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Finnish MACHINE MEN signs longterm worldwide deal with Century Media Records!
We are proud to announce the addition of one of the most talented melodic metal bands on today's scene, MACHINE MEN, to the quality repertoire of The Century Media Family.
Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early Twenties) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and especially their debut album "Scars & Wounds", which was released in their homeland Finland in 2003 and followed up by a full European launch in Spring 2004 via their former label Dynamic Arts Records, with praising media reaction claiming the band to be the most hopeful newcomer of their kind.
The band consist of Antony (Vocals), J-V (Guitar), Jani (Guitar), Eero (Bass) as well as Jarno (Drums) and having been influenced by classic metal acts such as Iron Maiden as well as vintage Queensryche, MACHINE MEN are determined to bring along a fresh edge within their style to build a bridge from the golden '80s to the best of modern metal for all fans of the style.
Their new album "Elegies" was recorded by Thunderstone's Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios (Omnium Gatherum, Thunderstone, etc.) and then mastered at the established Finnvox Studios, comes with classy artwork by Norwegian artist Christian Ruud (Tristania, Madder Mortem, etc.) and it includes 9 catchy and yet profoundly melodic new songs as well as a cover version of Bruce Dickinson's "Freak".
The final track-list of "Elegies" is as follows:
1. Falling (3:05)
2. Dream & Religion (3:49)
3. Apathy (5:10)
4. Back From The Days (3:28)
5. The Traitor (3:55)
6. October (6:35)
7. Daytime Theatre (4:58)
8. Doors Of Resurrection (4:10)
9. From Sunrise To Sunset (6:04)
10. Freak (4:15)
"Elegies" release date will be in July 25th. MACHINE MEN will already be promoting their new release on the upcoming shows:
16.07. Ilosaarirock (FIN) - Joensuu / Metelli-Club * www.ilosaarirock.fi
22. - 23.07. Earthshaker Festival (D) - Geiselwind * www.earthshaker-fest.com
04. - 06. 08. Wacken Open Air Festival (D) - Wacken * www.wacken.com
19.08. Oulu (FIN) - Jalometalli Festival * www.jalometalli.net
27.08. Salo (FIN) - Bar Maksim
A video clip for a yet undetermined track off "Elegies" will be in the works soon as well as further European touring for the autumn season. Artwork for the album as well as an online sample will be launched in a couple of weeks.
For more details and updates, please visit: http://www.machinemen.net & http://www.centurymedia.de