Candlelight Records has announced the signing of ZATOKREV, one of the most forward-thinking and crushing bands in extreme music at the moment. The group’s new full-length album, “The Bat, The Wheel And A Long Road To Nowhere”, will be released later in the year. The CD was recorded at the Rec Studio in Geneva and was mixed, mastered and co-produced by Raphaël Bovey, also known as drummer from the band KRUGER.

ZATOKREV, hailing from Basel in Switzerland, was founded by Silvio Spadino (drums), Marco Grementieri (bass/samples) and Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals) in April 2002 to deliver a heavy load of dragging metal.

According to a press release, “The Bat, The Wheel And A Long Road To Nowhere” “contains elements from sludge, stoner, black metal, prog-metal, psychedelic rock, post-hardcore and shows more dynamics in song writing, instrumentation and a stronger variety of vocals.”

Commented Frederyk Rotter: “We’re very proud to be signed on Candlelight Records. Since years it’s one of our favorite labels. We’re looking forward to a good collaboration and to bring ZATOKREV forward with Candlelight‘s help!”

A new ZATOKREV song called “Goddamn Lights” can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.