FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM sign with EMI Label Services ‘CEROMONIES’ Brand new live album / DVD for release in early 2012 Photo: Copyright by Daniela Vorndran Sold out gig at Brixton Academy on October 22nd with The Mission EMI Label Services are proud to announce a new partnership with legendary gothic icons Fields Of The Nephilim to release ‘Ceromonies’ their long-awaited live album and DVD. The Europe-wide deal marks the next chapter in the band’s evolution, and heralds a new dawn for their legions of fans around the world. Fields of the Nephilim formed in 1984 and quickly rose to prominence with singles such as ‘Power’ and ‘Preacher Man’ and their debut album ‘Dawnrazor’ which was released in 1987 on Beggars Banquet. Subsequent albums ‘The Nephilim’ and ‘Elizium’ saw the band develop their trademark sound, a huge multi-layered tapestry of dark, brooding instrumentation crowned with frontman Carl McCoy’s deep mystical incantations. Hugely influential on a whole generation of industrial, metal and gothic bands, Carl McCoy expanded their musical template with the release of the album ‘Zoon’ in 1996 under the name The Nefilim; an album which set the benchmark for the many black and death metal artists who followed in its wake. Nine years later Fields Of The Nephilim returned with the critically acclaimed album ‘Mourning Sun’, a powerful and complex work that saw them headline festivals across Europe. In 2008 they played two sold out shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire which were filmed and are now being released in early 2012 as ‘Ceromonies’, a double CD live album and breathtaking DVD. Fields Of The Nephilim make their long-awaited return to the British stage on October 22nd with a sold out concert at London’s Brixton Academy alongside The Mission. Further live shows will be announced for 2012 in support of ‘Ceromonies’.