Maltalainen eeppistä doom metallia soittava Forsaken on solminut sopimuksen Mighty Musicin kanssa. Vuodesta 1991 asti toiminnassa ollut yhtye viimeistelee parhaillaan seuraavaa ”Pentateuch”-nimistä albumiaan, joka tullaan julkaisemaan lokakuun 13. päivänä. Kyseessä on bändin ensimmäinen levy kuuteen vuoteen.
Basisti Albert Bell kommentoi yhtyeen tuoretta sopimusta:
”Signing with Michael and Mighty Music is a crucial step forward for the band. I have personally known Michael since the earliest days of the band. He is both a fan and a close friend of the band. His support and friendship are two important qualities that tipped the scale in Mighty’s favor in the process of deciding on a new home for Forsaken. Moreover, from a business perspective, Mighty possesses all the requisite qualities we were looking for this time round. Mighty Music has grown considerably in stature and reputation and hosts some really awesome bands, and we are all really elated to be in such great company. Fans can expect our first full-length release with Mighty Music this fall. ”Pentateuch” has all the ingredients epic doom maniacs have come to expect from the band – killer songs laced with soaring, passionate vocals from Leo, raging, fret-shredding solos from Sean, and head crushing riffs built on a very solid rhythm section. Combining with Simeon to build this foundation for the band is something that comes natural to us and is always a real pleasure. I am also really happy with the lyrics for this album….I really poured my soul into them. Every band member left no stone unturned into making this release a most worthy addition to our long history and discography. It has really been a long time coming, but the wait will be worth it and we are really chuffed that a label of Mighty Music’s calibre has taken Forsaken and our new spawn ”Pentateuch” on board, with the prospect of further releases in the future as our alliance with Mighty continues to grow.”
Lue tästä Mighty Musicin edustajan Michael H. Andersenin kommentti:
”Ever since I visited Albert Bell on Malta back in 1996, I regret not having signed Forsaken to my label earlier. I’ve been a huge fan of the band since I heard the doom cult classic ”Where Angels Have Fallen” for the first time in 1992-1993. The fact that Forsaken now is a part of my family, makes my old doom heart so proud.”
Forsaken juhistaa uuden albuminsa julkaisua kotimaassaan 14.10., minkä jälkeen yhtye on suuntaamassa Euroopan kiertueelle.