May 19, 2024

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AKELDAMA Signs with Rogue Records America and a chat with Andrew (Vocals)

537806_399521203399285_349697398_nTampa, FL six-piece progressive metal band AKELDAMA has signed a two-record distribution deal with Rogue Records AmericaAKELDAMA announces their relationship with Rogue Records America by releasing their re-mastered and remixed three-song EP, simply titled Akeldama for free to anyone who wants it.


The band has also become involved with PROJECT ROGUE-TITANS with the recent recruitment of both singers Andrew Zink and Connor Reibling.


“These guys just really shook my foundation when I heard them,” said Rogue Records America owner Dean Martinetti. “The landscapes in their music is layered thick and never at any moment loses its momentum or pacing. It’s really just well done. So, we had to ask them if they’d be a part of the family…and thankfully, they said yes.”


AKELDAMA released their first full-length record, entitled Everything Beautiful on September 6, 2013. The release was met with overwhelming support from the progressive metal community and was named a “top release of 2013” by both and The release was noted for its crushing grooves, lush and ambient atmosphere as well as its elite cast of guest contributors, distinguished artists Ashe O’hara (Tesseract), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) and Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry).


Also, I caught up with Andrew Zink (vocals) and this is what he had to say about it:

“We’ve always wanted to be on an independent label like Rogue. And when Dean came to us, we talked and developed a great relationship. They made us a fantastic offer and we can’t wait for the relationship to grow into something much bigger. Project Rogue is a massive collaboration project with some of metals biggest legends. Me and Connor are extremely excited to be working alongside some of our biggest inspirations. I think this will open up a ton of new opportunities in the future!”



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