Century Media Records has signed a long term worldwide deal with Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö. The label will release the debut album The Inheritance from Witherscape, his new project, in late July 2013.

Dan Swanö has been involved in many bands/projects (Edge Of Sanity, Nightingale, etc.), but he is also known for the work at his own Unisound studio: Opeth, Katatonia, Dissection, Merciless, Dark Funeral, Hail Of Bullets, Marduk, Millencolin or Nasum, among others.

Dan Swanö had the following to say about the signing: "It's been 23 years since I signed my first ever record-deal, but never before have I been this excited... I have now signed with Century Media Records! I bought the first release from Century Media back in 1989, and it is amazing to see how much the label has grown over the years. After working with CM for a few compilation CDs and for two and a half albums with Bloodbath, I knew it would be the perfect home for me whenever I felt like returning to the recording industry as a performer again. And now... I am back! With a vengeance!"

The first result of the fresh co-operation between Dan Swanö and Century Media will be the release of his newly founded metal outfit Witherscape, which sees Dan teaming with another talented multi-instrumentalist, Ragnar Widerberg, for a concept album.

Swanö comments on the upcoming Witherscape album: "I have just completed the final mixes of the first album from my new project Witherscape. Fans of my Moontower album and the catchier parts of Edge Of Sanity won't be disappointed! I sing, both clean and growl, play drums and keyboards. Ragnar Widerberg plays all guitars & bass and has co-written almost all the tracks with me."


Source: centurymedia.com
 
Posted: 17.04.2013 by BloodTears



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Nefarious - 17.04.2013 at 21:11  
I have no idea who Ragnar Widerberg is, but if he can play guitar / bass half as good as he can grow a mustache then we are in for a treat!

https://www.facebook.com/ragnar.widerberg
BloodTears - 17.04.2013 at 21:12  
Written by Nefarious on 17.04.2013 at 21:11

I have no idea who Ragnar Widerberg is, but if he can play guitar /bass half as good as he can grow a mustache then we are in for a treat!

https://www.facebook.com/ragnar.widerberg


Ahah I think he is Dan's alter ego.
psykometal - 17.04.2013 at 21:34  
Written by Nefarious on 17.04.2013 at 21:11

I have no idea who Ragnar Widerberg is, but if he can play guitar /bass half as good as he can grow a mustache then we are in for a treat!

https://www.facebook.com/ragnar.widerberg

He is an unknown, and has never played in a metal band before according to the second post on this forum.

That mustache is definitely really freakin' epic!
BaneConall - 17.04.2013 at 21:38  
I think this just became my most anticipated album for 2013!
ImperialTroll - 17.04.2013 at 22:27  
The master is back! and he brought with him a fellow guitarist with an epic mustache, What more could a metalhead ask for??!
Unhealer - 17.04.2013 at 22:27  
Wow, he produced Millencolin albums? that caught me by surprise.
Diverge - 17.04.2013 at 22:49  
He's also mastered a lot of albums, even from the underground. I highly recommend Barra Xul, a local band from the Maritimes that play horror-themed extreme metal.

On a more related note, I cannot wait for more Dan Swano. His appearance in Bilocate's newest was great!
PocketMetal - 17.04.2013 at 23:19  
Moontower II please . I literally adore this guy .
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.04.2013 at 23:24  
Crimson III, please 8] (and Moontower II).

I'm sure this'll be lovely though.
Fredd - 17.04.2013 at 23:44  
Awesome =3
Stabby - 17.04.2013 at 23:47  
Crimson Moontower 10 by 2015! Go go Swano!
marzepka87 - 18.04.2013 at 00:30  
Dan, you had me at; "fans of my Moontower album"
bazinko - 18.04.2013 at 01:42  
This is STUPENDOUS NEWS! I've been hoping for some kick-ass metal news lately... this suffices ten-fold. Dan's been quiet for too long, it's about time! I also highly anticipate the arrival of the next Nightingale album...? Am I being greedy?
FreddeSwede - 18.04.2013 at 09:03  
Any 30+ metal lover will get wet undies when they read this. I know I did. AND, the fact that it's Century Media that picks him up, makes it look even more promising.
psykometal - 18.04.2013 at 09:09  
Written by FreddeSwede on 18.04.2013 at 09:03

AND, the fact that it's Century Media that picks him up, makes it look even more promising.

It's Dan Swanö, the man is a legend in the metal community, he could likely have his pick of whatever label he wants so the fact he chose Century Media doesn't really say anything about this records musical potential.
FreddeSwede - 18.04.2013 at 09:22  
Written by psykometal on 18.04.2013 at 09:09

Written by FreddeSwede on 18.04.2013 at 09:03

AND, the fact that it's Century Media that picks him up, makes it look even more promising.

It's Dan Swanö, the man is a legend in the metal community, he could likely have his pick of whatever label he wants so the fact he chose Century Media doesn't really say anything about this records musical potential.


No but it says something about the style of the music. There will be no "bubblegum"-pop that's for sure.
arj - 18.04.2013 at 09:36  
Best news all week
Ivor - 18.04.2013 at 09:54  
Not that I mind this news - Moontower and stuff is great - but I wonder what happened to the Nightingale album that was supposed to have been released like 2 years ago or something?

I.
bazinko - 18.04.2013 at 10:24  
Written by Ivor on 18.04.2013 at 09:54

Not that I mind this news - Moontower and stuff is great - but I wonder what happened to the Nightingale album that was supposed to have been released like 2 years ago or something?


I couldn't agree more! I've been waiting patiently for that... Bravado, was it? Hopefully it's still on the horizon!
Derelict Earth - 18.04.2013 at 11:34  
Great news ! Can't wait to see what he will came out with !

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