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Label News (more headlines) 04-19-2014

Origin Signs With Agonia Records For Europe

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Technical death metal masters, ORIGIN, have inked a European record deal with Agonia Records. Band's new album - the follow-up to 2011's "Entity" - is entitled "Omnipresent" and will be made available this Summer. Cover artwork, track-list and other vital details will be revealed shortly.

Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, ORIGIN is one of the top, most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. Since its inception, the group has charted twice on the Billboard Top Heatseekers (with "Antithesis" at #21 and "Entity" at #20) and emerged on countless highly-energetic shows across the world. In 2007, ORIGIN reached Europe for the first time in career (on tour with Misery Index and Necrophagist) and five years later, in 2012, reclaimed The Old Continent together with Suffocation. This coming May, ORIGIN will be heading out on a headlining run in South East Asia and Australia.

The band made a statement regarding their new deal for Europe: "ORIGIN is proud to be a part of the Agonia Records family! We feel that this is the strongest move on our quest for total omnipresence, and are excited to share our latest cut of sheer technical brutality throughout Europe and beyond. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are Origin. Hail Space."

Thus far operating as a trio, "Omnipresent" will introduce Jason Keyser (Skinless) as band's new vocalist. Commented by John Longstreth (drums): "ORIGIN records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic, and senseless fashion. It's our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that's why we have Jason. He's had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he's the guy. For those that weren't aware, ORIGIN recorded "Entity" as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do".

Agonia Records is very happy to take part in ORIGIN's already-impressive history, and release some of the very best material death metal has yet to offer.

The new album will be available in North American territory via Nuclear Blast Records. More news will follow soon.

ORIGIN is:
Jason Keyser - vocals
Paul Ryan - guitars/vocals
Mike Flores - bass/vocals
John Longstreth - drums

Upcoming shows:
Apr 27 HAMMERSONIC Jakarta, Indonesia
Apr 29 Yu Gong Yi Shan Beijing, China
May 01 The Wall Live House Taipei, Taiwan
May 02 Hidden Agenda Hong Kong, China
May 03 THE ROCK PUB Bangkok, Thailand
May 04 Aliwal Arts Centre Singapore, Singapore
May 06 Amplifier Bar Perth, Australia
May 07 Fowlers Live Adelaide, Australia
May 08 Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
May 09 Bald Face Stag Sydney, Australia
May 10 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, Australia
May 11 Electric Playground Brisbane, Australia

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