Ulterium Records has announced the signing of the U.S. melodic metal band THEOCRACY for the release of its sophomore album, "Mirror of Souls".

"We're very excited to finally get this album out," says band founder Matt Smith. "Ulterium really understands what we're about, and they believe in this record. We're really looking forward to working together."

Ulterium Records owner Emil Westerdahl shares that excitement, saying, "I've been a fan of THEOCRACY since the release of their debut album, and I'm thrilled about this opportunity to work together with them on 'Mirror of Souls'. This album will surely be received very well by both critics and fans, and exciting times are definitely ahead for THEOCRACY!"

The material on "Mirror of Souls" expands on the epic, melodic metal style that THEOCRACY introduced on the self-titled debut album, and the addition of drummer Shawn Benson and guitarist Jon Hinds has added a new dimension and energy to the sound.

"Mirror of Souls" is being mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, and the cover art was designed by Invisible Creature. Look for a full song to be posted online in the coming weeks, and for the album to be released in early fall 2008.

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