Violence In Ascension just issued the following announcement about working on a new album and signing with Unable Records:
“2015 has been a year of preparing the new album by writing the tracks as well as the lyrics. Equally we did not fall short of traveling and playing shows both locally and up and down I-95 with some terrific bands. With any band, we made some business changes along the way for what we felt was in the best interests of the project. There are several things still being worked out administratively for us and we will release that moving forward.
“Regarding Unable Records, we are extremely excited to be working with them and have laid out some recording dates to get started. So for 2016, we kick off a show Jan 1 at Bar XIII and in studio Jan 2 at 0x1 Sound Studio in Cherry Hill. Other dates are also secured. We cant express enough our gratitude for Unable Music Group and our fans who continue to believe in us. We have many things to share in 2016 and hope to see you all.”
Unable Records also issued this press release: “In the ultimate case of saving-the-best-for-last, Unable Records has rocked the American metal scene on the final day of the year. Violence in Ascension, the veteran metal band also known as VIA, has just inked a one album deal with Unable Records, a division of the Unable Music Group. The agreement calls for a full-length album, likely consisting of 10 brand new original songs, to be released later in 2016.
“VIA, who recently adopted their long-form name Violence in Ascension, are a well established staple in the East Coast metal scene. Since early 2012, VIA has released both an EP and a full-length album; the latter (From the Ashes – 2014) while signed to the North Carolina heavy metal label Dark Harvest Records. During that time the band has played a relentless show schedule, hitting stages from South Carolina to New York And as far west as Ohio, where they played the main stage for fans at Cleveland’s famed Rockapalooza. VIA has shared the stage with notable bands such as Texas in July, Attack! Attack! and The Devil Wears Prada.
“For the crew at Unable Records, VIA represents a breath of fresh air; a band that not only packs an unbelievable amount of raw talent, but backs it up with unmatched dedication and persistence. They are the definition of what it means to never give up, and Unable Records is proud to now call them part of the family. The new album, and the extensive tour schedule that will undoubtedly follow, will embody that heart, that dedication, that character. Metal fans should expect nothing short of a masterpiece – a masterpiece that exudes energy, confidence, charisma and attitude.
“If speed is any indication of the excitement behind this project, Unable Records and VIA must be through the roof. Fans won’t have long to wait for results, as the band’s tracking sessions have already been booked – for January 2016! The album will be recorded, mixed and produced by the well known engineer/producer Jason Ruch, at Unable Music Group’s 0x1 Sound Studio in Cherry Hill, NJ. Mastering will be performed by James Forbes (Metal Blade, Roadrunner, Warner Bros., Sony) of Vortex Music Productions in Clearwater, FL. The album will be released, distributed and promoted worldwide by Unable Records, in both digital and CD formats. Metal fans the world over are about to learn about struggle, sacrifice and perseverance – about Violence in Ascension. In mid-2016, VIA will ascend.”