OMEN Signs With DSN MUSIC

Veteran metallers OMEN have signed an exclusive digital distribution deal with DSN Music for the release of their new album, "Hammer Damage". The band's eleventh CD is scheduled for a summer release and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody.com, Verizon, and hundreds more worldwide.

"We are extremely excited about signing with DSN Music," said OMEN's Kenny Powell. "This release will be a ride straight into the glory days of metal, no compromises, take no prisoners!"

A rough-mix version of a new OMEN song, "Epitaph", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

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OMEN enjoyed national broadcast airplay from the famed rock radio network Z-Rock, thanks to the devotion of high-profile jocks like Madd Maxx Hammer, Wild Bill Scott, and Jason Lee Tipton. "OMEN's 'Thorn in Your Flesh' was getting a lot of airplay and their sound created a lot of excitement and generated great phones!" said Tipton. Records sales soared in markets where the Z-Rock network was carried, fueling a national following for the group.

"We are seeing a new generation of rockers worldwide discovering OMEN via digital technology and other forms of entertainment media" said Giuliano.

OMEN's classic single "The Axeman" from their debut release "Battle Cry" was recently featured on the soundtrack for the heavy metal themed video game "Brütal Legend".

OMEN was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983, by lead guitarist Kenny Powell; previously with the rock group SAVAGE GRACE and signed on with Metal Blade Records in 1984, and released their debut album "Battle Cry". In 1985 the second album, "Warning Of Danger", followed, building up OMEN's reputation as one of the forefathers of power metal acts, such as METALLICA, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, and SLAYER. In 1986, OMEN's successes lead to the release of the blockbuster album "The Curse" on Capitol Records. The hit single "Thorn In Your Flesh" from their release "Escape To Nowhere" topped the metal charts in 1985.

OMEN continued releasing an incredible collection of heavy metal masterpieces over the years, as well as building a loyal fan base via successful worldwide tours.

OMEN in 2008 released a live album, "Into the Arena: 20 Years Live", which contained previously unreleased recordings of the band's original lineup.

OMEN appeared at last year's Keep It True XII festival on April 24-25, 2009 at the Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.

OMEN 2011 is:

Kenny Powell - guitars
Andy Haas - bass
Matt Story - vocals
Wampa - drums

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