Hamilton, Ontario-based Sonic Unyon Metal has announced the multi-album signing of noise-doom duo Mares of Thrace to the label’s ever-expanding roster.
Based out of Calgary, Alberta, Mares of Thrace is comprised simply of guitarist/vocalist Thérèse Lanz and drummer Stefani MacKichan.
“Some of the most influential records in my life, from way back in the 90s up till now, were Sonic Unyon releases,” says Lanz about the signing. “It’s impossible to understate the impact the label has had on Canadian independent music. Accordingly we are incredibly proud and stoked to partner with Sonic Unyon Metal for our upcoming records.”
Mares of Thrace released the debut album “The Moulting” in 2010 via Arctodus Records, touring Canada in support of the album immediately after its release, followed by a U.S. tour in 2011. Additionally, Thérèse played bass for Ken Mode for the first half of 2011.
The newly completed new LP from Mares of Thrace, and first for Sonic Unyon Metal, is entitled “The Pilgrimage.” Recorded in October and November of 2011 at Chicago’s Engine Studio with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, YOB) and mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room, the final touches on the release are being handled now, preparing the album for worldwide release this April.