Nuclear Blast

Earache Records & Sumerian Records Founders Comment On Nuclear Blast Records Majority Stake Deal


The recent acquisition of a majority stake in Nuclear Blast Records by Believe Digital has generated some response from some label heads. The acquisition came as the result of what was reportedly an eight-figure sum.

Among those to weigh in are Earache Records‘ founder Digby Pearson, who himself faced harsh criticism for merely licensing a number of his labels releases to a major label back in the 90s. In a world where metal and hard rock labels are frequently being acquired by larger parties, he commented of the irony of the matter in a tweet made yesterday, October 11th:

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Meanwhile, Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen was a bit more brash in his tweet regarding the sale, commenting:

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