Roadrunner’s quest to ally rock and metal’s best emerging talent with some of the world’s biggest names gathered pace today when the label announced the signing of fast-rising US stars At The Skyline.

The So-Cal six-piece have shot to prominence on the back of a trademark dual guitar, dual vocal style and after a series of blistering live shows are now encamped in the studio to record their long-awaited debut album. 

Vocalist Mark Barela said: “I am thrilled to see all that is to come from our relationship with Roadrunner Records. The opportunity to work with Fredrik Nordstrom on our first album is simply a dream come true!”

At The Skyline are recording with Nordstrom in Sweden for the next few weeks. And the celebrated producer (At the Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, and Dimmu Borgir) has been handpicked to bring the best out of a band tipped for glory.

Guitarist Shawn Yates added: “Fredrik is someone that I have looked up to my entire life when it comes to music. From the bands he has produced to the bands he has played in, he is flawless. I am still taken aback by the opportunity that we have been given in working with him on our upcoming album.”

At The Skylines formed in 2009 and quickly established a clear sound and vision. Yates, who serves as the primary music writer in the band, comes from a background in classical music and jazz. His diverse background influences not only the music he writes for At The Skylines, but also the programming elements that he brings to each song.

Roadrunner A&R rep Andy Serrao added: “We are really excited to have At The Skylines part of the Roadrunner family. In a short time the band has exploded into the heavy music scene and has won over fans with their great live show and infectious songs. We couldn’t be more excited to have them teamed up with producer Fredrik for their debut record, the end result will no doubt be one of the most crushing records of 2012.”