MASCOT PARADE: Debut Album Due Next Week

Alabama Records has announced the signing of MASCOT PARADE from Sweden for the release of the group's debut album, entitled "Deathmatch", due out on June 4.

Commented the label in a press release, "Imagine SLAYER jamming with Jeff Buckley. Imagine Tom Petty writing songs to IRON MAIDEN. How absurd it may sound these are the cornerstones of MASCOT PARADE. Their unique mix of metal, rock, melodies and unexpected arrangements will stir the interest of many listeners. Take our word for it!"

MASCOT PARADE was formed back in 2003 under the name THE BUCK by singer, songwriter and guitarist Henrik Brings, guitar player Staffan Andersson and drummer Christer Teglund. Two weeks into the band's history, they found themselves in the studio recording their first demo. The outcome was crowned "demo of the month" in newspaper VLT, as well as "demo of the week" on Digfi.com. Close-Up magazine dubbed it "suprise of the month" and called it "new kind of kick." Suddenly both Swedish and British labels started to show interest in the band and its unique sound.

In 2004 MASCOT PARADE signed a contract with a British record label and the recording of an album started. However, after a lot of waiting, the band parted ways with the company in late 2005.

In 2007, the group decided to take matters in their own hands. After changing its name to MASCOT PARADE, the band inked a deal with the Swedish label Alabama Records and, six months later, is finally set to release first CD.

"We have been keeping an eye on MASCOT PARADE over the years and always knew they were up to something extraordinary. When the window of opportunity suddenly opened we never hesitated to join the parade," says Andreas Nystrm of Alabama Records.

MASCOT PARADE is:

Henrik Brings Lead vocals, Guitar
Staffan Andersson Lead Guitar
Carl Ottosson Drums
Daniel Engstrm - Bass

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/mascotparade.

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