German melodic death/metalcore act HEAVEN SHALL BURN have inked a deal with Century Media Records.

The group's first album for the label, "Antigone", will be released on in Europe on April 26. The initial European pressing of the album will be a limited edition version with special packaging that includes two bonus cover tracks. More details on the release and an exact North American release date will be announced shortly. Additionally, the album will be available in South America via Brazil's Liberation Records and Lifeforce Records will take care of the LP version, as well as a future EP release for HEAVEN SHALL BURN.

"I am extremely excited to have signed to the label that is home to plenty of my favorite bands," commented vocalist Marcus in a statement. "2004 promises to become a really challenging year for HSB. Full force ahead!!!"

"I am very happy about the new deal with CM," added guitarist Maik. "It was a really important step forwards to take for us as a band, but even more important was to make it together with a partner who doesn't only understand how to promote and market HSB's music but who also has the ability and attitude to support the political and socio-critical dimension of the band. Furthermore, it means a lot to us that we didn't only find a good new home, but that will also manage to continue the co-operation with Lifeforce Records. There still won't be any compromises for the future with HSB! Everything that needs to be said will be said, and everything that needs to be done will be done!"

"Antigone" track listing:

01. Echoes (Intro)
02. The Weapon They Fear
03. The Only Truth
04. Architects Of The Apocalypse
05. Voice Of The Voiceless
06. Numbing The Pain
07. To Harvest The Storm
08. Rìsandi Von (Outro)
09. Bleeding To Death
10. Tree Of Freedom
11. The Dream Is Dead
12. Deyjandi Von (Outro)


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