Hungarian black metallers SEAR BLISS have inked a deal with Candlelight Records.

Formed by Andras Nagy in autumn 1993, SEAR BLISS' music is known as the mixture of black metal with wind instruments. The band’s first demo, entitled "The Pagan Winter", was released in 1995. This four-song tape introduced them to the underground scene and received great responses from all over the world which resulted in their recording contract with Mascot Records. SEAR BLISS' debut album, entitled "Phantoms", was released in August 1996. "Phantoms" was the first black metal album to be elected "CD of the Month" in Holland's leading metal magazine Aardschok. Early 1997 the band toured Europe together with MARDUK. The tour was a great success for the band. Just before the tour Mascot Records released the four songs from the "The Pagan Winter" demo plus a new 12-minute-long epic song, entitled "In the Shadow of Another World", on a mini CD. In August 1997 the band travelled to Holland to record their second album, entitled "The Haunting". The band signed a deal with American label Red Stream, Inc. and they released the third album, entitled "Grand Destiny", in 2001. Next year the band recorded their fourth full-length album, "Forsaken Symphony", which was followed by a European tour. In 2003 SEAR BLISS embarked on its first European headlining tour and then they went to a professional Hungarian studio to record their most successful effort to date, entitled "Glory And Perdition". A grandiose album with intense songs, professional sound and magnificent artwork, this album features a guest appearance by MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar. The responses from the media have never been so great before.

SEAR BLISS' first DVD was released in 2005. It contains their highly successful 10th anniversary show, filmed in Budapest in 2004 plus a documentary of the band with many interviews and a huge photo gallery. The band is currently working on their as-yet-untitled new album for Candlelight Records.


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