July 13, 2010

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of the Welsh metal quartet REVOKER.

Hailing from the depths of Wales' Rhymney Valley, the band will soon start work on its debut album with SKINDRED's Benji Webbe for an early 2011 release.

For a vote of confidence in the band's bright future, look no further than Monte Conner, Roadrunner's Senior VP A&R. Conner enthuses, "REVOKER are one of the most ass-kicking unsigned bands I have heard in a long time and I am beyond proud to welcome them to the Roadrunner family. Believe it or not, in my entire career at Roadrunner, they are the first U.K. band I have signed."

Although REVOKER officially formed in spring 2006, frontman/guitarist Jamie Mathias and guitarist Chris Green have been playing in bands together since they became teenagers. The group's engaging 19-year old mouthpiece Mathias comments, "Getting signed to Roadrunner is amazing and almost surreal. I've grown up listening to bands like MEGADETH, SLIPKNOT and MACHINE HEAD. So to be a part of the same label as them is nuts! I think Roadrunner is the perfect home for REVOKER!"

Green echoes Mathias' thoughts: "It's mind-blowing! If I could have picked any label then this would be it. I think this is the perfect label for us to be joining with. It's amazing to be part of such a mammoth roster with bands we've looked up to for years ourselves."

"If there's one label any metal band dream of signing to, it's Roadrunner!" said bassist Shane Phillips .

The group is rounded out by Jack Pritchard on the drums.

With the U.K.'s Hammerfest and Download festival already under their belts, not to mention praise-inducing support slots with SKINDRED and SOULFLY, expect to see a lot more of these formidable youngsters as they take on the world!

Says SKINDRED's Benji, "It was not just the music that drew me to REVOKER — although they blew me away — it was their attitude of 'we got it and we're going to give it to you like it or not.' From watching them live for the very first time and then going on to help them sculpt their songs, I knew it would only take a push in the right direction to make them explode from their sleepy Welsh hamlet onto the worldwide metal stage — and now with the help of Roadrunner they're about to do just that."

REVOKER is managed by Blood Company/Good Fight Entertainment (ATREYU, BLEEDING THROUGH, CHIODOS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EVERY TIME I DIE) and booked by ITB.

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