Nuclear Blast Records are stoked to announce the signing of Ashes Of Ares - the new formation of Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth), Van Williams (ex-Nevermore) and Freddie Vidales (ex-Iced Earth).
Ashes Of Ares are a band that represent the culmination of experiences, trials and tribulations of founding members Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales. Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands Iced Earth and Nevermore, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their personal experiences.
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Armed with the knowledge acquired through years of the writing, touring and recording, and the support of an army of loyal fans across the globe, Ashes Of Ares are poised and ready to carve out a new legacy and stand proudly alongside those who have helped pave the way.
The band comments: "We are proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast records! We're really looking forward to working with them in bringing our music to the world. It's great to be added to the ranks of the already impressive roster of bands that Nuclear Blast represents.
"We will be entering the studio at the beginning of April under the masterful watch of producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Recording.
"We and Nuclear Blast are aiming for a release date late in the summer of 2013. This will be followed by a European tour with Powerwolf.
"It's a new beginning for Ashes Of Ares, and we couldn't ask for a better label than Nuclear Blast to go into battle with. Attack!"