BURDEN OF LIFE sign deal with NOIZGATE Records

New album planned for late April 2016

Bielefeld, December 21st, 2015
Right in time for the holiday season NOIZGATE Records has a neat surprise ready: By signing BURDEN OF LIFE the label from Bielefeld secures itself some ambitious enhancement on the melodic death metal front. The high flyers from Regensburg impress with their very own, innovative style of music: Complex arrangements and progressive song structures meeting with brute force, an enormous portion of groove ? and some really catchy hooklines: An impressively versatile sound, BURDEN OF LIFE have long since made a name for themselves with throughout the German metal scene.

Founded in 2004, BURDEN OF LIFE are looking back on a long list of gigs and festivals, having played alongside well-known entities such as Blind Guardian, Ektomorf, Moonspell or Soilwork. Their fans know: If this quartet enters the stage, hair will be flying. A sore neck is guaranteed!

In the good ten years of their existence, BURDEN OF LIFE, who come from a classic melodic death metal background, have developed a sound, which admittedly doesn?t deny this origin, but expands it by many components. Christian Kötterl (vocals, guitar), Michael Schafberger (guitar), Karl-Arnold Bodarwé (bass) and Matthias Babl (drums) caused a first stir releasing a self-produced demo, simply titled ?Burden Of Life?, in 2007. With their debut album ?Ashes Of Existence? (2008) and the EP ?In the Wake Of My Demise? (2010) there were two more self-releases to follow. Their second LP, the concept album ?The Vanity Syndrome? (2013, Firefield Records) attracted a great deal of attention far beyond the death metal scene and also made the established music press prick up their ears.

Together with NOIZGATE Records the quartet now wants to tackle the next steps up the career ladder. ?With reference to our band name, it?s almost funny, how many obstacles we had to overcome to get to this point?, mastermind Christian Kötterl reveals. ?With NOIZGATE Records we have a motivated and passionate team standing behind us and our music, ready to give us all the support we have desired for such a long time.?

Stay curious: A new BURDEN OF LIFE album is planned for late April 2016!

For more information on BURDEN OF LIFE please see www.burdenoflife.de.


NOIZGATE Records was founded in 2009 as a division of Bielefeld-based Musicgroup NUVINCI
GmbH. The musical focus of NOIZGATE Records is on the directions Metal, Indie / Alternative and
Electronic. As a member of NUVINCI NOIZGATE Records has access to a comprehensive portfolio of
services relating the production, publication and marketing of music. Thus the music business keeps
the necessary partnerships and memberships to nearly all industry-relevant institutions.

The NUVINCI Music Company is affiliated manufacturer in GVL, the Society for the Exploitation of
related rights. NUVINCI publishing operates its own music publishing, which is associated to GEMA
collecting society. In addition, the company is industrial partner of PhonoNet and member of the VUT,
the independent music association based in Berlin. The worldwide sales of NOIZGATE Records run
via ROUGH TRADE Distribution GmbH, the leading German independent distribution company.

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When my old buddy Kenn Jensen asked me if I wanted to contribute to the new site he had created, then called powermetal.dk, I didn't hesitate. My love for metal music was and is great. I wrote my first review during the summer of 2004 (Moonspell's 'Antidote' album). In 2015, I took over the editor-in-chief role.

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