Temujin signs with Renaissance Records.


Melbourne, Australia (April, 2008) — Following the 2007 self-published release of the debut album 1000 Tears, Australian Goth/Metal band Temujin have signed with US independent label Renaissance Records for distribution of 1000 Tears in the USA, Canada and Mexico. In support of the US retail release, discussions are under way for a proposed US tour later in 2008.

This feels very much like a case of ‘right place, right time’ for us” says vocalist Kelly. “Renaissance are a true ‘indie’ label, a small but dynamic company. This is an opportunity for both the band and the label to grow together, and we’re looking forward to it. Renaissance is showing faith in us, and we aim to reward that faith this year!”

1000 Tears is the powerful debut album from Temujin. The album has met with worldwide critical acclaim since it’s initial release :

“Kelly delivers some stunning vocals … There are really no weaknesses to be found. This is a great release which should satisfy every gothic metal fan.” – Metal Archives

“1000 Tears is an album that will capture you from start to finish no matter what your musical taste may be. Two thumbs up because I only have two thumbs to put up!” – nujams website (USA)

“Gentle/harsh, tender/angry, but most of all … deep … the most solid work I’ve heard for a long time. The future is theirs …” – ROCK SHOW radio (Greece)

1000 Tears has become a beautiful debut album, where power and emotion are in perfect balance with each other in every song” – Metal Maidens (Netherlands)

Renaissance Records is a proudly independent label based in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1995 with an initial focus on the reissue of classic rock and classic country LPs on CD for the first time, the company is moving into the next phase of it’s history with some great new talent and a worldwide focus on music from around the planet – “One Vision….One Voice” . Renaissance is currently distributed nationally by Koch Entertainment Distribution.

Temujin are Kelly (vocals, keyboards) and Karl Lean (guitars, bass and drums). Formed in 2005, the band has focused on writing and recording throughout 2006, which culminated in the 2007 release of ‘1000 Tears’. The band are determined to build on the foundations laid in 2007, and the deal with Renaissance kicks 2008 off with a major step forward.