Dan Swano signs long-term worldwide deal with Century Media Records

Wednesday, 17th April 2013

Famed Swedish producer/former EDGE OF SANITY frontman Dan Swano has inked a deal with Century Media Records. Swano recently reactivated his legendary Unisound Studios in Orebro, Sweden, handling mastering duties for the likes of OMNIUM GATHERUM, ODDLAND, and MORGOTH. His past resume includes OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION, MERCILESS, 59 TIMES THE PAIN, DARK FUNERAL, HAIL OF BULLETS, MARDUK, MILLENCOLIN and NASUM. Translation: Dude is a legend.

Here’s what our man had to say about the signing: “It’s been 23 years since I signed my first ever record-deal, but never before have I been this excited…I have now signed with Century Media Records!
I bought the first release from Century Media back in 1989, and it is amazing to see how much the label has grown over the years. After working with CM for a few compilation CDs and for two and a half albums with BLOODBATH, I knew it would be the perfect home for me whenever I felt like returning to the recording-industry as a performer again.
And now…I am back! With a vengeance!!!”

The first result of the new cooperation between Dan Swanö and Century Media will be the release of his newly founded metal outfit WITHERSCAPE, which sees Dan teaming with another talented multi-instrumentalist, Ragnar Widerberg, to create an intense concept album– which should not only musically please fans of earlier Swanö-works like Moontower or EDGE OF SANITY, but also attract fans of contemporary progressively atmospheric metal in the vein of OPETH, BARREN EARTH and AMORPHIS.

Swanö comments about the upcoming WITHERSCAPE album:
“I have just completed the final mixes of the first album from my new project WITHERSCAPE. Fans of my ‘Moontower’ album and the catchier parts of EDGE OF SANITY won’t be disappointed! I sing, both clean and growl, play drums and keyboards. Ragnar Widerberg plays all guitars & bass and has co-written almost all the tracks with me.”

Look forward to a late July 2013 release for WITHERSCAPE’s The Inheritance via Century Media.