Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
The iconic voice of doom, Eric Wagner of such acts as Trouble and The Skull, has announced he’s signed with M-Theory Audio. The label is the new entity recently launched by Marco Barbieri, the former president of Century Media Records, and whose previous experience includes Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade.
It will be the label home for Eric’s next release with his Blackfinger project, which now includes guitarist Terry Weston of Dream Death/Penance. Further details of the sophomore Blackfinger album, ‘When Colors Fade Away‘, will be announced as they’re made public.
Both Eric and Marco made statements about their new partnership, with Wagner saying: “I’m extremely excited to announce that Blackfinger has signed with M-Theory Audio. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with Marco Barbieri again after all these years.”
Marco shared: “Eric Wagner is a true artist, talent and storyteller. I’ve spent the last 34 years listening to classic tales weaved by this man; and he is truly one of my favourite vocalists. Along the way I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eric and Trouble while at Century Media during their Plastic Green Head album cycle and even had his other band, The Skull, headline one of the Doom In June Festivals. Now our co-operation and friendship continues and I am fortunate to release the new and phenomenal Blackfinger album.”