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BIOHAZARD – RE-SIGNS WITH NUCLEAR BLAST – WORLDWIDE DEAL!

Posted in metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Brooklyn-based hardcore four-piece BIOHAZARD have just announced their re-signing with Nuclear Blast, this time for a worldwide deal. “We’re so psyched to still be involved with the awesome crew at Nuclear Blast and we’re looking forward to releasing our new music!,” states vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei.

Following their run of European festival appearances & tour dates this July and August, BIOHAZARD will enter the studio to record the follow-up album to 2012’s Reborn In Defiance. An early 2015 release is expected.

A video of BIOHAZARD performing Urban Discipline live at the Black N‘ Blue Bowl in Brooklyn, New York last month can be viewed here (and includes behind-the-scenes footage):

BIOHAZARD:

Billy Graziadei – Vocals & Guitar (1988 – Present)

Bobby Hambel – Guitar (1988 – 1994; 2008 – Present)

Danny Schuler – Drums (1988 – Present)

Scott Roberts – Lead Guitar (2002-2005); bass & vocals (2011 – Present)

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on BIOHAZARD:

Website: http://www.BIOHAZARD.com

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LONG LIVE BIOHAZARD.

LONG LIVE METAL & HARDCORE.

Stone.

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SLAYER OFFERS FREE DOWNLOAD, FORMS LABEL IMPRINT, SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER – At the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held April 23rd, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of Implode, the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, “Implode” is now available as a free download as a “thank you” to the band’s fans for their continued support. Or, as Kerry King put it, “you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you.” Registered members of Slayer’s fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public.

“Implode” can now be downloaded at: http://www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya. “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

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“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record. It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet! I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez: “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer. Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”

SlayerTom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist, the late Jeff Hanneman – will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

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US Tour

09 May US Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
10 May US Denver, CO – Fillmore
11 May US Billings, MT – Shrine
13 May US Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
15 May US St Louis, MO – The Pageant
16 May US Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom,
17 May US Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

European Tour

28 May FI Helsinki – Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach
30 May SE Stockholm – STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park
31 May NL Nijmegen – FortaRock Festival Goffertpark

01 June NO Oslo – Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven
03 June DK Horsens – Horsens Gaol
04 June DE Hamburg – Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena
05 June LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier
07 June DE Nurburgring – Rock am Ring
08 June DE Nürnberg – Rock Im Park
09 June CH Pratteln – Z7 Konzertfabrik
13 June AT Nicklesdorf – Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields
15 June IT Milan – Live Club
16 June IT Bologna – Estragon
18 June FR Niems – Paloma
20 June FR Clisson – Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet
21 June NO Halden – Tons of Rock Restival
24 June PL Poznan – Stadion Miejeski
26 June FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
27 June BE Dessel – Graspop
30 June IRE Belfast – Limelight

01 July IRE Dublin – Academy
04 July FR Paris – Paris Le Zenith
05 July UK Knebworth Park – Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth

03 Aug RU Nizny Novgorad – Milo Club
04 Aug RU Moscow – Arena Moscow Club
05 Aug RU St. Petersburg – A2 Club
08 Aug CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10 Aug CA Montreal – Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on SLAYER:

Facebook: Slayer band

Website: http://www.slayer.net

Twitter: ‪@Slayer ‪http://twitter.com/slayer 

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

HELLOWEEN – ANNOUNCES THEIR RETURN TO NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Founded in 1984 and hailed as one of the pioneering Power Metal bands from Germany, the Hamburg-based quintet HELLOWEEN is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2014 and have announced their return to Nuclear Blast’s worldwide artist family.

“As a label, Nuclear Blast is ‘Heavy Metal to the bone,’” shares HELLOWEEN vocalist Andi Deris, “and we are really looking forward to working together with a lot of familiar faces.”

Nuclear Blast’s founder & label owner Markus Staiger is overwhelmed at bringing the band back into the fold. “We are more than proud that HELLOWEEN is part of the Nuclear Blast family again,” he states. “All those years we had a friendship-like connection and our ways crossed on a regular basis at concerts and festivals. HELLOWEEN to us is a matter of the heart. There’s not only the two records we released [The Dark Ride in 2000 and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy in 2003], but they’re an act that has influenced me and many of our employees. Together there are big plans and we are looking forward to having another productive and successful cooperation.”

