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Century Media Records signs Luna Mortis

Monday, July 28, 2008 2:28 PM PT / 3,061 views

Official press release: Century Media Records is excited to announce the signing of the melodic, abrasive, technical and engaging Luna Mortis. The southern Wisconsin quintet prides itself on blurring genre lines to arrive at something both beautiful and aggressive. Their ability to capture a progressive and dark sound should appeal to metalheads regardless of their sonic inclinations. "All of us have been looking up to the artists on the CM roster for years, and to be a part of the family is truly amazing and humbling," says vocalist Mary Zimmer. "We have put years of hard work into the band and it's all finally paying off. To the fans that have been with us this far, keep expecting the same kick-ass metal. To people who are hearing of us for the first time, it's nice to meet you and we'll see you all out on the road!" When you're trying to break into the international music scene from Wisconsin you're left to claw your way up yourself, and Luna Mortis did exactly that with the 2006 release of their self-produced LP, "Way of the Blade." As the album made its way through the local grapevine the band had cemented enough of a regional reputation to generate label interest. They began a period of intensive demo production and showcasing, beginning with the recording of their EP, "The Answer: Does Not Exist" and culminating in the opportunity to cut four tracks with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains). These efforts ultimately found Luna Mortis a home at Century Media amongst a literal pantheon of some of the band's most respected and admired influences. As engaging as they are on record, Luna Mortis have largely built a following through their outstanding live show. Opening spots for Megadeth, Nevermore, Dream Theater and Children of Bodom have not only introduced the band to a significant number of crowds but also a diverse set of fans, too. Now, with the backing of one of metal's largest and most enduring labels, the band looks outward, prepared to deliver their music to the world. Look for Luna Mortis' Century Media debut in early-2009, and expect tour dates to be announced in the coming months. www.myspace.com/lunamortismusic

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