News•September 27, 2019 4:57 PM ET•2,769 views
Midnight sign with Metal Blade Records, share new song
Official press release: Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Midnight to its worldwide roster. By now, Midnight need no introduction. Guided by the twisted muse of main-man Athenar since 2003, this Cleveland cult have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, subsequently building up a sizable catalog and garnering a rabid fanbase. While there are certainly fanatics for the band's early EP work, it was Midnight's debut album, Satanic Royalty (2011), that entered the band's name into the annals of "classic." Never one to rush things (nor drop an EP along the way), Midnight continued their underground dominance with No Mercy for Mayhem in 2014, further perfecting their signature sound. With the band's massively anticipated third album, Sweet Death and Ecstasy, the band showed their darkest and most daring effort to date. Fans can expect another crushing full-length, Rebirth By Blasphemy, in early 2020 via Metal Blade Records. Midnight's Athenar comments about the signing: "Well, I sent a demo tape of my band to Metal Blade Records back in 1987. It only took them 32 years to respond and guess what? They want to release a record! Patience is a virtue. Now you wait until this new album comes out so you can bang your fucking skull against a brick wall while cranking the stereo at neighbor destroying volume!" Before their new album drops next year, Midnight have now released the title track from their upcoming full-length, "Rebirth By Blasphemy," as a 7"/digital single to coincide with their signing, plus North American tour with Obituary, Abbath, and Devil Master (see below for dates), which kicks off today.
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