Cradle Of Filth ink deal with Nuclear Blast

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British extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

The announcement comes ahead of the release of the band’s eleventh studio album. The LP is tentatively slated for release in 2015 and, according to frontman Dani Filth, has a working title of Hammer Of The Witches.

Says Filth of the news: “Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous Records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that Cradle stayed with until 2001.”

“For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of Cradle Of Filth’s dark, enigmatic history.”

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New Nightwish album will startle fans says Donockley

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Troy Donockley has claimed that some of the music on Nightwish’s new album will startle fans of the band.

The Finnish group are currently in the studio recording the follow up to their last album Imaginaerum. The new LP will be the first to feature Donockley and new vocalist Floor Jansen as full time members.

Speaking in Nightwish’s latest studio update, Donockley says: “Tuomas writes really challenging parts, especially for the pipes. It’s always nice to push the boundaries.”

“It’s progressive in its outlook. It’s a lot different to Imaginaerum, although it’s still absolutely Nightwish. There’s probably some parts that will startle people – but it’s not going to be cheesy. It sticks to its roots.”

The new album is expected to be released in 2015 and you can watch the full studio update video below:



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WATCH! Hammerfall release video for “Hector’s Hymn”

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Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have released the official video for new track, “Hector’s Hymn.”

The track is lifted from their forthcoming new album, (r)Evolution.

You can pre-order (r)Evolution here.

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