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Abacus Recordings Sign Norway's PURIFIED IN BLOOD

June 12, 2006

Abacus Recordings is extremely proud to announce the signing of PURIFIED IN BLOOD and will be releasing their new album, Reaper of Souls, in the U.S. on June 27th. Hailed by many as the most exciting act to emerge from Norway since TURBONEGRO, PURIFIED IN BLOOD combines blazing riffs and solos with controversially political lyrics. One might say that the band’s innovative concept of “metal with a message” is something akin to EMPEROR meets EARTH CRISIS.

Boasting six members with a dual lead vocalist and twin guitar attack, PURIFIED IN BLOOD has become known for its high energy live performances. In fact, the band won Norway’s national underground music contest for unsigned bands (ZOOM) in 2004, and more recently, the award for “Best Live Act” at Norway’s prestigious Alarm Awards 2006.

The band has already completed two U.S. tours in support of the 2003 EP, Last Leaves of a Poisoned Tree, on New Eden Records, and regularly tour Scandinavia and Europe. Now armed with an incendiary new full-length album, Reaper of Souls, the band is more than prepared to expand it’s mission to the rest of the world. With the goal of dedicating half of the year to touring in the U.S., and an unwavering work ethic, PURIFIED IN BLOOD is determined to make its mark in America.