Behemoth Planning To Release New Album This Fall

Behemoth have expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast to a worldwide deal. The band’s new album is expected to be released through the label this fall.

Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented:

“Nuclear Blast has been a household name in metal for decades, and Behemoth has been part of that long and illustrious history. But now is about the future, and we look forward to beginning Behemoth‘s next chapter with a refocused and revitalized team at Nuclear Blast!”

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

“It’s a great pleasure to extend our partnership for the worldwide release of Behemoth’s upcoming studio albums. Their 30-year journey has not yet reached its pinnacle, and we are more than proud to assist them on their way to being not only the biggest extreme metal band, but also one of the most exciting rock acts of the next decade. There are just a few bands who have the vision and will to dominate the music scene. Special thanks also to their management powerhouse 5B — namely, Adam Foster and Justin Arcangel — for making this happen on all levels.”

Sabaton To Release New Single “Livgardet” This Month

Sabaton have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast and are planning to release a new single, titled “Livgardet,” on February 26. The Swedish-language track will honor the Swedish Royal Guards, which were first established in 1521. Pär Sundström commented:

“It feels good to continue our collaboration with the world’s biggest heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast. We have been working with Nuclear Blast for more than a decade, and at the end of last year, we signed the contract for the upcoming releases, and we will continue to write metal history together.”

Conjurer Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Conjurer have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new album will be released through the label later this year.

Brady Deeprose commented:

“Conjurer are extremely excited to partner with Nuclear Blast worldwide for the forthcoming release of our second album. Having spent the last year or so getting to know Monte Conner, we count ourselves lucky to be working with not only a true legend in the world of heavy music but one who continues to champion exciting, forward-thinking art.

We’ve now also been introduced to Barley and the rest of the international team at NB and it’s evident that they understand our mentality and want nothing more than to support and nourish our creativity. In what has been an awful year on so many levels, we are grateful to have found the right home for our music.

We look forward to working together with NB to bring you our sophomore album in 2021, and much more in the years to follow.”

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) And His Son Team Up With Zach Coleman (Khemmis) For New Project Go Ahead And Die

Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera have launched a new project called Go Ahead And Die. The band, which also features Zach Coleman (Khemmis), have already signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album.

All three members commented:

Max Cavalera:

“One of a kind father/son collaboration bringing the old school with a new attitude! Sick riffs and abrasive lyrics from Igor and brutal drumming from Zach Coleman (Black Curse, Khemmis) inspired me! Extreme times call for extreme music!”

Igor Amadeus Cavalera:

“We are beyond excited to sign with Nuclear Blast. They are definitely the right choice for this colossally heavy record. G.A.A.D. will deliver fast-paced, hate-fueled energy that hasn’t been heard in years.”

Zach Coleman:

“I could not be more excited to be a part of G.A.A.D. and to have the album come out on Nuclear Blast! I feel like we were able to capture (extreme) aggression with the record. It’s a mix of old school (think ’89 era metal/punk) style and newer sounds that reflect what’s going on around us. Protest and Survive!”

Nuclear Blast also added:

“For such a heavy, brutal, and pissed-off record; Go Ahead And Die will leave any metal fan with a smile on their face. With riffs the size of boulders and a genuine fuck off attitude that speaks about today’s horrors, this album will without a doubt leave a mark in metal and we are happy to be part of the journey.”

Gatecreeper Sign With Nuclear Blast

Gatecreeper have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. This news comes after the band surprise released a new record titled “An Unexpected Reality” earlier this month.

The group commented:

“We are excited to start the next chapter of Gatecreeper with Nuclear Blast. We look forward to continuing the growth of our band with Monte Conner and the rest of the label.”

Nuclear Blast‘s Monte Conner added:

“I love Chase and Gatecreeper’s killer work ethic and their marriage of brutality with actual songs. I am so excited to hear what they come up with next but I KNOW it will be their ultimate album. I am honored they have chosen Nuclear Blast and me to be part of their continuing mission for world domination.”

Battle Beast Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast, Singer Noora Louhimo To Release Solo Album In March

Battle Beast have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, it has also been revealed that singer Noora Louhimo will be releasing the debut album from her Noora Louhimo Experience project, “Eternal Wheel Of Time And Space,” in March. The first single from that effort will be available on January 29.

Battle Beast bassist Eero Sipilä commented:

“We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there’s absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership has borne. The work for the next Battle Beast opus is well under way, and we can’t wait to hit the stages around the world once this disease has blown over! Here’s to many more great years to come! Cheers!”

Marcus Hammer, managing director of Nuclear Blast Europe, added:

“I am very happy and proud that we were able to extend the partnership with Battle Beast and can continue this success story! As we can see there are still Hollywood Endings to some stories. We are stoked to open together the next chapter for this remarkable career.”

Amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen Signs With Nuclear Blast For New Solo Project Silver Lake

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records for his new solo project Silver Lake. The band’s new album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and it is expected to be released later this year.

Holopainen commented:

“As some of you might have noticed, I’ve been working on my first solo album. Well actually, I’d rather call this a project which I’m leading as it includes different musicians and vocalists that I’ve had great privilege to meet during these years. I’ve had this idea in the back of my head for years and now that Covid-19 hit hard on all of us, it was time to be creative and start this project.

The project is titled Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen and I am really happy to announce that Silver Lake is now signed to Nuclear Blast, which was a very obvious choice as NB is also Amorphis’ record label and I know all the label-personnel super well. Another natural move is that Grey Beard Concerts & Management is managing my solo stuff as well. I look forward to revealing more news about the artists who are collaborating with me in Silver Lake.”

Markus Staiger, owner and CEO of Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktion und Vertriebs GmbH, added:

“An old friendship of almost three decades that goes back to the very beginnings of Amorphis connects me to Esa Holopainen. Back then we just licenced the band from Relapse for the European market.

Esa Holopainen is a remarkable guitarist, whose innovative way of playing is super recognizable. You can hear it right away if he’s involved, and it was just natural for us to work together in releasing his solo album.

I was so surprised of how diverse the final product sounded and how Esa keeps revealing hidden sides of his music. The fact that many friends worked on the album as guests just makes this fantastic record complete and I’m convinced that not only fans of Amorphis will love it.

I want to thank Esa for his loyalty and this truly beautiful jewel of an album.”

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!