Extreme metal titans Anaal Nathrakh have inked a new deal with Metal Blade Records, who will handle the release of the band’s upcoming new album, due out later this year:
The band had this to say of the signing; ‘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 despoilment’.
The label itself added; ‘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.
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’.