Nile Sign With Napalm Records, Announce 2022 U.S. Tour

Nile have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album.

Karl Sanders said the following:

“The band is eagerly looking forward to bringing fans the next chapters in the Nile saga, as part of the Napalm family. We have been quietly working away, earnestly writing new songs for the next Nile album. It will be Nile’s 10th record, and we are determined to make it especially killer for the fans.”

Drummer George Kollias continued:

“Absolutely thrilled that we are a part of Napalm Records and super excited for the new album that’s coming soon, first one with our new label! I feel this is a very crucial moment in our career and I would like to thank Napalm Records for their trust in us — I know we will do some incredible music together! Nile has always kept raising the bar without compromising a single thing and this is what we will do for the next album too. Working on our new album as we speak, and we are hungry as hell to deliver our very best yet!”

Sebastian Münch, Napalm Records A&R, added:

“For me, Nile has always been the most amazing technical death metal band in the world. Starting with ‘Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka’ in 1998, Nile have released nine ‘instant classic’ albums! Welcome to the Napalm family!”

In other news, Nile have also announced a U.S. tour with Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, and I AM:

02/03 Nashville, TN – Basement East
02/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
02/05 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/06 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/08 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/09 Dallas, TX – GMB&G
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/16 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/22 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/23 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
02/24 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
03/01 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/02 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/03 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
03/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium (Upstairs)
03/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/10 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/12 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Evergrey Sign With Napalm Records

Evergrey have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. The band said the following about that:

“We are very excited to announce that Evergrey signed with Napalm Records! Given the success of our recent albums, we feel certain that Napalm have the power that will bring us to the next level. We have lots of exciting news to share soon so stay tuned.”

The Hellfreaks Sign With Napalm Records, Premiere “Old Tomorrows” Video

The Hellfreaks have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Old Tomorrows.” You can find a video for that track below:

The group said the following about signing with Napalm Records:

“We’re thrilled and proud that we can reveal one of the biggest news in our history – our signing to Napalm Records! The last decade was a hell of a ride for us and especially the pandemic right after our latest album release hit us pretty hard. Who’d have thought that this could turn into such a happy end? But you can be sure that this is not the end, this is just the START! We can’t imagine a better partner of supporting our vision of music, of mixing metal aggression with the attitude of punk ✊

We always stood for strength and were the voice for those who are done with collecting more scars, but now we’re stoked on a whole new level and are ready to make all our freaks and our new label proud!”

They also added the following about the new single:

“With ‘Old Tomorrows‘ we would like to welcome you in our new era! If ‘Old Tomorrows‘ would get manifested, you would face an ageless architect who is planning an indestructible bridge between generations. Most of us grew up being told to respect our elders in any case. The box was ticked. But it’s just not working like that.

As the world is changing quickly the gap between all generations is constantly growing. While elders are expecting respect for their experiences, youngsters feel unvalued, as their potential seems to be ignored. We’re pointing out each other’s differences, while not seeing that the disrespect comes from the same root – we’re not doing things the same way. It’s time to accept that we’re not better than the other, but that we can get a better version of ourselves if we open our minds. ‘Young mistakers, old days chasers, let’s become generation breakers!’”

Darkwoods My Betrothed Sign With Napalm Records

Darkwoods My Betrothed, the black metal project featuring Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. With this news, it has also been confirmed that the band are planning to release a new album titled “Angel Of Carnage Unleashed.”

Destruction Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records

Destruction have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Schmier commented:

“Well, this decision was a long way coming! We are super excited to join the Napalm family, because I have been a fan of the label and their philosophy for a long time. I’ve followed their impressive history and great work for many years and have recommended Napalm Records to other bands and friends before. So now it was finally time for us to move on and be a part of their roster of fantastic artists. A strong and fresh partner for these crucial years of our career is an important step for us! We were using the time well to prepare new releases for our faithful fans worldwide. More news about that very soon.”

Vexed Sign With Napalm Records

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

“It is with great pride that we can finally announce our signing to Napalm Records. We are truly humbled by the label’s belief in Vexed and their ability to support our creative vision. Napalm is a label with a rich history and a strong presence throughout the world and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for you.”

Napalm Records Acquires SPV GmbH

Napalm Records has officially acquired SPV GmbH. The deal was finalized towards the end of November.

Napalm Records CEO Markus Riedler commented:

“The continuation and expansion of SPV GmbH as a distributor and the strengthening of the in-house labels are our major priorities. We will combine all forces, and link them with the power and worldwide network of Napalm Records in order to positively shape the future together.

The employees of SPV are music-savvy, extremely experienced experts who are needed, now more than ever, to survive in these turbulent times on the international market. Together with Managing Director Frank Uhle and his team, we will seize the opportunities that currently present themselves and face the ever-growing challenges that the modern music market brings with it.

