First they brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone records such as ‘Irreligious’ or ‘Night Eternal’: After the sucessful release of their eleventh studio album Extinct in March 2015, which massively hit the charts, Portugese dark metal pioneers in MOONSPELL have just renewed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records.
Vocalist & Moonspell mastermind Fernando Ribeiro about the signing:
“Moonspell has come to an interesting moment of our life as a band and after releasing Extinct, it was like a veil was taken off our eyes end we decided to only pair with people who believe in our music and who can see beyond and rise above the rotten waters most of the business and music fell into these past few years. With that in mind we joined forces with Napalm again, because they BELIEVE us, because they let us go and dare with our music and because they hold truth to their word. We might not have signed in blood but our starts aligned and it’s with pleasure and hope in a great future that we say these news to all our fans. The future might be dark but without true people like the ones working for Napalm, there would be no tomorrow.“
”We are proud that one of the most exciting and innovative Metal bands of today have prolongued the cooperation with Napalm Records. The path we have started together with the band two albums ago will continue and we will spare no efforts to grow the Portoguese wolves in the future!” comments Napalm Records- vice president Thomas Caser.
Catch MOONSPELL live, when they will hit the road for the following summer festivals and an extensive European tour in Fall 2015:
Upcoming summer festivals:
20.06.15 PT – Alhandra / Forte Rock
03.07.15 RU – Moscow / Darkside
18.07.15 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Fest
21.07.15 SI – Tolmin / Metaldays
08.08.15 UA – Volosyanka / Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival
14.08.15 RO – Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest
29.08.15 TR – Istanbul / Metal Fest Headbangers’ Weeking
The Road To Extinction Tour 2015 Part 2:
23.10.2015 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
24.10.2015 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
25.10.2015 AT – Graz / PPC
26.10.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
27.10.2015 SK – Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
28.10.2015 PL – Cracov / Fabryka
29.10.2015 PL – Poznan / Eskulap
30.10.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
31.10.2015 PL – Gdansk / B90
01.11.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
02.11.2015 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena
03.11.2015 EE – Tallinn / Rockclub Tapper
04.11.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
05.11.2015 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.11.2015 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
07.11.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
09.11.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
10.11.2015 NO – Oslo / John Dee
11.11.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
12.11.2015 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
14.11.2015 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
15.11.2015 CZ – Zlin / Winter Masters of Rock
16.11.2015 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.11.2015 CH – Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
18.11.2015 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony
19.11.2015 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
20.11.2015 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie
21.11.2015 BE – Huy / Atelier Rock
Swedish Rockers GREENLEAF are pleased to announce that they have signed a worldwide deal Napalm Records!
GREENLEAF on the signing with Napalm Records:
“We’re happy to announce that the next GREENLEAF album will be released on Napalm Records! After many great years with Small Stone Records and especially Scott Hamilton we want to say THANK YOU! With Napalm Records we found the perfect partner to make the next step. It’s an honour to be on the same label as great bands as Monster Magnet, My Sleeping Karma, Brant Bjork, John Garcia and Vista Chino.The progress of recording the first album starts in the end of May. The songs are ready and we’re really stoked about putting it down on tape!”
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records:
“Napalm Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing with GREENLEAF! The 2014 album release of “Trails & Passes” has been celebrated in the Rock/Stoner community as a true masterpiece!
If you had not had a chance to see GREENLEAF live than you can catch them share the stage with CLUTCH, WEEDEATER or various other headline shows! Greenleaf will also play Crumble Fight Fest, Stoned From The Underground, Red Smoke Festival, Rock im Wald, Krach am Bach, Lake on Fire and many more! Welcome to the Napalm Family!!”
More news on the upcoming album will be unveiled soon!
To shorten the waiting time, find all upcoming shows & summer festivals below!
