Former Nuclear Blast veteran launches brand new record label, NOBLE DEMON!

Kicking off into this Black Friday with the probably best news for all metalheads and heavy music lovers: Patrick Walch, has announced the launch of his brand new record label, NOBLE DEMON! The former head of the digital department at Nuclear Blast has teamed up with music- and film business expert, Joachim Keil, CEO of the renowned UCM.ONE, as well as product manager Thorsten Kriebus and PR agency ALL NOIR, to start up a new and innovative chapter of not only a record- but also publishing company for the rising underground as well as known heavy bands.

5de0e477d582ePatrick Walch: “Following the launch of my successful agency Suricate Music earlier this year, which provides major level support in digital marketing, online promotion, social media, consulting and digital strategy, I felt the urge to work even closer with artists and support a couple of bands long-term by signing them to my own label. Beside handling digital distribution and providing the full range of my agency services to my artists, it was the best possible choice to team up with Joachim Keil (UCM.ONE) who brings decades of expertise in distribution of music and films, publishing and therefore in the ever-so-important sync section to the table. With his knowledge and background, my experience as head of digital sales and online marketing for twelve years at the planet’s biggest indie metal label Nuclear Blast, we didn‘t have to think twice when we saw the opportunity to get ALL NOIR on board as our PR agency. Mona Miluski, longtime and former head of promotion at Napalm Records, who successfully started her own PR agency almost 2 years ago, and her colleague Dominik Goncalves dos Reis will be adding top-notch experience and best contacts in the PR area to our team.

We are convinced that together with Soulfood and Daredo as our distributors we are offering an unprecedented global structure on a major level but as a small team we are more flexible and dynamic than any other label out there enabling us to move mountains. Not to mention that we are fucking hot for sick new rock- and metal bands!

To NOBLE DEMON’s already eclectic artist roster belong high class names such as the Melodic Death Doom project DAWN OF SOLACE, Colombia/US Death Metal unit NO RAZA, Swedish Black Metal masters NIGHT CROWNED and Swiss Thrash Metal overlords GOMORRA, with many more to be announced soon. The first album in early 2020 under the flag of NOBLE DEMON will be the hotly anticipated album by Wolfheart / Before The Dawn mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen, DAWN OF SOLACE!

NOBLE DEMON has announced the re-release of DAWN OF SOLACE’s debut album, The Darkness, after 13 years and made it available in digital formats. Purchase your copy of this timeless metal classic or stream it now on all digital platforms, HERE!

Stay tuned for many more noble news and heavy as hell record releases coming soon on NOBLE DEMON! For more info, follow your new favorite label on:

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149130Wie ein Tornado tosen die ersten Riffs von ‘I`m ready‘ mit Schaum vor dem Mund aus den Boxen – und Hölle ja, und ob wir ready sind!!! Die australischen Starkstromjünger haben die zwei Jahre seit Mount The Mountain offenkundig genutzt, um ihre Hard-Rock-Formel noch mehr einzudampfen, und das Ergebnis ist eine elektrisierende Dampframme von Album geworden, die dem Namen Mammoth Mammoth mehr als gerecht wird: Der fies vor sich hin groovende Titeltrack kann mit Sicherheit Bierdosen selber knacken, und wenn bei ‘Tear it down‘ nicht die Einhörner tot auf der Weide umfallen, geht es nicht mit rechten Dingen zu. Kreuzung ist mitnichten der Scheideweg für Mammoth Mammoth – es ist das staubtrockene Rock`n`Roll-Manifest einer Band, die ganz genau weiß, wohin die Reise geht!

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145548_webThese Swedes are in fine form and have forged an unforgettable metal manifesto!
It will go down as a milestone in the career of HammerFall, of that we have absolutely not even a sliver of doubt.” Brave words – but you better believe, because they`re coming from the one and only gods of heavy metal! Mercilessly galloping opener ‘Never forgive, never forget‘ keeps that promise: The Swedes are in fine form and have forged an unforgettable steel manifesto! Dominion is hungry for blood and ready for battle with 12 new tracks: The title track is pure headbanging frenzy with epic backing vocals, ‘Testify‘ shreds like mad, and just to make one thing clear: ‘(We make) Sweden rock‘! Well, certainly not just Sweden will rock, because all over the world fists will shoot in the air: VICTORIOUS IMMORTALS!!!

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Out Now (Beatport Exclusive since April 26):

Forteba – Pictograms

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Out Now – incl. all classic releases from Carl Cox, Thomas Schumacher, Blake Baxter, Tube & Berger, Lützenkirchen, DJ Madskillz, Alex Flatner & more

Tom Wax presents AWeX – The Ultimate Future

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Out Now – incl. Tracks fro Florian Meindl, Black Lotus, Porteix, Quentin Ravn, AVGUSTO & many more

Various Artists – FLASH Back 10

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Out Now:

Gloryhammer – The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)

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142941Wenn die Stimme bricht und sich Gitarren langsam aufbauen, dann klingt das für einige sicher nach interessanter Rockmusik mit Geschrei.

