Melodic death metal band Horizon Ignited signs with Nuclear Blast Records, first new single


Official press release:

Finnish melodic death metal band flaming horizon have officially joined the biggest metal label in the world, Nuclear Explosion Records.

Over the last thirty frantic years, this passionate heavy metal subgenre has undeniably evolved and changed, but some complaints have also been heard in the dark alleys: where are all the magnificent entrants?

Well, like so many times before, kindly turn your face to Finland – still the most metallic country in the world – and meet melodic death metal‘s hottest newcomers… Horizon Ignited has arrived and this relentless sextet is here to stay!

To celebrate the signing, the Finns immediately released their single “Towards The Dying Lands”, which comes with a music video to start the new phase of their career in style!

Watch the video here:

The band commented on signing Nuclear Blast, “We’re truly honored beyond belief to join the Nuclear Blast family with our second album! We’ve set our goals high, but I don’t think any of us we never expected. It truly is a dream come true to have our music released by a legendary label that has hosted many of our idols over the years. With Nuclear Blast, we are able to take our first steps on this musical journey that allows us to bring our vision to life. and share our music with the world. This is the beginning so stay tuned!”

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker adds: “Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the signing of melodic death metal band Horizon Ignited from Finland. This band took us by surprise after we were introduced to them by their manager Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm. Their sound, although based on melodic death metal, is also influenced by metalcore and has the potential to appeal to a very wide audience.

“The band have already made a lot of fans on Spotify with their self-released album ‘After The Storm’. Their new songs are even stronger, which is proven by the 2 singles we will release first. Later this year, the band will also be making their debut on European stages. This band is ready to conquer the world!”

Founded in 2017 by guitarists Johannes Mäkinen and Vili Vottonen, debut album After the Storm was unleashed when northern winds smothered Horizon Ignited’s hometown of Kouvola in early 2019. The entirely self-released album has met with very positive feedback and the group has made its mark since then.

The diverse class of Horizon Ignited – gripping, guitar-driven melodic death metal flavored with catchy metalcore elements and more.


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