in, and understanding of our music, singled them out. This, coupled with our respect for them, made this historic label the obvious choice.
"Over the years, Metal Blade has put out an amazing array of masterpiece records. We are very excited and honored to be able to add to this respected collection over the years to come."
Added Michael Faley, President of Metal Blade Records: "IN SOLITUDE has a sound that is reminiscent of the classic metal of UFO while stamping their own evil imprint on it.
"We are extremely excited to have IN SOLITUDE on our label and look forward to working with this talented band while turning this underground innovator into a household word. Look for their new album in 2011."
Regarding its collaboration with Estby, IN SOLITUDE said, "From the first meeting with Fred, we knew that we wanted to work with him. He fully understood our needs and what we are aiming to create. After hearing his work, we knew that he was also a fan of organic production. This is very important to us. His studio is recently built and we are thrilled to be one of the first bands to record within its walls."
In other news, IN SOLITUDE has announced the addition of guitarist Henrik Palm (SONIC RITUAL) to the group's ranks.
The band's current lineup is as follows:
Niklas Lindström - Guitar
Henrik Palm - Guitar
Gottfrid Åhman - Bass
Uno Bruniusson - Drums
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