Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V have announced that their latest album, "The Rising Anger", will be released through Nightmare Records this spring.
Commented bassist Dustin Mitchell: "We have spent the last few months making some minor adjustments and negotiations on the album, and we can now see light at the end of the tunnel. We didn't want to give out any misinformation, or jump to conclusions ourselves about the 'who, what, when and where's' concerning the release until we were, of course, 100 percent certain… but now we can all rest easy knowing who will be working with us on putting out the new album."
Dustin continued, "We have worked with Nightmare Records in the past on the distribution side, and have always had a positive and proactive relationship, so this was a very logical next step for us. (Nightmare Records handled the distribution of the group's first album, "Present Day", and also picked up the band's second album, "A New Breed of Rebellion", after Metal Ages Records closed its doors.)
"Lance [King, label manager of Nightmare Records] had made it known long ago that he was interested in putting out the third album on his label, and with our past working relationship, we wanted him to have first shot. I feel that this will be a very win-win release for both KATAGORY V and Nightmare Records. Lance's label has recently become a very competitive, up-and-coming metal label to be reckoned with, including many of the acts on the roster; he wants the label to continue to grow. So, we admire the prospect of growing with the label and feel the album will be handled respectfully and properly worldwide through Nightmare Records." Other acts on the Nightmare Records roster include EYEFEAR, STEEL PROPHET, MANTICORA, AVIAN, WARMACHINE, ACENSION THEORY, CEA SERIN and PYRAMAZE.