Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE has signed a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The group's second album, "The Disease Of St. Vitus", is tentatively due in the spring.

Commented vocalist Timo "Galzi" Kallio: "In the middle of our songwriting sessions, we woke up to reality that there still was no papers signed and no deal done for our second album... we had just turned down offers this far. There were a few labels we wanted deal with; the only problem was none of them knew it at the time! The most thing was, that we wanted to communicate as friends in order to make some business and not to deal with corporate-office-somebody and make business at any cost.

"The name of the album, 'The Disease Of St. Vitus', comes from the Finnish poet's Panu Tuomi's book called 'Pyhän Vituksen Tauti'. "I have translated and arranged the poem book with Tuomi's kind help and permission. This is the very first time ever Tuomi's poems have been translated in English.

"This album is going to be more organic and dimensional. It's easier to turn on but it takes more time to dive in. It very much represents DEAD SHAPE FIGURE today. It also probably gives some hints where we are going tomorrow. It ventilates and snaps necks more than hyperventilates and acts up."

DEAD SHAPE FIGURE's debut album, "The Grand Karoshi", was released in 2008 via Season Of Mist. The CD's lyrical content was recently translated by Kallio into Finnish as a book of poetry, entitled "Loppusäkeet". The song "Blithering Icon" is available for streaming using the audio player below.

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