Victory Records has announced the signing of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based symphonic black metal unit ERIMHA. The band’s new album will be released this summer.

ERIMHA, which means army or legion coming from Sumerian culture, bases its haunting, melodic, merciless and operatic sound on ancient mythology and spirituality. Their mantra and mission is one of inner strength and how the individual can be as powerful as an entire army.

Formed in 2010, ERIMHA‘s punishingly fresh and savage take on symphonic black metal is spawning a loyal legion of followers in the Canadian metal scene. They released their first full-length album, “Irkalla”, in September 2010 which featured guest vocals from THE AGONIST‘s frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. The band, consisting of Gore (vocals), Kthien (rhythm guitar), Ksaos (drums) and Diusternas (bass), is going to be an extreme force to be reckoned with on the international metal battlefield.