New Albums OUT TODAY; MUNICIPAL WASTE Signing; DECAPITATED Album Preview; SEPULTURA Video Contest + more!

SYMPHONY X – ICONOCLAST: OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA!

SymphonyX.2011.  This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Today marks the release of North America’s progressive metal masterminds SYMPHONY X brand new album, ICONOCLAST In fact, anyone can pick it up at their local Best Buy,  FYE or Local Record Stores.  Can’t find it? Ask them to order it for ya! If you prefer to download the album, it’s available on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The Nuclear Blast USA web shop still have limited T-Shirts and all versions of the album in-stock, so feel free to get it from us too!

PAIN – YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: OUT TODAY IN NORTH AMERICA!

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metallers led by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) have just released their brand new album, You Only Live Twice in North America!

Drop by your local FYE or local record store to pick up the album today!

If you can’t find it, ask the store to order it for you!

Otherwise, you can download it immediately at iTunes or Amazon MP3.

We also carry the album at the Nuclear Blast USA web shop, so you can support the band directly by picking it up from our shop too!

Click above to watch the video for The Great Pretender on YouTube.

 

MUNICIPAL WASTE – SIGNS TO NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS!

On Undisputed masters of the crossover genre, Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE are proud to announce their new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

WASTE members recently checked in about their big announcement:

“It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” states WASTE frontman Foresta .

“We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, but were willing to get behind any ridiculous idea that we could think of.  Once we realized this, Nuclear Blast was the obvious choice.

The Blast has been friends with the band long before doing a record was even a possibility.  I feel like we’re starting off with a clean slate and decade of experience to start back up on the right track.  Expect some great things in the near future from the WASTE.  This is only the beginning!”

“Nuclear Blast has shown their love for the WASTE for years,” Witte continues.  “And when it came time for a new deal, it was a no brainer in my eyes.  NB all the way.  We are thrilled to be included among a roster of great bands and hard working people that love them.  I can’t wait to get into that studio!

Gerardo Martínez, long-time MUNICIPAL WASTE fan and Label Manager of Nuclear Blast USA, comments on the newest members of the Nuclear Blast Family:

“We’ve known the WASTE guys for some time and when the moment was right to bring them on board, we did not hesitate one second.  They are the best and most relevant band at what they do, and a pleasure to be around… not to mention they are some of the funniest and down-to-earth people we’ve met.  The excitement level for a new MUNICIPAL WASTE record is at its highest and we are ready to deliver this to the masses!”

The WASTE will be entering the studio this summer to record their fifth full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut in their hell-bent quests for infectious riffs and never-ending headbanging sessions.  A 2012 release is expected.

DECAPITATED – CARNIVAL IS FOREVER – ALBUM PREVIEW AVAILABLE!

DecapitatedA preview of Carnival Is Forever, the fifth studio album by Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED , is now available for viewing on YouTube.

 

It features samples of the album plus new promotional band photos.

Founding  member Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka discusses the album title and cover art by Lukasz Jaszak:

“Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world.

Is Forever – I guess it doesn’t need explaining.  Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic. [The art is v]ery intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory.”

The track listing for Carnival Is Forever  REGULAR JEWEL CASE VERSION and DIGIPAK VERSION can be seen here.

The album will be released in North America on July 12th.  The band will self-release it in their native Poland.

VADER – ANNOUNCE TRACK LIST + COVER ARTWORK FOR BRAND NEW ALBUM

Polish death metal veterans VADER will release their new album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich, on August 12 in Europe and September 13, 2011 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and features the cover artwork of Zbigniew Bielak (DESTRÖYER 666, WATAIN). The band laid down a total of 12 songs for the CD, which was mixed and mastered in May.

View the photos and track list on Facebook.

Commented Bielak:

“To follow closely on Lars von Trier’s spectacular Nazi gaffe in Cannes, I’d say that the new VADER cover artwork gives a subtle hint of what would happen if the good old Cthulhu would be contracted to erect a pyramid for Thule…

Well, who knows what they were really doing in subterranean galleries of Harz? One thing is certain – propelled by the spirit of most Ancient Ones, VADER indeed stand tall as death metal’s Wunderwaffe, and I hope the cover fits well in their armory of morbid imagination!”

SEPULTURA – LAUNCH FAN VIDEO CONTEST FOR THE TRACK ‘MASK’

Aspiring music video directors, film students or video editing hobbyists, front of the line!

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA recently launched a worldwide fan video contest for the track “Mask” off their upcoming album, Kairos.

To enter the contest and view the prizes offered, fans can simply visit the Nuclear Blast USA website and follow the step by step instructions.

Or you can click on the image below which will take you directly to the contest page:

SEPULTURA will release KAIROS, their 12th studio album and Nuclear Blast Records debut, on June 24 (EUROPE) and July 12 (North America).

KAIROS was recorded once again at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and produced and mixed by Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN). Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering.

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Head over to Nuclear Blast USA to get more info regarding:

AGNOSTIC FRONT – ANNOUNCE U.S. + CANADIAN TOUR FOR MY LIFE MY WAY

ALL SHALL PERISH – SPECIAL VERSIONS OF BRAND NEW ALBUM REVEALED!

WORLD UNDER BLOOD – TRACK LIST + BUNDLE PACK FOR TACTICAL REVEALED!

TEXTURES – ANNOUNCE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!

And More!!

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