Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary heavy metal, rock and prog record label has returned.
In a series of reissues, the label will celebrate iconic records by some of the world's most influential bands. The label will also sign new artists for the first time in over a decade.
Music For Nations' importance cannot be under estimated. The label signed, exclusively distributed or collaborated with such artists as METALLICA, TOOL, SLAYER, OPETH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, ENTOMBED, POISON, W.A.S.P. and Frank Zappa. They also entered into licensing agreements with some of the seminal labels, including Metal Blade, Peaceville and Rise Above.
Dom Lawson of Metal Hammer and The Guardian reflects: "From metal milestones by the likes of METALLICA, MANOWAR and OPETH through to cult classics by MINDFUNK, THE BEYOND and DEARLY BEHEADED, Music For Nations' vision and towering roster has provided me with some of the greatest and most enduring music I've ever heard. It is supremely exciting to witness the return of this deservedly revered label."
ANATHEMA's back catalog will be re-released through Music For Nations in April. Songwriter and guitarist Daniel Cavanagh shared his enthusiasm for the project, saying: "I'm really happy that after all these years, the Music For Nations era of ANATHEMA music is finally receiving the attention, respect and treatment it deserves. It has been a great pleasure to work on this package. Everything from supplying the additional artwork, the remastering process of the albums, and the chance to add a surprise or two, has been a wonderful process."
Also planned for re-release is the expanded and remastered editions of PARADISE LOST's back catalog; special reissues of OPETH's three seminal albums, "Blackwater Park", "Damnation" and "Deliverance"; SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' back catalog released on LP for the first time; as well as CRADLE OF FILTH and other MFN artists, to be confirmed shortly.
In 2015, Music For Nations will releasing music by new bands in a series of seven-inch singles and compilations.