NewsFebruary 5, 2008 7:17 PM ET4,331 views

Metal Blade Records signs Anima

Official press release: Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of the German extreme metal outfit Anima. Anima formed in the summer of 2005 under the name of Metmachines, but soon after renamed the band into Today Heaven's Dying until they decided on Anima as a band name. The band has played a large number of shows until now, gaining a lot more experience. In the summer of 2006 the group started recording their debut CD entitled "Souls Of The Decedents" at 138 Studios in Ellrich. The album secured the band their first deal with All Life Ends Records. "The Daily Grind" was the title of the next MCD to be released in the fall of 2007, which was set to include five songs recorded, mixed and mastered at Slaughter's palace and Rape of Harmonies studios. However, the CD was never released. Shortly after posting the first songs on MySpace the band gained interest from Metal Blade Records to everyone's excitement and amazement. "Anima is one of the most promising bands to rise from the European underground. Considering the quality of their songs it's hard to believe all the band members are just between 16 and 19 years old" comments A&R Andreas Reissnauer of the European Metal Blade department. Obviously the band didn't hesitate long, signing a Worldwide contract soon after. Comments Anima: "We are over the moon and still can't believe we are under contract with Metal Blade Records. It's a huge honor and we hope that our collaboration will be of long continuance. We have reached one of our biggest goals and would like to thank everyone who supported us so far." Check out a few songs of the unreleased "The Daily Grind" MCD at the band's MySpace site. Anima plan to record their Metal Blade debut in spring, to be released in late summer.

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