NewsApril 7, 2006 12:47 AM ET5,771 views

Relapse Records signs Birds Of Prey

Birds Of Prey has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, "Weight of the Wound." Birds Of Prey is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy) and Bo Leslie (The Last Van Zant/ex-Throttlerod) on guitars, Summer Welch (Baroness) on bass, Dave Witte (Burnt By The Sun, Municipal Waste) on drums and Ben Hogg (Beaten Back To Pure) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of Gwar) this past December to record "Weight of the Wound." Leslie comments; "'Excited' isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am way into 'Weight Of The Wound' being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an 'old school' type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote Morriah, let the sword descend." "Weight of the Wound" is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.

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holycitybradley 4/6/2006 9:49:25 PM

too much news... but read dave witte so will be supported by lambgoat

xtroyx 4/6/2006 9:50:42 PM

excited as well.

the_high_flyin_panda 4/6/2006 10:00:37 PM

cave in

onemanbarfight 4/6/2006 10:26:43 PM

Isn't this the band with great song titles like "mangled by mongoloids (ripped apart by the retarted)"?

carexinxslaughter 4/6/2006 10:38:51 PM

this is awesome

puntis 4/6/2006 11:47:32 PM

shocking, them signing to relapse

dustinoverload 4/7/2006 12:14:31 AM

"Bo Leslie (The Last Van Zant/ex-Throttlerod) on guitars" as in the country band van zant? how strange.

lefthandpath 4/7/2006 1:13:40 AM

Ben passed this onto me recently to check out....very Manilla Roadish

fsovercrooks 4/7/2006 1:27:51 AM

add another band to dave wittes list of 10,000 bands hes already in!

emoxfag 4/7/2006 3:25:21 AM

um didn't there last record come out on relapse?

anaturaldisaster 4/7/2006 3:31:55 AM

I can hardly keep up with these Relapse signings...but if Unearthly Trance and Facedowninshit are any indication, this will probably rule.

ronniefuckingdobbs 4/7/2006 3:48:44 AM

i asked old man witte when waste played last week about this jive... he said they wrote/recorded in just a few days, 4 or so. even if the songs are kinda patchwork, at least the rhythm section is guaranteed to pwn.

DEATHGORE55 4/7/2006 4:22:02 AM

dave witte ...oh its gotta be good

LordofChaos 4/7/2006 9:39:24 AM

The old lady rots (but the checks keep coming)

hate007 4/7/2006 9:58:50 AM

Witte isn't that old.....

snes 4/7/2006 11:21:02 AM

bird of ill omen >

thelindbergbaby 4/7/2006 12:22:29 PM

wow owls?

severedinTwo 4/7/2006 4:46:17 PM

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christpuncher 4/7/2006 5:01:22 PM

The art for this is fcking sick!

cryptic_slaughter 4/7/2006 8:35:04 PM


benhogg 4/8/2006 10:18:21 AM

Bo was not in Van Zant circa 1982 or whatever. He's like 28 years old for christsakes, his band is called "the last van zant" which at the very least is mildly clever. Anyway, the record is cool. Another opportunity to get awesome.

stolenbirds 4/8/2006 4:14:34 PM

Add these guys to Relapse's ever-expanding list of fcking awesome bands.

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