Manntis sign w/ Century Media RecordsFriday, April 1, 2005 11:04 PM PT / 5,926 views
Southern California's Manntis have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Originally formed in 2000, the group gained notoriety last year for participating in MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest." Here's a statement from vocalist Jake Sirokman regarding the deal: "We're extremely happy to be with Century Media Records. We love the other bands on the roster and are proud to be alongside them for years to come. One thing is for sure: some people may have heard about us because of the 'Battle for Ozzfest' show, but we're a dedicated band with over five years in the scene, not just some reality show poseurs looking to extend our 15 minutes of fame. No doubt that ‘Battle for Ozzfest’ was a great opportunity, but we're grateful that CM saw through smoke and mirrors of TV and saw us for the band we are. Bottom line, we're here to bring the fucking metal. See ya on the road." The band's debut album, "Sleep In Your Grave," was produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead) and will hit stores on June 28th.