Swedish metal troupe, The Resistance, have signed with Armoury Records (a subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment). The Resistance are to make their musical debut in the form of the four-track Rise from Treason EP, set for North American release on January 29, 2013; with a full length album to follow later that year. The EP will be released as a digital download and limited edition 7" vinyl. A teaser track entitled Slugger is available for listening here.
The band includes within its ranks some of Sweden’s most esteemed musicians including In Flames' founder (and main songwriter until his departure in 2010) Jesper Strömblad on guitar alongside second guitarist Glenn Ljungström (ex-In Flames, ex-Dimension Zero), vocalist Marco Aro (ex-The Haunted, Facedown) and drummer Chris Barkensjö (Carnal Forge, ex-Kaamos, ex-Repugnant etc.).
The Resistance are described as a veritable gang embracing the musical attitude and sounds of Swedish oldschool death metal and the traditional "no compromise" values of hardcore. Comments Strömblad:
"We're extremely happy that we have been given the opportunity to sign a worldwide recording deal with earMUSIC. Together we will spread our vision of Swedish old school death metal with a nice blend of hardcore energy. Watch out for our upcoming EP and album. This is gonna be some good violent fun!"