LOST SOCIETY – sign with Nuclear Blast ...
Posted: October 30, 2012
Thrash is not dead – and the youngsters of LOST SOCIETY are living proof of it! Founded in early 2010 by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna in the Finnish town of Jyväskylä, the front man gathered an ensemble of passionate allies around him to establish a band that soon should become known as the most energetic newcomer combo Scandinavia had seen in years. After numerous gigs around Finland, bringing them great feedback for their extraordinarily strong stage presence, LOST SOCIETY decided to take part in the world-renowned GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands). After they had won the preliminary decision round in their hometown, they were invited to the finals held in Helsinki, where they prevailed against 13 contesters and eventually came off victorious. The grand finals of GBOB 2012 will take place at “The Scala” in London on the 9th of December with 18 bands from all over the world – and LOST SOCIETY will be one of them! Given these very promising conditions, Nuclear Blast Records are stoked to announce the signing of LOST SOCIETY! Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: “Nuclear Blast has a very long history when it comes to signing new bands from Finland and transforming them into household names. Once in a while a new band comes along that is so driven, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, passionate and professional that you immediately see its potential to make the breakthrough. After we had seen LOST SOCIETY playing at the Global Battle Of the Bands, we knew that this is a combo of that kind! LOST SOCIETY have already recorded their debut album at the famous Sonic Pump Studios together with producer Nino Laurenne. The record is scheduled for a release via Nuclear Blast in spring 2013 and doubtlessly will be a real highlight for all fans of speed and thrash metal. The future belongs to LOST SOCIETY - welcome to the Nuclear family!” LOST SOCIETY are equally enthralled: “We are more than happy to announce that we’ve been signed to Nuclear Blast and we’re looking forward a lot to cooperating with the label. Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression!” Click here to watch the band’s performance at the Finnish GBOB finals and convince yourselves of the youngsters’ skills: LOST SOCIETY are Samy Elbanna – vocals & guitar Arttu Lesonen – guitar Mirko Lehtinen – bass Ossi Paananen – drums