Nuclear Blast All-Stars: Out of the Dark

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Out of the Dark
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Compilation album by Nuclear Blast All-Stars
Released September 21, 2007 Germany September 27, 2007 United States
Genre Melodic death metal
Extreme metal
Thrash metal
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Peter Wichers
Nuclear Blast All-Stars chronology
Into the Light
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Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark is a two disc compilation album from Nuclear Blast Records to commemorate their 20 years as a record label. Produced by Peter Wichers, who is also the only songwriter on the album, it features a variable collection of "All Stars" much in the same vein as Roadrunner United.[1] The album includes 11 different singers, with Wichers playing bass and guitar, and drums by Dirk Verbeuren and Henry Ranta. It also includes a second disc which includes 10 songs from thrash metal, death metal and black metal bands signed to Nuclear Blast.[2] While its "twin" album Into the Light focuses more on the power metal side of the label, Out of the Dark is rather devoted to the genre of melodic death metal.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Dysfunctional Hours" 4:23 (feat. Anders Fridén of In Flames)
  2. "Schizo" - 3:32 (feat. Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy and Pain)
  3. "Devotion" - 3:40 (feat. Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun)
  4. "The Overshadowing" 3:43 (feat. Christian Älvestam formerly of Scar Symmetry)
  5. "Paper Trail" - 4:19 (feat. John Bush formerly of Anthrax)
  6. "The Dawn of All" - 4:10 (feat. Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork)
  7. "Cold Is My Vengeance" - 3:46 (feat. Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm)
  8. "My Name Is Fate" - 4:02 (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
  9. "The Gilded Dagger" - 4:30 (feat. Richard Sjunnesson and Roland Johansson (both formerly) of Sonic Syndicate)
  10. "Closer to the Edge" - 4:36 (feat. Guillaume Bideau of Mnemic)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Dimmu Borgir – The Heretic Hammer (US Bonus "In Sorte Diaboli")
  2. Immortal – Tyrants
  3. Nile – As He Creates, So He Destroys
  4. Exodus – Purge the World (Japan Bonus "Shovel Headed Kill Machine")
  5. Anthrax - Ghost
  6. Meshuggah – Futile Bread Machine (Campfire Version) (Taken from the "The True Human Design" EP)
  7. Chimaira - Kingdom of Heartache (Japan Bonus "Resurrection")
  8. All Shall Perish – Prisoner of War
  9. Agnostic Front – All is Not Forgotten
  10. Threat Signal – Counterbalance

Nuclear Blast America Version[edit]

Track 1 on Disc 2 is Dimmu Borgir - "The Ancestral Fever" (European Bonus "In Sorte Diaboli")
Track 5 on Disc 2 is Bleed the Sky - "The Martyr"
Track 7 on Disc 2 is Epica - "Replica" (Fear Factory cover)

All songs written by Peter Wichers (Soilwork)