Obliteration: Sign to Relapse Records in North America
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the North American signing of Oslo, Norway's death metal warriors Obliteration! Formed in 2001, Obliteration (Sindre Solem - guitar / vocals, Arlid Myren Torp - guitar, Didrik Telle- bass, Kristian Valbo - drums) have released one EP (Total Fucking Obliteration - 2005) and two full-lengths (Perpetual Decay - 2007, Nekropsalms - 2009) to much critical acclaim in the metal underground. Combining a cosmic blend of old school death metal mixed with the best elements of doom, punk, thrash and primitive black metal, the band has quickly built a name for themselves with their unique, repulsive style.
Obliteration recently finished recording their highly anticipated new album at their home studio in Kolbotn, Norway which will be released later this year by Relapse in North America and Indie Recordings in the rest of the world. Vocalist / guitarist Sindre Solem commented on their upcoming partnership with Relapse:
"We in Obliteration are extremly psyched that Relapse Records are going to handle the American release of our upcoming LP. Relapse have a long stream of quality metal releases, and their reach is vast, so we are honored, and confident that Relapse Records will do a stellar job in spreading the word of Obliteration. Onward hail!"
Obliteration have played several festivals in the US, UK and Europe including Maryland Death Fest, Hole in the Sky, Øya Festivalen, Live Evil, Beyond the Gates, and Killtown death fest. The band plans to return to North America in early 2014 in support of their new record. Two tracks from the band's most recent album Nekropsalms are available for streaming via Bandcamp here.