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Victims of Creation album deal under German metal label

AJ Burd of Victims of Creation.AJ Burd of Victims of Creation.

For years they have been one of the most revered cult bands in the local metal scene, but following recent developments, Maltese metal quartet Victims of Creation looks set to be cast into the limelight, locally as well as on the international circuit.

Further to the news that along with fellow Maltese act Griffin Device, they are to play at next year’s edition of the Doom Shall Rise Festival in Germany, Victims of Creation have also been signed by Cyclone Empire to record and release an album with the German metal label.

Describing its music as a very heavy, down-tuned sound, carrying both the old-school doom/death metal and slow sludgy elements, Victims of Creation was formed in 1992 and gave its first live performance two years later supporting Oblique Visions.

The band has been through various line-ups over the years, which along with a number of other setbacks, was partly to blame for the band’s extended sabbatical.

Things started moving again when guitarists AJ Burd and Daniel Bartolo joined founding members Rex and Dino Mifsud Lepre, with the new line-up bringing Victims of Creation back to the stage in 2009 after an absence of 13 years, as special guests at the first edition of the Malta Doom Metal Festival.

Their performance on the night received an overwhelming res­ponse, injecting new life into the band and resulting in further gigs, including appearances at the next two editions of the MDM festival alongside heavyweight local and foreign acts. It was, in fact, at last year’s edition of the MDM festival that Victims of Creation were approached by Cyclone Empire… and the rest is history.

News of the deal was announced earlier this month on the influential website metalunderground.com. Work on the album will begin shortly with the date of release scheduled for April 2013. For more information, look up the Victims of Creation page on Facebook.

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