Welcome to this week’s installment of the “Signmeto” Unsigned Band of the Week feature, which is where I profile a band I’ve discovered on the “Sign Me to Roadrunner Records” website, and then give you the opportunity to listen to a few songs from somebody you might never have heard before. My hope is, you might find something you really dig, and then when they explode in popularity and sell a million records, you can scoff at all the bandwagon-jumpers, saying you’ve been a fan since the beginning.
All of the bands I’ve written about so far in this weekly column have been people who’ve contacted me directly, actively seeking reviews. If your band has already written to me, don’t worry, I’ll get to you soon — I’ve got a few more lined up for the next several weeks. But today is a little different because it’s a band I ran across last weekend when I was writing about the upcoming Dream Death reunion show — one of the opening acts for that show is a local band I hadn’t heard before, so in the course of writing that article I had to do a little research to find out who they are. That was Closer to Hell, a death metal band from Ford City, PA (just a little while north of Pittsburgh in Armstrong County). After I located their Facebook page, I found that they also had an account on Signmeto, where I was able to give them a listen. So naturally, I decided to include them here so you could do the same. Continue reading