Technical Death Metal band Rings of Saturn, often a lightning rod of controversy in their careers, has been unceremoniously dropped by Nuclear Blast Records. In a surprising move, the label released a press release calling out the band and its leader, Lucas Mann, for threatening “to issue public statements “condemning Nuclear Blast in the strongest terms possible” if the label does not give in to his baseless demands.” This is highly irregular as even the most acrimonious relationships at metal labels are often resolved quietly. You can read the label’s full statement below.
Nuclear Blast Drops Rings Of Saturn
Nuclear Blast has a long-standing history of supporting its artists, treating them with the utmost respect and integrity. This included Lucas Mann and RINGS OF SATURN. Nuclear Blast is proud to provide this support and strives to make all its artists feel comfortable that they have a transparent, honest relationship with their label.
Sadly, Lucas Mann on behalf of RINGS OF SATURN has brazenly threatened to issue public statements “condemning Nuclear Blast in the strongest terms possible” if the label does not give in to his baseless demands. While Nuclear Blast is truly shocked and saddened by Lucas Mann’s actions, Nuclear Blast also does not tolerate threats. Accordingly, RINGS OF SATURN have been dropped from the label.
Wednesday 13 will release a new EP this week, April 16th, 2021, Necrophaze – Antidote via Nuclear Blast. The EP contains two new songs and two covers from the shock rocker/industrial metaller including “Devil Inside” by INXS and “Films” by Gary Numan featuring Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper.Necrophaze – Antidote was produced by Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer. Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s The Fog adorning the CD.
Horror-loving rock legend Rob Zombie has released a new single “The Eternal Struggles Of The Howling Man” from his forthcoming new album, his seventh and first for Nuclear Blast Records, The Lunar Injection Kool-Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. Due on March 12th, the new album marks his first new album in nearly five years. Order the new single and pre-order the album below. Listen to the track right now!
Finnish Folk masters Korpiklaani is one month away from releasing their new album Jylhä, on February 5th, 2021 visa Nuclear Blast Records. They dropped the throwback sounding track “Niemi” with a new high-concept music video to match the story. Watch the video for “Niemi” now!
Legendary Heavy Metal band Accept has postponed the release of their upcoming new album Too Mean To Die from January 15 to January 29, 2021. Due to a COVID-19 related pressing plant closure, the finished product has been massively delayed so that the planned release date cannot be honored. Check out our recent interview with Wolf Hoffman. In place of the album, the band will instead drop a new single on January 1`5th, “Zombie Apocalypse.” Watch a teaser here:
With the news of the sudden passingof guitar hero and Melodic Death Metal leader Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom and recently Bodom After Midnight, stars from across the music world have shared their condolences and memories. A who’s who of artists paid respects, as well as press notices from his current label Napalm Records, and his former label Nuclear Blast Records as well.
Ghost Cult was honored to catch up with legendary axeman and leader of Accept, Wolf Hoffman. The band will release their 16th studio album, Too Mean To Die via Nuclear Blast Records on January 15th, 2021. Wolf talked about his long career in the music business, the creation of the new album, the PMA aspect of the band, adding new members to the band, working with producer Andy Sneap for the last decade, his views on the many anniversaries the band has coming up, their working-class roots, the resurgence of media such as vinyl and cassettes, thoughts on live streaming and more! Pre-order Too Mean To Die hereand check out our chat! Continue reading →
Sabaton is celebrating one-million subscribers on their popular YouTube channel by sharing a new animated music video in a surprise drop. “’No Bullets Fly’” is from their album Heroes, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Their current album, 2019’s the Great War is also out now.
Sepultura will headline Rock In Rio’s opening date in 2021 and perform a special selection of songs with The Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira is one of the country’s foremost orchestras and plays an important role in the cultural life of Brazil. The band has headlined rock In Rio several times and always tries to create a special experience for the fans with collaborations, such as 2013’s performance with French percussion group Les Tambours De Bronx.
Progressive Metal greats Meshuggah has announced a run of 2021tour dates for later next year in Europe. Kicking off in Vienna, the tour will end in Hamburg. Direct support will come from Zeal & Ardor (except for the Oberhausen show). The band also announced a show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on June 3rd, 2022. Tickets will be on sale starting Friday 18th of December at Meshuggah’s website, at the link below. The band working on the follow-up to their 2016 album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, expected for release in 2021 on their longtime label, Nuclear Blast.