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Nuclear Blast Records Signs Poland’s Behemoth

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The Press Release:
BEHEMOTH – arguably the biggest extreme metal band in the world – have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, who will now distribute the group’s music worldwide outside of their home country. The group originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009’s Evangelion, but their forthcoming album – which is tentatively set for a Fall 2021 release – will be their first to be released by the label outside of the Old Continent.

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Formed in 1991 by then-teenage guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski, BEHEMOTH shattered the glass ceiling of the European metal underground thanks to a combination of aggressive worldwide touring, fiery and theatrical live performances, visually captivating music videos and unwaveringly intense music. Albums such as Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame inductee Demigod (2005) and 2014’s The Satanist – hailed by Metal Hammer as the greatest extreme metal album of the 21st Century, and one of two BEHEMOTH records to achieve gold-certified status in Poland – pushed blasphemous blackened death metal to heights previously thought unattainable. Those releases provided the group with no shortage of fierce ammunition to conquer all audiences in its path, whether in support of childhood heroes such as OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER and DANZIG; on some of metal’s biggest festival stages around the globe; or more recently, in European arenas alongside fellow subversives SLIPKNOT.
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Charlotte Wessels Statement On Her Delain Departure

Yesterday we helped to share the news about Martijn Westerholt announcing Delain’s return to being a project-based band as all members, including singer Charlotte Wessels, had left the current lineup (seen HERE for the folks who didn’t see it). Now its time to share what Charlotte has to say about this news.

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The Statement:
Delain has been my world for nearing 16 years, which is half of my life and my entire career. So it is with a heavy heart that I am confirming that Delain will continue as Martijn’s solo project, and my involvement with Delain ends here.

At this time, I know that you might have questions about the ‘why’ in all of this. I fully understand and respect that. Simply put, it is the sad conclusion of more than a year of trying to find solutions to built up grievances. Part of me feels like I’m letting all of you down, I’d like you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and I apologise to those of you who had high hopes of seeing all of us together live on stage again after lockdown. Until recently, I thought this might still be in the cards for us as well.

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Charlotte Wessels w Delain in NYC by Ken Pierce (2019)

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Singer Stu Block Officially Quits Iced Earth

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The Statement:
Hey All, Well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.

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Stu Block w Iced Earth in NYC by Ken Pierce (2012)

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Martijn Westerholt Returns Delain To Project-Based Group

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The Statement:
For the last year or so, the collaboration within the band ceased to work as well as it once had. Some of us were no longer happy with the current roles in the band. We all tried very hard to find a solution for over a year, but sadly we were unable to find one.

As a result, we will all be going our own ways and pursuing our own endeavors. I am very sad our cooperation has come to end, but at the same time I am very grateful for all the years we were able to work together. Together we toured the world, shared highs and lows, and met with many successes as well as times that pushed us to learn and grow. We all enjoyed meeting our fans and making new friends all over the globe. I would like to thank my fellow bandmates and wish Timo, Otto, Joey, and especially Charlotte the very best for the future. And I hope that will mean onwards and upwards to new musical adventures for each of them!

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Delain by Tim Tronckoe

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Mar Creation Announces Japan’s Hollow Mellow Streaming Concert via Veeps

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The Press Release:
New York City based Mar Creation, Inc. joined two music clubs in Tokyo, Japan—Shinjuku WALLY and Shinjuku ROTT—to stream a live show on Saturday, February 27, 2021. These three companies are using ticketed live streaming platform, Veeps, to present a Japanese gothic lolita band, Hollow Mellow. Veeps is a fast-growing enterprise and has recently been acquired by the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation.

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WALLY and ROTT were originally produced by one of the oldest live houses (music clubs), RUIDO, which was established in 1972. WALLY provides the streamlined sound/lighting system and ROTT brings the tech-savvy broadcasting capability. Mar Creation is aiming to introduce Japanese music and artists directly from the stage in Tokyo to American audiences via Veeps. The showtime is 10pm EST / 7pm PST on Saturday, February 27 and 12pm on Sunday, February 28 in Japan time so that viewers in both countries can enjoy the same show simultaneously.
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