Thursday, August 28, 2008

Suffocation (NYDM) sign to Nuclear Blast

 It looks like German extreme metal label NUCLEAR BLAST has won the bidding war in the SUFFOCATION sweepstakes. New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION have signed with NUCLEAR BLAST records after the bands deal with RELAPSE expired. Expect SUFFOCATIONS new CD "BloodOath" to drop in 2009 and catch them on a U.S. tour with British gore/grind legends CARCASS next month.

FROM SUFFOCATION AND NUCLEAR BLAST: Nuclear Blast Records have officially announced the signing of New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION. The band’s new album, “Blood Oath,” is expected out in early 2009.

The label commented: “It is an honor to announce that Nuclear Blast and SUFFOCATION are finally joining forces! Nuclear Blast is proud to welcome one of the most popular and important bands in death metal history, and without a doubt the heaviest fuck ing metal band ever come out of New York! This is a dream come true for the staff as well, as we are all huge longtime SUFFOCATION fans. There’s no doubt that the band is one of the most influential bands ever, as we hear their sound even in most of today’s ’scene’ bands! We cannot express how happy we are as we’ve known the guys for some time now. We would like to thank them and their management for helping making this happen. The future looks bright! Stay tuned because 2009 will bring you ‘Blood Oath.’ You’ve been warned!”

SUFFOCATION released the following statement: “After 20 years of discovering the right and wrong relationships in our career, we are proud to announce that Nuclear Blast will be our new record label for 2009 and home to SUFFOCATION. Joining the Nuclear Blast family is an honor and it’s wonderful having so many great label mates. After all these years of playing in the death metal world, Nuclear Blast has remained at the top of the metal food chain bringing great and powerful bands to all who love the hard and heavy. We’ve had great success with the relationships acquired since our return and we feel Nuclear Blast will only add to that success. We, as a band, are looking forward to being offered bigger and better opportunities, while helping the extreme metal scene grow and gain the recognition it deserves. Look for our Nuclear Blast debut, ‘Blood Oath,’ in early 2009!”

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-