Century Media Records has just signed Dutch death/doom metal band Grand Supreme Blood Court. The band was founded by former Apshyx guitarist Eric Daniels in 2011 after his long time departure from the metal scene in 2000 following Apshyx’s release of On the Wings of Inferno.
Daniels stated the following about his return:
“After some resting years, the wish to play real doom/death was boiling again. It feels great to compose again, my guitars are more close to me than they were ever before. Grand Supreme Blood Court gives me the motivation and true belief to spit out the true and real doom/death. I have five words to say about the upcoming album: Heavy…Brutal…Doom…Crushing…Real. My respect and gratitude towards the fans who kept supporting me, even when I wasn’t there. You Rule!!!”
Century Media had the following comments:
“We are very happy to have Eric Daniels back on the label with his new band. Eric and Century Media have a long and good history together. When we received the first instrumental samples of Grand Supreme Blood Court, we instantly knew we have to release the band’s material: this is crushing, twisted and sick death metal, composed by one of the few real riff masters of the scene. I am aware of the fact that Grand Supreme Blood Court will instantly be compared to Asphyx due to the line-up similarities and Eric’s involvement in Asphyx for many years. Still, the two bands have a different approach on death metal and people will easily recognize those differences in the sound.”
Eric goes on to explain:
“GSBC is a five-piece band, with two guitar-players, in order to give more heaviness and possibilities to the songs. That differs from Asphyx, as well as the fact that we down-tuned to B and the challenge between heaviness and brutality. The structure of the songs is more basic, riffs will tell the story, we don’t hesitate to play riffs longer if it feels right. GSBC is more brutal, saw-like playing than Asphyx, which will be noticeable in the sound. Shortly said: GSBC is a band standing at its own, no wink to Asphyx, no connection.”
Grand Supreme Blood Court is currently recording their as of yet untitled album which is set to be released in the second half of 2012 via Century Media…obviously.