Revoker sign to Roadrunner

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 17:51

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The Welsh metal scene has had another boost this week with the announcement of the Roadrunner label's signing of Rhymney valley's Revoker.

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The fourpiece formed in 2006 and have now been picked up by the label, home of bands like Kiss, Slipknot, Nickelback, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Airbourne, Dragonforce and Korn.

Monte Conner, Roadrunner's senior vice president, A&R said, "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 UK band I have signed."

The band is made up of Jamie Mathias, Chris Green, Shane Phillips and Jack Pritchard. Their music is pitched somewhere between the all-out modern metal of Bullet For My Valentine's debut album and the classic metal of 1990s Metallica, with lots of growling vocals, pounding drums and big riffs.

Mathias said, "Getting signed to Roadrunner is amazing and almost surreal. I've grown up listening to bands like Megadeth, Slipknot, Machine Head, and Slash. So to be a part of the same label as them is nuts!"

Green said, "It's mindblowing! 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."

Revoker are beginning work on their debut album this year with Dub War / Skindred's Benji Webbe.

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