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Music For Nations returns with extensive re-issues plan

By | Published on Tuesday 17 February 2015


Rock and metal label Music For Nations is back. The record company, which worked with the likes Metallica, Tool, Slayer, Cradle Of Filth, Anathema and many others, was ultimately acquired by the original BMG, which subsequently merged with Sony. Music For Nations ceased to be an active label back in 2004, but now Sony is instigating a series of re-issues from the outfit’s catalogue, with plans to subsequently sign new artists to the imprint.

Former Atlantic Records A&R Joel De’ath, who worked for Music For Nations back in the day, is leading the project, and he told CMU: “As a one time Music For Nations employee I’m once again honoured and excited to oversee the reissue of some of these albums as well as signing new bands for singles and compilations”.

First for re-issue in remastered form will be a bunch of albums from Anathema, available in April, while Paradise Lost’s back catalogue and three Opeth albums will follow later this year or early in 2016. Meanwhile a number of Music For Nations releases were added to digital platforms for the first time yesterday, including records from Paradise Lost, Spiritual Beggars and Hardcore Superstar.