06.06.15 FR – Crumble Fight Fest / Montaigu
07.06.15 FR – Heretic Club / Bordeaux
09.06.15 LUX – Den Atelier / Luxembourg City
10.06.15 CH -Kinski / Zurich
11.06.15 FR -Le Brin De Zinc / Chambery
12.06.15 FR – Warmaudio / Lyon
13.06.15 FR – Le Volume / Nice
03.07.15 SE – Peace & Love Festival / Borlänge
08.07.15 DE – La Casa / Cottbus
09.07.15 DE – Stoned From The Unerground
12.07.15 PL – Red Smoke Festival / Pleszew
15.07.15 PL – Chmury / Warsaw
16.07.15 PL – Stonamite / Gdansk / Poland
17.07.15 LI – Devilstone Open Air / Anyksciai
24.07.15 DE – Rock im Wald / Neuensee
25.07.15 DE – Krach am Bach / Beelen
07.08.15 AT – Lake on Fire / Waldhausen
08.08.15 CH – Out in Gurin / Sargans
14.08.15 DE – Aquamaria Festival / Plattenburg
29.08.15 SE – Iris Festival / Öland
AUDIOTOPSY, the powerhouse new band featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hell Yeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Their debut album is scheduled for release in the fall 2015.
“AUDIOTOPSY is the band that has been waiting to happen,” says Greg. “All the stars aligned and here we are. It’s some of the best music I’ve been a part of. We all cannot wait for everyone to hear it and we’re excited to join forces with Napalm to make it all happen! See ya on tour!”
“We are thrilled to announce that AUDIOTOPSY has signed with Napalm Records! All of the members have already left their mark on the music scene with different groups before and we’re glad to be part of the AUDIOTOPSY story that will certainly follow suit! The debut record will be released later this year and leave no doubt that this is a highly creative and innovative group of musicians,” states Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser.
Extensive tour plans are in the works for what will undoubtedly be a very busy remaining 2015 and beyond in support of the new album. So expect much more news from these guys in the weeks and months ahead.
Matt prophetically adds: “Sometimes your world only changes once. Sometimes your world changes forever. Sometimes we get to change together. AUDIOTOPSY welcomes you, the change and the future. Thanks for joining us on our journey.”
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Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. will release their 15th studio album titled “Golgotha” this August.
“W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records. We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career. We’re looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album Golgotha“, states W.A.S.P. front man Blackie Lawless.
Vice President of Napalm Records Thomas Caser on W.A.S.P. joining Napalm Records:
“It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true. With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential Metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album Golgotha which will be released this summer!”
W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over 3 decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. “Golgotha” will continue down the path that 2007’s “Dominator” and 2009’s “Babylon” started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, “Golgotha” will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!
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Detroit Michigan’s WALLS OF JERICHO recently signed to Napalm Records. The band with front woman Candace Puopolo have now officially announced that they are entering the Spider Studios (Chimaera, Ringworm) with producer Ben Schigel starting on May 1st.
Seemingly overnight, stylized bands playing strains of melodic hardcore have sailed up the pop charts. But for WALLS OF JERICHO things have played out a bit differently. During the scene’s ascension, the band’s members have all but shunned the idea of a genre tag or an “image” and have instead focused their energies on making music that will survive strictly on its musical merits. From the start this has been the mind-set of WALLS OF JERICHO.
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US-Rockers COLD have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Hailing from Florida the Alternative Metal/Hard Rock stars have sold over one million records in the US. They are now ready to enthrall rest of the world!
COLD on the signing with Napalm Records:
“COLD is honored to join with Napalm Records! We look forward to making music with a company that has kept Artist integrity intact.” ~ S.W.
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records:
“We are absolutely excited to announce the signing of Jacksonville´s Alternative / Hard Rock Band COLD! – “Year of the Spider” (2003), “A Different Kind of Pain” 2005 & “Superfiction” 2011 are among the most relevant and creative Rock albums of the last decade or so….. tracks like “Suffocate” & “Stupid Girl” are simply brilliant! We are looking forward to a successful partnership!”
Their upcoming record is scheduled for 2016! More News coming soon!
German quartet MY SLEEPING KARMA are back with their fifth studio album “Moksha.” The band considers this album, their strongest record to date. The sound and tone of the album perfectly fits into the Instrumental Progressive – and Ambient Post Rock realms.
From the start the listener is kidnapped by the spherical sound, between enormous atmospheric compositions with pure rock riffs and psychedelic melodies perfectly intertwined into this scenery.
Immerse yourself, both with the risk of completely losing yourself in this brand new masterpiece, because you might not be able to emerge again. Perhaps you don’t want to…
Find the cover, release dates, track listing & available formats below:
2LP Gatefold Edition (Black & Limited Color Editions)
29.05.2015: GAS, RoE, AUS
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