Black metallers Episode 13, one of the few Turkish bands to have gained acceptance in Europe, have debuted two tracks from their upcoming album. ‘Death Reclaims The Earth’, the band’s third full length album, marks the return of founding member and front man Ozan Akyol on vocals, who, despite having taken a Sabbatical to complete his studies when the 2008 release ‘Pitch Black’ was recorded, has remained heavily involved with the band. ‘Ars Moriendi’ and ‘Physical, Comatose And Mental Overdose’ can be heard here. …’
Since the release of ‘Pitch Black’, the band has worked hard to dispel any myths that Turkish bands can’t play black metal, and, following excellent reviews from their appearances at Norway’s prestigious Inferno Festival and the UK’s ZT sponsored Infernal Damnation Festival, to name but two, as well as tours in Russia, Finland and Denmark, the band has gained a solid, and ever growing fan base outside their own country. So much so, in fact, that Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth made a guest appearance on vocals during one of the band’s recent live appearances. …
Episode 13 is currently looking for a label to release ‘Death Reclaims The Earth’. The band’s UK based manager, Patricia Thomas, who works with some of the scene’s legendary bands and artists, as well as with some of today’s upcoming bands, commented about the label search: “There would be no problem getting Epidode 13 signed to a Turkish label, but the scene in Turkey is pretty desperate. The labels have little experience and even less will, and not even the first idea about promotion. The band members are all skilled and experienced musicians and Akyol is a terrifyingly compelling frontman. Whenever Episode 13 has played live in Europe, the fans make it very clear to the band afterwards that they’ve broken through the credibility and acceptance barriers with consummate ease. So now it’s definitely time to look for a good label”. … www.myspace.com/episode13
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