Former MARDUK Members Launch DEVIAN, Sign With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Swedish melodic death/black metallers DEVIAN.

DEVIAN was originally founded by Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (dums) after their departure from MARDUK. Together with Joinus, Markus Lundberg (both guitarists in SARGATHANAS REIGN) and bass player Tomas Nilsson, they form an unstoppable organic extreme Metal machine driven by a raving hunger and deadset determination.

Commented Legion: "Speaking for the whole band, I want to say that we're psyched, to say the least, about initiating the DEVIAN onslaught on such a killer label as Century Media. We are all fans of the label and the music they've put out during the years. Having worked with them for some releases during the MARDUK years, I know they always did a job well done to a fault. We couldn't have found ourselves a better label home."

DEVIAN has finished tracking its debut album, "Ninewinged Serpent", at Sweden's Art Decay Studio. Mixing duties were handled by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR). An October release is expected.

Regarding the upcoming CD, Legion said, "It's a pummeling blackened death thrasher, where we really tried to challenge ourselves and bring fresh elements to the music compared to our efforts in previous projects, and I'd say we managed to achieve that. What at first looked to be mine and Emil's continuation of 'World Funeral' grew into a much more multifaceted sound and we loved taking it in that direction and really making it all it could be. It's no-bullshit raving metal straight from the heart charged with uncontrollable anger, haunting melodies and bone crushing heaviness. It's got a lot of power and soul and we are all extremely proud of what we’ve managed to achieve."

DEVIAN lineup:

Legion - Vocals
Joinus - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Markus Lundberg - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Tomas Nilsson - Bass Guitar
Emil Dragutinovic - Drums

Upcoming DEVIAN shows:

Aug. 17 - Finspong (SWE) - Festival i Hörnan
Aug. 18 - Nyköping (SWE) - Slakthuset

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/truedevian.

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