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Enfold Darkness and Sumerian Records part ways

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:07 AM PT

Tennessee black/death metal band Enfold Darkness has announced their split with Sumerian Records, with whom the band signed in 2009 and released one album that same year. Guitarist Matt Brown has issued the following statement:

"By now, I am sure many of you have heard the rumors that we are no longer a part of Sumerian Records. Simply put... the rumors are true. A few months ago, Enfold Darkness and Sumerian Records mutually parted ways. This split was not a bad breakup by any stretch of the imagination. I cannot stress enough that there was and is no bad blood between Enfold and Sumerian. We simply fulfilled our contract with their label, and now we are pushing forward into new and uncharted territory.

"Our time on the Sumerian roster was a great experience for us. Although there were many hardships along the way, we gained new exposure that we wouldn't have otherwise seen due to the release of our debut record, Our Cursed Rapture, and our placement on their in-house booking agency, Pantheon. Through this organization, we were able to tour the U.S. and Canada with bands that have influenced us throughout the years and have been constant sources of inspiration for the members of Enfold Darkness... namely Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Obscura, Pestilence, The Faceless, and a whole host of bands that we were greatly honored to tour with. So all in all, we would like to thank Sumerian Records for allowing us to 'get our feet in the door', so to speak. The years we spent under their leadership really 'showed us the ropes' and helped us to become a nationally touring metal act: something we will always be grateful for.

"But what about the future? Where do we go now? On that subject, let this be known as the starting point for a new and glorious future for Enfold Darkness. Every day, our new album (title soon to be announced) gets closer and closer to completion, and I am very confident that it will be released on a label that will be a perfect match for this project. We are facing very exciting times indeed.

"Anyhow... now that this chapter in our history has passed, let's look to the future and get excited for a second Enfold Darkness record! It is coming sooner than you think. We are stoked, and we can't wait to share these new songs with you in the near future."

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