Nuclear Blast/Riot

Threat Signal - first ever Euro Tour, Mar-Apr 2010

Canadian modern metallers Threat Signal have announced their first European tour ever, as support of Nu Metal legends (HED) P.E.!
Tour Dates: 
03/03/2010 - 07/04/2010




Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

It's everone's favourite, Egyptian-themed group, The Bangl...... Nile!

True to form, I find most death metal (and by extension, most death metal based subgenres) a bit pish. It’s just ridiculous.

Sonic Syndicate - Japan & Russia Tour 2010

Swedens #1 rock band Sonic Syndicate will play their first Japanese shows in April in Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka.
Tour Dates: 
01/04/2010 - 25/04/2010




Kataklysm receive award for 15 years with Nuclear Blast

Northern hyperblasters Kataklysm, who are currently on tour with their label mates Belphegor and Suicidal Angels recently received an award for being on the Nuclear Blast roster for 15 years!




Belphegor - Walpurgis Rites: Hexenwahn (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Blackened death metal with more black than death hits you square in the jaw as Helmuth and his trio of Salzburg sinners recant the flesh-ripping Rites. Just remember to wear your ear-plugs.

Belphegor is probably a prime example of what I call "deathened black metal", the black metal sounding streaked with death metal rather than the other way around.

Thirty years and thrashing harder than ever: a chat with Overkill

With the rise of the new wave of thrash, which has taken the world by storm in the past two years or so, it becomes easy to forget that some of the earliest thrash bands are still going strong. Enter Overkill: old-school thrashers with a long history.


Eluveitie - Everything Remains (As It Never Was) (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Describing an album as "perfect" is pretty much par for the course in press releases but for once, they aren't far wrong
Release Date: 
19 Feb 2010 (All day)

Picture the scene: Irish folksters Clannad are sitting around enjoying a nice vegan meal of carrots and soil when suddenly the doorbell rings.

Immortal - All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

One can hardly accuse the raw satanic power of Immortal for being the sole cause of stagnation in black metal, but in All Shall Fall, their nervous dip of the toe into the icy waters of progression sounds admirable, but dated.

Taking seven years off from a passion either renews it with verve or kills it completely.

Throwdown - Deathless (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

"What fresh madness is this?", I hear you cry, "a hardcore band on". Fear not my friends, for this album is as hardcore as the Pope is Muslim.

There are certain hardcore bands that you can rely on to produce music that gets your arms flailing and your teeth loosened - Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All,

Exodus - Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken And Other Atrocities (CD) (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Bay area thrashers Exodus hit the 2008 Wacken Open Air festival - delivering a blistering set and tear the massive festival crowds and fellow bands a new one in the process.

In the last 5+ years, there has been a resurgence in many aspects of metal.