Chicago-based Burnhill Union Records has announced the signing of RIKETS. The Cleveland, Ohio-based band's debut album, "All American Death Cult", will be released in April.

After completing a distribution deal with E1 Distribution in November, Burnhill Union Records steadily began growing its roster, beginning with the signing of rockers AM CONSPIRACY, featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones.

Burnhill Union Records was formed earlier this year by partners Kym Affinito, Randy Kertz, and Shaun Glass (DIRGE WITHIN, ex-SOIL).

After spending eighteen months on an extremely hectic tour, RIKETS' founding member Scott Rose (vocals) had a chance meeting with Burnhill Union partner Shaun Glass, and by December 2009, a deal was set in place. Scott explains, "Without a label home to release the album in the beginning, we did what we do best and toured. We didn't have any other option. We toured so much that we noticed we had the 'SEVENDUST syndrome' — you could see us in your town every three months."

After meeting Glass and the rest of the Burnhill Union team, it seemed fate had taken over and RIKETS had found the right label ready to take the group to the next level.

RIKETS has shared the stage with well-known rockers KORN, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SEETHER, FLYLEAF, and FEAR FACTORY, to name a few.

The band's members include Scott (vocals), Provo (guitar), Nick (guitar), Michael (bass), and Timmy (drums).

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/rikets.


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