Candlelight Records have signed black metal trio Chasma for their new full-length. Chasma’s new album Omega Theorian has been recorded and the band is now waiting for a release date.


Chasma were formed in Portland, Oregon. The earliest incarnation known as Chasma was born in fall 2008 by founding members Ryan Whyte and Aaron Schomaker. The original lineup immediately released a demo on French label Aural Offerings before a year long hiatus due to the urgency of other musical pursuits involving the members. After an almost two year break, a two album deal was struck with American label Moribund Records. In 2011 the band released Declarations Of The Grand Artificer and immediately parted ways with the then guitar player. In late 2011 the group recruited Brandon Gordon to fill the guitar position, which shortly gave birth to the second full length given the name Codex Constellatia. The band now joins the ranks of Candlelight Records after years of toil and countless stage performances with bands like Thou, Abigail Williams, Fell Voices, Wolves In The Throne Room, Vattnet Viskar, Ash Borer, Junius, and more.


Chasma comment: “Having the opportunity to join the Candlelight family is an honor that is beyond description for us as a band and as long time metal fans in general. This new band/label marriage marks a new, long anticipated chapter in Chasma that will give us the opportunity to communicate to our audience on a much wider scale from a very prestigious stage. Our fire burns brighter than ever.”


Waiting for album number three to be released, the band also notes on their facebook page: “finishing up writing our 4th full length to be recorded sometime in the spring”.

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