Welsh "ragga metal" act SKINDRED has inked a worldwide publishing deal with BMG.
Commented SKINDRED's manager Seven Webster at 7pm Management: "We are really excited to be working with Tony Moss and the worldwide BMG team.
"After all the nominations the band have received at various awards in the last couple of weeks, and seeing the band play to around 40,000 people at the weekend at Knebworth, it helps highlight the importance of this act as a fast-growing global concern and is a key part in our strategy going forwards."
The deal takes into account all songs written by all four band members to date as well as their individual work as writers with frontman Benji Webb also penning cuts on BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's last album and new Roadrunner Records signing REVOKER, whom he is also producing.
Tony Moss, MD of BMG, said: "[SKINDRED is] a fantastic band with great songs and a phenomenal fanbase. It's a great deal for us as we have nothing like them in the roster — but then I'm not sure there is anyone like them!"
"Shark Bites and Dog Fights", the latest mini-album from SKINDRED, sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 21 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Shark Bites and Dog Fights" was released on September 22, 2009 via Bieler Bros. Records. The record contains eight songs, including "Who Are You?" and "Calling All Stations". It was produced by Matt LaPlant (SIKTH) at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida.