Founded by MITHRAS mastermind Leon Macey, Galactic Records launched in late 2006 and brought with it two exceptional debut releases from two very different artists: the U.K.'s fastest-rising death metal contenders SARPANITUM and Welsh/Swedish atmospheric instrumental hybrid SEPIA DREAMER.
"SARPANITUM are an anomaly in the U.K. death metal scene. Their debut for us, 'Despoilment Of Origin', is a sophisticated and brutal release, and for such a young band, it's damn impressive!" says Leon of his first signing. "I was a big fan of SEPIA DREAMER's first recording, 'Portraits Of Forgotten Memories', and always believed that with a label brave enough to take the risk with a totally instrumental album they would go down really well with an extreme audience. 'The Sublime' isn't a shoe-gazing affair, but the emotional edge it displays should appeal to many as a welcome break from the barrage of blastbeats most extreme music fans have become accustomed to."
Leon also helped SEPIA DREAMER realize "The Sublime" in a recorded format by lending his drumming skills on the album — which manifests itself in a very different style to that which he is used to with his own band MITHRAS. "It was a real challenge with just four hours available to lay down an album's worth of drumming for a style miles from my comfort zone, but I think it lends itself well to the music," he comments.
Both releases are distributed worldwide via the U.K.'s largest independent music distributor, Plastichead, and should be found lurking in a record shop near you! Releases are also available via the label's site: www.galacticrecords.co.uk. A track from SARPANITUM's album is included on Terrorizer's current issue and music from both bands can be heard through www.myspace.com/galacticrecords.