Video of the Day: DIMMU BORGIR’s Return

DIMMU BORGIR have been gone for a long time, seven years to be exact.  Today, they mark their return with the first single and video for the song, “Interdimensional Summit,” off of their upcoming album, Eonian.  The album is set for a May 4, 2018 release via Nuclear Blast.

The band have turned in their white fur coats for black leather trenchcoats.  Who else smiles as much as Galder (guitar) does in this video?

SEPULTURA Sign with Nuclear Blast

It was announced today that Brazil’s SEPULTURA have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who this year mark their 25th anniversary, will be releasing their follow-up to last year’s A-Lex sometime next year.

Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented on the signing:

“We are happy to be at Nuclear Blast, especially in the year we are celebrating 25 years of history, and it is a great honour for us to join forces with the most metal label in the world. I am sure this will be a great journey for both of us and we are already working on new material while on the road. Let’s go for another 25 years!”

Nuclear Blast A&R Manager Jaap Wagemaker added:

“Yes, you got that right! Another great thrash band has joined the Nuclear family! We have been following the band around Andreas and Derrick for quite some time now and every time when we saw them play live we were equally impressed by the sheer energy that they create on stage!

“After inviting the band to come to Donzdorf and having some talks with them, we soon found out that we are all on the same page regarding what would be best for the future of SEPULTURA.”

The band recently embarked on a European tour where they will be through the end of August.

VADER Sign to Nuclear Blast; Working on New Album

Poland’s VADER have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band issued the following statement on the signing:

“We are very glad that after so many years VADER finally joined one of the biggest metal labels in the world. We really believe in their potential, experience and famous German reliability. We are pretty confident that the cooperation will be successful both for the band and the record label. Now VADER is ready to explode! We have been waiting for such a solid record deal for sooo long so it’s safe to say that the new era in VADER‘s career has just begun!”

Guitarist/vocalist Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek added: “This is absolutely amazing, that VADER is now a part of Nuclear Blast family!!! Can’t find words how proud we are!!! Only great things may happen when traditions meet together… I so much believe, that VADER will give one more Blast to this Nuclear history of metal!!! Let start the fire — TOGETHER!!!”

Jaap Wagemaker, Nuclear Blast A&R, stated: “VADER have a history of almost 25 years of releasing death metal highlights and have built up a reputation of being one of the hardest touring bands in the scene! After many attempts both parties have finally come together and VADER have found a new home at Nuclear Blast! This summer VADER will release their new album Necropolis, which will not only be their debut for Nuclear Blast, but also another chapter in the history of the band with a totally renewed line up! Watch out for the new VADER as they will only return stronger than ever! VADER is still improving after all these years, so it is safe to say that the best of these death metal kings is still to come, so we, at Nuclear Blast are looking forward to start the propaganda machine!”

VADER recently entered Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros. to begin recording their next studio album, Necropolis, tentatively due in late August. Necropolis will mark the recording debut of VADER‘s new line up: Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals), Reyash (bass), Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) (guitar), and Pawel Jaroszewicz (SOUL SNATCHER) (drums). Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED) will mix the album at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.

Some songs set to appear on Necropolis include:
Dark Heart
When We Arrive
We Are Horde
Rise Of The Undead

Peter comments on the new album: “The title of the album — which is the very first VADER song ever — is chosen not by chance. It will be connected with recordings like De Profundis or Litany with themes of forgotten worlds, mythos or ancient powers still living in humans subconsciousness.”

Check out the following links for photos and videos of VADER in the studio:

In early September, VADER will kick off a tour of their home country in support of Necropolis. The Polish leg of the tour will consist of approximately 12-13 shows in some of the country’s biggest cities. Every concert will be preceded by a fan meet-and-greet at the EMPik chain of stores. The trek will be a continuation of VADER‘s Blitzkrieg tour formula from the previous years. At the end of September, VADER will invade the rest of the European continent as part of a two-month tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK.