Metal Blade is happy to announce the signing of Dutch death metal act DICTATED! The furious female guitar tandem Yessica Otten and Sonja Schuringa stumbled upon Michiel vd Plicht and Henri Sattler during a heavy drinking session. While Henri was hustling to sell the girls one of his custom-made SK Guitars, they managed to talk business and join forces for the new DICTATED album.
DICTATED comments: “Dictated is very honored and proud to have signed with the mighty Metal Blade Records! We have just finished our album ‘The Deceived‘ and we are thrilled to see it being released amongst legends. A great step in our musical careers and we would like to thank Metal Blade for welcoming us into their world and all who believe in us!”
On that very same night, vocalist York picked up the sense of success and after another night in the Irish pub, he was there to stay. With a full line up completed, the five members holed up in their rehearsal space to write an album. Ten new songs were born with the help of an adundance of sweat, beer, and coffee.
In September 2013, DICTATED ventured into Studio Soundlodge for “The Deceived” recording sessions. In the meantime, various photo-shoots took place where friends and family of DICTATED found themselves in the background and mutilated in the artwork.
Humor, some serious questions of sanity, and above all, determination and willpower, brought forth DICTATED and their debut album, “The Deceived.” DICTATED is ready to hit the stages again. To dominate every venue with their live performance, just like their European tour with Origin in 2012.
DICTATED will release “The Deceived” on August, 15th via Metal Blade Records in Europe and on August 19th in North America. Check out the first video teaser featuring photos, artwork and music from “The Deceived” on the Metal Blade youtube channel here:
York Keijzer – Vocals
Sonja Schuringa – Guitars
Yessica Otten – Guitars
Henri Sattler – Bass (Session)
Michiel vd Plicht – Drums (Session)