Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of ANAAL NATHRAKH to its roster!
Comments ANAAL NATHRAKH:
"We are very pleased to announce our signing with Metal Blade Records. It
means we are joining a roster with some truly titanic figures, and a label
responsible for releasing some utterly legendary albums. Few other labels can
touch their legacy in metal. With Metal Blade's reputation and clout behind us,
we look forward to previously undreamed of levels of
ANAAL NATHRAKH was created for one purpose - to
be the soundtrack for armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and
violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since being
founded in 1999, the band has gained a reputation for embodying precisely these
things, with a history including not only the release of seven albums and an EP
to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such legendary figures as Attila
Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker
(Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle of Dead Children), Sethlans
Teitan (Watain) and so on. This, alongside appearing on BBC Radio 1 at the
personal behest of sadly missed icon John Peel, headlining a stage at the
renowned cult Inferno Festival in Norway as their debut international live
appearance, countless placings in 'best album of the year' polls and album of
the month awards in the press and cover appearances on leading magazines such as
Terrorizer… ANAAL NATHRAKH's status as one of the leading lights in
extreme metal is undeniable.
Uniquely hallmarked by breathtaking musical
ferocity, inventiveness and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely
misanthropic and sharp intelligence, ANAAL NATHRAKH's sound is imbued
with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in metal. Comments
from respected publications include 'these dudes split 'terrifyingly heavy
and fierce' and 'giant dork' straight down the middle and sew it up again like
Dr. Frankenstein working on the monster.' (Decibel), 'ANAAL NATHRAKH are
one of the best bands out there when it comes to evoking horror and terror.', 'a
master class in extreme metal' (Metalsucks), '…a thrill ride of horrors'
(Pitchfork) and 'You've been warned. Prostrate or be conquered'
Of their live performances, Terrorizer magazine said
'Anaal Nathrakh leave no room for dissention or ambivalence when they hit the
stage. And when Dave finally shouts out that immortal quote about humanity's
inevitable downfall, you fucking feel the boot slam down on to your neck'.
Or according to The Quietus, 'Anaal Nathrakh's performance was undoubtedly
one of the most powerful and intimidating examples of controlled anarchy you're
ever likely to see'. Having made the transition from studio project to a
true live band, they have gone on to play many of the most prestigious metal
events out there including Roskilde in Denmark, Hellfest in France, Inferno in
Norway, Scion and the Maryland Deathfest in the USA, Summer Breeze in Germany,
Bloodstock in the UK and many more with great success.
With their last
album "Vanitas" garnering numerous accolades including appearing in
various 'best of 2012' lists and winning first place in the Terrorizer readers'
album of the year poll (alongside second places in 'best vocalist' and 'best
band'), ANAAL NATHRAKH are set to reach ever higher on their mission to
send the Earth crashing into the Sun with their new label Metal Blade and their
excoriating new album to be released later this year.