Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metallers DICTATED. The band’s new album, “The Deceived”, will be released on August 15.
Comments DICTATED: “DICTATED is very honored and proud to have signed with the mighty Metal Blade Records!
“We have just finished our album, ‘The Deceived’, and we are thrilled to see it being released amongst legends. A great step in our musical careers and we would like to thank Metal Blade for welcoming us into their world and all who believe in us!”
Once upon a time, the furious female guitar tandem Yessica Otten and Sonja Schuringa stumbled upon Michiel vd Plicht and Henri Sattler during a heavy drinking session. While Henri was hustling to sell the girls one of his custom-made SK guitars, they managed to talk business in creating the new DICTATED album. On that very same night, vocalist York picked up the sense of success and after another night in the Irish pub, he was there to stay.
Forces joined together, the five of them took over the rehearsal rooms and Henri enslaved the others into writing at their utmost. Ten new songs were born with the help of an overload of sweat, beer and coffee. In September 2013, DICTATED took over Studio Soundlodge for the recordings of their new album, “The Deceived”. In the meantime, various hilarious photo shoots took place where friends and family of DICTATED found themselves back mutilated in the artwork. Humor, some serious questionability of the sane mind and above all, determination and willpower produced the new story of DICTATED and “The Deceived”.
York Keijzer – vocals
Sonja Schuringa – guitar
Yessica Otten – guitar
Henri Sattler – (session) bass
Michiel vd Plicht – (session) drums