Today is a great day. Why? Well if you read the title to this post you already know the answer to that question. One of the finest bands in all of the UK, Shrapnel, has inked a deal with Candlelight Records.
Personally I couldn’t be happier for the band. I’m pretty sure I’m experiencing the same feelings parents get when holding their new born child in their arms for the very first time. Seriously. I’m ecstatic. And you should be too. As some of you may recall in what was one of the first entries ever written here on Global Thrash Assault I described Shrapnel as “one of the best up and coming thrash metal bands in the UK today.”
With the bands recent signing to the always great Candlelight Records it won’t be long before everyone is talking about the young thrashers from Norwich. Shrapnel has both the intensity and the skill to become a household name in the world of heavy metal. Don’t believe me? Then listen to a small sample of what’s to come from the bands debut album, The Virus Conspires, at this location and decide for yourself.
In a statement regarding the recent signing Shrapnel guitarist, Chris Martin, comments: “We are honoured and excited about becoming part of the Candlelight family. We are extremely proud of the album we have put together and can’t wait for everyone to hear it. It’s going to be an exciting new year for us!”
Be on the look out for The Virus Conspires in the Spring of 2014. Until then do yourself a favor and get to know Shrapnel by checking the band out over on their official Facebook page.
SOURCE: Metal Hammer UK.