NewsMay 6, 2013 6:34 PM ET3,553 views

Metal Blade Records signs Pilgrim

Official press release: Rhode Island's Pilgrim has officially joined forces with Metal Blade Records. Their debut album, Misery Wizard, was released in early 2012 through Alan Averill's Metal Blade imprint, Poison Tongue Records. Pilgrim managed to spend the majority of 2012 rattling the foundation of the underground doom scene. The band toured with Samothrace, Mares of Thrace, Primitive Weapons, headlined the Stoner Hands of Doom festival, and more. At the end of 2012, Pilgrim had the honor of performing at Metal Blade's 30th Anniversary Scion AV label showcase. Live audio, as well as interviews from the event can be found at Most recently, Pilgrim performed as part of the Roadburn Festival 2013 in the Netherlands. As the Misery Wizard chapter of Pilgrim's budding career draws to a close, the band has begun efforts to craft the follow-up to what became a critically-acclaimed debut. The new album will be recorded in May of 2013 at Emandee Studios, which is the same location utilized for Misery Wizard. More details will be posted as they become available. "The stars have aligned and our dreams have come true. Its a fucking honor to have joined the ranks of the legendary Metal Blade army. The time has come for our world domination through sonic amplification. Hail Astaroth, Hail Slagel." – The Wizard A high quality live bootleg of a new track, Void Worship, from the band's March 1st show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY has been made available on YouTube here:

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