Phoenix Mourning – Land Worldwide Deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide deal with the Tampa, FL screamo/metalcore act PHOENIX MOURNING. The band’s first release with Metal Blade Records, “When Excuses Become Antiques”, will also mark the bands first full length CD since forming in the summer of 2004. “When Excuses Become Antiques” was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Tom Morris who has also produced acts such as MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, SEVEN MARY THREE, and others.

“We are absolutely honored to have signed to Metal Blade Records. A label we all grew up admiring for their amazing roster year after year. It feels amazing to now be in the family with such acts as As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder and hometown friends The Absence. We look forward to many, many years of success with Metal Blade and the staff that makes this label so remarkable.” – Phoenix Mourning

“We are really excited to add Phoenix Mourning to the Metal Blade family. They provide us with a new and fresh approach and something that we were really looking for.” ? Brian Slagel/Owner & CEO Metal Blade Records Inc.

To check out “Across Twenty-Six Winters” off of PHOENIX MOURNING‘s upcoming release “When Excuses Become Antiques go here. “When Excuses Become Antiques” will be in stores April 18th, 2006 with the band hitting the road shortly before street date.


Jeremiah Ruff – vocals
Ahmed Smith – guitar
Kerry DeWitt – drums
Stephen Bowman – guitar
Marshall Gibson – bass

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