News•October 24, 2019 8:58 PM ET•1,263 views
Lifeforce Records signs On Thorns I Lay
Official press release: Lifeforce Records welcomes well-established Greek melodic doom/death metal outfit On Thorns I Lay to their roster. Their Lifeforce Records debut, entitled Threnos, is set to be released in early 2020. On Thorns I Lay started as a death metal band, under the name of Paralysis in the early 90's in Greece. Together with other cult bands such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene. In 1993 they changed their name to Phlebotomy and released the EP, Dawn Of Grief. The year after they recorded the Voluptuous demo which draw attention of Holy Records. In 1994, the band changed their name to On Thorns I Lay and released their first album which was closer to death/doom style. Through the years the band evolved their music to gothic metal. They have released seven albums and have played in Greece and in Europe together with great bands such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septicflesh and many more. The band after a hiatus of 14 years has just returned with their eighth full-length album Aegean Sorrow, which was released by Alone Recs, Stone Circle Spain and the Vinyl Division, and recorded at Devasoundz Studios (Rotting Christ, Septicflesh), mixed and mastered by legendary Dan Swanö at Unisound.
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