Nuclear Blast News October 2011

NIGHTWISH“Storytime” teaser released!

Do you dare to take a first step into the Imaginaerum? Click HERE! In another teaser video, Tuomas gives some insight into the making of Nightwish’s new album. You can also take a first peek at behind-the-scenes footage from the film set! Check out the video at THIS location! The first single “Storytime” will be released on November 11th. “Imaginaerum” is set for release on December 2nd, 2011. For more infos, check /

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – your favourite party animals and inventors of street metal – release their best-of album “The Party Ain’t Over Til We Say So” today! Apart from a previously unreleased song called ‘We Don’t Need A Cure’ it offers a great overview of the past 15 years of the Swedes. HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – your favourite party animals and inventors of street metal – bring out their best-of album “The Party Ain’t Over Til We Say So” today! Apart from a previously unreleased song … Read MORE!
NUCLEAR BLAST & ICS Festival ServiceTo cooperate with “Metal Battle”!

The “Metal Battle” which was started in 2004 by the founders of the world’s biggest heavy metal festival – the Wacken:Open:Air – as a newcomer contest to support up-and-coming bands from all over the world will go into its ninth round in 2012 – with Nuclear Blast Records and ICS Festival Service joining in! What initially started out as a small contest with six German bands and five bands from other countries grew and grew over the years, so that there was a total of 29 international newcomer … Read MORE!
BEHEMOTHTour completed! Nergal reveals future plans!

BEHEMOTH has wrapped up their first string of shows following Nergal’s recovery leukemia, which he was diagnose with last year. The band had been looking forward to rehearsing and playing live again for some time, and the forced break sees a re-invigorated and hungry BEHEMOTH, which makes them even more dangerous than before. Nergal comments: “The word became flesh. We are back and we’re back for good. Seven shows across Poland was a much needed morale boost for … Read MORE!
DIMMU BORGIRForced to cancel Hamburg show!

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR just issued to following statement regarding their upcoming club tour where the band will perform the entire “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” album as well as a set of DIMMU classics. “We are extremely sorry to inform our fans, that due to unforseen circumstances that are out of our control, we will unfortunately have to cancel our show in Hamburg on November 10th, 2011. This will have no influence on any of the other shows on … Read MORE!
THRESHOLDAnnounce album pre-release shows!

British progressive metal outfit THRESHOLD has announced a handful of pre-release shows in April 2012 over the course of their forthcoming album release. The band will perform a set featuring songs from the new record which is due for release through Nuclear Blast Records in 2012. THRESHOLD are currently at Thin Ice Studios (DRAGONFORCE, PENDRAGON) in Surrey, England recording their ninth studio album. The new album sees the return of original THRESHOLD vocalist Damian Wilson … Read MORE!
SIRENIAIntroduce new guitar player!

Norwegian gothic metal combo SIRENIA – led by guitarist and composer Morten Veland – introduce a new lead guitarist! Main man Morten states: “We are very happy to announce SIRENIA’s new guitar player. Jan Erik Soltvedt has joined the band and will take over the place as lead guitarist. Some of you already know Jan Erik from the shows at Wacken:Open:Air and GSM Fest. We bid him welcome aboard and look forward to more touring together. First up is the South American tour, so we ask … Read MORE!
AMORPHISLocation change in Sofia!

AMORPHIS, Finnish masters of melancholic dark rock / metal just announced a change regarding their show in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 10, 2011. The gig will now take place at the Arena Sofia. Check all upcoming shows HERE!
Beloved metal guitar tech & tour manager needs help!
Dane Wolf, known to many throughout the metal community as a skilled guitar tech, tour manager, and overall kind & hardworking human being, was badly beaten in Denver, Colorado last week while on the Death Angel/Testament/Anthrax tour. As a result, he had to drop off the tour and was recently released from the hospital in Denver. Dane’s mother, Jenna Wolf, issued the following statement on Dane Wolf’s Give Forward fundraising page: “Please help in whatever way you can by assisting … Read MORE!

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