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Following HELLOWEEN’s appearances on the European summer festival circuit, the band will enter Mi Sueño Studio on the island of Tenerife off the coast of Morocco with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR) to record a new studio album for an early 2015 release.

Last month, Nuclear Blast released special edition re-issues of The Dark Ride and Rabbit Don’t Come Easy, featuring 3 bonus tracks on each album, which can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.

Straight Out Of Hell, HELLOWEEN’s latest studio album released in early 2013, debuted on the German album chart at #4 – the band’s highest chart entry in their home country to date – and held this position for five weeks. The album had five other “Top Ten” album entries in Europe and also cracked the American Billboard Top 100 chart with an entry at #97.

HELLOWEEN Festival Summer 2014:

2014-05-24 S Metallsvenskan Metallsvenskan

2014-06-27 SLO Piešťany Topfest

2014-06-29 BG Kavarna Kavarna Rock 2014

2014-07-11 D Ballenstedt Rock Harz

2014-07-12 CZ Masters Of Rock Masters Of Rock

2014-07-19 FIN Karjurock Karjurock

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

* For more info on HELLOWEEN:

Website: http://www.helloween.org/

Helloween – Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/HELLOWEENORG

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Website: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE GERMANY.

Stone.

CHILDREN OF BODOM “HALO OF BLOOD” – HITS TOP 50 OF THE WORLD CHARTS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Finnish Metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM hit #42 on the world sales charts with their new album Halo Of Blood. This is a huge accomplishment for a Metal band! Congratulation, boys!

Halo Of Blood first-week chart positions around the globe:

World Charts #42

Finland #02
Hungary #10
Germany #18
Canada #21
Switzerland #24
Sweden #26
Austria #28
USA #54
France: #78
UK #109 (#09 Rock charts)
Belgium #112
Holland #166

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Check out the official music video for Halo Of Blood! It’s loaded with cool COB info on the new album too! Metal be thy name!

The press agrees:

“Halo Of Blood is the most exciting Children Of Bodom in 10 years. Dynamic to the extreme, featuring some new tricks up the Reaper’s sleeve.”
BW&BK (Can), Carl Begai

“Another brutal Bodom assault! In some songs the guys are heavier than ever”
Metalized (DK), Kristian Kongshoj 

“Phenomenal.”
DECIBEL 

The new masterpiece “Halo Of Blood” is now out worldwide!

GET ALBUM AT:

Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/COBHalo
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on CHILDREN OF BODOM:

Facebook: Children Of Bodom

http://www.cobhc.com

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* For more info on NUCLEAR BLAST:

Facebook: Nuclear Blast USA

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

CHILDREN OF BODOM KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ENFORCER – Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS And Announce New Album!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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The Swedish Heavy Metal blood brothers of ENFORCER recently signed a new worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Their new album is called Death By Fire and will be released on February, 1st.

Bandleader, vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments: “It feels great to finally have finished this long-awaited third ENFORCER record. Now with Nuclear Blast on board we’re gonna make sure to spread it to every corner of this planet. You can expect nothing but the total, self defining ENFORCER record.”

Nuclear Blast head of A&R, Andy Siry says: “We’ve been following the career of ENFORCER since their debut album, because from there on, they formed the spearhead of a new, young generation of traditionally influenced Metal. We’re impressed by the bands consequent and authentic appearance, whether on stage, concerning their sound, their image and so on. This reminds of the atmosphere of departure and the rebellion, Heavy Metal represented at the beginning of the 80’s. ENFORCER have got that special something, represent their ideals and they know what they want. We’re looking forward to the upcoming CD and a long successful cooperation.”

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ENFORCER:

Olof Wikstrand – vocals/guitars

Jonas Wikstrand – drums

Joseph Tholl – guitars

Tobias Lindkvist – bass

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on ENFORCER, click on the links below!

http://www.enforcer.se

facebook: Enforcer

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LONG LIVE ENFORCER.

Stone.

HOLY GRAIL – Sign Europe-Wide Deal With Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HOLY GRAIL – Hailing from Pasadena in Southern California, North American up-and-comers HOLY GRAIL have offered a unique blend of traditional tunes in the vein of the legendary NWoBHM and influences of several contemporary heavy metal subgenres since their inception in 2008. Now, after numerous celebrated festival appearances (“Wacken:Open:Air” & British “Download Festival” among others) and extensive touring together with famous bands of the order of BLIND GUARDIAN, EXODUS and ELUVEITIE, the time is right to take this more than promising quintet to the next level. In that regard, Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the Europe-wide signing of HOLY GRAIL!

