Frozen Soul's 2019 demo/EP Encased In Ice was one of last year's most promising new debuts within this exciting new wave of hardcore-laced death metal, and we've been anticipating the debut full-length that the band said they finished writing on Christmas Eve. The demo/EP came out on the small, trusty Maggot Stomp label, but today it was revealed that Frozen Soul signed to the larger, long-running Century Media for their debut album. They've also announced that the album is called Crypts of Ice and due this fall. Via press release:

"As I've grown and gotten further and further into heavy music, Century Media's rich history in death metal has played a huge role in developing me as a musician: from Grave and Deicide to Blood Incantation and Skeletal Remains we're honored to be part of that legacy," says frontman Chad Green.

[...] "It was a classic case of hard work and vision paying off," says Century Media US A&R Mike Gitter. "Their influences are classic, but ugly riff for riff, they set themselves apart by being that much heavier."

Says Century Media head Philipp Schulte: "We are very happy to announce the worldwide signing of Frozen Soul from Texas. The band got our attention with their excellent demo release 'Encased In Ice' that offers death metal in its most primal form – ferocious, straight and brutal. Bands like Grave, Unleashed and Morgoth laid the foundation to Century Media Records. Teaming up with Frozen Soul means to solidify this foundation and to carry the torch of real death metal into the future. We are very much looking forward to releasing Frozen Soul's debut 'Crypts Of Ice' in autumn."

And on Facebook, the band adds:

What a ride this past year has been, we’ve gone from putting a 4 song demo out, unsure what our future would hold, to meeting life long family and touring almost all sides of the US! The time has come for a new chapter in our story to begin, today we are honored to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with @centurymedia @centurymediaeu and could not be more stoked to be part of such an insane history of heavy music! With that being said, we have been hard at work before and during this pandemic pushing forward to write and record the most frost bitten, IQ crushing, knuckle dragging, slobber knocker of an album that would deliver nothing but the coldest riffs straight through your brains and we can’t wait to share it with you! Also today our @holymountainprinting store has been updated with a bunch of new stuff including multiple shirts, some shorts and a back patch designed by @vomitvessel ! To everyone that has stuck by us, helped book us, caught us at a show, bought merch, or just said kind words to us, thank you for your endless kindness and support! Special thank you to our fucking bother @maggotstomp and the rest of the family, without you none of this would be possible and we are eternally grateful. hope you didn’t put those jackets up yet, it’s about to get cold again. Stay tuned for more news as we prepare your CRYPT OF ICE.

Exciting news! Stay tuned for more on Crypts of Ice and listen to Encased In Ice below.

This comes just a few days after Century Media scooped up Boston prog/folk metallers Wilderun, who released the very good Veil of Imagination last year.