Legendary independent metal label Music For Nations – once home to many a great band throughout the 80s and early 90s – has returned. The label, once home to Anthrax, Mercyful Fate, Mindfunk, Tyketto, Hed(pe), Godflesh, Exodus and countless others folded in 2004, but has just been relaunched.
The mid 90s was a time when rap-metal reigned. No matter how genre-crossing acts sprang up (usually from the US), the alternative record buying public clamoured for more. For the huge amount of (sometimes deserved) column inches afforded to Rage Against The Machine or Limp Bizkit, so many other bands worked just as hard on the fringes – Snot would have been bigger than everyone if not victims of tragic circumstance, while bands like Shuvel and Reveille now seem all but forgotten, but were as good as any.
Following a European tour, SOiL and American Head Charge will return to the UK in November for a run of live dates with (Hed)PE in support. SOiL were last seen in the UK in February 2014 during a touring stint with the mighty Skindred.