Fuming Mouth Sign With Nuclear Blast, Premiere New Song “Master Of Extremity”

Fuming Mouth have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and are planning to release their new EP, “Beyond The Tomb,” through the label on November 20. The effort’s first single, “Master Of Extremity,” can be streamed below. Mark Whelan commented:

“The first time I spoke to Monte Conner at Nuclear Blast it clicked. We had finally found someone with the same exact goals as us. They’re a label that strives to see their bands at their best and we’re a band that thrives off that energy. WE HAVE SIGNED TO NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS, and I want to scream it in your face until you hear me.”

Decapitated Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast

Decapitated have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that new music is in the works.

Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka commented:

“We have been working with Nuclear Blast Records for over a decade now and I am more than happy to announce that we have re-signed our contract. The bond which we have between the band and the label is really great, it’s not only a business relationship but also a lot of respect, loyalty, understanding, and support over the years, definitely the core of any relationship. Many things will happen in the upcoming months! I am super excited to continue this journey with such a professional team again! Wait for the new music! It’s coming!”

Nuclear Blast USA General Manager Geraldo Martinez added:

“Decapitated has been in my life literally since the band started, and soon after the first time they toured the US with their second album – first time seeing them live, I knew that the band had “IT”. Fast forward to the Organic Hallucinosis days and I became very good friends with all of them and I haven’t left them since. We’ve gone through highs and lows, but one thing that makes me feel great is that we are here, in 2020, extending their deal so we can continue to be in the family and release more music together for many years to come!”

Erlend Hjelvik (Ex-Kvelertak) Announces New Solo Project Hjelvik

Ex-Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik has returned with a new solo project called Hjelvik. The band, which also features guitarist Rob Steinway, guitarist Remi André Nygård, bassist Alexis Lieu, and drummer Kevin Foley, will release their debut album “Welcome To Hel” later this year via Nuclear Blast.

Hjelvik said the following about signing with Nuclear Blast:

“Signing with Nuclear Blast is a dream come true for me. Since I was a teenager, I’ve been a fan of classic NB bands like Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames and so on — so that makes me feel extra proud to call Nuclear Blast my new label home. I’m certain Nuclear Blast will do an awesome job bringing Hjelvik metal to the masses on my new album, ‘Welcome To Hel’, and many more to come.”

He went on to say that the new material will feature “blackened Viking heavy metal” with lyrics based on Norse mythology and history.

Jens Prüter, head of A&R at Nuclear Blast Europe, added:

“It’s been 10 years since I first saw Erlend with Kvelertak in my hometown Dortmund in Germany. Their debut album had only been out for a couple of months and was on heavy rotation on my turntable. I was blown away by the raw energy of his stage performance, and ten years later, it is an honour to start working with him on Hjelvik. He has not lost his high energy and brings his unique mix of black metal, hard rock and punk to a new level. Welcome to Nuclear Blast and onward to Hel!

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Insidious Disease (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, Etc.) Sign With Nuclear Blast, Premiere New Song “Enforcers Of The Plague”

Insidious Disease (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, etc.) have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Enforcers Of The Plague.” That track will appear on the group’s upcoming album “After Death.”

Silenoz commented:

“Groovy Greetings! Due to some obvious recent events, we’re a bit behind schedule on the new Insidious Disease album. But here’s a taste of matured, chunky flesh for you to sink your teeth into! What could go better with the current times than a cut like ‘Enforcers of The Plague‘?!

Furthermore we’re very proud to announce our new home with Nuclear Blast Records and while we await the album release date to be announced in the near future, make sure to check in on our anti-social platforms to stay up to date on more incoming news! We will resume with further brutality when this virus shit is dealt with!”

In Flames Announce New Worldwide Partnership With Nuclear Blast

In Flames have entered into a new worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast Records for their back catalog. The two previously had a longstanding relationship, but this is the first time they have had a worldwide deal since 2004.

Anders Fridén commented:

“We’ve been working with Nuclear Blast for our entire career in some sort of capacity, so it was only fitting to sign with them Worldwide when we could. We’re excited for our future together which adds to a successful past.”

Nuclear Blast added:

“Nuclear Blast and In Flames have something in common: both powerhouses met in the early days, became successful together and then went separate ways. Now, in 2020, the entire legacy of In Flames returns home and we couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of an extensive campaign and most important, a rekindled relationship with one of our favorite bands of all time, the mighty In Flames!”

Macabre Sign With Nuclear Blast

Macabre have returned to Nuclear Blast for the first time in two decades. The group’s entire discography is available now and a new album will be released later this year. The band commented:

“It’s been a long time and now it’s time for a blast from the past, we’re back on Nuclear Blast and it’s time to kick some ass.”

White Stones Sign With Nuclear Blast, Reveal Details For New Album “Kuarahy”

White Stones, the death metal project featuring Opeth’s Martin Mendez, have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s debut album “Kuarahy” will be released through the label on March 20.

“Kuarahy” Track Listing:

01. “Kuarahy”
02. “Rusty Shell”
03. “Worms”
04. “Drowned In Time”
05. “The One”
06. “Guyra”
07. “Ashes”
08. “Infected Soul”
09. “Taste Of Blood”
10. “Jasy”

Mendez commented:

“I’ve always written music at home but never had the confidence to do anything like this. I never wrote a song, never presented something I wrote for Mikael [Åkerfeldt, Opeth]. I didn’t have any direction, I came up with the first song for fun. White Stones has nothing to do with Opeth; I see no relation between the two.

I played ‘Kuarahy‘ to Mikael a few months ago. He really liked it and was happy for me. Everyone in the band has side projects; it’s important. We tour so much you can become consumed by it. It has been really nice to do something different. White Stones has renewed my strength and energy.”

He also added the following about the album’s connections to his Uruguayan roots:

“I feel strongly connected to Uruguay still. I wanted to write music related to that — the sun on the Uruguayan flag I transformed into the White Stones logo; there are a lot of small things that connect the record to that place. ‘Kuarahy’ is the native Uruguayan people’s word for ‘Sun.’”

Enslaved Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast, Premiere “What Else Is There?” Video

Enslaved have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new video for their cover of Röyskopp‘s “What Else Is There?“.

Ivar Bjornson said the following about re-signing with Nuclear Blast:

“It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! We have been working together for more or less a decade, and it has been an individed positive experience. They have both the heart to grasp our musical visions, and the business-muscles to spread them out into the world. When you add personal friendships with the wonderful people in America, U.K. and Germany it is simply an ideal situation for us to be in. Onwards, forwards and in all directions!”

Obscura Sign With Nuclear Blast

Obscura have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Steffen Kummerer commented:

“Partnering with the world’s biggest independent metal label feels like the start of a new chapter for Obscura and we are very much looking forward to a great collaboration and to releasing our forthcoming sixth studio album with a great team at our side.”