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Former Murderdoll finds new home

Former Murderdoll finds new home

WEDNESDAY 13 has signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and is set to release his eighth solo studio album, titled »Condolences«, on June 2nd.

The horror punk kingpin and former-MURDERDOLLS frontman is thrilled to be joining his new record label home, telling us, “We’re so excited to finally announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!  It’s an honor for us to be on the roster among so many other great bands and friends. Thanks to Nuclear Blast for giving us the opportunity and our fans for your undying support.  We’re looking forward to many more years of this with all of you.”

Airbourne are back!

“Breakin’ Outta Hell” will be the band’s 4th studio album and the first with new record company Spinefarm.

The 11-track album has been produced by Bob Marlette, who helmed the very first Airbourne outing, and engineered / mixed by Mike Fraser, whose CV includes some of the biggest names in rock such as Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, Metallica and AC/DC.

Here’s the video for the brand new single ‘Rivalry’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvBIgEPLrA

Enjoy!

 

Soilwork’s Death Resonance

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Visionary Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced to release a special collection of rarities under the moniker “Death Resonance” on August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented the band: “Attention SOILWORK fans! Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we’ve put together a very special release for you all. »Death Resonance« compiles fifteen rare and unreleased tracks ranging all the way back to Stabbing The Drama. Many of these tracks were previously only available in Asia. Two songs are brand new and five others have been remixed for your listening pleasure.’’

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Even though SOILWORK are still heavily supporting their most recent masterpiece, “The Ride Majestic”, the sextet compiled a must have for every fan out there.

Death Resonance” is nothing like your average best-of output, it delivers two brand new tracks as well as rarely released songs of the past 11 years, going back until their opus magnum, “Stabbing The Drama”.

Commented singer Björn “Speed” Strid: “The cover for »Death Resonance« is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he managed to capture what we went through while recording “The Ride Majestic”: the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it. It links those albums together, even though »Death Resonance« contains unreleased material from 2005 and forward. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we’ve been and what lies ahead.”

TRACKLISTING

1 – Helsinki
2 – Death Resonance
3 – The End Begins Below The Surface
4 – My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool
5 – These Absent Eyes
6 – Resisting The Current
7 – When Sound Collides
8 – Forever Lost In Vain
9 – Sweet Demise
10 – Sadistic Lullabye
11 – Overclocked
12 – Martyr
13 – Sovereign
14 – Wherever Thorns May Grow
15 – Killed By Ignition

 

Hit maker Manson plays hitman in new movie

 

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The man who named himself and his band mates after famous killers gets to play one in a new movie due out next month.

Marilyn Manson is featured in a new trailer for the upcoming film Let Me Make You A Martyr.

The project sees Manson as a Native American hitman hired by an abusive father, drug dealer and pimp named Larry Glass – played by Mark Boone Junior – to kill his rebellious adopted son Drew, played by Niko Nicotera.

The film also stars Michael Potts, Slaine, William Lee Scott, and Michael Shamus Wiles.

Directed by Corey Asraf and John Swab, the shock-rocker told Rolling Stone he had to immerse himself in the role. He said: “I am part Indian. I just had to observe the level of poverty and, I guess, white trash element to the story.

“The house where my character lives, sort of on a swamp on a reservation, looked like a combination between Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Apocalypse Now. It was pretty epic. Just seeing that, I knew where to go.”

Let Me Make You A Martyr will premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal on July 22.

In Flames the latest band to sign with Nuclear Blast

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Nuclear Blast proudly announce the signing of Swedish metal icons IN FLAMES for the world ex-North America and Scandinavia. Formed in 1990, the band are considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the “Gothenburg sound”. With eleven studio albums released, countless successful tours around the globe, millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, IN FLAMES have proven to be an unstoppable force in heavy music. From their 1994 debut »Lunar Strain« to the most recent »Siren Charms« (2014), the band’s intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

“In a way, IN FLAMES and Nuclear Blast share a similar story,” said IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. “Both started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years. For these reasons, it seemed a natural fit to come back to the place it all started.”

“We’re enormously happy that IN FLAMES decided to return and trust in us for the second time – Nuclear Blast is their home again from now on. I remember well how their debut album, »Lunar Strain«, inspired me back in the days. I was totally fascinated by their great and absolutely unique blend of death metal with delicate melodies,” commented Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. One year later, IN FLAMES signed with us and released eight splendid records over the years, including groundbreaking classics such as »Whoracle«, »Clayman«, and »Reroute To Remain«. IN FLAMES developed all the time, reinvented themselves again and again and enthused fans of various genres with their always innovative sound. We’re looking forward to the common future with Anders, Björn, Peter, and Niclas.”

Currently, the band are working on the release of a new live DVD. Stay tuned for more details!

IN FLAMES are:
Anders Fridén | vocals
Björn Gelotte | guitars
Peter Iwers | bass
Niclas Engelin | guitars

 

Anthrax “For All Kings” could be their last album

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Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante says For All Kings could have been their final album: “I’d rather go out on a high”

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has said there’s a chance For All Kings could be the band’s final album.

That’s because he’s not sure they can top the success of their 11th title, coupled with the acclaim of previous release Worship Music.

But he’s not thinking about splitting the thrash icons any time soon.

Benante tells EonMusic: “I don’t even know if there will be another record. This may be our last record – I’d rather go out on a high.”

He adds: “Certain sports teams will have the greatest tam one year, then come back next year and a lot of those players are missing.

“I’m not saying any of us will be missing, but Maybe I think that inspiration may not be there. So let’s enjoy it.”

But the co-founder and co-lead songwriter emphasises: “I didn’t say we’d wrap it up. I just said it may be our last record. That’s how I feel.”

For All Kings is Anthrax’s second album since the return of classic-era vocalist Joey Belladonna in 2010.

 

Opeth “Sorceress” on it’s way soon.

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Swedish progressive legends, OPETH have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and have a new album ready for release later this year. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH have been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire to be restricted to a single genre, OPETH, quite simply, have a time honored tradition of blowing our minds with both class and forward thinking. All these years later, nothing and everything has changed once again with their forthcoming album »Sorceress«.

“We’re happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album »Sorceress« via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records,” states Mikael Åkerfeldt. “The decision was made in Markus Staiger’s (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We’re happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship.”

Nuclear Blast owner, Markus Staiger, continues:
“I am honored that OPETH have joined the Nuclear Blast family. Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow bandmates have demonstrated time and time again that OPETH are a band that never release an album that sounds the same. You never know what their new music will sound like! Nuclear Blast has been following the musical journey of OPETH from the beginning with »Orchid« to landmark albums like »Still Life«, »Deliverance«, »Damnation« and »Blackwater Park«, right up to 2014’s »Pale Communion«! The band have become one of the most challenging artists in rock music today. It is not often that we get to work with musicians of their caliber and I’m thrilled to have such a unique genre-leader on the label. The future for OPETH and Nuclear Blast looks very bright.”

Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast Entertainment president adds:
“OPETH are a band that have continually evolved and moved forward at every stage. Always innovating and always continuing to challenge themselves as players and writers. They are simply fearless. I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next! It’s an amazing feeling to be reunited with one of my favorite bands and I look forward to my colleagues here at Nuclear Blast being able to have their own OPETH experience and role in the band’s continuing journey. I want to thank Mikael Åkerfeldt and OPETH for putting their faith and trust in everyone here at Nuclear Blast.”

OPETH are currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on »Sorceress«. A release for the album is tentatively scheduled for the spring via Moderbolaget RecordsNuclear Blast Entertainment.