ALBUM REVIEW: Light The Torch – You Will Be The Death Of Me


Arising from Los Angeles, California, Melodic Metalcore trio Light The Torch prove just how fitting their name is with their sophomore album, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast Records). Each metallic anthem sets the stage as if the band had just lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks in preparation for taking on their greatest demons.Continue reading


Carcass Shares New Single – “Kelly’s Meat Emporium” – New Album Incoming


Carcass is back with a new album! Torn Arteries will arrive on September 17th via their longtime label Nuclear Blast! The band also dropped a brilliant new song: “Kelly’s Meat Emporium!” You can check it out now, along with the new artwork for the album and the pre-save for streaming!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum


It’s been well documented that the road to Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest album from Californian cyber-metallers Fear Factory, has been strewn with obstacles, challenges, and all manner of highly publicised internal disputes. Since its recording, the band has endured a lengthy legal battle which concluded with the departure of vocalist Burton C Bell, and saw guitarist, songwriter, and current studio bassist Dino Cazares winning the rights to the Fear Factory name via auction.

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Nuclear Blast Dumps Rings of Saturn From the Label


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 to Release “Necrophaze – Antidote” EP This Week


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.

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UPDATED: Rob Zombie Shares New Single and Video – “The Eternal Struggles Of The Howling Man”


 

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!

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Accept Postpones Release of “Too Mean To Die”


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:

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Rockers React to the Passing of Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom


With the news of the sudden passing of 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.

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PODCAST: Episode 133: Wolf Hoffman of Accept Talks “Too Mean To Die” and Longevity


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 here and check out our chat! Continue reading