Tag: Nuclear Blast

Children of Bodom sign with Nuclear Blast, new album coming in 2013

Children of Bodom sign with Nuclear Blast, new album coming in 2013

Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB) have inked a worldwide recording deal (excl. Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records.  The celebrated metal label who worked with the band over the early stages of its career –– is proud to announce the renewed partnership with the world famous band. COB, who kicked off a year long celebration of its 15th anniversary with a […]

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Bullet new single ‘Full Pull’ to be released July 13th

Bullet new single ‘Full Pull’ to be released July 13th

Swedish heavy metal band BULLET will release the title track from their upcoming new record Full Pull on July 13th. The single will be available digitally and on colored vinyl. Track list: Side A: Full Pull Side B: Get On You can order the single by clicking here: ORDER SINGLE The album was recorded at Gutterview Recorders in Solna/Stockholm Sweden, […]

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Nic Maeder of Gotthard

Nic Maeder of Gotthard

“I was just welcomed amazingly by the fans, you just do your best and put it out there and hope that people get it, hopefully things will happen like it did for the first song.  That’s all we can hope for you know.” The sudden and unfortunate passing of original Gotthard vocalist Steve Lee in 2010 left a void in […]

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Doro new album details revealed for ‘Raise Your Fist’

Doro new album details revealed for ‘Raise Your Fist’

The queen of metal, Doro Pesch, just checked in from the studio to issue the following update: “The new album will be entitled Raise Your Fist and has been recorded and written in the US, Germany and Scandinavia. Right now we’re at mixing stages and are close to finish everything.  Most important to me are the power hymns Raise Your […]

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Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica

Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica

“We try to call it melodic heavy rock and I think that’s the best words to describe the whole thing, but it’s got a lot of variation and some things on the album.” On the eve of releasing their seventh album ‘Stones Grow Her Name’ and with over 16 years as a band, Sonata Arctica are continuing to make amazing […]

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Gotthard release first single ‘Starlight’ from new album ‘Firebirth’

Gotthard release first single ‘Starlight’ from new album ‘Firebirth’

The spotlights are on: on Friday 20th April, GOTTHARD released the first single from the album “Firebirth”, out on 1st. June. The single, with the name “Starlight” will appear in two versions, a rock and an acoustic variation. “Starlight” is the virtual shooting star of album song writing: the song was one of the first that the band wrote together […]

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Gotthard new album ‘Firebirth’ more details revealed…

Gotthard new album ‘Firebirth’ more details revealed…

Cover artwork and Track list for the album “Firebirth”, released on 1st June, have been decided – puzzle the new cover now!: better be skilled if you want to see it fully. Lugano – Cover artwork and track list have been decided for the new Gotthard album “Firebirth”, release date 1st. June by Nuclear Blast/Warnermusic (in Switzerland Musikvertrieb). A total of […]

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Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill

“This is an age of technology, of megabyte and gigabyte, etc and I think that it says older when you think in terms of electric, but when you think in terms of age I think it has a lot to do with a period of time and a long period of time.” From Bio:  “Although everybody seems to have a […]

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Doro talks new album…

Doro talks new album…

German metal queen DORO Pesch has announced new tour dates for late 2012! Currently DORO’s also working on a brand new album – the first for Nuclear Blast. Commented DORO: “Dear fans! Past weekend, I flew over to the US to work on the last couple of songs for my new album. Just some last twists and pulls to be […]

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Gotthard new album ‘Firebirth’ due out on June 1st

Gotthard new album ‘Firebirth’ due out on June 1st

GOTTHARD is in the final stages of the production of the new album “Firebirth”, which will be released on 1st June by Nuclear Blast/Warner Music. It is the eagerly-awaited first album with Nic Maeder. The album was produced in Yellow House Studios, owned by the band, in Lugano, Switzerland, by guitarist/songwriter Leo Leoni and Paul Lani, who has previously worked […]

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Sabaton – album details revealed for ‘Carolus Rex’

Sabaton – album details revealed for ‘Carolus Rex’

Swedish epic power metallers SABATON have revealed a bunch of details for the bands upcoming album Carolus Rexwhich will be released late May via Nuclear Blast Records. Swedish epic power metallers SABATON have just unveiled exciting details on their upcoming new studio record “Carolus Rex” – that will actually be a two-in-one-album – through the following update: “We can now […]

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Bobby Hambel of Biohazard

Bobby Hambel of Biohazard

Official album press release: “With their unique mixture of Hardcore, Metal and Groove/Rap, Biohazard crested the Mount Olympus of the international Hardcore and Metal scene at the beginning of the 90s.  What started out with Biohazard (1990) found its worthy continuation in Urban Discipline (1992) and State Of The World Address (1994).  Of Urban Discipline over one million pieces were […]

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Accept announce new album details and reveal cover art for ‘Stalingrad’

Accept announce new album details and reveal cover art for ‘Stalingrad’

April 6th 2012 is the day! The new ACCEPT album “STALINGRAD” will be released worldwide. The previous record “Blood Of The Nations”, which was released in August 2010 was a huge success and nominated over 50 times worldwide for the “Hardrock and Metal Album Of The Year” being the most successful album of ACCEPT history. Following an extensive 180 show […]

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Meshuggah debut 2nd song from new album ‘Koloss’

Meshuggah debut 2nd song from new album ‘Koloss’

Do Not Look Down, a second track off the upcoming new album Koloss by Swedish extreme technical metal band MESHUGGAH, is available for streaming in the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop. Click on any pre-order bundle item to get to the Soundcloud player. To order anything within Europe, please head over to the Nuclear Blast EUROPE Web Shop.  Koloss will be released in Europe […]

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Sonata Arctica reveal new album details ‘Stones Grow Her Name’

Sonata Arctica reveal new album details ‘Stones Grow Her Name’

The new SONATA ARCTICA record will be called “Stones Grow Her Name”, and will be released on May, 18th. It was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at „Sonic Pump Studios“ by Mikko Karmila and mastered at “Chartmakers“ by Svante Forsbäck.  The album will be released as limited edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download. The tracklist […]

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Indica- news from the studio!

