Manga metal mosh monsters RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have signed a worldwide licence deal with Nuclear Blast Records after owner/CEO, Markus Staiger, had watched and met the band at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air. Commented Markus Staiger: „I was instantly blown away by the sheer power of their live performance! This is the brutality I was looking for! I immediately knew we had to have ROTNS on our roster! It is nothing but impressive what they have achieved in so little time – all on their own. Also this is another proof for the diversity of metal, the scene and our label! Samurai Spirit!“ Commented the band: "We are proud of this new venture between our label Repression Records and the biggest independant metal record company Nuclear Blast. ROTNS has spent years fighting like hell in the underground, and the opportunity of partnering with people who understand our artistic vision, respect our indépendant culture, not to mention defend the interests of acts that have influenced our sound, is the right move to take our band to the next level. We are proud of our debut record, and Nuclear Blast's firepower will give this album the global reach that we always aimed for." Driven by strong DIY ethics ROTNS have paved their way into the scene since the inception in 2009 and have achieved a lot for a young band without support. Touring Asia & Europe alike, producing their own music videos (most of them gaining up to 1mio(!!!) clicks on YouTube, see link below) and creating their own cosmos have made the five piece to one of the most exciting bands around. The band's spirit was born in the back alleys of the 1980s Shibuya* district. The heart of their music indeed is the Japanese culture, its mangas and Furyos*. (*check attached glossary) In the band's young career, ROTNS have release two globally successful EPs and have toured not only Japan, but also Spain, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and France as well as China and Twaian. This past summer, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have destroyed festival stages all over Europe including euphorically received gigs at With Full Force and Summer Breeze. Enter 2014 ROTNS have finished their impatiently awaited debut album, »Welcame«. Mixed and mastered by renowned producer Zeuss (MADBALL, HATEBREED, EMMURE), »Welcame« is set to be released November 21, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Find the stunning cover art (executed by the band's gifted singer, Vithia) attached/below. Let the mosh crush you, let the riffs tear you apart and bounce to ROTNS' relentless groove! Check out what RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR are about with this playlist of all their official videos to date! Among these are brand new tracks 'Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]' and the PHARAOE MONK cover 'Simon Says' – both taken from the upcoming debut album! This playlist contains: 'Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]' - the album's titletrack (200.000+ clicks) 'Simon Says' (stream only, no video) – PHARAOE MONK cover (53.000+ clicks) 'Demonstrating My Saiya Style' (970.000+ clicks) 'Sound Of Wolves' (900.000+ clicks) 'Phoenix' (1.30.000+ clicks) 'Protect Ya Chest' (895.000+ clicks) RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR is: Vithia – vocals Air-One - guitar Eva-B – guitar Fabulous Fab - bass Hokuto No Kev – drums