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Metal Blade Records signs Behemoth

Friday, January 11, 2008 2:51 PM PT

Metal Blade Records has officially signed Polish death metal/black metal outfit Behemoth to a North American recording contract. The group's last three releases were issued by Century Media Records in North America. Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski comments:

"I have to honestly admit that we've never been more enthusiastic about the future. For last few years things have been moving forward for us like a storm and we decided to leave some secured territories and look for a new home for us. We needed something refreshing and challenging at the same time. Metal Blade and Nuclear Blast are two of the strongest and most influential labels in today's metal scene. Persistence and determination is what we have in common with both and I'm sure our future collaboration will forge a new, inspiring chapter in Behemoth's history. I simply can't wait to start working with these companies. We are proud and honored to be partnering with such greatly forward looking people. Expect big things to happen. Now only sky is the limit."

"At the same time I'd like to show my appreciation for all the years of hard work and dedication with our past labels: Century Media and Regain Records. I'm happy that throughout all those years we were not only business partners but also friends. I wish both nothing but success in the future."

Meanwhile, Metal Blade owner Brian Slagel had the following to say:

"We are honored and very excited to work with Behemoth. The band has truly established themselves as one of the greatest bands at the forefront of the extreme metal movement and we can't wait to help continue their amazing career."


1/11/2008 2:54:49 PM
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1/11/2008 2:56:14 PM
shit band

1/11/2008 2:57:03 PM
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1/11/2008 2:58:23 PM
mummifiedcircuitry 1/11/2008 2:56:14 PM shit band. fcking idiot.

1/11/2008 2:58:32 PM

1/11/2008 2:59:12 PM
I listen to these guys when I walk on the tredmill at the gym.

1/11/2008 3:03:25 PM
mummifiedcircuitry 1/11/2008 2:56:14 PM shit band only a complete and utter gay would say this.

1/11/2008 3:09:08 PM
good get them away from century

1/11/2008 3:15:43 PM
as long as they still make records, i dont care what shitty label puts them out.

1/11/2008 3:37:01 PM
mummifiedcircuitry 1/11/2008 2:56:14 PM shit band : Someone obviously still puts ecstasy tablets in their butt... Both will profit highly from this merger.

1/11/2008 3:51:19 PM

1/11/2008 3:52:22 PM
not surprising, congrats guys. <3

1/11/2008 3:59:39 PM
holy shit weirdest news of the day

1/11/2008 4:26:04 PM
fcking terrible band, this band has never put out anything that wasn't laughable

1/11/2008 4:38:34 PM
one of the best metal bands to see live. its awesome seeing them play at Showcase to 100 people to seeing them play in front on thousands of people. almost everything they put out is heavy and good.

1/11/2008 4:46:26 PM
i didn't like their last record. i enjoyed some others though.

1/11/2008 4:48:47 PM
mummifiedcircuitry 1/11/2008 2:56:14 PM shit band-- Was this post made before or after you bobbed for apples in some dude's pants while listening to the blood brothers.

1/11/2008 4:56:13 PM
demigod was good.

1/11/2008 5:05:55 PM
ive seen much better bands than this catch more flack from lambgoat. gays

1/11/2008 5:28:50 PM
huh, i thought they where already on metal blade, these guys kick ass live!!

1/11/2008 5:32:26 PM
Good for them. They deserve it

1/11/2008 5:57:11 PM

1/11/2008 6:18:20 PM
sacralplexus 1/11/2008 4:26:04 PM fcking terrible band, this band has never put out anything that wasn't laughable wow you are defintely a dumb fck .. or are really confused

1/11/2008 6:25:13 PM
This band is so geeky.

1/11/2008 6:29:13 PM
century media drops the ball once again....

1/11/2008 6:38:27 PM
I see this as a step backwards, metal blade isn't shitty but has a questionable roster. Hope you get a big labelmater welcome from six feet under and JFAC boys! Still worship the 'moth though... I have my fingers crossed.

1/11/2008 8:00:21 PM
*packs nergal in box, addresses package to the moon* - garfield

1/11/2008 8:21:20 PM
Sweet band, awesome news.

1/11/2008 8:56:57 PM
withteeth 1/11/2008 2:57:03 PM nermal >> probably the hardest I've ever laughed on this board.

1/11/2008 9:16:31 PM
i feel they're very overrated

1/11/2008 9:36:58 PM
eh well everything under demigod is good. the new album is stupid. having that gay from nevermore on one song is gay. nergal will prolly have a lot of clean vox now due to this. fckin stupid move fck METALBLADE

1/11/2008 9:43:17 PM
These dudes HATE Christ.

1/11/2008 9:54:26 PM
I'm down with the 'Moth.

1/12/2008 12:26:43 AM
metal blade and nuclear blast really are the strongest and influential labels, bands typically sell 6-10 thousand units of each release.

1/12/2008 12:29:01 AM
this label fits them a lot better than century. Decent band.

1/12/2008 1:56:42 AM
if you think this band sucks, you're a fcking idiot - no matter how good of music you otherwise listen to.

1/12/2008 4:05:17 AM
Way to drop the ball CM....

1/12/2008 6:08:40 AM
no big news so long as behemoth's soul still is signed over to the devil

1/12/2008 1:21:31 PM
Looks like Century traded Behemoth out for Stick to Your Guns. Sounds like a fair trade.... *biting sarcasm*

1/12/2008 8:00:15 PM
This is good news. Behemoth is awesome.

1/13/2008 4:09:56 AM
Behemoth is crap

1/13/2008 8:25:27 AM
Besides Slaves Shall Serve, it gets boring. CM will make more money of STYG, haha, watch.

1/13/2008 4:10:57 PM
metalblade better not fck this one up. they dropped the ball real hard on the last primordial album, but hey - maybe they're trying to make a turnaround. behemoth = <3, and they did right by primordial this time around. *cross fingers*

1/15/2008 9:03:45 PM
Ugh. They're really not doing anything for their own good anymore. That's another band I've lost hope for.