We had been in discussions with Naplam Records and had come to a signing agreement before I met the team. I first met Thomas Caser when he came with his band during the Kamelot Haven European tour Part 2. He came for two dates with his band “Visions of Atlantis”, who were opening for Kamelot. Kamelot is also signed to Napalm Records and I was a guest female vocalist with Kamelot on that tour. Thomas came up and introduced himself to me the first night and he wanted to know how our new double album PREVAIL was sounding. I told him that the album was going to be some traditional metal, and a lot of newly evolved active hard rock. You know how they say first impressions are everything? Well, I was shocked at how young Thomas was, but, honestly, it also made me really excited! It’s a new world, especially for music; the industry works in new ways and I think it’s an advantage to have someone who is part of that younger generation working with our music. I believe Thomas knows how it ‘ticks’, and how to work in a digital world. He was really excited to hear about the evolution of the band sonically and we are excited to be part of the Napalm Record family.
Since my meeting with Thomas, I have also met with Sean Quinn, our label manager, on Skype; we email often, and I also stay in close touch with Demetri, the Napalm Records A&R guy, as we finish our mixes for PREVAIL. Both Sean and Demetri have been seriously on point with our project, more so than the previous experiences we have had to date, and that makes me feel very encouraged. They are young and working hard to strengthen their brand elements and they believe in our project.