FIRST FRAGMENT Sign With Unique Leader RecordsTuesday, 11th November 2014
Québécois technical death metal strategists FIRST FRAGMENT have joined the brutal ranks of Unique Leader Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled debut full-length, set for unveiling in 2015. FIRST FRAGMENT spews forth an eclectic sound composed of influences from modern extreme metal, ’90s progressive death metal and ’80s neoclassical/power metal all sung completely in French.
Comments FIRST FRAGMENT in a collective statement: “We are very pleased to announce that we have officially signed a record deal with California-based label Unique Leader. Since they have produced and released countless albums from bands we’ve been listening to for years, it is very exciting for us to now be a part of the Unique Leader family. We are also very proud to be the first technical death metal band from Quebec to release an album through an American label that is entirely sung and written in French. We will be representing the nation of Québec by spreading our own brand of extreme francophone metal through one of the most noteworthy record labels in the death metal scene. We are extremely honored that Unique Leader has given us this incredible opportunity.”
Featuring guest appearances from current and former members of Spawn Of Possession, Obscura, Archspire, Augury, Elderoth, the band’s debut will be mixed by sound engineering shaman Hugues Deslauriers (Augury, Defilementory, Vengeful) and boasts a fierce mix of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, endless solos, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a highly varied dual vocal approach.