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Century Media Records signs Dan Swanö

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:34 AM PT / 4,929 views
Official press release: It's with great pride and joy that Century Media Records can announce the signing of a long-term worldwide deal with Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Dan Swanö. Most dedicated metalheads will not only be able to call themselves owners of certain releases by one Dan's many outstanding bands/projects (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, etc.), but also the work at his own Unisound studio will surely have left a mark in everyone's record collection at some point: Opeth, Katatonia, Dissection, Merciless, 59 Times The Pain, Dark Funeral, Hail of Bullets, Marduk, Millencoln, and Nasum, to name but a few. Swanö has been no stranger to Century Media Records: He was originally involved with the death metal supergroup Bloodbath (also featuring members of Opeth and Katatonia), who released the Breeding Death EP as well as the amazing first two albums, Resurrection Through Carnage and Nightmares Made Flesh, via Century Media. Most recently, Swanö has been heavily working again as producer and mixer of albums, including releases by Century Media artists such as Asphyx, Grand Supreme Blood Court, Oddland, and Morgoth. Dan Swanö comments about the signing: "It's been 23 years since I signed my first ever record-deal, but never before have I been this excited...I have now signed with Century Media Records! I bought the first release from Century Media back in 1989, and it is amazing to see how much the label has grown over the years. After working with CM for a few compilation CDs and for two and a half albums with Bloodbath, I knew it would be the perfect home for me whenever I felt like returning to the recording-industry as a performer again. And now...I am back! With a vengeance!!!" The first result of the new cooperation between Dan Swanö and Century Media will be the release of his newly founded metal outfit Witherscape, which sees Dan teaming with another talented multi-instrumentalist, Ragnar Widerberg, to create an intense concept album-- which should not only musically please fans of earlier Swanö-works like Moontower or Edge of Sanity, but also attract fans of contemporary progressively atmospheric metal in the vein of Opeth, Barren Earth, and Amorphis. Swanö comments about the upcoming Witherscape album: "I have just completed the final mixes of the first album from my new project Witherscape. Fans of my 'Moontower' album and the catchier parts of Edge of Sanity won't be disappointed! I sing, both clean and growl, play drums and keyboards. Ragnar Widerberg plays all guitars & bass and has co-written almost all the tracks with me." Look forward to a late July 2013 release for Witherscape's The Inheritance via Century Media.


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anonymous 4/17/2013 9:26:35 AM

first ^^Nobody cares^^ Go run into an AIDS tree

anonymous 4/17/2013 10:09:32 AM

sounds like this will be wankery

fuckyourxs 4/17/2013 10:17:06 AM

Psyched. Odyssey and Moontower are great.

anonymous 4/17/2013 10:22:08 AM


first 4/17/2013 10:24:58 AM

First Swano

anonymous 4/17/2013 10:43:58 AM

MOONTOWER!!!!!!! stoked, this will rule

LoydChristmas 4/17/2013 11:03:19 AM

no heard of ever for such a "renowned" guy

anonymous 4/17/2013 11:15:25 AM


anonymous 4/17/2013 11:17:00 AM

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fuckyourxs 4/17/2013 2:18:40 PM

Dan's many outstanding bands/projects (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, etc.), ....that nobody's ever heard of Edge of Sanity was great, his work on Diabolical Masquerade, Bloodbath and Omnium Gatherum was great too. His engineering credits are huge as well.

anonymous 4/17/2013 6:40:09 PM

last. gayrons

anonymous 4/17/2013 6:49:27 PM

Swanö fcking slays. Dudes does more by himself than any of todays gay-core hair flip pssy bands out. Infestdead will punch holes in your scrotum and that is indisputable fact. And I know hes doesnt do 4 layer breakdowns, and bassdrops, but he will steal your newborns soul.

anonymous 4/17/2013 6:51:20 PM

"no heard of ever for such a "renowned" guy" thats because your into shit music Lloyd. Spend less time shopping for the worlds tightest fitting jeans and indiegogo's top 10 list.

anonymous 4/17/2013 7:15:03 PM

Does Dan even lift?

sandpaperseatbelts 4/17/2013 8:06:47 PM

Dan is a shitty musician all around. Everything he was ever involved with is godawful. European metal an oxymoron.

anonymous 4/17/2013 8:37:14 PM

^ all of your fav. bands list there sound as swedish or euro influenced metal, c*nt cake. Or are you into the current Korn 7 string breakdown core.

anonymous 4/18/2013 2:13:09 AM

If you don't know who Dan Swanö is, you need to get the fck out of metal.

LoydChristmas 4/18/2013 8:44:42 AM

^and for the dudes who were smart enough to never get "in"? keep on keepin on. you're better off.

anonymous 4/18/2013 9:07:51 AM

european metal isnt as cool anymore. edge of sanity had its day

anonymous 4/18/2013 11:50:33 PM

Swano owns, thats it. You cant undo history.

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