News•November 5, 2008 7:17 PM ET•1,776 views
Luna Mortis set to release Century Media debut
Official press release: The southern Wisconsin quintet, Luna Mortis, is about to make a huge impact on the metal scene with their epic, piercing, Century Media Records debut full-length offering, The Absence, which runs the gamut; encompassing everything from captivating melodies, technical precision and engaging hooks. The album, produced by the acclaimed Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium), is set for a February 10th North American release and be sure to visit www.myspace.com/lunamortismusic now to stream a medley of new tracks. Mary Zimmer (vocals) further states: "We're very excited for our debut release on Century Media Records. This album is musically all-encompassing for us, as it branches into different styles and areas of metal. We feel there's something for everyone on this record and are looking forward to sharing it with everyone! We hope you'll be as excited as we are and we'll see you all soon." Luna Mortis 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. Zimmer's approach is unlike her contemporaries with an unlimited range and dynamic scope and will quickly help set the group apart from the pack. 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 Jason Suecof. 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.
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