Welcome To Paradise says Nuclear Blast after signing NorthTale
As reported earlier here at Stargazed Magazine, Northtale will perform at Sabaton Open Air 2019. Founded at Sabaton Open Air 2017 by former members of Twilight Force and Circle II Circle, Northtale brings back the feeling of traditional Power Metal. Catchy melodies, fast paced rhythm sections and virtuoso-style lead sections are what vocalist Christian Eriksson and American/Brazilian guitarist Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I Am Morbid, Ex-U.D.O./Dirkschneider etc.) are all about. Drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-W.A.S.P. etc.), Mikael Planefeldt (bass) and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts completes the line-up.
Nuclear Blast have announced the signing of this promising outfit whose debut album »Welcome To Paradise« is set for release this summer. Delivering a load of fast-paced anthems, imbued with Eriksson’s soaring vocals, the band are sure to please fans of titans such as Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Gamma Ray and Stratovarius.
Listen to the band’s 2018 version of the song ‘Shape Your Reality’ here:
“We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records! Growing up listening to records they have put out has greatly influenced music and the way we look at it. It is beyond humbling to be able to have our first album out on such an influential record label, one that has from the very beginning embraced us as family. Being a part of the Nuclear Blast family will allow us to put our music in front of every single heavy metal fan willing to listen, as well as give us the opportunity to play for them live! We cannot wait to play as many shows as we can and bring our music out on tour with us! See you on the road!”
– Bill Hudson & Christian Eriksson – Northtale
“We’ve been following NORTHTALE since their formation as we’ve always had huge power metal fans in our company. Of course, we expected nothing but irresistible tracks from the group, just take a look at the amazing pedigree of their line-up… How can you expect anything else? And we were not only proven right, the result easily exceeded our hopes! Since the arrival of »Welcome To Paradise«, we’ve been spinning them endlessly. We’re happy to introduce NORTHTALE to the metal world and to be able to unleash their refreshing debut album upon the world very soon!”
– Markus Wosgien – Nuclear Blast A&R / Head Of Promotion
14. – 17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
31.08. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival
01.09. J Tokyo – Evoken Festival
Christian Eriksson | vocals
Bill Hudson | guitars
Mikael Planefeldt | bass
Jimmy Pitts | keyboard
Patrick Johansson | drums