January 5, 2010 | |


Candlelight Records today confirms the recent signings of KRIEG, WOE and YAOTL MICTLAN. All three add to the English label’s growing American roster, a concentrated effort of the label the past several years. Currently celebrating its ninth year of US operation, the label opened US offices January 2001 with the release of its first album, ZYKLON’s acclaimed debut World ov Worms. In early April, Candlelight continues its quest to deliver quality recordings by both new and established recording artists.

The Isolationist is the confirmed title for the sixth album from New Jersey-based KRIEG. Main creator Imperial says, “it is truly an honor to get to work with a professional label at this point in KRIEG’s career. The Isolationist will be more experimental, uglier, and yet more beautiful than previous KRIEG records.” The album will start production in early February at Volume Studios in Chicago. The record is tentatively planned for a July release.

Philadelphia-based WOE join Candlelight after the underground success of their debut, A Spell For The Death Of Man, in 2008. The band, featuring creator Chris Grigg with a rotating lineup that features members of ABSU, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Green Evening Requiem and Woods Of Ypres, will kick off the new year performing alongside Behemoth this Thursday at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. Titled Quietly, Undramatically, the new album is tentatively planned for a late summer release.

Salt Lake City-based YAOTL MICTLAN have completed recording of their second album currently planned for release in April. Dentro del Mantro Gris de Chaae showcases the band’s Mexican and Mayan culture (their name in the Mexican language of Nahuatl meaning “warriors from the land of the dead”). The band, originally discovered by Brujeria vocalist Juan Brujo, was formed by brothers Yaotl and Tlatecatl in 1998. YAOTL MICTLAN plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2010.

Candlelight’s first releases for 2010 will hit stores nationwide on January 12 including the limited deluxe edition of ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns (featuring five additional songs), the American release of I See Red from Brazil’s CLAUSTROFOBIA and Surpassing The Boundaries Of Human Suffering from England’s INGESTED. January 26 will see the anticipated release of After the third solo album from former Emperor vocalist IHSAHN plus the limited deluxe edition of ABSU’s popular self-titled album (featuring a bonus live DVD).