AVERSE SEFIRA Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS - Oct. 20, 2006
Texas-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA have inked a deal with Candlelight Records.
AVERSE SEFIRA formed in Texas, in 1996. Following a well-received demo, the band self-released their debut album, "Homecoming's March", on Arrogare Records in 1999. Shortly after, the band relocated to New York state and began playing in support of the release. They went on to make several high-profile appearances, most notably in support of CRADLE OF FILTH in Canada. In 2000, AVERSE SEFIRA relocated back to Texas and signed to Massachusetts' Lost Disciple Records. Their following release, "Battle's Clarion", garnered critical acclaim across the globe.
With their reputation secured, the band toured Europe and Canada, and successfully co-headlined with DARK FUNERAL in South America. 2003 saw AVERSE SEFIRA leave Lost Disciple to pursue a new offer with Brazil's Evil Horde Records. This arrangement not only resulted in a re-edition of the band's then out-of-print "Homecoming's March" album, but also led to the 2005 release of a new album, "Tetragrammatical Astygmata". The strongest effort of the band thus far, "Tetragrammatical Astygmata" features songwriting and production that surpasses their previous efforts.
Despite limited distribution and support from Lost Disciple Records, AVERSE SEFIRA has managed to amass a large cult following through relentless self-promotion and touring since 2001. Outside of their current partnership with Evil Horde Records the band is self-sufficient. They arrange their own tours and handle their own art direction independent of any label assistance. To date, they are still the only American black metal group to have performed live on three continents. In March of 2006, AVERSE SEFIRA returned to Brazil in support of CANDLEMASS.
AVERSE SEFIRA will headline the Halloween Metal Ball on October 28 in Austin, Texas at Redrum Club. The band is currently writing material for their next album. http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=60634