+++ First signing of the brand new label of Schubert Music Europe
+++ New album "Hunger" in July 2022, first single to be released in February
The first signing of the recently founded label Nexilis by Schubert Music Europe GmbH has been confirmed. The Swedish Post-Punk Wave outfit Then Comes Silence just signed a Europe-wide contract with Nexilis in Berlin. The first product of the collaboration will be the album "Hunger", which is currently undergoing the final touches in the studio. The first single "Rise To The Bait" will be released already in February next year.
"Hunger" is the sixth album of the band, which was formed in Sweden in 2012. After various albums on smaller labels, Then Comes Silence switched to Nuclear Blast in 2017 with their fourth album "Blood". Their current fifth album "Machine" was released in early 2020 on Oblivion/SPV.
The repertoire focus of the new label Nexilis is on the still steady-going music segments Alternative and Dark Rock, but the targeted bandwidth also extends to adjacent musical sectors, via various Electronic styles - from Synth-Pop to Industrial - to the Metal area. The aim is to deliberately avoid traditional pigeonholing and to create an open platform for artists outside the mainstream.
Thomas Thyssen (Schubert Music, Managing Director / Head of Recorded Music), Hugo Zombie, Alex Svenson (Then Comes Silence), Gero Herrde (A&R/Head of Nexilis / Schubert Music Europe), Eric Burton (Schubert Music Europe / Head of Celsius Management + Hardbeat Promotion)
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Alex Svenson (Then Comes Silence): “The pandemic years didn't only bring lockdowns, cancellations and death rates. There were a lot of changes made all over the place. When Gero told us he had started another label with new exciting plans and visions, we didn't need time for consideration. We are really looking forward to working closely with Gero, Thomas, Eric and the rest behind Nexilis and Schubert Music. Let the post-corona mayhem begin and create some magic."
Thomas Thyssen (Managing Director / Schubert Music Publishing, Head of Recorded Music / Schubert Music Europe): "We've had Then Comes Silence on our radar for years. With our new label Nexilis behind us and Gero at the forefront as label head, a collaboration has finally become possible. A start in this new constellation that we couldn't be happier about."
Gero Herrde (A&R Nexilis / Schubert Music Europe): “I already had the opportunity to work with this extraordinary band during the campaign for their still current album 'Machine'. Alex Svenson and his men stand for Post-Punk 'at its best' - on an enormously high artistic and studio technical level. 'Hunger' will even surpass this; I can already say that much after listening to the first tracks!"
Eric Burton (Schubert Music Europe / Head of Celsius Management + Hardbeat Promotion): “Then Comes Silence are a great band who interpret the Post-Punk genre in a very contemporary way and add their very own touch to the sound. Hence, the new album "Hunger" is a great start for our new label Nexilis!"
Schubert Music Europe GmbH is a music publisher, record company, license hub and holding company for all Schubert Music Companies and labels, in particular all Schubert Music Publishing branches in Europe and the USA, as well Celsius Management, Hardbeat Promotion and Schubert Music Live (SML).