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.
This is great news for the metal scene. The label’s first projects are deluxe rejigged reissues of the first three Anathema albums. Later in 2015 they have plans to reissue classic works by Paradise Lost and more besides.
You can read the full press release and grab a free mp3 below.
Music For Nations / Stream Anathema’s ‘A Fine Day to Exit’ / Remastered With Different Track-listing & New Song
Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary Heavy Metal, Rock and Prog record label announced its return last week.
In a series of reissues, the label will be celebrating some of the most iconic records by some of the World’s most influential bands. As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade.
Music For Nations importance cannot be under estimated. Either signing, exclusively distributing or collaborating with artist including Metallica, Tool, Slayer, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Anathema, Entombed, Poison, WASP, Frank Zappa. As well as licensing deals with some of the seminal labels including Metal Blade, Peaceville and Rise Above.
Chances are it was to a track released on Music for Nations.
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.”
Available in April (and to pre order now), Liverpool’s Anathema release their MFN back catalogue. 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.”
– Fine Days. 3CD/1DVD box set covering the band’s MFN catalogue. Digitally remastered, new track and liner notes from the band.
– Judgement LP vinyl with CD Remastered
– A Fine Day to Exit LP Vinyl with CD Remastered
– A Natural Disaster LP Vinyl with CD Remastered
Stream the remastered version of ‘A Fine Day to Exit’, with a different track-listing and featuring a new track ‘A Fine Day’ here –
Upcoming Anathema live dates:
4th March – Leeds Minster – Acoustic show
5th March – Exeter Cathedral – Acoustic show
6th March – Winchester Cathedral – Acoustic show
7th March – Liverpool Cathedral – Acoustic show
16th April – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Resonance show
Available in Autumn 2015 / early 2016.
Paradise Lost’s back catalogue expanded and remastered. Opeth’s three seminal albums, ‘Blackwater Park’, ‘Damnation’ & ‘Deliverance’ special reissues. Spiritual Beggar’s back catalogue 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 be releasing music, by new bands, in a series of 7” singles and compilations. Expect the heaviness.
Music for Nations:
Official store: http://smarturl.it/MFN_Store