The thrash metal sensation from Greece - Suicidal Angels - have inked a deal with NoiseArt Records. The winner of the Rock The Nation awards 2009, which was presented by magazines from all over Europe, such as Metal Hammer (D, ITA, GR, ES), Terrorizer UK, Rock Tribune B, Scream No, Metallian F and Spark CZ - the four have found themselves a perfect home as the label is a division of Rock The Nation, which also does the booking for the band! Now with joined forces and with full force, after a very successful year 2010, the Greek thrash metal tank has now also finished work on their third longplayer called Dead Again. The amazing cover artwork was done by Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death and more) and will be revealed next week!
"Apokathilosis", the new video from Greek metallers Suicidal Angels, has been made available online.
"Apokathilosis" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Sanctify The Darkness", which will be released on November 20 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Sanctify The Darkness" cover art] tracklist:
02. The Pestilence Of Saints
06. No More Than Illusion
08. Beyond The Laws Of Church
09. Mourning Of The Cursed
10. Dark Abyss (Your Fate Is Colored Black)
11. Child Molester
Kataklysm are headlining a European Tour in January 2010. Other bands set to appear on the track are Belphegor, Darkest Hour, Suicidal Angels and Resistance . The dates are as follows:
07/01/2010 - GER - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08/01/2010 - GER - Saarbrücken, Roxy
09/01/2010 - NED - Enschede, Atak
10/01/2010 - BEL - Vosselaar, Biebob
11/01/2010 - GBR - London, Islington Academy
12/01/2010 - FRA - Paris, Nouveau Casino
13/01/2010 - GER - Cologne, Live Music Hall
14/01/2010 - GER - Munich, Backstage
15/01/2010 - AUT - Vienna, Arena
16/01/2010 - AUT - Linz, Posthof
17/01/2010 - CZE - Zlin, Masters Of Rock Café
18/01/2010 - AUT - Graz, Seifenfabrik
19/01/2010 - ITA - Bologna, Estragon
Suicidal Angels have issued the following statement:
"We are more than happy and proud to announce that we won the Rock The Nation Award 2009 and sign a deal with Nuclear Blast. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everybody that voted for us and of course good luck to all the bands that participated in this contest!
Our new album "Sanctify The Darkness" will be out on the 20th of November so stay tuned for more infos and as always prepare yourselves to be thrashed!"
Below you can read the official statement of Rock The Nation:
"The winner takes it all", true to the motto Rock The Nation appealed to a band contest of a particular kind. The Austrian management and booking company takes care of the needs of such bands as Deathstars, Legion Of The Damned, Sabaton, Behemoth, Kataklysm, Leaves' Eyes and Eluveitie. They offered a lucrative all inclusive package for the winner, with a long term labeldeal with Boomer Entertainment and the leading heavy metal company Nuclear Blast Records (Nightwish, Hammerfall, Testament, Dimmu Borgir and many more), and them of course.
Suicidal Angels have issued the following statement on their MySpace blog:
"Hello to everyone!
As it is now confirmed, we can announce that everything's set for the recording of the second Suicidal Angels album! Recordings will be held at "Prophecy and Music Factory Studios" in Germany, under the direction of producer R.D. Liapakis, who, as many might know, is an accomplished fellow Greek musician and recording engineer, lead singer of the heavy metal group Mystic Prophecy.
The yet untitled record will contain 9 tracks of pure thrash metal, which we can't wait to play live by the way! It will be recorded in March and released (hopefully) later in 2009. One of the songs, "Jesus Lies", has already been performed live in various occasions and can also be heard through our upcoming DVD, "Live Domination", the production of which has been unfortunately hampered by some artwork issues, that will very soon be resolved. This song will give you an idea of the straight-in-your-face approach we have adopted while writing new material, that we hope you like.
Suicidal Angels have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"We regretfully announce that our bass player Sotiris decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. It was a tough decision and he struggled for months before making it, but in the end he just believed it to be the best choice.
Sotiris joined the band in 2006 and was the band's bass player for many important concerts and all European tours up to now. He also was part of the line-up for the band's debut album, "Eternal Domination", and can be seen performing on stage in Suicidal Angels' upcoming DVD, "Live Domination", and various videos uploaded on YouTube. Together with the rest of the band, he tried hard to promote Suicidal Angels' music and helped make the group a better live act.
"We regret to announce that our supporting appearance under Septicflesh is cancelled. For reasons beyond the band, we won't have the pleasure to perform under this great Greek death metal group, which we want to sincerely thank for the invitation and wish it all the best for January's show.
However, we will perform live again soon! We are happy to have been presented with the opportunity to play live with German neothrashers Dew-Scented, on February 27 at Texas Necropolis in Athens. This will be the last Suicidal Angels show for a while, as we will start production of our new album in early Spring, which we hope to release later in 2009. The songs are ready, we like them a lot and we can't wait to record and present them to all you maniacs out there!
"We gladly inform you that Suicidal Angels are spending their time rehearsing new songs for their second full length album due in 2009. So far we have 5 songs ready and they mean serious thrash business! The new record will feature fast and aggressive thrash tunes like the first one, but rest assured we won't create an exact copy of "Eternal Domination"! The new tunes are shaping up with interesting differences compared to the E.D songs and we are all very pleased with the outcome.
What's more, Suicidal Angels are working on a European tour in Winter, when they will present some of the new tunes, plus a concert in their hometown, Athens, sometime soon! Stay tuned for more information, as the plans to hit the stage again are in motion!"