Crypta (Ex-Nervosa/Burning Witches, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

Crypta, the new band featuring Fernanda Lira (ex-Nervosa), Luana Dametto (ex-Nervosa), Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder (ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard), have officially signed with Napalm Records. The group are currently working on their debut album for the label.

Lira commented:

“I was really surprised when Napalm got in touch with us interested in signing the band right after we announced Crypta officially! But more than surprised, I felt just really happy, once I’ve always had a nice relationship with them during my previous ventures, so being able to keep working with this label now is just great, it feels like family! Overall, the band is very excited and feeling so lucky for having the chance of such a big kickstart! We can’t wait to get things going and we hope it’s gonna be a fruitful path together!”

Markus Jacob, Product Manager at Napalm Records, added:

“From what we could lay our ears on thus far, their debut album is going to be nothing but crushing and will offer a fresh outlook on old school death metal!”.

BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, Etc.) Share Video For Cover Of Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic”

BPMD, the band featuring Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), have premiered a new video for their cover of Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “American Made,“ which is set to be released on June 12.

Bobby Blitz commented:

“I remember waaaaaaaaaaay back when Overkill formed, we were cutting our teeth on covers as I was finding my way around the mic. The Aerosmith covers were right in my wheelhouse, so when Mike [Portnoy] picked ‘Toys’ to cover, I was like… ‘Hell Yea’!”

Phil Demmel added:

“It was tricky because Aerosmith have two guitarists, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, playing different things. So, as one guitar player, I had to pick a medium place between the two that sounded good. I thrashed it up a little by adding a lot of down picking and some gallops and triplets.”

“American Made” Track Listing:

01. “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” (Ted Nugent cover)
02. “Toys In The Attic” (Aerosmith cover)
03. “Evil” (Cactus/Willie Dixon cover)
04. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” (ZZ Top cover)
05. “Saturday Night Special” (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
06. “Tattoo Vampire” (Blue Öyster Cult cover) (feat. Buck Dharma)
07. “D.O.A.” (Van Halen cover)
08. “Walk Away” (James Gang cover)
09. “Never in My Life” (Mountain cover)
10. “We’re An American Band” (Grand Funk Railroad cover)

BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

BPMD, the band featuring Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. As previously reported, the group’s debut album, which is tentatively titled “American Made,” will feature covers of tracks from the 1970s.

Menghi commented:

“We’re super excited about our first BPMD record. Last summer, I was inspired and came up with this crazy idea and here we are, not even a year later, and it’ll see the light of day in these very trying times. The planet needs something to feel good about, and I 100% whole-heartedly believe these tunes will do the trick. Buckle up and make way for BPMD…”

Ellsworth added:

“The BPMD sessions were very fun. They took us all back to our roots and even pre-roots. As it developed, we all realized it was something special, as did Napalm Records, with one listen!”

BPMD are currently scheduled to make their live debut at the Old Bridge Elks Lodge in New Jersey on May 30 as part of “Bulldozer Bash 5.” That event will benefit the Old Bridge Militia Foundation.

Ektomorf Sign With Napalm Records

Ektomorf have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. The band’s new album is expected to be released through the label later this year.

Zoltan “Zoli” Farkas commented:

“I am very happy and proud to be a part of the Napalm family now. This is definitely a new chapter in my carrier that reaches the next level with the combination of Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Napalm Records is the best label I can imagine to release the new Ektomorf album and to go new ways together with us.

Napalm Events is very well established by now and I can’t wait to go on a world tour again with the new album and play further countries. I am very thankful to my new manager Tom, he made this work out. We visited together the Napalm team in Berlin last week. We had very good conversations and a lot of fun.

The combination of Napalm Records and Napalm Events is really unique because of the close cooperation. I am super motivated and can’t wait to start with the Napalm team. The new chapter starts now!”

Sumo Cyco Sign With Napalm Records

Sumo Cyco have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band commented:

“We have been patiently waiting for the right moment and partners to collaborate with, so we’re so pleased to announce that we have found a great fit with Napalm Records and could not be more excited about what we will accomplish together.”

