Strictly Heavy Management Signs REQUIEM LAUS
REQUIEM LAUS hailing from Funchal, Portugal, signed with artist development company Strictly Heavy Management last week. SHM has been managing rock and metal bands with exclusive worldwide contracts since 1995. REQUIEM LAUS formed in 1994 under the name Requiem and released their first demo "Life Fading Existence." The band released "For Ones Who Died" in 1996, which became a major cult item in underground tape trading circuits. Then, after a hiatus, 2000 saw the birth of "Through Aeons," which catapulted them to the forefront of the Portugese metal scene. The bands entire Discography is listed on their official website.
REQUIEM LAUS has performed throughout Portugal for two years, playing significant shows with AVULSED and several Portuguese local bands like Humanart, Mysterium, Kormoss, Cyborium De Profundis and more. They ended up headlining many of these shows to lots of fanfare and support.
The band released a brand new five song CD simply titled "Promo 2006." The new release not only features the aesthetic of death metal, but also elements of Middle Eastern composition and the ethereal quality of symphonic black metal. The band goes for melody and atmosphere over punishing brutality. A new full-length entitled "The Eternal Plague" is in the works for a 2007 release. You can hear songs and interact with the band at their Myspace page.