Swedish metal band METHANE signs with Dark Star / Sony Records
Swedish Southern metal band Methane has signed a record deal with Sony affiliated Dark Star Records and is now in planning for the release of the band’s first full length studio album entitled “The Devil’s Own”. Methane have released 2 EP singles ‘Southern Metal’ 2014 and ‘Spit on Your Grave’ 2015 including 2 music videos. Methane was also featured in the world’s first E-novel with music in 2015 and chosen to compete at The Hard Rock Café’s global battle of the bands, ‘ Hard Rock Rising’, 2 years in a row making Methane the first ever metal band to perform at the Hard Rock in Stockholm Sweden.
‘This is the sound we’ve been looking for, High Octane Party Music, and Methane just Nailed it. ‘ – Jeffrey A. Swanson President of Dark Star Records
Dark Star Records is a Cutting Edge Major Label in Association with Sony Music Entertainment. The Label was founded by Jeffrey A. Swanson in 1996 and has released over 60 albums worldwide. Many of our bands have topped the charts on radio, video, iTunes and Amazon Sales Lists. Our bands have been featured in movies, commercials and video games from around the World. Now, with the help of Lloyd Freeze Vice President of Dark Star Records, the Label has been able to sign some of the best talent on the planet. And, with the skills of our talented staff we have been able market our artists to all of the latest platforms and retail outlets around the Globe.
‘We are totally stoked; it has taken its time finding the right fit for Methane. I’ve always said we want to work with people that stand behind us and we found that with Dark Star. We are almost finished with the album production and we have Swedish artist Christian Wallin, who has done work for Hardcore Superstar and Sister Sin, working on an awesome cover concept. We don’t have the release date yet but we’re hoping to unleash the beast as soon as possible.” – Tim Scott singer / Bassist Methane
Methane is now finishing up it’s 2016 Scandinavian tour campaign at the Heavy Metal Heart Festival on October 22 in Helsinki Finland followed by some local Swedish dates.
Methane formed in 2012 by brothers Tim Scott (Revenant/HatePlow) and Dylan Campbell and Tim’s longtime friend and guitarist Jimi Masterbo. They quickly recruited drummer Andreas Strom and released an E.P. single, entitled ‘Southern Metal’ and now promoting ‘Spit on Your Grave’ 2015. Methane has toured the U.S.A. and Scandinavia. After this year’s EU tour the band is planning to return to the U.S. after the release of the new album.
Methane is fueled by:
Tim Scott – Bass and Vocals
Jimi Masterbo – Lead Guitar
Dylan Campbell – Guitar, backing Vocals
Andreas Strom – Drums