ALBUM REVIEW: Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal

Is it weird to have “should’ve leaned more into brutality” as your first thought upon completing a Metalcore album? Asking for a friend. That’s not to say that there is a total absence of the heavier and grimier stuff on Bury Tomorrow’s Cannibal (Music for Nations/Sony), but I wouldn’t have been heartbroken if they would’ve squeezed some more juice out of the amps.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth – Cruelty and the Beast: Re-Mistressed

Twenty-one years ago, way back in 1998 when their star was on the ascendancy and the average metal fan was wondering whether they were Black Metal, Gothic Metal or That’s Not Metal, five years after the infamous ‘Jesus is a Cunt’ T-shirt made them a household name for a variety of reasons, Cradle of Filth release their third album Cruelty and the Beast on Music for Nations. A much-acclaimed tribute to non-vegan Ribena fanatic Elizabeth Bathory. It was a milestone in their developing sound and at the time, I absolutely loved it. Continue reading

Watch a Lyric Video for a Remastered Version of Cradle of Filth’s “Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)”

Cradle of Filth’s Gothic and Black Metal inspired masterpiece Cruelty and the Beast turned 25 years old last year. Now this November the band is finally releasing the fully remastered version of the album, with loads of remixes and extras via the old-school Music For Nations label. Watch a lyric video now for a ‘Lustmord And Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds)’ now! Continue reading

Cradle Of Filth Books European “Cruelty And The Beast” Tour Dates

Cradle Of Filth has just booked an amazing run of tour dates, where they will perform one of their classic albums, 1998’s Cruelty and The Beast (Music For Nations) in its an entirety, plus other hits. The album. In addition to headline dates, some festivals are also included. The Spirit will provide direct support on headline shows. Hopefully, more dates will be added because to hear this album live should make for a monster show! Continue reading

Bury Tomorrow – Black Flame

It has been a slow but steady build for Southampton metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. They have been around for longer than most people might actually think, releasing debut album Portraits (Basick) way back in 2009 and they have always been just behind the forefront of the scene in the UK and indeed mainland Europe, where they have a sizeable following but never quite breaking through into that next echelon. Last album Earthbound (Nuclear Blast) was somewhat of a turning point ensuring a lot more eyes are now trained on them. Continue reading

Three Days Grace – Outsider

When anyone thinks about Three Days Grace, instantly one thinks of 2003’s ‘I Hate Everything About You’. The song came out in emo’s prime and it fit so well. Ever since releasing their debut self-titled album, the Canadian quartet has stayed true to their three-year interval on releases. Continue reading

Watch A New Video From The King Is Blind – Throne Of Skulls

The King Is Blind, by Rich Price Photography

The King Is Blind, by Rich Price Photography

UK death metal stalwarts The King Is Blind have released a new video for their new song, ‘Throne Of Skulls’. The song is the opening track on the Speed Kills 7 compilation, to be released via Music For Nations on December 2nd. Watch the clip below: Continue reading

Legendary Label Music For Nations Returns To Life

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Long revered at one of the preeminent music labels that helped put all sorts of metal bands on the map, Music For Nations, is returning to life in 2015 with a series of reissues and new music in the form of 7” and digital single releases from new bands too. Their first new release will be a massive box set of Anathema’s MFN catalog with a 3 CD/DVD package and limited edition vinyl of the album releases too. Other prominent upcoming releases from the label include MFN stalwarts such as Paradise Lost’s back catalog remastered. Opeth’s three seminal albums, Blackwater Park, Damnation & Deliverance special editions. Spiritual Beggar’s back catalog released on LP for the first time, as well as Cradle of Filth and other MFN artists to be confirmed shortly.

Anathema, photo by Scarlet Page

Anathema, photo by Scarlet Page

First time Digital Releases of MFN titles include:

Paradise LostOne Second

Spiritual BeggarsAnother Way to Shine

Spiritual BeggarsMantra III

Spiritual BeggarsAd Astra

Hardcore Superstar Bad Sneakers and a Pina Colada

Hardcore SuperstarNo Regrets

Hardcore SuperstarThank you (For Letting us be Ourselves)


InmeOvergrown Eden

SugarcomaBecoming Something Else

Lost HorizonAwakening The World

Lost HorizonA Flame to the Ground Beneath


El CacoViva


Press Notes:

Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary Heavy Metal, Rock and Prog record label has returned.

In a series of reissues, the label will be celebrating some of the most iconic records by some of the World’s most influential bands. As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade.

Music For Nations importance cannot be under estimated. Either signing, exclusively distributing or collaborating with artist including Metallica, Tool, Slayer, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Anathema, Entombed, Poison, WASP, Frank Zappa. As well as licensing deals with some of the seminal labels including Metal Blade, Peaceville and Rise Above.

Ever headbanged?

Chances are it was to a track released on Music for Nations.

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