CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF),bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI),guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW),guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS),and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE),have inked a deal with Century Media Records. The contract covers the release of the group's recently completed debut album, "Brutal", in Europe and North America as well as an option for a second full-length album. "Brutal" is expected to surface in late April 2004 in Europe and a bit later in North America.
"We are very enthusiastic about collaborating with one of the biggest record companies within the metal genre," the band said in a statement. "As the name Century Media is very much associated with quality due to its merits, we are very happy and proud of this contract. We wish that this partnership is fruitful for both parties concerned."
As previously reported, "Brutal" was recorded at CCPC studio with producers Santeri Kallio and Niclas Etelävuori and includes guest appearances by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and bassist Jörgen Sandström. The band's "Unleashed Carnage" demo/mini-CD will be issued on January 13, 2004 in North America and Europe through Crash Music Inc.