Minnesota-based grind outfit AMBASSADOR GUN has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records.
“We are fucking psyched to be a part of the Prosthetic roster,” stated the band. “This is a reputable and integral label in heavy music with amazing bands, and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”
The AMBASSADOR GUN track “Wounded Knee”, taken from the band’s forthcoming Prosthetic debut, can be streamed below. The song is described in a press release as “a mix of grindcore with death metal-infused thrash, blended with some punk and crust elements.”
AMBASSADOR GUN, whose name stems from a certain style of sunglasses for pilots, was formed by high school buddies Tim Sieler and Luke Olson. After playing in similar punk and metal bands throughout the mid-’90s, the pair relocated to Minnesota in 2000. “From there,” Olson recalls, “we started to write a lot of psychedelic, experimental metal in the vein of NEUROSIS and TODAY IS THE DAY and somehow blended it with the stylings of SLAYER and old-school HATEBREED.”
This led to the 2007 release of their first EP, “The Streets Have Eyes” (This Dark Reign Recordings). It was not until 2009, however, that the band released their first full-length studio album, “When In Hell”, through Pangea Recordings/Relapse Records.
“We had a new enthusiasm to write short, grind–punk-metal songs,” said Olson.
After a few lineup changes, drummer Patrick Ruhland joined the band for the release of the 2010 EP “Fear And Coercion”. Olson stated, “This guy is a blastbeat metronome. Writing, demoing and recording have been amazing!”
2011 proved to be a busy year for the newly regrouped band, as it saw the release of a seven-inch single titled “Rich” through Minor Bird Records as well as a split EP with Milwaukee thrashers ENABLER.
“We were looking for another band to do a split with,” Olson says. “Jeff from ENABLER has been a good friend of ours for years now and heard we were looking from our buddy Logan, who was then playing guitar for ENABLER.” Both bands were recorded over a weekend at Tim Seiler‘s studio, The Gun Range, in March of 2011, and the split was released on cassette and digitally in June of the same year. The split also earned AMBASSADOR GUN a spot opening for ENABLER on a recent East Coast tour, one of several DIY-style treks that have seen the group also perform with the likes of GAZA, IN DEFENCE, TODAY IS THE DAY, AFTER THE BURIAL, OTEP, DEAD TO FALL, RED SPAROWES and several more.
Look for more information about AMBASSADOR GUN‘s new album — tentatively set for a fall release — in the coming weeks.