Nuclear Blast Records News: DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, EPICA, SEPULTURA, VADER, BEHEMOTH, and More!

NIGHTWISH
“Imaginaerum” Snippets & Lyric Video available!
Here are the official tasters from Imaginaerum! “Even Amazon was so enthusiastic about the album, that they had to share these samples without asking us… If you want to experience the true impact of the album, we recommend that you do something else and not listen to THESE. With lots of respect; Nightwish” And if you want to sing along to the new single “Storytime”, but can’t quite make out the words, we also have the solution now. Here is the Storytime video with lyrics! Click HERE
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
Best of album “The Greatest Of The Best” out now!
After eight studio albums in fifteen years, after over 600 breathtaking live shows DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER present their first official best-of collection of their career – THE GREATEST OF THE BEST. Full with liner notes for each album, a complete history timeline, all lyrics, guitar tabs on selected songs, rare and brand new photos and of course … the 20 best REITER songs of all time. Get your copy of the 48-Pages-Deluxe-Digibook HERE or via Itunes! Check out the album trailer HERE! … Read MORE!
BATTLE BEAST
Sign a deal with Nuclear Blast!
Finland – a mine of talented newcomer bands since the year one. With BATTLE BEAST from Helsinki, Nuclear Blast are happy to welcome one of the most promising combos of this flourishing scene aboard! Founded in 2008, the band already attended the W:O:A Metal Battle in their home country two years later and won the national contest, which enabled them to perform at the Wacken Open Air in Germany and represent Finland in the international Metal Battle finals. Battling 26 other bands from … Read MORE!
Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY
A new adventure begins!
Composer Luca Turilli presents his new Rhapsody band and the new album. Please click here to see the new exclusive video TRAILER! You can also enjoy it directly on the new official webpage at the address: www.ltrhapsody.com More news coming on December, 19th
ACCEPT
Announce new album title!
It’s always quiet just before the storm! ACCEPT’s fifteen year break from the music business only served as a distant warning to the 2010 thunderous return of ACCEPT to the metal forefront. Sweat soaked, table-sized club shows and triumphant appearances at the biggest rock festivals around the world created an excitement long not seen in the metal community. It was only natural that ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations entered the charts at #4, the band’s highest entry in their … Read MORE!
BEFORE THE DAWN
First video tour documentary online!
Finnish melodic death/dark metal outfit BEFORE THE DAWN just released the first part of a video tour documentary about the currently running “Rebirth” tour in support of the bands most recent effort “Deathstar Rising”. Check out the 5 min flick at THIS location! Also make sure to catch Tuomas Saukkonen and the boys live! Check all upcoming tourdates HERE!
WE CAME AS ROMANS
Video online / launch tour contest!!
US modern metalcore heroes WE CAME AS ROMANS just released the video clip for the bands first single, “Mis//Understanding”, off the bands new album “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be”. Check out the clip at THIS location! In other news the band has also launched a tour diary from their currently running World War III tour. Check out the first part HERE! WE CAME AS ROMANS, fellow tour mates ALESANA as well as tour sponsor MACBETH and KEEP A BREAST merchandise … Read MORE!
EPICA
Announced first European tour dates!
Dutch symphonic metal outfit EPICA has just announced their first dates of European tour 2012. Check all dates HERE! The recordings of the fifth studio album have been finished. Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Avantasia, Rhapsody of Fire) has begun mixing the album and so far the band is very pleased with the result! The new album will be release by Nuclear Blast on the 9th of March 2012
SEPULTURA
Announces line- up change!

Brazil’s triumphant heavy metal export, SEPULTURA, has announced the addition of drummer Eloy Casagrande to its arsenal of world-class musicians, replacing Jean Dolabella as the band’s full-time percussionist. The 20-year-old drum prodigy from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who won the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer Contest as a teenager in 2006, is more than eager to begin his career with the veteran metal icon. “When I got the invitation to join SEPULTURA, I was in shock,” … Read MORE!

DEATHSTARS
Making of “METAL” clip online!
Swedish deathglam icons DEATHSTARS just released the official making of for the bands most recent videosingle “METAL”. Check it out at THIS location! Being one of two brand new, previousley unreleased songs, “METAL” comes off the bands current output “The Greatest Hits On Earth” – showcasing the future musical direction of the band. The official video for “METAL” can be viewed at THIS location! DEATHSTARS are currently touring Europe supporting German industrial heavyweights RAMMSTEIN … Read MORE!
VADER
Check in from the tour!
At the moment, the Polish death metal legends VADER are on the SIGN OF HELL TOUR 2011 with GORGOROTH and VALKYRJA. The band has just uploaded the official tour blog. Check it on Facebook (hwww.facebook.com/vader) and thereby get to know about all stories, pictures and news that are happening on the road. SIGN OF HELL TOUR 2011 Upcoming dates can be viewed HERE!
BEHEMOTH
Nergal comments on Full Of Hate Tour 2012!
Nergal, singer/guitarist of notorious Polish blackened death metal kings BEHEMOTH has issued the following statement regarding the bands upcoming participation on 2012s installment of the Full Of Hate tour. “Dear all. I’m more than happy to announce that we´re getting back in shape. First shows we did it Poland turned out incredibly well. It gives us a very optimistic prospect on the future of the band when we return to European stages. This time we wanna bring all the pyros and new … Read MORE!
THRASHFEST CLASSICS Tour
SEPULTURA song voting done!

For the upcoming THRASHFEST Classics tour (kick off: Friday, November 25), a fan voting had been set up for the songs SEPULTURA, EXODUS and HEATHEN are to play live on stage. The three SEPULTURA songs that got the most votes and will be included in the bands classic set are… “Mass Hypnosis” “Infected Voice” “Beneath The Remains” Watch out for more info on the songs EXODUS are chosen to play! Tickets available at the Nuclear Blast mailorder! THRASHFEST CLASSICS … Read MORE!

PAIN
At Metalcamp 2012 confirmed!
Swedish industrial metal icons PAIN, lead by legendary producer Peter Tägtgren just confirmed on Metalcamp 2012. Headbanger´s Holidays is METALCAMP´s motto and credo – an indeed nice, comfortable and truely unique atmosphere with summer and vacation vibe. Can´t ask for more! Nowhere else you can so easily and nicely relax, swim, sun bath, drink and hang out and bang your head a few hundred meters away than at METALCAMP Slovenia! So far these bands have been confirmed for … Read MORE!
BLIND GUARDIAN
Signed cajón for sale!

From Saturday, 19th of November on, the Wacken Foundation will offer a limited Wacken style Cajón with original BLIND GUARDIAN signatures for SALE! A cajón? That’s right! Originally a Peruvian instrument it has become one of the most famous and most widely used rhythm instruments. Even beginners can learn to play it quite quickly with the aid of a textbook and an instruction CD – and will for sure be able to play along with their favourite band BLIND GUARDIAN in the living room. In order to … Read MORE!

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