Swedish record label Dental Records, which released the 2006 debut album ("The Wind-Up") from the Swedish progressive metal band MEMFIS has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"Just to let you know regarding the news on MEMFIS' myspace site. The band says that they are free from the deal with Dental Records. This is something we must deny, as we still have an option for another album AND the band has agreed on it. Due to matters beyond our control, all of the sudden the band have decided that they are free from the deal, which is something we cannot agree on, especially since we have spent a fortune on marketing for the first album ('The Wind-Up'). So we really need the band to recoup before they go anywhere else, and if they try we will take measures. Because a contract is a contract."
MEMFIS recently completed work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to "The Wind-Up" at Bohus Sound Studios (ABBA, STATUS QUO, ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO, MUSTASCH) in Kungälv, Sweden. Engineered and produced by Fredrik Reinedahl (BURST, GADGET, CROWPATH, OPETH) and mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic, the CD consists of 12 tracks and "shows on a matured and more developed sound," according to the band.
MEMFIS' video for the song "The Wind-Up" can be viewed below. The track is the title cut of the band's debut CD, which entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 20.
MEMFIS was founded in the spring 2003 in Kristinehamn, Sweden. Two demos were recorded in 2004 and resulted in top-rated reviews and a co-operation with Dental Records.
In a 2006 interview, Swedish producer/multi-instrumentlist Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, PAN THY MONIUM) praised MEMFIS as a "really, really good band" that "must be checked out by fans of OPETH and similar."