Currently on tour with Obituary, Abbath, Devil Master, the underground Cleveland metallers Midnight have signed a worldwide record deal with the legendary label Metal Blade Records, and 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.
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!"
Listen to "Rebirth By Blasphemy" below and visit metalblade.com/midnight, where select versions of the 7″ can also be purchased.
The 7" is available in the following variants:
- "You Can’t Stop Steel" silver (band exclusive; limited to 150 copies in the USA) - "Rotting Twilight" opaque purple (tour exclusive; limited to 150 copies in the USA) - "Unholy Water" clear (limited to 200 copies in Europe) - "Nun’s Blood" red (Metal Blade shop exclusive; limited to 200 copies in Europe) - Standard black (Europe)
Guided by the twisted muse of mainman Athenar since 2003, Midnight 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.
Midnight tour dates w/ Obituary, Abbath, Devil Master
Sept. 27 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA Sept. 28 – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX Sept. 29 – Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX Oct. 1 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM Oct. 2 – Encore – Tucson, AZ Oct. 3 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA Oct. 4 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA Oct. 5 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA Oct. 6 – Cargo – Reno, NV Oct. 8 – Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO Oct. 9 – Sumit – Denver, CO Oct. 10 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS Oct. 11 – Ready Room – St. Louis, MO Oct. 12 – The Forge – Joliet, IL Oct. 13 – Sylveee – Madison, WI Oct. 15 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI Oct. 17 – The Phoenix – Toronto, ON Oct. 18 – The Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC Oct. 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Oct. 20 – The Strand – Providence, RI Oct. 21 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA Oct. 23 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD Oct. 24 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC Oct. 25 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Midnight tour dates w/ Electric Wizard
Nov. 15 – Janus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL Nov. 16 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA Nov. 18 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD Nov. 19 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY Nov. 20 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA Nov. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Midnight tour dates w/ Venom, Dark Funeral
Dec. 27 – Stadthalle Lichtenfels – Lichtenfels, Germany Dec. 29 – Haus Auensee – Leipzig, Germany Dec. 30 – Tonhalle München (im Werksviertel Mitte) – Munich, Germany