THE ambitions of Warrnambool metal band The Ascended have received a major boost with news it has joined a new record label.
Truth Inc Records liked what they heard of the four-piece band so much, they signed them up.
The Ascended frontman Mat Wale is thrilled with the news.
“'We are stoked to be joining the Truth inc Records roster,” Wale said. “Their work ethic and exceptional relations with not only their bands, but the music scene in general, made the decision a no brainer.
“We can't wait to work with the team on our upcoming album and touring schedule.
“We are humbled by the opportunity to represent such a hard working label”.
The Ascended formed in 2014 and has quickly established itself as one of the country’s most exciting heavy metal acts.
The band line-up is Mat Wale (guitar, vocals), Corey Verhaegh (guitar), Braden Dawson (bass) and Beau Searle (drums).
On Friday night, The Ascended kick off their Endless Winter tour with a show at The Loft in Warrnambool.
They will be supported by Truth Inc Records label mates Annihilist. Other acts on the bill will be The Motion Below and Ballfondlers.
After the Warrnambool show, the tour will move onto the Reverence Hotel in Footscray before gigs in Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne and Adelaide. The tour will showcase the bands latest single and will provide some solid preparation for when they go into the studio to record their debut album.
The album comes on the back of an EP, Part 1, which was released in 2015 and a second EP, Part 2, in 2016.
Along the way, the band has supported some of the biggest acts on the Australian heavy metal scene including King Parrot, Make Them Suffer, Elm Street and Dreadnaught.
Truth Inc Records label manager Greg Shaw said The Ascended are a worthy addition.
“What really impressed me with The Ascended was the band’s professionalism,” Shaw said. “They offer strong musical hooks that will see the band gain an ever growing audience near and far.”