Metal Blade signs Return To Earth (ex-DEP)
Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:45 AM PT
Official press release:Metal Blade Records
is pleased to announce the signing of Jersey-based aggressive hard rock outfit Return To Earth
featuring the talents of Ron Scalzo, Brett Aveni, and Chris Pennie (current drummer of Coheed and Cambria and former drummer of Dillinger Escape Plan). Return To Earth has already finished writing and recording Automata, the follow-up to the band's 2007 debut Captains of Industry, and is set to release the behemoth this summer.
Return To Earth comments: "After self-releasing our first album, Captains of Industry, and discovering a heavier, more intense sound during the recording sessions for Automata, the three of us agreed that the scope of the band's vision would benefit from the support of a bigger, like-minded record label - one that had similar musical influences and an appreciation for our DIY 'studio geek' mentality. Also, a label we felt we could trust and depend upon to promote our songs properly. Metal Blade was always at the top of our very short wish list of potential partners, and so we were thrilled to discover that Brian Slagel and Metal Blade were as enamored with us as we were with them. Signing with Metal Blade is an affirmation of our hard work, and we are psyched to have them in our corner for the release of Automata!"
Brian Slagel adds: "I have been a big fan of Chris Pennie for a long time and we all at Metal Blade are very excited to work with Chris and the rest of Return To Earth."
Return To Earth's music is highlighted by the awe-inspiring precision of Pennie's backbeat, Aveni's catchy rock hooks, and Scalzo's sing-and-scream, harmony-heavy vocals. Explains Scalzo, "We're all passionate about music, and have a shared affinity for classic metal and modern-day rock with lush production. We're three guys with three different perspectives – but you can hear all those influences in our own tunes, loud & clear." As with all great bands, when Return To Earth make music together, the disparate influences and personalities coalesce into a single vision. Adds Scalzo, "Most of all, we each draw inspiration from the other guys' strengths - whether a riff, a rhythm line, or a vocal hook - it doesn't take much to ignite our respective fires, and that usually culminates in something heavy, different, and ultimately, inspirational. We're all really proud of this record."www.myspace.com/returntoearththeband
3/11/2010 8:48:12 AM
first post, man
3/11/2010 8:52:43 AM
Nice drummer, shame about the band.
3/11/2010 8:54:50 AM
Chris Pennie owns the fucking drum kit!
3/11/2010 9:03:24 AM
man, what a twat waffle.
3/11/2010 9:24:25 AM
this band blows all dicks.
3/11/2010 10:03:32 AM
3/11/2010 10:24:26 AM
worse than I had even braced myself for before listening. Wow.
3/11/2010 10:41:37 AM
why are labels signing the shittiest bands now?
3/11/2010 11:08:44 AM
gargle pennie's balls much? jesus.
3/11/2010 11:11:59 AM
what the fuck just happened
3/11/2010 11:15:24 AM
is this a joke? has anyone gone on the myspace??
3/11/2010 11:18:24 AM
Why waste your talent in one band when you can do it in 2
3/11/2010 11:49:56 AM
this si kinda dumb. should toru with blaq audio
3/11/2010 11:57:23 AM
this crap is awful. turn everything off but the drums.
3/11/2010 12:01:32 PM
the song 'you will be replaced' was decent until it turned into a 90s retro nu metal piece of shit once the vocals kicked in. this band sucks
3/11/2010 12:06:38 PM
shitty band. shitty label.
3/11/2010 12:30:15 PM
No bad-ass drums could make this shit good. Phaser effects and bullshit samples will get you places...like Metal Blade Records.
3/11/2010 12:34:32 PM
listening right now, its rhythm guitar with arpeggio synth, with occasional tremolo riffs and chris pennie plays a dillinger style beat. Those tremolo parts are cool, rest of the band is shit.
3/11/2010 12:35:53 PM
trying to rip off Muse...uhhhh
3/11/2010 12:36:01 PM
"the song 'you will be replaced' was decent until it turned into a 90s retro nu metal piece of shit once the vocals kicked in. this band sucks" YOU KIDDING? that sounded like Lamb of God you fag.
3/11/2010 12:37:29 PM
sure sounds like FNM
3/11/2010 12:56:17 PM
3/11/2010 12:56:53 PM
lamb of god is fag
3/11/2010 12:59:53 PM
beatyourfuckingface 3/11/2010 10:41:37 AM why are labels signing the shittiest bands now?
3/11/2010 1:12:59 PM
I saw the word behemoth in there, maybe they're going to tour together or that Gargle or whatever his name is from Behemoth is going to do guest vocals on their record..
3/11/2010 1:23:06 PM
Metal Blade Records: the home of shitty side projects and rose funeral
3/11/2010 1:38:18 PM
first post bitches !!!
3/11/2010 2:01:05 PM
No, sorry you can't have that album title. Automata was already taken by a way better band years ago.
3/11/2010 2:15:11 PM
wow this is horrible. just because people used to be in a decent band doesnt mean that their new bands are automatically going to be good. metalblade flip
3/11/2010 4:48:02 PM
"Metal Blade signs Chris Pennie & Friends"
3/11/2010 6:10:20 PM
wow this is horrible. absolutely terrible, never will listen to again, probably would put their cd in a blender f i ever bought that shitty shit
3/11/2010 8:03:22 PM
This is really not very good.
3/11/2010 8:55:23 PM
metal blade should never return to earth again.
3/11/2010 9:30:20 PM
Brett_ 3/11/2010 4:48:02 PM "Metal Blade signs Chris Pennie & Friends" Ha, regardless, I'm kinda excited to hear this. I to am a sucker for good modern rock with lush production and a large rump, especially if she likes it from the back.
3/11/2010 11:03:27 PM
3/12/2010 5:13:49 AM
lol is this band supposed to make them money?
3/14/2010 10:10:44 PM
fuck you chris pennie