The Chicago-based melodic death/thrash metal quintet ENFORSAKEN have signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media. The group — vocalist Steven Sagala, bassist Eric Kawa, drummer David Swanson and guitarists Joe DeGroot and Steve Stell — will soon finish recording their full-length debut, "The Forever Endeavor", with producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, FLESHGRIND, JUNGLE ROT) at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin. The album, which will feature cover artwork by DARK TRANQUILLITY's Niklas Sundin (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, SENTENCED), will be mastered by James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT), who will also contribute a guest guitar solo on the track "All or Nothing".
ENFORSAKEN will be appearing alongside fellow Olympic artists FLESHGRIND, DIVINE EMPIRE, WITHERED EARTH and VITAL REMAINS at the 17th Annual Milwaukee Metalfest, taking place on July 25 and 26. In addition, the band recently scored a developing artist endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars. Their highly anticipated debut full-length album is set for a early 2004 release.
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