Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of experimental metallers NERO DI MARTE.
Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, NERO DI MARTE will unveil its long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out a teaser video of the new album below.
Commented NERO DI MARTE vocalist/guitarist Sean Worrell: "We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be working with Prosthetic Records, a label which has had and still has some of the most amazing bands out there. We are very thankful to them and can't wait for you all to hear our album, the release of which is long overdue. We will hopefully see you on the road during 2013!"
Duncan Dinsdale, European label manager of Prosthetic Records, added: "It's a rarity to discover such an exciting and forward-thinking new band that equally balances texture, heaviness, intelligence and perfect musicianship as NERO DI MARTE does with ease. We're very excited for you to hear the upcoming new album shortly."
Nero di Marte is the Italian name of a pigment, an iron oxide that produces a deep, dark, intense black that, when in contact with other colors, can permanently coat or noticeably transform them. Formerly known as MURDER THERAPY, the band signed to Dutch label Deity Down Records to release their debut, "Symmetry Of Delirium", in 2009, which showcased a very personal style of modern death metal. They have played numerous shows and festivals around Italy and Europe, including performances with major acts such as CYNIC, DECAPITATED, THE OCEAN, INTRONAUT, ULCERATE, SVART CROWN, RED FANG, JUCIFER, THE SECRET and more. The group also performed at the prestigious Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg, Holland with CARCASS, IMMOLATION, SIX FEET UNDER, NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER and ORIGIN, among many others.
NERO DI MARTE's broadened approach to songwriting was already audible in the 2010 self-released EP "Molochian", which marked a stylistical step forward towards more progressive and atmospheric compositions. The following year, the group entered the studio to work on their new album. It was recorded in roughly nine days at Regrexion Studios with Michele Trasforini and then mixed and mastered at Studio 73 in Ravenna with producer Riccardo "Paso" Pasini (EPHEL DUATH, THE SECRET, EXTREMA, AT THE SOUNDAWN).
During the summer of 2012, the band decided to change its name to NERO DI MARTE, the name their new album was originally given; they now have a few shows in Italy to finish up the year, including dates with Norway's VIRUS. and are planning to tour extensively in 2013 to promote the record.