Indica- news from the studio!

The five finnish ladys from INDICA are currently working on their follow up to their successful “A Way Away“ record, which is yet untitled and scheduled to be released in autumn 2012. Vocalist Jonsu, gives an update from the studio recordings: „We are happy to tell you that we´ve now started to record the next album in „Petrax Studios“. The […]

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Marten Hagstrom of Meshuggah

Marten Hagstrom of Meshuggah

“This time we thought it would be cool to have the title represent the way we feel the album sounds like, it is a denser album, it’s a heavier album, it’s groovier and it’s like a ‘colossus’.” Whilst Soundwave Festival this year features a plethora of heaviness, as far as intense live performances go, few bands are likely to top […]

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Overkill release new album details and studio footage, ‘The Electric Age’

Overkill release new album details and studio footage, ‘The Electric Age’

  OVERKILL have revealed a behind the scenes video that outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming new record “The Electric Age.” Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases. View the […]

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Battle Beast

Battle Beast

Official Bio: “BATTLE BEAST were born in the year 2008 in Helsinki, Finland in order to represent the traditional Heavy Metal sound – bringing you high screams, old school riffs and strong choruses. In a nutshell: power! In May 2010, BATTLE BEAST had the big opportunity to support ex-Iron Maiden singer BLAZE BAYLEY as they were performing in Finland during […]

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Merry Metal XMAS – Doro, BLS, Austrian Death Machine

Merry Metal XMAS – Doro, BLS, Austrian Death Machine

Well it’s that time of year, with the tick of December as XMAS trees are being put up in houses worldwide, now it seems the annual tradition is for some metal masters to lend their contribution with some XMAS metal tunes as your soundtrack.  In 2011, we already have the following 3 releases doing the rounds…. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – […]

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Deathstars – The Greatest Hits On Earth

Deathstars – The Greatest Hits On Earth

 In 25 words or less:  Best band names ever? – “Whiplasher Bernadotte”,”Skinny Disco”, “Nightmare Industries”, “Vice” and “Cat Casino”. Releasing a “greatest hits” album when you have only released 3 albums in your 11 year history may seem a little over the top…but then again, over the top is what those Swedish natives, Deathstars have built their foundations upon, with […]

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Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish

Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish

Returning to Australia for their second visit, Bay Area natives and exponents of deathcore, All Shall Perish will bring with them their brutal live show that is none better evidenced than the film clip for their latest single, Royalty Into Exile (watch below!!).  This years release This Is Where It Ends and the bands fourth, sees the band having unleashed […]

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Accept announce new album title – Stalingrad

Accept announce new album title – Stalingrad

ACCEPT’s fifteen year break from the music business only served as a distant warning to the 2010 thunderous return of ACCEPT to the metal forefront. Sweat soaked, table-sized club shows and triumphant appearances at the biggest rock festivals around the world created an excitement long not seen in the metal community. It was only natural that ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood […]

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Hardcore Superstar – The Party Ain’t Over Til We Say So….

Hardcore Superstar – The Party Ain’t Over Til We Say So….

Having existed for well over a decade now, when it comes to the Swedish “sleaze” scene, few bands are bigger than Gothenburg natives, Hardcore Superstar, who have blazed the trail since the year 2000 for the cavalcade of bands that have since followed.  With the prospect of a new studio album not likely to be released until April 2013, Hardcore […]

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Martin Sandvik of Hardcore Superstar

Martin Sandvik of Hardcore Superstar

Having existed for well over a decade now, when it comes to the Swedish “sleaze” scene, few bands are bigger than Gothenburg natives, Hardcore Superstar, who have blazed the trail since the year 2000 for the cavalcade of bands that have since followed.  Their year 2000 release Bad Sneakers & A Pina Colada brought the band to worldwide prominence with […]

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Accept – work on new album!

Accept – work on new album!

Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD. The band is currently writing material for their new album with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, […]

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Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Official press release:  The leatherswept members of DEATHSTARS are getting ready for the release of their new video “METAL” and their The Greatest Hits on Earth collection (released on November 4). They are also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/CRESCENDOLLS). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with DEATHSTARS in 2010.  “I’m really excited to be […]

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Gotthard – Homegrown: Alive In Lugano

Gotthard – Homegrown: Alive In Lugano

In 25 words or less: For me, there is no singer I love to hear sing a “ballad” more than Steve Lee Gotthard may not exactly be a massively well known entity outside of their native Switzerland, but that sure isn’t a reflection of their exceptional musical quality.  When it comes to delivering classic hard rock, very few have done […]

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Sabaton – World War Live, Battle Of The Baltic Sea

Sabaton – World War Live, Battle Of The Baltic Sea

In 25 words or less: Being the “Sabaton Cruise”, it was a night purely about the magic between the band and a 2,000 strong crowd.  OK, so I may not have been at this particular performance that is the primary feature on World War Live – Battle Of The Baltic Sea…but I have seen Sabaton perform live in the flesh in […]

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Nightwish – re-sign new deal with Nuclear Blast

Nightwish – re-sign new deal with Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to anounce, that the Finnish metal heroes NIGHTWISH have signed a new record deal with the German based label. The next big project will be the release of the new NIGHTWISH record Imaginarium, which will be released by the end of this year, in december 2011. Bandleader Tuomas Holopainen comments: ” We are very happy […]

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