HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS is pleased to announce the signing of Midwest thrash metal maniacs VINDICATOR. As one of the frontrunners of what has come to be known as the “New Wave Of Thrash”, Ohio based VINDICATOR laid the framework for the band during Summer of 2005 as long time friends Marshall Law and brothers Vic and Jesse Stown came together with a singular vision, drawing influences ranging from first-wave Bay Area and Teutonic thrash to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Following the self-release of the band’s debut full-length album “There Will Be Blood” in 2008, VINDICATOR spent the next year gigging nationally in support of the album with such bands as Raven, Overkill, M.O.D., Hirax, Destruction, Exodus, and Kreator, Exmortus and many others. With the addition of lead shredder Mikey B. Lial, Vindicator once again hit the studio in late 2008 to record tracks for a split release with 80’s German cult metal legends Metal Witch. Showing the true realized power of Vindicator, the new tracks hint at what can be expected from their upcoming sophomore full-length album on Heavy Artillery Records, tentatively scheduled for early 2010.

Following their first two self-financed tours in 2008, VINDICATOR are back on the road for the Nationwide Ruination Tour, which includes a stop at the Thrasho De Mayo Festival on Friday, May 1st in Los Angeles. See the label’s myspace profile for a full list of dates and venues.

Listen to VINDICATOR at www.myspace.com/savindicator

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