The Swedish Southern Metal / Thrash Metal / Groove Metal band Methane was formed in 2012 by the brothers Tim Scott (Revenant/HatePlow) , Dylan Campbell and and Tim’s longtime friend and guitarist Jimi Masterbo. They quickly recruited the drummer Andreas Strom and released an E.P. single, entitled “Southern Metal” in 2014. The band originates from Borlänge, Sweden and USA.
Swedish Southern metal band Methane has signed a record deal with Sony’s affiliated label Dark Star Records. Dark Star Records is a Cutting Edge Major Label in Association with Sony Music Entertainment. The Label was founded by Jeffrey A. Swanson in 1996 and has released over 60 albums worldwide.
Methane band is now in planning for the release of the band’s first full length studio album entitled “The Devil’s Own”.
Methane have released 2 EP singles “Southern Metal” 2014 and “Spit on Your Grave” 2015 including two music videos.
Methane was also featured in the world´s first E-novel with music in 2015 and chosen to compete at The Hard Rock Café´s global battle of the bands, “Hard Rock Rising”, two years in a row making Methane the first ever metal band to perform at the Hard Rock in Stockholm Sweden.
Tim founder of Methane says about them signing with the label:
“-We are totally stoked, it has taken its time finding the right fit label for the band. I’ve always said we want to work with people that stand behind us and we found that with Dark Star. We are almost finished with the album production and we have the Swedish artist Christian Wallin, who has done the work for the Swedish bands “Hardcore Superstar” and “Sister Sin”, both from Gothenburg in Sweden. Christian is working now on an awesome cover concept for our new album cover. We don´t have the release date yet, but we´re hoping to unleash the beast as soon as possible.”
– Tim Scott Vocalist & Bassist in Methane
Methane is now finishing up it´s 2016 Scandinavian tour campaign at the Heavy Metal Heart Festival on October 22 in Helsinki Finland which followed after by some local tour Swedish dates. (see on Methane’s page on Facebook for updates)
Tim Scott – Bass and Vocals
Jimi Masterbo – Lead Guitar
Dylan Campbell – Guitar, backing Vocals
Andreas Strom – Drums