Montreal's riff-fueled stoner metal quartet Barn Burner have just inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, who will give the band's debut album, 'Bangers,' a proper worldwide release early next year.

Frontman Kevin Keegan comments on the news, exclaiming, "It's a total honor to be working with such a ruling label; it is one of those crucial goals that you strive for as a band. May our filthy beards and hair grow long together over the years and continue to put out crushing albums!"

Dubbed "the three-headed love child of Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Fu Manchu" by their new label, Barn Burner have already received high praise from publications in the U.K. and beyond. While Terrorizer magazine commends the band's "Excellent musicianship," New York City's own Chronic Youth declared the band to be "one of the most impressive Sabbath-inspired bands we've heard in a long time" that "will satiate any metal head's yearning for primal rock."

'Bangers' will be released via New Romance for Kids Records this month in Canada and England, and will get the Metal Blade treatment in early 2010. The band will be on the road in support, but tour dates have yet to be announced.