US heavy metal veterans RUTHLESS inked a double deal with Skol Records and their twin company Gabriel Management, and started pre-production process of the new studio album, “Soldiers Of Steel”, scheduled for the release in the last months of 2022. The Los Angeles based act debuted in 1984, and released two classic studio albums back in the day, “Metal Without Mercy” and “Discipline Of Steel” which came out in 1986. The band broke up in 1988, to return in 2015 with new album, “They Rise”, which was followed by a split single with Bay Area thrashers HEXX in 2016, and another new album, “Evil Within”, released in 2019.
“We are very excited to sign this deal with Skol Records and Gabriel Management, Bart has been a good friend over the years. We did our split single in 2016 with him, and now we are looking forward to our new adventure with Skol Records and Gabriel Management. “Soldiers Of Steel” is coming, see you all soon!” comments RUTHLESS co-founder, vocalist Sammy DeJohn.
“I absolutely love the band and their classic albums, but I also managed to see them live in more recent years: their energy is just amazing” says Skol Records & Gabriel Management CEO, Bart Gabriel. “It’s the first time ever that we offered any band this kind of double deal: except signing them to Skol Records and taking care of their new music, we will now also represent the band via Gabriel Management. We share the same passion and vision when it comes to Heavy Metal, so I’m sure we will do a couple of great things together!” he adds.