In the ever-changing music landscape, we will continue to deliver our strong digital setup alongside our partners The Orchard, and also continue to provide strong physical product distribution for both our retail partners and the fans worldwide via our mailorder stores.

We have purposefully launched and implemented this major project under difficult conditions in 2020.

This was a great team effort, for which I would like to thank everyone involved, in particular to the attorneys Prof. Pascal Charles Amann (Napalm Records) and Joris Brand (SPV). For Napalm Records, this acquisition is without a doubt an extraordinary, historic moment!”

SPV‘s managing director Frank Uhle added:

“With Napalm Records, we have found a synergistically perfect partner for our artists, bands and labels. The international setup and the additional reach and power of Napalm‘s marketing capabilities mean an important upgrade for SPV in tackling future tasks. I look forward to working with Markus Riedler and the affiliated teams to further strengthen and expand our position in the market.”

Bodom After Midnight (Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

Bodom After Midnight, the band featuring Alexi Laiho (ex-Children Of Bodom), Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children Of Bodom), Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost) and Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz), have signed a new deal with Napalm Records for all territories excluding Japan. The group’s new album is expected to be released through the label in late 2021.

Bodom After Midnight commented:

“We are far beyond thrilled to start working with Napalm Records. We feel that they can provide the best possible temple for a boulder called Bodom After Midnight to roll over all the archeologists who claim that metal music is on the brink of extinction.

Since the world is more or less in a standstill state right now, we are spending all the time we’d normally spend on the road making new music. Our new family at Napalm is giving us the liberty to make music that you can bang your head to very soon.”

Thomas Caser, managing director of Napalm Records, added:

“Welcome Bodom After Midnight. I have been following the career of Alexi Laiho since the first Children Of Bodom albums and have always been a huge fan. It’s needless to say that we are delighted to finally work with such a talent and we cannot wait for the first bits of music to be unleashed to the metal world. This will be BIG!”

The band continued:

“As most of our gigs and touring plans for 2020 got canceled, meanwhile we’ve been working hard on our upcoming full-length album that’s supposed to see the light of the day in late 2021. To make the wait a little easier, we want to give a treat to our fans and announce that we’ve just finished the recordings for two brand new bone-crushing and neck-breaking Bodom After Midnight songs! Needless to say, we’re absolutely thrilled about this and we can guarantee there’s killer stuff coming up your way! Cheers and stay tuned for more info!”

Andrew W.K. Signs With Napalm Records

Andrew W.K. has signed with Napalm Records. The deal includes an exclusive worldwide recording contract.

Naplam Records said the following:

“We at Napalm Records are thrilled to propel Andrew W.K. to new heights, having been longtime fans of the work since the beginning. To say partnering (and partying) with the team at Andrew W.K. has been exciting and enlightening is an understatement. We’ve got our seat belts on and secured tightly, and we’re ready to party party party our way into the future of Andrew W.K.!”

Kristine Williams also issued a statement on behalf of the Andrew W.K. company:

“Everyone at Andrew W.K. and The Louise Harland Corporation is very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Napalm Records. We look forward to partying harder than ever before!”

Frank Vierti, longtime creative director for Andrew W.K., commented as well:

“I’ve worked on Andrew W.K. since the late ’90s, and it’s been a wild ride since day one. Still, after all the twists and turns, I have an uncanny feeling that the most twisted turns are about to take place, and I’m confident the good people at Napalm Records will hold on tight while we navigate the next loop in this never-ending rollercoaster ride.

It’s rare to find a group of music industry veterans that not only grasp the core of what we’ve been doing for the past two decades, but also have a shared vision that will take us forward and over the edges. They’ve seen through the big picture, they’ve accepted what’s going on in the background, and they’ve agreed on what’s to come. Most importantly, they’re not afraid to push this next chapter and reconnect the dots from 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009, and the tears spanning 2011 and 2018. O praise the Party Gods!”

Evile Sign With Napalm Records

Evile have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band’s new album will be released through the label in 2021.

Ol Drake commented:

“We’re extremely excited to announce our signing to Napalm Records! We’d heard a lot of great things about Napalm over the years and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some excellent bands. Evile haven’t released any music since 2013 so we promise to deliver a crushing thrash metal classic which I believe will surprise everyone; even the die-hard “Grave” fans.

As previously announced, Matt is unfortunately no longer a part of the band, so I’ve taken over on vocal duties while remaining on lead guitar too. Also, please welcome our newest member, Adam Smith of RipTide, on rhythm guitar. We begin recording with producer and engineer Chris Clancy on September 17 at Andy Sneap‘s Backstage Studios. We can’t wait for you to hear what we have in store!”

Sebastian Münch, A&R and Product Manager Napalm Records, added:

“I am super excited to work with Ol Drake and my favorite British Thrash Metal band Evile. I’ve been a fan since “Enter The Grave”, and the new demos I’ve already listened to sound simply amazing! Expect a monster of an album in 2021! Welcome to the Napalm family!”