OCTOBER TIDE Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of OCTOBER TIDE to a worldwide deal. The band — featuring guitarist Fredrik Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE) — is putting the finishing touches on its as-yet-untitled new album for an early fall release. The first new recording from the band in over ten years, it follows recent reissue of the group's acclaimed debut, "Rain Without End".

Formed in 1995 by then-KATATONIA guitarist Norrman and KATATONIA/BLOODBATH vocalist Jonas Renkse, OCTOBER TIDE quickly made a mark with two albums recorded and released during the years 1997 and 1999. Much of the band's music was written during a short break up of KATATONIA which later proved only temporary as the band would reform and continues today; their latest album, "Night of the New Day", features work by Norrman. OCTOBER TIDE would not perform live during this short period of activity and few interviews with the members were granted despite praise from both media and fans. The band, until reforming in late 2009, would maintain a cult status throughout the doom/metal community.

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

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