Nuclear Blast Entertainment Worldwide have announced that they have signed a deal with Khemmis.
Nuclear Blast will be helping Khemmis with the release of their new material.
Khemmis have announced they are working on new material due for release in 2018.
Khemmis had the following to say
“We are honoured to join the legendary Nuclear Blast roster for the release of our third album. The new songs we’ve been working on build upon the melodicism of Hunted while also exploring new, heavier, and more aggressive sonic terrain. We plan to enter the studio in early 2018 with a tentative mid-year release date. Thanks to Monte Conner, everyone at NB, and the listeners and fans who have supported us.”
Swedish band Opeth have announced a run of UK dates in November, this is in addition to their prior announced Dublin and Belfast shows. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 16th from usual vendors and Livenation. Supporting the band will be Enslaved, also on label Nuclear Blast.
Dates are as follows:
Wed 15th Nov – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Thu 16th Nov – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 17th Nov – BELFAST Limelight
Sat 18th Nov – DUBLIN O2 Academy
Sun 19th Nov – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 21st Nov – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 22nd Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Check out their recent video for Era from their twelfth album Sorceress:
In support of the brand new album Condolences, Wednesday 13 is set to head back over to the UK in October for a string of dates. Tickets on-sale at 10am on Friday 16th June from usual vendors and Livenation. Pick up physical copies of the album at Nuclear Blast.
“We can’t wait to return to the UK again this October just in time for Halloween. The past few years we’ve been doing two nights in London on Halloween to celebrate the anniversary of past releases. This year, I wanted to change it up, and do 3 bigger shows in three different places. These will be the ultimate Halloween Wednesday 13 shows, so expect the unexpected!”
Canada’s own Comeback Kid have recently inked a new deal with the Nuclear Blast family, having recently been working on the follow up to Die Knowing the first single Absolute off of their as yet untitled album is available to check out and features vocals from Devin Townsend at this link from Noisey.
“We are ecstatic to be signing with Nuclear Blast. A label that has been running for 30 years and home to some of hardcore and metal’s most integral acts. Like COMEBACK KID, Nuclear Blast is a label that focuses it’s energy globally as they have offices all over the world. That is really exciting for us as a band that prides itself on playing in as many corners of the earth as possible.
Here in Canada we are joining up with long-time friends at New Damage/Dine Alone. We have worked closely with them before so we know it will be a great fit and fresh start in our home country.
Our new album is going to be the most diverse and interesting record yet in my opinion. There are a few collaborations and we stepped outside of our box and out of our comfort zone a lot on this one. I’ve worked with Devin Townsend on another project before so to have him sing on “Absolute” was awesome for us. I was conjuring up his vocal style anyways when laying down the guide vocals before we knew he was on board for the song. When we asked him to be a part of it he was open and willing so we thank him for that. He definitely put his unique stamp on it.
On to the next chapter for COMEBACK KID with a new team to help us share our music. We will be starting a new cycle of touring around the world starting this summer. Can’t wait to share what we have been working on.” – Andrew Neufeld (vocals).
The band hit up Europe at the following dates:
16.06. B Dessel, Festival Park Stenehei
17.06. F Clisson, Hellfest
19.06. D Trier, Ex-Haus
20.06. D Stuttgart, Universum
21.06. D Hannover, Chez Heinz
23.06. NL Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
24.06. D Gräfenheinichen, With Full Force
26.06. S Stockholm, Cyklopen
27.06. N Oslo, Sub Scene
28.06. S Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
29.06. DK Aalborg, 1000Fryd
01.07. D Munster, Vainstream Rockfest
02.07. D Aschaffenburg, Hardcore Summer Fest
04.07. CZ Královec, Rock For People Festival
06.07. ES Viveiro, Resurrection Festival
08.07. D Rauhenebrach, Krach am Bach
For those who love their J-pop mixed with heavy metal, then Babymetal has probably always been on your list. Now they have announced a new CD of them being ‘Live At Wembley‘ which will show how fun their live shows sound. You can check out the tracklist below as well as the announcement video!
1. BABYMETAL DEATH
2. Awadama Fever
5. Doki Doki ☆ Morning
6. Meta Taro
10. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
11. Gimme Chocolate!!
12. THE ONE – English ver. –
13. Road of Resistance
British progressive band Threshold have confirmed they have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership with the label. Threshold have been signed to Nuclear Blast for the past 10 years. They have released three studio albums, a double live album and reissues of the whole back catalogue during the decade.
Currently, the band is working on a new concept album which will be their 11th ‘masterpiece’ and is scheduled to be released in 2017.
Guitarist Karl Groom said: “We’re very happy to continue with Nuclear Blast and couldn’t imagine a better fit for Threshold.”
Keyboard player Richard West adds: “Nuclear Blast have given us everything we could want from a label and we’re really looking forward to releasing our new album with them.”
Nuclear Blast CEO, Markus Staiger said: “2017 will be the year of Prog! We are very happy to continue our work with Threshold and bring a massive release to you next year!”
Fans can see the bands at the festivals listed below. Hopefully here’s to another 10 years!
14.07.2016 Masters Of Rock, CZ 16.07.2016 Bang Your Head, DE 02.10.2016 ProgPower Europe, NL (Threshold headline) 07.01.2017 Ice Rock, CH (Threshold headline)