Willowtip announces signing of three bands!

Willowtip is extremely proud to announce the signing of Washington, D.C.’s MAGRUDERGRIND. The band is set to enter Godcity Studios in early January to record their Willowtip debut with famed engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Misery Index, Torche). The recording will mastered at Visceral Sound by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Phobia, Maruta).

Immediately following the recording of the new album, MAGRUDERGRIND will head out on a European tour. The dates are as follows:

1/8/2009 Paris, France @ La Miroiterie

1/9/2009 Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club

1/10/2009 Bilbao, Spain @ Pub Aurki

1/11/2009 Gijon, Spain @ Bola 8

1/12/2009 TBA, Spain @ TBA

1/13/2009 A Coruña, Spain @ Casa das Autochas

1/14/2009 Braga, Portugal @ Puzzle Bar

1/15/2009 Leon, Spain @ Hellraiser

1/16/2009 Madrid, Spain @ Art Brut

1/17/2009 Barcelona (Badalona), Spain @ Estraperlo (Club del Ritme)

1/18/2009 Marseille, France @ Trendkill

1/19/2009 Nancy, France @ Soap Box Club

In addition to these dates, MAGRUDERGRIND will be appearing at the Maryland Deathfest in May 2009. The band has also confirmed a Westcoast tour with Phobia and Unholy Grave from June 11 – June 21st. Dates will be posted soon.

Also, Swedish grindcore trio AFGRUND have officially signed with Willowtip Records. The label will release the band’s second full-length, Vid Helvetets Grindar (At The Gates Of Hell), in 2009.

AFGRUND will tour Europe in July 2009 and have secured a slot on the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic.


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Willowtip Records has officially signed Rome, Italy group FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Previously signed to Neurotic Records, the band is set to release it’s debut album Oracles via Willowtip in 2009. Featuring current members of Hour Of Penance, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE play death metal with a “classical” approach; inspired by Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation, and infuenced by J.S. Bach and L. Van Beethoven.


The cover art to Oracles can be seen here:


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