Groove metal band BYZANTINE has signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records.
The West Virginian band have been independently releasing their music over the last three years, however they will be unleashing their sixth album in early 2017 via Metal Blade Records.
BYZANTINE frontman Chris “OJ” Ojeda spoke about the quartet’s label deal:
“For the last few albums, we have operated outside the fringes of the music community by necessity. I had almost lost hope that we would ever have the chance to showcase our music to the world on a bigger stage. With the help of Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records, we feel like BYZANTINE has been given a second chance to make our first impression. We are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to share our brand of heavy music with the world on the world’s best metal label!“
SiriusXM Liquid Metal radio DJ Jose Mangin also commented:
“As the most massive supporter of BYZANTINE’s music since day one, we’ve known a secret that the rest of the world will NOW finally be able to realise, thanks to Metal Blade! The strength, raw talent, and absolute ease at which these West Virginians shred is a thing to experience, and it’s just a matter of time before they rise the ranks to become one of Metal’s elite!”
For more information on BYZANTINE, visit their website.