Take a guess at who signed the band.
Here’s some clues: This label has been signing bands like crazy as of late.
Cradle of Filth were once on Roadrunner Records.
If you guessed eOne, you’re wrong.
Nuclear Blast has inked the band to a new worldwide deal.
The label seems to be snatching up every band that once had a deal with Roadrunner, sans Ill Nino.
That’s ’cause Roadrunner’s former A&R dude is at Nuclear Blast now.
Says Dani Filth:
“Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous Records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that Cradle stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!
“For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of Cradle of Filth’s dark, enigmatic history.
“Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, Devilment.”
The band’s new CD will mark the first release with the band’s new lineup, which includes new guitarists Ashok (of Czech groups Root and Inner Fear) and Richard Shaw (of English acts Emperor Chung and NG26).
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