Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the signing of progressive death metal five piece, BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS. The New Zealand band recently released self-released their third studio album, Nightmare Withdrawals, to widespread critical acclaim - and caught the eye of the Los Angeles based label. Writing is already underway for the follow up album which will likely see a release in 2022
Of their signing to Prosthetic, the band comments: "We're proud to announce our signing to Prosthetic Records. One cannot go far within the realms of extreme metal without acknowledging the history and prestige that the label holds. This record deal acknowledges the hard work and dedication we have poured into this band, especially considering our geographical isolation here in New Zealand, and for this we are grateful. We look forward to working together with Prosthetic’s supportive team and the many great bands on their roster."
Speaking on the recently released Nightmare Withdrawals, the band add: "In conjunction with our signing to Prosthetic, we'd also like to acknowledge the incredible opportunity we have been given to physically release our third album, Nightmare Withdrawals, through Total Dissonance Worship."
Formed in 2010, a decade of experimentation and experience coalesced on Nightmare Withdrawals to showcase their distinctive blend of dissonant yet technical death metal, black metal and mathcore. Lyrically the album was informed by personal experience, namely a terrorist attack and the natural disasters that their hometown of Christchurch has experienced over recent years. Birthed into the world during a global pandemic, Nightmare Withdrawals is very much a product of its environment. The album also features guest vocal contributions from Karl Sanders of Nile on Atop The Wings Of A Magpie and Callum Gay of Spook The Horses on Lucid Visitations.
Praise for Nightmare Withdrawals:
"Nightmare Withdrawals is a supremely memorable and unique forward-thinking sort of tech-death that exists in its own realm." - Metal Injection
"This one’s going straight to the year-end review list, no questions asked. It’s smart, calculated, and vicious, teetering on the verge of madness at all times without going overboard or overstaying its welcome." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"Wild and senses-overloading technical death metal that weaves in some deathcore-feeling breakdown bits into the whirling madness." - Invisible Oranges
Stay tuned for more news from BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS in the coming months.