Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records signs Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA

– September 7th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Jorn Veberg

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA! Fight The Fight‘s self-titled debut (released digitally in January 2017) is young, fresh and bursting with energy – just as you would expect from a band that has been buzzing around the Norwegian underground for several years. Now, the record will finally see a physical release in the USA in early 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) comments: “If ever there was a band that hooked me on the first listen, it was Fight The Fight!
Fight The Fight seamlessly weave together classic old school riffing with cutting edge grooves and have a knack for making every single song they write not just heavy, but catchy as fuck! To top it off, these guys are natural born total rock stars. The sky is the limit for Fight The Fight and I’m so stoked to take the ride with them!”

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records) adds: “Once again my buddy Chris Santos has found an amazing band! We are super excited to have Blacklight Media working with Fight The Fight! Check them out!!”

Erlend Gjerde (Indie Recordings) comments: “We’re very excited to partner with the great team at Blacklight Media and Metal Blade for Fight The Fight in North America. Their enthusiasm and dedication to working with us on the band made our decision very easy – Let’s do this!”

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight The Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight The Fight is destined for great things.

For a preview of Fight The Fight, the video for the title track can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=YLWUdYeSy4M

Fight The Fight has played at all the major festivals in Norway, plus toured Europe – receiving massive praise from Metal Hammer UK, and many others, for their phenomenal live performances. European fans can catch the band once again with Satyricon this fall – see below for all dates!

Fight the Fight tour dates
w/ Satyricon

Sept. 24 – Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 25 – Turock – Essen, Germany
Sept. 26 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept. 27 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Sept. 29 – Heaven – London, UK
Sept. 30 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct. 1 – MJC De Reze – Nantes, France
Oct. 2 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France
Oct. 4 – Sala But – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 5 – Razzamatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 6 – Rockstore – Montpellier, France
Oct. 7 – Zona Roveri – Bologna, Italy
Oct. 9 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 10 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Oct. 11 – Szene – Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12 – Palac Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland
Oct. 15 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

Fight The Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass

Fight The Fight online:
http://www.fightthefight.no
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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This Month on NAIL THE MIX… Decapitated Track, “One Eyed Nation”

Renowned Swedish Producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth, In Flames) to Teach Online Mixing Class with Decapitated Track, “One Eyed Nation” Sign Up Today: Download & Mix With “One Eyed Nation” Multi-Tracks Access this Lesson HereIt’s no secret that Sweden, Poland and Norway have always been hotbeds of heavy metal talent, and the producers behind those […]

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This Month on NAIL THE MIX… Decapitated Track, “One Eyed Nation”

Renowned Swedish Producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth, In Flames) to Teach Online Mixing Class with Decapitated Track, “One Eyed Nation” Sign Up Today: Download & Mix With “One Eyed Nation” Multi-Tracks Access this Lesson HereIt’s no secret that Sweden, Poland and Norway have always been hotbeds of heavy metal talent, and the producers behind those […]

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New Album “The White Death” Announced By Fleurety, New Song Available For Streaming

Fleurety announced the third studio album entitled “The White Death” and released the first song “Lament Of The Optimist,” which you can check out below. The album is set for release on October 27th via Peaceville Records. Pre-order now at this location.

“The White Death” is another dark and disturbing experimentalism from the Norwegian avantgarde-metal legends. Fleurety formed in Ytre Enebakk, Norway in 1991, and are known for an experimental and boundary-breaking approach to black metal. Peaceville Records is proud to welcome them to the label’s roster for their upcoming opus.

The new album marks almost two decades since the release of “Department of Apocalyptic Affairs,” and shows the band returning to the style of the legendary debut “Min Tid Skal Komme” (1995); however, this time the music is more experimental, sarcastic and concise. The lineup for “The White Death” features guitarist Alexander Nordgaren and drummer/vocalist Svein Egil “Zweizz” Hatlevik, now joined by bassist/vocalist Czral-Michael Eide (Virus, Aura Noir), vocalist Linn Nystadnes (Deathcrush, Oilskin), plus flutist Krizla (Tusmørke, Alwanzatar) and backing vocalist Filip Roshauw (The Switch).

“The White Death” was recorded by the band themselves and mixed by godfather of Norwegian noise music, Lasse Marhaug. Mastering was performed by longstanding partner of the band Greg Chandler (Esoteric) at Priory Studios, with artwork courtesy of Trine+Kim Design Studio (Ulver, Darkthrone).

The track listing for the album is:

1. The White Death
2. The Ballad Of Copernicus
3. Lament Of The Optimist
4. Trauma
5. The Science Of Normality
6. Future Day
7. Ambitions Of The Dead
8. Ritual Of Light And Taxidermy

Check out “Lament Of The Optimist” here:

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Satyricon Reveals “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” Track Listing

Nearly three years in the making, Satyricon just recently unveiled ninth studio album, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep,” which is set for release on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

“Deep Calleth Upon Deep” was ecorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with studio guru Mike Fraser.

After previously unveiling the artwork – an obscure drawing from 1898 by Edvard Munch – today the band is proud to announce the full track listing.

Says frontman Satyr: “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”

1. Midnight Serpent
2. Blood cracks open the ground
3. To your brethren in the dark
4. Deep calleth upon Deep
5. The Ghost Of Rome
6. Dissonant
7. Black wings and withering gloom
8. Burial Rite

In support of “Deep Calleth Upon Deep,: the band is set to tour on the following dates:

24.09.17 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE – Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL – Tilburg – 013
27.09.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK – London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR – Nantes – MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT – Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE – Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
31.10.17 MX – Guadalajara / C3 Stage
01.11.17 MX – Mexico City / Circo Volador
02.11.17 CR – San Jose / Pepper’s Club
07.11.17 CL – Santiago / Blondie
08.11.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub
10.11.17 BR – Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge
11.11.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Clash Club
12.11.17 BR – Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia
22.11.17 NO – Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO – Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO – Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO – Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO – Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO – Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO – Hamar / Gregers

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Satyricon Unveils New Album “Deep Calleth Upon Deep”

Nearly three years in the making, Satyricon has announced that ninth studio album “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” is set for release on the 22nd of September via Napalm Records.

The album was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser. Frontman Satyr informs us:

“Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”

Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it Satyricon or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us.”

The band is also proud to share the album’s front cover – an obscure drawing from 1898 by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

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Melted Space Begins Recording New Album

Melted Space is proud to announce a new album for November 2017. Recording sessions have started this week with François-Maxime Boutault in Bordeaux, with additional recording sessions planned in the Czech Republic, Sweden, United States, Norway, and more.

The outfit’s founder PierreLe Pape comments: “I can’t wait to share the nine new songs with you guys and go back on the road with all the crew! This album should bring some new sides of the Melted Space universe; different sounds, different voices… I’m very proud of it and I can’t wait to start to production process!”

Melted Space is a France-based metal opera project featuring a huge roster of guest musicians and vocalists. The outfit’s first album, “The Great Lie,” was released in October 2015 through Sensory Records. Additional details on the new Melted Space opus will be issued during the summer months.

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