Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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My Dying Bride Inks Record Deal With Nuclear Blast

For 27 years, My Dying Bride from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With a signature sound, the group has shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into the music.

Ssince the early Nineties, band masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe have forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length. However for their 13th release, they are now bound for new horizons and proudly announce signing to Nuclear Blast Records.

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments: “It is with great pleasure that My Dying Bride can announces joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and has already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that My Dying Bride came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well-established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come!”

Since My Dying Bride rarely leaves damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the group will expose “Turn Loose The Swans” in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun ‘Winter’ Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.

22nd April – NL, Roadburn Festival
15th July – POL, Bolkow, Castle Party
1st October – UK, HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner

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Wicked Inquisition Releasing New Self-Titled Album

Minnesota’s Wicked Inquisition is a band that plays doom the way it was meant to be played – loud and heavy, with a psychedelic twist. This is music inspired by legends such as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus and of course, Black Sabbath.

Wicked Inquisition was initially formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Nate Towle, who sought to combine his influences of Black Sabbath, Budgie, Blue Oyster Cult and others into the formidable sound it is today.

The band has released two EPs so far, and will release a self-titled full length on May 8th, 2015. Check out the song “Black Magik Nacht” below.

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Untimely Demise Splits With Drummer Scott Cross

Canada’s Untimely Demise has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Scott Cross:

“After 6 years of great times making music, playing tonnes of killer shows and meeting amazing people across the country, our dear friend (and drummer) Scott Cross has decided to leave Untimely Demise. It was an amicable split and we wish him success and joy in all of his future endeavors.

“Untimely Demise has enlisted the percussion services of veteran Canadian drummer Cory Thomas (Putrescence) for our upcoming Western Canadian shows, starting with a huge event in Edmonton on September 14th, where we will play support for the formidable Striker (CAN) at their ‘Armed To The Teeth’ CD release show!

“We have just returned from Winnipeg where we had a bunch of productive rehearsals with Cory and he is sounding absolutely bludgeoning on the kit! The chemistry is undenable and we know this begins a exciting new chapter for the band. Stayed tuned for more momentous news…”

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