Friday, March 12, 2010


Florida death metal legends DIABOLIC have sent this update as the band has inked a deal with SALEM ROSE PUBLISHING.

FROM DIABOLIC: Salem Rose Music Publishing has announced its publishing cooperation with
DIABOLIC. The Tampa, Florida-based outfit has a long and credible standing
within the death metal underground with their origins dating back to 1996
when drummer Aantar Coates formed the band. Since the group has released
five albums under the Diabolic name with their latest, Excisions of Exorcisms,
to be released April 20, 2010.
“DIABOLIC is pleased to announce that we have forged a new alliance with
Salem Rose Music!” exclaims guitarist Kelly McLauchlin. “From Marco's
experience working at the top metal record labels, Metal Blade and Century
Media, all the way back to his early days in the underground with Ill Literature
and No Glam Fags magazines shows his history and dedication through the
years to the metal scene. We feel fortunate to be working with someone of his
caliber who can take DIABOLIC to the next level."
Diabolic have had their ups and downs in their decade+ existence, most
recently reforming in 2006 after 3 years divided where some members formed the
band Unholy Ghost, but the band is back under its original moniker and
possibly stronger than ever with their first proper full-length. These
battle-hardened death metal warriors are true believers for the cause and there is
no stopping their never-ending evil crusade for true death metal glory.
“I’m excited to be handling Diabolic’s publishing and helping to consult
their career. I’ve been friends with the guys a long time dating back to
knowing Aantar from his earlier bands (Exmortis, Horror of Horrors) and Kelly
with Pessimist, in addition to my relationship working with them on
Diabolic and Unholy Ghost while I was at Century Media,” explains Marco Barbieri.
“Recently I ran into Kelly in Arizona at a Warbringer show and we struck
up a conversation which planted the seeds for this new endeavor.”
“We worked with Marco previously, and he was instrumental in signing our
(other) band Unholy Ghost to Century Media/Olympic Records, and we are proud
to join the family of quality bands that Salem Rose represents,” confirms
McLauchlin. “We are looking forward to the release of DIABOLIC's new CD
Excisions of Exorcisms upon the metal masses!!
Diabolic’s latest, once again featuring the production services of Juan “
Punchy” Gonzalez (Nile, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer) and the classic artwork
of Joe Pentagno (Motorhead, Krisiun), will be released by Deathgasm Records
on April 20. The band will be supporting the album with several live dates
including an appearance at the 20th Anniversary Michigan Deathfest July
Salem Rose Music began in 2007 as a management company handling the
affairs of WARBRINGER, as well as establishing a Music Publishing division
handling the administration of works for emerging artists including AVENGER OF
company, a creative venture from industry vet Marco Barbieri to assist young bands
in their ambitions, has begun managing additional artists, including
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and PATHOLOGY, as well as entertaining new avenues like
promoting local shows, consulting and producing.

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Florida-based extreme metallers DIABOLIC will release their fifth full-length album, "Excisions of Exorcisms", on April 20 via Deathgasm Records. The CD was recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER, UNHOLY GHOST, live sound for NILE). The cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK, KRISIUN, ANGELCORPSE).
DIABOLIC Excisions of Exorcisms *** Coming 4/20/2010!!! ***

"Excisions of Exorcisms" will be released in jewel case and digipack CD formats.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

01. Excisions of Exorcisms
02. Hellish World
03. Entombed
04. Venomous Habitations
05. Evil in Disguise
06. Bloodwashed
07. False Belief
08. Fragmented Kreations

DIABOLIC's current lineup includes founding members Aantar Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (bass, vocals), and guitarists Kelly McLauchlin (UNHOLY GHOST, PESSIMIST) and Jeff Parrish (BLASTMASTERS).

DIABOLIC is scheduled to appear at the 20th-aniversary edition of the Michigan Deathfest on July 16-17, 2010 alongside DECEASED, NATRON, GODHATE, ACHERON, GODLESS RISING and more.

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Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-