Swedish thrashers MASSDISTRACTION have inked with Mighty Music. The band’s debut album, “Follow The Rats”, will be released on January 28, 2013. The critically acclaimed CD was issued in Sweden in August and will now be made available in the rest of Europe.
MASSDISTRACTION was founded by the end of 2007 by guitarist Jon Hjalmarsson and his brother Per. The underwent a number of lineup changes before arriving at the current formation, consisting of guitarists Jon Hjalmarsson and Ali Nassadjpoor, drummer David Larsson, bassist Kalle Möllerström and vocalist Mikkjal G. Hansen.
Known as an energetic live act that tears the stage apart, MASSDISTRACTION has opened for such bands as HATESPHERE, MNEMIC and RAISED FIST. They were named the best unsigned metal band in southern Sweden 2011 in the competition “Released Live And Unsigned” by a jury consisting of people from Sweden Rock Festival, Jägermeister and Warner Music.
Without even having a record deal at the time, the band entered the studio in the fall of 2011 to record “Follow The Rats”, with Hjalmarsson acting as producer, engineer and mixer. The CD was recorded and mixed over a six-month period and was mastered byDragan Tanaskovic (IN FLAMES, MUSTASCH) at Bohus Sound in Kungälv, Sweden.
“Follow The Rats” track listing:
02. See No Evil
03. Something Violent
04. Follow The Rats
05. Sudden Deaf
06. Walking The Earth
09. New Dominion
10. Master Manipulator