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: 

“Already after we’d listened to their debut EP Improper Burial, it became pretty obvious that HOLY GRAIL – offering a modern version of the old-school heavy metal we’ve grown up with – were the most exciting metal band to emerge from the county of L.A. within the last two decades, as renowned American “Decibel” magazine had put it. After Metal Hammer UK had nominated the band as “best new band” at the Metal Hammer Awards even before they had even released their debut album Crisis in Utopia, we knew we had to keep an eye on them. All over Europe, music magazines loved that record and celebrated it by publishing rave reviews. And ever since we’ve seen them playing two awesome shows at Wacken Open Air and British Download Festival, there was no doubt whatsoever that HOLY GRAIL were bringing the leather and steel to a new generation of metal heads. So watch out for HOLY GRAIL’s second coming in 2013!!!”

The band states:

“We in the HOLY GRAIL camp are very proud and excited to announce that we have recently become part of the Nuclear Blast family. We feel honoured to join the ranks of metal legends and many of our favourite bands, including ACCEPT (who we’ve covered), BLIND GUARDIAN (who we’ve toured with) and TESTAMENT (who we’d love to tour with)! Fans of HOLY GRAIL can expect all the metallic elements we’ve built our name on taken to the next level on our forthcoming new record Ride The Void. Coupled with the unequivocal might of Nuclear Blast, European domination is inevitable for our new album. See ya on the road!”

The band’s upcoming second studio album Ride The Void is set for a European release via Nuclear Blast in early 2013; in North America, the record will be released via Prosthetic Records. Stay tuned for further information to follow soon!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on HOLY GRAIL, click on the links below!

http://www.holygrailofficial.com

http://twitter.com/holygrailband

facebook: Holy Grail (Official Page)

http://www.nuclearblast.de

LONG LIVE HOLY GRAIL.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.

Stone.

HATEBREED – SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST FOR EUROPE!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

2012-10-12 – Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of US Hardcore Metal kings, HATEBREED, who have just inked a record deal including all European territories. North America and Canada will be handled by Razor & Tie.

The forthcoming album was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). Wilbur also handled mixing duties on the new record. The new studio album will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014.

Commented singer Jamey Jasta: “We’re really excited to be working with such great people at both Razor & Tie & Nuclear Blast. We’ve made an awesome album and we’re chomping at the bit to get it out and hit the road. Global domination begins now.”

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker adds: “In the past we had seen HATEBREED play several times live when they were headlining indoor hardcore festivals or when they played one of the many shows at Graspop in Belgium! The band that defined metal / hardcore with their releases Perseverance and The Rise of Brutality will be releasing another milestone in their career by the beginning of 2013!! After seeing HATEBREED turning this years Hellfest upside down in front of 30,000 hardcore and metal fans and doing the same a couple of months later at Bloodstock in the UK, it became very clear that HATEBREED and Nuclear Blast would be the perfect match. Something that became even stronger after we had the chance to listen to a couple of new songs! We are very proud to welcome HATEBREED to the ever-growing Nuclear family!! In 2013 their new album will be out and I can tell you that the fans who have been waiting for this for a couple of years now won’t be disappointed!! HATEBREED is back, stronger than ever!!”

The sixth HATEBREED studio record is set to be released in January 2013.

HATEBREED will also hit the road headlining the notorious PERSISTENCE TOUR which marks the first live run for the upcoming album.

PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013
HATEBREED
AGNOSTIC FRONT
H2O
NEAERA
THE ACACIA STRAIN
+ more

10.01. D Berlin – Astra

11.01. B Lint – Eurocam Media Center

12.01. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle

13.01. F Paris – Bataclan

14.01. D Saarbrücken – Garage

15.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

16.01. D Hamburg – Docks

17.01. D Stuttgart – LKA

18.01. D Lichtenfels – Stadthalle

19.01. D Dresden – Even Werk

20.01. NL Tilburg – O13

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on HATEBREED, click on the links below!

facebook: Hatebreed

http://WWW.HATEBREED.COM

facebook: Nuclear Blast EUROPE

http://www.razorandtie.com/

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

Stone.

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