Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Alumni of MTV's "You Hear It First" program, the band made the news official by announcing it on last week's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MTV's resident hard rock supporter Iann Robinson had this to say about FIREBALL MINISTRY: "As the idea of rock heroes keep fading into the background, along comes FIREBALL MINISTRY to pump life back into it. No bitching, no politics, just a party, fueled by the amazing music they create and James A. Rota's powerhouse vocals. If I do one thing right at MTV, it'll be to make FIREBALL MINISTRY the biggest band in the world."

With two prior releases under their belt, "Oui Est La Rock?" (Bongload Records) and "FMEP" (Small Stone Records), FIREBALL MINISTRY are once again prepared to spread their newest message of hard rock and heavy metal to the congregated masses. FM combine the massive rock and roll thunder of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD with the classic heavy metal crunch of bands like BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST providing sonic deliverance for today's pure rock-starved audiences.

Their Nuclear Blast debut, "The Second Great Awakening", was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MARILYN MANSON, VELVET REVOLVER, DANZIG) and is tentatively scheduled for a late September release. The album will also feature exclusive album artwork created by cult comic artist Dan Brebreton of "Nocturnals" fame and will include the songs "Master Of None", "Flatline" and "The Sinner", among others.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).