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Nuclear Blast Records signs Hackneyed

Friday, April 18, 2008 4:57 PM PT

Official press release:

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of south German death metal maniacs Hackneyed.

These five youngsters are just as convincing as Morbid Angel must have been when they released their first album back in the day! Not only is the band already a bright star in the sky of extreme metal but is also the youngest band Nuclear Blast has signed ever since.

Probably Hackneyed are probably also the youngest death metal act on the planet as the average age of the band members is just 16 years (guitarist Devin being just 14 years old), but already shredding and grooving as hell - mark these words.

Being founded in 2007 the band has already played an amount of successful shows as well as draw attention from several bigger bands and also of Achim Ostertag (organizer of Germany's Summer Breeze festival and CEO of Silverdust Records) who presented the band to the deeply impressed Nuclear Blast staff that signed them right away.

The first neckbreaker "Gut Candy" has also been made available through the band's MySpace page.

Hackneyed are more than ready to release their first audible massacre "Death Prevails" (produced by Roger Gr√ľninger and mastered by Achim K√∂hler) on July 25th and will also guest on several open airs in summer 2008.


4/18/2008 5:00:51 PM

4/18/2008 5:13:57 PM
i dont have to hear this to know it sucks

4/18/2008 5:27:15 PM
vocals are surprising for the dudes age...this is def generic as shit though...they need a good 5 years...you cant really be metal until you go through puberty...

4/18/2008 5:33:06 PM
age doesnt mean anything, but this is just not enjoyable to listen to. generic and cookie cutter euro.

4/18/2008 5:37:33 PM
The first neckbreaker "Gut Candy"... Made me lol...

4/18/2008 5:47:39 PM
hahahahah, these band photos are atrocious. God damn, so is the music. Probably Hackneyed are probably Probably Hackneyed are probably Probably Hackneyed are probably

4/18/2008 5:53:19 PM
lol at eyeliner

4/18/2008 6:20:49 PM

4/18/2008 8:28:14 PM
all of their girl fans deserve to take on my mighty c-ck.

4/18/2008 8:41:13 PM
I'm with the post above me.

4/18/2008 9:59:29 PM
suprising vocal abilities indeed.... its actually not that bad.... but i have no clue what nuclear blast is thinking ...

4/18/2008 11:54:53 PM
another meathead metal band oh geez

4/19/2008 12:04:03 AM
ohh devin that dude has to be gay fcker has the gayest look in his eye

4/19/2008 10:31:36 AM
They look like 12 year olds...

4/19/2008 11:01:57 AM
dont get too c-ckhurt cos when you were 14 you were still listening to korn. i cant beleive its little kids. something sketchy.

4/19/2008 12:33:24 PM
this label just went down the shit hole. seriously look at these kids.

4/19/2008 12:35:04 PM
decapitated was ripping it way harder at their age. fck this.

4/19/2008 12:36:24 PM
the two guitarists and drummer look like they will give me the uber butt sex.. no doubt... the bassist looks curious.

4/19/2008 12:39:46 PM
LO-fckIN'-L ... if you get the chance.... look at there top friends and click on devin... then look at his status... he wants that boottty!

4/20/2008 3:44:45 AM
HAHAHAH what's funny is you guys are saying how shit they are and whatever yet they are 14-16 years old and signed to a good label and your fcking band cant even get a show. HAHAHHAHA. fcking ironic you fcking idiots!

4/20/2008 12:58:57 PM
Some of the dumbest looking kids I have ever seen, if they were my kids I'd beat them. gays. I will rob them.

4/20/2008 1:00:48 PM
This has to be the most pretentious press release ever

4/20/2008 6:20:08 PM
i thought the gut candy song was alright.. it makes me wonder what kinds of songs they will produce when they add more complexity

4/21/2008 12:57:52 AM
Man, germans are fugly. It's good to see a band that probably sites Whitechapel as a "death metal" influence getting signed pre-balls-descending. I should teach my unfertilized goo to play breakdowns and get that shit on Metal Blade or something.

4/21/2008 3:03:41 AM

4/21/2008 1:49:13 PM
its the deathmetal hanson!

4/23/2008 12:31:37 PM
Really? They are.. young. more power to them though, when I was 16 I would have had my parents ink that deal for me too.