Syrian Death metallers VIIEDEN have signed a record deal with Middle Eastern independent label Grindbor Records. The band has teamed up the label to release the band’s debut album as-yet-untitled, which will be released in the coming months. The album will be launched in digital format worldwide through the main online music outlets.
Abdullah Ghosheh, the band’s guitarist commented: “I was glad when the guys of GrindBor contacted us to make this deal. And since we know the guys and what they’re capable of, I’m sure this will be right thing to do. I believe this will be a great start for both VIIEDEN and Grindbor Records and I’m looking forward to working with them”.
He added: “The composition of our upcoming full length album is almost done, we’ll start recording soon and hopefully everything goes as planned. The record mainly consists of eight tracks we can only describe as heavy as shit, delivering Death Metal to the listener our way.”
When asked about signing VIIEDEN, Grindbor Record’s manager JD commented: “It is great to sign a band like this one. Not only because of their professionalism and talent, but because they are one of the best samples of Syria’s rising scene. We are a still a young label, so we aim this collaboration help us both to develop and show the world that the Middle Eastern Metal scene has come to kick some asses!”
VIIEDEN is an active part of the Syrian Metal scene, which after several years of low activity is living a kind of resurrection thanks to the rising of many young but talented bands. World-wide media has paid some attention to this rising scene, which despite the country’s current situation, has remained strong and united. In fact, as the result of the interest in the county’s scene, some internationally-renowned artists such as Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA’S PAIN, SAVATAGE) and Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) have recently collaborated with Syrian Metal bands.
VIIEDEN’s new album will be the band’s sophomore release, after the release of their debut 2-track EP “Calamities Inflicted”. For those who haven’t heard the band yet, its debut EP is available for FREE DOWNLOAD at the label’s BandCamp Page.
Hazem Mallah – Vocals, Bass
Abdullah Ghosheh – Guitars
Fadi Massamiri – Drums
2012 – EP “Calamities Inflicted”