NewsDecember 19, 2008 10:03 PM ET9,341 views

Willowtip Records signs three bands

Official press release: Willowtip Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Washington, D.C.'s Magrudergrind. The band is set to enter Godcity studios in early-January to record their Willowtip debut with famed engineer Kurt Ballou (Misery Index, Torche). The recording will mastered at Visceral Sound by Scott Hull (Phobia, Maruta). Swedish grindcore trio Afgrund have officially signed with Willowtip Records. The label will release the band's second full-length, Vid Helvetets Grindar (At The Gates Of Hell), in 2009. Afgrund will tour Europe in July 2009 and have secured a slot on the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. Willowtip Records has officially signed Rome, Italy group Fleshgod Apocalypse. Previously signed to Neurotic Records, the band is set to release its debut album Oracles via Willowtip in 2009. Featuring current members of Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse play death metal with a "classical" approach; inspired by Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation, and infuenced by J.S. Bach and L. Van Beethoven.

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