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NOSTROMO: Sign to Hummus Records for the release their awaited new album

Added 12 May 2022, 10:00 PM

90s metalcore leading quartet NOSTROMO sign to Hummus Records and unveil the release date of their long-awaited new album 'Bucephale' on October 28th 2022. They reunited in 2016 after a 11-year break and hit the road with their new drummer Maxime Hänsenberger to support Gojira's tour. Driven by this unexpected energy, Nostromo announce a new album and team up with Hummus Records. First single out on June 10th 2022.

Say the band:
"From the end of the recording session, when we began doing the rounds of record labels, Hummus Records was one of our first choices because of their proximity, state of mind and their "musical" connexions (Knut reissues, Coilguns). The band reformation, almost accidental, by the end of 2016 was a maelstrom, emotionally, musically. We found ourselves catapulted into Gojira's tour in 2017, then Hellfest, then a sold-out venue in Paris, France. Public and press feedback were super motivating so we went into new songs. Maxime Hänsenberger's arrival (Mumakil, Convulsif) as permanent drummer gave a new impetus and an ultra positive dynamics which led us to record and release the EP 'Narrenschiff' in 2019. we started to write the 'Bucephale' album as soon as 'Narrenschiff' was released and recorded by the end of 2019, early 2020."

Jonathan Nido, the man behind Hummus Records, adds:
"My first encounter with Nostromo was more than 20 years ago when they release the EP "Eyesore". I just had discovered Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan and was amazed to see that there were bands "that" good in Switzerland. After seeing Nostromo live and escpecially after the release of "Ecce Lex", their music and aesthetic has been something I've been looking up to and that inspired my guitar playing as well as shaped my musical tastes. Their "think out of the box" blend of grindcore, hardcore and metal elements, mixed with few, yet very catchy melodies really re-defined my views on heavy music. It is an under statement to say HOW MUCH I am excited and stoked to now be working with them and calling them my friends. Teenage Jona wouldn't believe it!"
NOSTROMO new album 'Bucephale'
Out October 28th 2022 on Hummus Records

Formed in 1996, Helvetian four-piece NOSTROMO emerged in the middle of a bubbling hardcore scene powered by high-octane bands like Knut or Shora. Their violence-drenched sounding showcases the project’s exceptional virtuosity and intelligence, made up of accurate riffing, overpowering drums, hopping bass lines and intense tortured vocals. They quickly demoed and released a two-track 7”, followed a few years later by their debut studio album ‘Argue’ (1998, Snuff Records). Their EP ‘Eyesore’ came out in 2000 by Mosh Bart Industries/Bisect Bleep, then a split EP with French grindcore quintet Blockheads (2002, Shogun Records). Complex and technical, their masterpiece ‘Ecce Lex’ was released the same year through Overcome Records. The blue-chip musicianship as well as the uncompromising production - engineered by Mieszko Talarczyk of Swedish grindcore unit Nasum - raised the album to the rank of extreme metal reference. Somewhere between Napalm Death and Meshuggah, Nostromo’s skillfulness and fury hit the nail on the head. They started to tour relentlessly across Europe; live appearances alongside legends such as Slayer, Motörhead, Mastodon or Converge has fashioned the four juggernauts into a phenomenal live act. Nostromo released ‘Hysteron-Proteron’ in 2004 on Overcome Records. The album gathers acoustic versions of songs taken from their previous releases. A successful and acclaimed risk-taking.

In the mid 2000s, Nostromo split due to unsolvable tensions within the band. They reunited 11 years later for an informal private show. A few pictures posted on social networks were enough to spark things off: Gojira jumped at the chance to invite on their tour, shortly before the mighty Hellfest added them to their 2017 edition lineup. Galvanized by this substantial interest, Nostromo rose from the ashes and released their EP ‘Narrenschiff’ in 2019. Nostromo recently inked a deal with Swiss record label Hummus Records (founded by the band Coilguns) and announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Bucephale’ on October 28th 2022.

Javier VARELA - vocals
Jérôme Pellegrini - guitar
Lad Agabekov - bass
Maxime Hänsenberger - drums

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