Roxx Records has announced the signing of Italian thrashers BOARDERS. The band's sophomore album, "R-Existence", will be released as a limited-edition CD and digital download on December 11.
While BOARDERS had briefly offered "R-Existence" as a free digital-only download to their fan base, it is now being remastered to include five additional bonus tracks (three brand new songs and two previously unreleased demos) and be made available CD for the very first time.
A band that can trace its history back to the late Eighties, BOARDERS presents a unique melding of the aggressive thrash and melodic metal that draws extensively from the musical trends of that era. And nowhere is that more evident than on the material from the group's debut, "The World Hates Me", which came out in 2009.
"R-Existence" marks a return to form of that melding of thrash and metal, with songs certain to garner the attention of those into MEGADETH, METALLICA and old-school DELIVERANCE. As a matter of fact, BOARDERS once gained notoriety in Italy as a MEGADETH tribute band; hence, the inclusion of the old MEGADETH song "In My Darkest Hour" on their debut release.
Bill Bafford of Roxx Records had this to say about the signing: "We are very excited to be working with BOARDERS on this release. We have been becoming more and more focused on the thrash scene as the label expands and BOARDERS is an excellent addition to our roster."
Go to www.roxxproductions.com for full release details.