Für andere jedoch, wie ein Ausbruch den man keine Sekunde länger hinauszögern kann. Wie eine heftige Emotion, die sich im hier und jetzt ein Ventil suchen muss. Wie ein epischer Moment, den man nicht festhalten kann! Genau das, gepaart mit einer ordentlichen Portion Pathos, findet man in der Musik von 8Kids wieder. Es geht darum seinen Gefühlen freien Lauf zu lassen. Trauer, Freude, Hoffnung, Liebe… Alles wird eins in ihren Songs.

Die neue Single “wir bleiben Kids” (feat. Swiss) ist der totale Flashback. Nostalgie, Wohlgefühl, Leidenschaft pur!

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139346VISIONS OF ATLANTIS take you to a world of myths, tales and the long forgotten seas: With a unique mixture of symphonic metal and power metal, paired with a fantastic female/male vocal duo, the Austrian quintet has been enchanting the metal world since 2000.
Now the band releases their very first live album: THE DEEP & THE DARK LIVE @ SYMPHONIC METAL NIGHTS proves that Visions Of Atlantis are at the top of their genre when it comes to atmosphere and live skills. With focus on songs of the latest studio album THE DEEP & THE DARK (2018), this live opus pushes the mystical adventure of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS to another level – powerful and perfectly executed.

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138880Reinvention and continuity – OOMPH! have been synonymous with self-renewal, pioneer spirit and carefree creativity for almost three decades. The Germans have been raised on EBM, rock and new wave, accidentally started a new subgenre in the 90s (the so-called Neue Deutsche Härte that influenced Rammstein and many more) and were crossover when crossover wasn`t even born. Many years later legions of fans with varied musical backgrounds are hooked and the band is no stranger to the highest chart positions – Dero, Flux and Crap were awarded their first gold record for Wahrheit oder Pflicht in 2004. The trio is now ready to release its thirteenth longplayer Ritual that is poised to catch the listener offguard, „Our most aggressive, heaviest and darkest album in a while“, singer Dero states truthfully. The fuming and pounding triumvirate ‘Tausend Mann und ein Befehl‘, ‘Achtung! Achtung!‘ and ‘Kein Liebeslied‘ delivers the goods in stomping old school fashion, but after a breathless start it`s time for the über-catchy ‘Europa‘ (feat. Chris Harms / Lord Of The Lost) and the dancefloor monster ‘Im Namen des Vaters‘. Batshit insane electro tune ‘TRRR – FCKN – HTLR‘ curiously marks the only tongue-in-cheek entry on the otherwise rather stern Ritual that tackles politics, war and abuse. Eloquent, controversial, erratic and inescapable – OOMPH! came up with a stunning and mature masterpiece that makes peace with the band`s past and sets new impulses.

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Beyond The Black – energetic, straight forward, uncompromising, symphonic metal.

Where others still lose themselves in colorful descriptions, this band has already set its next course and is heading with full force right into the “Heart Of The Hurricane”. The title of the third album is metaphorically where Beyond The Black feel they are – and 2018 is going to be the year in which this charismatic outfit based around Jennifer Haben explores what they describe as ‘the stylistic limitations of extremes: where on the one hand the screws of hardness are tightened again by several turns;  and on the other hand a previously unprecedented catchiness dominates the pieces’.

Beyond The Black continue with their unerring sense of gripping melodies, mixed up with pulverizing blast beats, rousing neck breaker riffs, epic keyboard passages, and elaborately arranged strings and choral settings. From the atmospheric gloomy heaviness (“Through The Mirror”, “My God Is Dead”), the band spans the stylistic arc of their distinctive Metal-meets-Medieval sound (“Scream For Me”, “Song For The Godless”) to the bittersweet acoustic ballad “Breeze”. Together, the huge mix of elf-like vocals and deep-set growls create  a bombastic widescreen production – from the heart into the fingers or “from the heart into the vocal chords”, as singer Jennifer says.

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Kamelot are one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts that blends symphonic metal, prog, power metal and world music – so it comes as little surprise that the whole metal world held its breath in anticipation of The Shadow Theory! Deeply intrigued by analytical psychology, Kamelot spent the past year engineering a groundbreaking album leaning on three pillars: The Shadow Empire (The global mind), The Shadow Key (The Resistance) and The Shadow Wall (The veil that blinds us from the truth). A dystopian glimpse at the complexity of the human mind and its place in an oppressive society – an obvious parallel to all of us, in the here and now. And most of all a fascinating and eerie backdrop for thirteen lush and artsy songs that boast Kamelot`s trademarks; yet the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing in some amazing emotions that harken back to their earlier days. Produced by Sascha Paeth (Avantasia) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, more), the theatrical and beautifully dark The Shadow Theory is not only a new chapter in Kamelot`s illustrious career, it also is their most thrilling and diverse effort so far!

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131515One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. That landmark performance is now captured in its entirety on two CDs. The 19-track recording proves with a vengeance what an enormous presence ALTER BRIDGE have become on concert stages around the world. Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips tear through hits like “Farther Than The Sun”, “Show Me A Leader,” “Rise Today”, and their masterpiece “Isolation”, showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising”, the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their mighty signature anthem “Blackbird”. In addition this release contains an exclusive full album length “Rarities”-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The rarities CD features the limited release tracks “Breath”, “Cruel Sun”, and “Solace” alongside seven songs that have only come out to date in Japan. “Symphony Of Agony”, the bonus track from the band’s latest studio release “The Last Hero” also gets worldwide release on this collection.

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