Relapse Records has announced the signing of Portland, Oregon blackened death/doom quartet ATRIARCH. The band will enter the studio in June with producer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, EYEHATEGOD, AGALLOCH) to record its third full-length effort for a late 2013 release.

Says ATRIARCH: "It is an honor to be joining the ranks of Relapse Records. We are truly privileged to be able to stand along side so many great acts as peers.

"We are constantly evolving as artists and we want to do something new with each release. Having said that, it will always be dark and heavy and honestly reflect how we feel. ATRIARCH is a manifestation of our catharsis."

Formed in 2009, ATRIARCH has released two full-lengths albums — "Forever The End" in 2011 via Seventh Rule and "Ritual Of Passing" in 2012 via Profound Lore — plus a split with ALARIC on 20 Buck Spin.


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