Italian symphonic metal group RHAPSODY have signed a deal with Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records.
In the past SPV have been the distribution company for all of the RHAPSODY albums, but now RHAPSODY will appear on SPV's own label, Steamhammer, through a special arrangement with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint.
SPV Managing Director Manfred Schütz commented on the signing: "RHAPSODY have made a great name of themselves all over the world. We intend to continue in the SPV tradition of worldwide support for our groups, and to bring RHAPSODY's sound into the hearts and homes of all metal fans. We are also looking forward to working with RHAPSODY's new management team who also represent MANOWAR."
The next opus from RHAPSODY will be a self-produced affair and is planned for release by the end of this year.