In what could be the first such instance, Bangalore based sludge/doom act Shepherd have been signed onto U.S. based Helmet Lady Records for an exclusive vinyl release. In their press release, HLR says:
Helmet Lady Records is damn ecstatic to announce the signing of crushing, India-based doom band, Shepherd. Our small family has grown quickly in 2015 and Shepherd serves as an important cornerstone in the development of the label as a nirvana of beautifully heavy music on vinyl.
Such big plans we have for these tunes!!
HLR will release Demonstration 2 as their #1 in the HLR Ruination series and the release will be limited to just 111 presses. Stereolithic Riffocalypse will be released later on in the summer.