Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard sign to Metal Blade Records

– April 10th, 2018 –

Photo credit: Richter Photoart

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of epic melodic death metallers Nothgard from Germany to its roster! The Bavarian quartet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and is right now in the middle of recording their tentative new album, to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Nothgard singer/guitarist Dom R. Crey: “We are really happy to announce the signing with the renowned label Metal Blade Records. For years we have had an eye on the countless and fantastic releases Metal Blade has launched. Eventually we can call ourselves part of this family, something that makes us really proud. We are looking forward to a great collaboration and cannot wait to usher into a new era of Nothgard.”

Dom is also presenting us an outlook on the upcoming new Nothgard album: “This exciting chapter will be initiated by a new studio album! In the history of the band we have never worked harder on an album. And to be honest we never had a clearer view on our approach of composing and on our sound. We listened to both, our fans and ourselves. We have clearly analyzed our strength and how to transfer this awareness to our material. Right now tons of work are still laying ahead of us and in the end our fans will judge the result. But let me tell you: As a band we are more than happy about the outcome so far and can’t wait to present it to the rest of the World!”

Founded in 2008 by singer and lead guitarist Dom R. Crey, Nothgard dragged along the winning ways since their debut album, Warhorns Of Midgard, from 2011. The high technical quality of their guitar work and the epic orchestration of their melodic death metal is exciting to fans and critics alike. In 2014, the band released another epic milestone of deadly metal, memorable melodies and influences from both neo-classical and folk music called Age Of Pandora. After the release, Nothgard finally signed to Noise Art Records who released the band’s latest album, The Sinner’s Sake, their most serious approach yet to enter the melodic death metal throne. On The Sinner’s Sake, deadly riffs meet playful, catchy lead guitars, while the epic orchestration arranges for a cinematic atmosphere that will bring goosebumps to your skin! Completed by Dom R. Crey’s raw vocals, Nothgard‘s sound is both stormy-spectacular and full of a sublime atmosphere. With The Sinner’s Sake, Nothgard set off into the most spectacular chapter in the band’s history so far. And the best is yet to come!

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl – Guitars
Nico Kolja – Bass
Felix Indra – Drums

Nothgard live:
May 20 – Leipzig, Germany – Wave Gotik Treffen
June 14 – Uttenhofen, Germany – Aaargh Festival
July 5 – Ballenstedt, Germany – Rockharz Open Air
July 15 – Manrode, Germany – Fest Evil Manrode 2018
Aug. 24 – Cham, Germany – Mosh Open Air 2018
Aug. 31 – Nauen, Germany – Rock for Roots XV

Nothgard online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nothgard
https://twitter.com/nothgard
https://www.instagram.com/nothgard
http://www.nothgard.com

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Deadlock Finishes Work On New Album “The Re-Arrival”

The German metal outfit Deadlock has finished work on a new album, and label Lifeforce Records comments:

“With ‘The Re-Arrival,” Deadlock present their fans an impressive overview of their past work, which goes much further than the usual ‘Best-Of’ releases. Within the 30 tracks on ‘The Re-Arrival’ you’ll find some pretty rare and previously unreleased demo tracks from the very early days of the band’s history, complete re-arrangements of Deadlock classics and 3 brand new tracks with the new drummer and wunderkind Werner Riedl, which marks another step in the band’s evolution and which shows again, that guitarist Sebastian Reichl is a highly gifted songwriter if it comes down to hit potential of the tracks.”

Sebastian Reichl comments: “The recordings for the new album have been a travel back in time for all of us and especially for me as the last remaining founding member of Deadlock. Browsing through old recording-tracks, sorting out and partly re-arranging was more than an emotional experience – keeping in mind I play more than half of my life in this band. Feelings such as pride usually don’t have all too much impact on what I’m doing, but exactly that feeling comes most close to what I felt. It was simply amazing to touch our old hits again and to pack them in a new up-to-date sound – thanks to the whole Deadlock family for the past years and the years to come!”

“The Re-Arrival” once again was produced simultaneously in different studios: aside the band’s own Slaughter’s Palace studio the band hit the Chemical Burn Studio in Bad Kösen again as well as for the first time the history-charged Chamäleon Recording Studios in Hamburg.

The 3 new songs were co-produced and mixed by Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) and Eike O. Freese (Dark Age). Both are also responsible for the mix of the re-recordings and re-arrangements – Alexander Dietz has besides mastered all 30 tracks. Artwork was handled by Pepe (Azraeldesign). See the band live on these dates:

21.06.2014 Uttenhofen (DE), Aaargh Festival
25.07.2014 Rotenburg (DE), Metal 4 Splash Festival
26.07.2014 Lörrach (DE), Baden in Blut
15.08.2014 Dinkelsbühl (DE), Summer Breeze
30.08.2014 Litvinov (CZ), Open Air
27.09.2014 Cham (DE), L.A. Eventhalle
25.10.2014 Herisau (CH), Metalvetia Festival

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