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AGATHODAIMON - Inked A Deal With Napalm Records, New Material In The Making

The German dark metal institution Agathodaimon have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed by Sathonys (guitar) and Matthias Rodig (drums) back in 1995, the German five-piece quickly evolved, performed at major European festivals and released six studio albums throughout their vast career.

Many of those who followed the underground metal and second wave of black metal in the 90s will remember them because of their cult two demos tapes, Carpe Noctem (1996) and Near Dark (1997). Now, seven years after their highly praised latest full length In Darkness, Agathodaimon reunited in February 2020 and are currently working on new material. More to be announced soon.

Guitarist Sathonys states: "We're proud to announce that we have signed a deal with Napalm Records! As some of you know, Agathodaimon was put on hold for years. We've been working on a reunion for many months though, to get back in shape- and when we finally felt ready and announced the comeback in February, we were hoping to find a good partner soon, to release our next album. Yet, I didn't expect that we would be contacted by Napalm right away, a label that has developed in such an impressive way over the course of the last decades. Not only being able to sign lots of excellent bands, but who also managed to gather an impressive team of specialists over the course of time, all fully dedicated to and passionate about metal. So, here we are, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of their artist roster. We're absolutely looking forward to working with these guys!"

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench adds: "In 1998, Agathodaimon released Blacken The Angel an absolute masterpiece! As many, back in the good old days, I heard first about the band when I bought Metal Hammer Germany magazine and listened to the sampler CD that came with it. The song "Tristetea Vehementa" on the Off Road Tracks Vol. 10 Metal Hammer compilation made me fan for life. We are super excited to work with Agathodaimon in the future!"
 
Agathodaimon was able to perfectly combine the best elements from symphonic metal, gothic metal and black metal. The song "Body Of Clay" is arguably even one of the best doom metal songs ever. All five album releases followed that recipe and resulted in some very unique and timeless classic albums. Watch now Agathodaimon's video for new versions of their classic tracks "Tristetea Vehementa" and "Tongue Of Thorns", done during Corona-lockdown. Link