DARK QUARTERER signs with Metal on Metal Records
The Italian metal veterans DARK QUARTERER, known as the pioneers of the epic/progressive style, have signed with Metal on Metal Records for the release of their just recorded 6th full-length album "Ithaca". Commented Gianni Nepi, the band's vocalist/bassist: "We've known Simone and Jowita for years. They often came to our concerts, and there's always been a great, friendly relationship between us. Oftentimes Jowita would take photos at our shows and share them with us. We've had the chance to see the quality of their releases, and when we needed a new label, it seemed natural to consider their involvement. We met several times before finalizing the terms of the agreement and we believe it's a great opportunity to keep on releasing our albums in the best way possible." Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi, Metal on Metal Records CEO, added: "My first meeting with DARK QUARTERER and their unique music was in 2004, at the Keep It True festival in Germany. I had not heard any song of that band before, and I was enchanted on the spot. We've kept in touch ever since and by now we've seen the band live over a dozen of times... and each time they sounded incredible, no matter if they played on a big stage or in a small club or a biker bar. A spotless performance is a guarantee with his band. Such level of talent and professionalism is rare these days indeed. It's an honour for us to be working with this legendary band that also happens to be comprised of true gentlemen." DARK QUARTERER started out in 1980 in Piombino (Tuscany), though the roots of the band date back to 1974 (when they played covers as OMEGA R), and released their self-titled debut album in 1987. They've gained their cult underground following through five studio albums (re-released over the years several times) and many live performances, including shows at prestigious festivals all over Europe, where they were often considered the highlight of the events, consolidating their reputation as an amazingly good live band. In the recent years, they have played in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Greece, Austria, Cyprus, France, UK, and at a great many Italian events. With the founding members, Gianni Nepi (vocals/bass) and Paolo "Nipa" Ninci (drums), and the line-up that's been steady since 2003, the band has just recorded their new work. The follow-up to their highly acclaimed "Symbols" (2008), "Ithaca" is a concept album utilizing the Homeric return journey of Odysseus to his home island as a metaphor for the journey of life. The CD is set to be released this April. More info about the band, including detailed biography, discography, photos and links, can be found on the DARK QUARTERER page on Metal on Metal Records website. Stay updated on the band's activity on Facebook.