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Explosive Rockers Sumo Cyco Sign Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records Over the course of the past several years, Ontario, Canada’s SUMO CYCO have proven themselves as one of, if not the, hardest working band in the heavy music underground – garnering an undeniable following of fans with their impressive mixture of influences ranging from metal to pop and everything in between. Celebrated for their DIY attitude, viral savvy and their explosive live performances that continue to convert new audiences around the world, SUMO CYCO have somehow maintained their status as the industry’s best kept secret – until now. After witnessing their live performances, it’s immediately clear that SUMO CYCO is lightning in a bottle. Napalm Records has taken notice and is pleased to announce that the band has officially signed a worldwide contract. SUMO CYCO says regarding the signing: “We have been patiently waiting for the right moment and partners to collaborate with, so we’re so pleased to announce that we have found a great fit with Napalm Records and could not be more excited about what we will accomplish together.”

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Powerwolf Re-Sign With Napalm Records

Powerwolf have re-signed wih Napalm Records. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf commented:

“We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — passion is great.”

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+++ POWERWOLF – re-sign with Napalm Records +++ Friends, we are happy to announce that we have re-signed to Napalm Records. Matthew Greywolf states: "We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and – above all – passion is great." Napalm Records managing director Markus Riedler adds: "We already achieved so much with Powerwolf, it's excellent that we can continue our good and trustful cooperation with the band. They have everything to grow further and eventually be accepted to the Hall of Fame of Metal." . . . #powerwolf #themetalmass #officialpowerwolf #napalm @napalmrecordsofficial

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Me And That Man (Behemoth) Sign With Napalm Records

Adam “Nergal” Darski (Behemoth) has revealed that Me And That Man have signed a new deal with Napalm Records for all territories outside of Poland. The frontman said the following:

“It’s a pleasure to be working with a brand new team of people on a project which in many ways is brand new to me. We have some big surprises for you in the coming months so keep ‘em peeled. The record has been a lot of hard work; some blood, some tears but just wait and see, it was totally worth it!”

Mushroomhead Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records

Mushroomhead have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they are currently working on a new album. Drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton said the following:

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Napalm roster! None of this would be possible without all of the support we’ve received over the last 25 years.. To the ALL the band members, the road crews, the labels, our families, our friends & our fans.. Thank you all.”

Scott Stapp (Creed) Signs With Napalm Records

Scott Stapp (Creed) has signed a new deal with Napalm Records. The singer is planning to release new music through the label later this year.

Here’s a press release:

“Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, Scott Stapp. One of rock’s biggest names, Stapp is known as frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005) and Proof of Life (2013) which featured his first solo Billboard #1, “Slow Suicide.”

His evolution, both personally and professionally, reflects a powerful vocal style from an artist with a strong sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. As someone who benefitted from the work of music industry organization, MusiCares, Scott spoke about his journey while attending their annual Person of the Year Awards ahead of this year’s Grammy Awards.

“I still have a lot of music ahead me and without MusiCares that wouldn’t have been possible. They provided support and helped educate my wife and I on what we were going through, that it was a disease, and if I did my part, it could be treated and recovered from. Thanks to MusiCares and my family, I’m going on five years sober.”

Scott Stapp has found a way to give purpose to the pain that has taught him so much. As such, he is an inspiration to others who struggle with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. With Napalm, he looks forward to returning to the stage, stronger than ever.

“Obviously we were thrilled at the prospect of aligning with Scott from the first conversation and our excitement has only deepened as this partnership has developed,” said Napalm Records CEO, Thomas Caser. “He is a true professional, one of the most passionate live entertainers we’ve seen on a stage, and we know rock fans will be blown away by his evolution.”

Scott Stapp is managed by Andy Gould of Spectacle Entertainment Group, booked by Paradigm Talent Agency, and signed to Reservoir Media for publishing.”

Infected Rain Sign With Napalm Records, Premiere “Passerby” Video

Infected Rain have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new video for “Passerby” off their upcoming album “Endorphin.“ The group commented::

“Hello everybody! We are happy to announce that we are now working with Napalm Records! Yes, we are finally under a label! For the last 10 years we have been an independent band and we survived only thanks to our amazing fans. We are forever thankful to you all for your support. We are very excited for this new adventure and we know that this new support will mean more shows, more music and more Infected Rain. We proudly present to you, our new music video for the song ‘Passerby‘ from our upcoming record. This is our first release with Napalm Records. Please enjoy ‘Passerby!’”