U.K.-based modern hard rock band TAINTED NATION has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band’s debut album, “F.E.A.R.”, will be released on December 7.
Commented TAINTED NATION vocalist Pete Newdeck: “This is a very exciting time for the band. We feel it an honor and a privilege to be signed to Massacre Records and we look forward to forging a strong working relationship together. The band is very hungry and keen to make an impact with what we feel is a strong and powerful debut album and in turn, we aim to hit the live scene with all guns blazing. It excites me to be involved with such a lineup of talented musicians who are highly motivated and focused. This is only the beginning…”
An audio sample of the song “Dare You” from TAINTED NATION can be streamed below. The group, which recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management, consists of the following musicians:
* Pete Newdeck (EDEN’S CURSE, GRIM REAPER, KILLERS, STEVE GRIMMETT) – Vocals
* Pontus Egberg (THE POODLES, LION’S SHARE, ZAN CLAN) – Bass
* Ian Nash (STEVE GRIMMETT, LIONSHEART) – Guitar
* Mark Cross (FIREWIND, OUTLOUD, HELLOWEEN, KINGDOM COME) – Drums
“F.E.A.R.” was produced by Pete Newdeck and mixed/mastered by Dennis Ward.
Newdeck, who is mostly known for his work with EDEN’S CURSE and bands like GRIM REAPER, KILLERS and Steve Grimmett, started writing songs with bandmate and friend Ian Nash, who also played guitar for Grimmett, in 2009.
While with EDEN’S CURSE and supporting STRATOVARIOUS and FIREWIND in May 2009 on their U.K. tour, Pete and then-FIREWIND drummer Mark Cross became close friends and discussed the idea of forming a new band, only this time with Newdeck as the lead singer.
Newdeck‘s vocal abilities were truly convincing and in the spring of 2010, Pontus Egberg, bass player for Swedish hard rockers THE POODLES, completed the lineup.
Newdeck, Nash, Cross and Egberg recorded the TAINTED NATION debut album in the U.K. and mixed and mastered it in Germany under the supervision of Dennis Ward, producer of many successful international artists.
TAINTED NATION‘s music is described in a press release as “a commercial, modern and powerful-sounding rock mix.”