Behemoth Sign To Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has inked a North American deal with Polish extreme metalers Behemoth.

Behemoth Sign To Metal Blade Records
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Metal Blade Records has inked a North American deal with Polish extreme metalers Behemoth. The band recently finished up an extremely successful year which saw the band as direct support to headliners Hatebreed on the infamous second stage at Ozzfest and a co-headlining spot on the Radio Rebellion tour alongside now label-mates Job For A Cowboy. Behemoth played over 150 shows in 2007 and has no plans on slowing down for 2008. Expect to see a new release in the form of an EP out in the summer/fall of 2008 along with a state side tour in the spring. 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. - Nergal 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. - Brian Slagel The band also signed to Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. Commented Nuclear Blast A&R manager Jaap Wagemaker: Behemoth have evolved into one of the best extreme technical metal bands from Europe. Last year, I saw them on stage several times and every time they came, they saw and they conquered, leaving the locations behind in smoke and ashes. This is not a band, this is a force. Nuclear Blast is looking forward to start working with Behemoth and to bring the band to the next level! Thanks for the info to SMNnews.com.

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    webbtje
    Saw this yesterday. Good for them-at least they didn't sign with Roadrunner, they'd be a metalcore band within weeks.
    LeviW
    Behemoth is a ****ing amazing band. Nergal is one of the most down people I've ever met from a band. Who cares about the ****ing label? Behemoth has stuck to their roots, for the most part. Metal is metal.
    huey777
    Well I know that Behemoth is not talented at all, the vocals blow, the guitar sounds the same, they have to dress up in costumes to be whatever they are trying to be, which is beyond me. Let's face it, BEHEMOTH IS A BEHEMOTH WASTE OF METAL BLADE RECORDS' MONEY. What were they thinking!?
    splash3
    That's some good news I've seen them a couple of years ago in Poland, where I come from (and so do they) I'm not a huge fan of them, but it's nice to hear that a band from Poland made it Sadly, hardly any media or companies give a rats ass about them back home
    huey777
    {DSA_Soldier} wrote: TheDisturbed78 wrote: metal blade is too awesome for behemoth, behemoth sucks, all of their songs sound the same Yeah I have to agree with both of you, behemoth sucks a big one, a real big one...like bigger than Ron Jeremy big one. All the songs sound the same? Yes... the person with Disturbed in their name definitely knows his music.
    kurtshapedbox
    I don't see why people are bitching about Metal Blade. Lets take a look at all the faggy metal-core, Hxc, Death-core, etc. shite on Century Media: Aborted, The Agonist, The Agony Scene, Arsonists Get All The Girls, At All Cost, Blessed by A Broken Heart, Caliban, Despised Icon, Diecast, Divine Heresy, God Forbid, The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Himsa, In This Moment, Suicide Silence, and more. Centure Media, if you can't tell from reading all that, isn't exactly at the top of thier game right now. They need to get Emperor and COB back. Metalblade has Amon Amarth, Vader, Bolt Thrower, and Cannibal Corpse, so there's nothing to bitch too much about although Metal Blade has more than it's fare share of shit music as well.
    garden of grey
    huey777 wrote: Well I know that Behemoth is not talented at all, the vocals blow, the guitar sounds the same, they have to dress up in costumes to be whatever they are trying to be, which is beyond me. Let's face it, BEHEMOTH IS A BEHEMOTH WASTE OF METAL BLADE RECORDS' MONEY. What were they thinking!?
    Inferno so far >>>>> you
    sticknick
    Have seen them twice - once opening for Suffocation (who they blew off the stage even though most of the band was sick - Negral had a throat infection and still gave his all) and the second headlining at a smallish club here; they blew the roof off the place with NO stage props of any kind. They just came on and ****ing killed. Met them briefly too. Awesome bunch of guys, real down to earth. Good on them for the Metal Blade deal. They deserve it.
    Psychedelico
    stanleybach wrote: showtheway wrote: oh nice! now they can turn from an amazing metal band into a shitty deathcore band like Job For A Ballsack. a good label does not sign I Killed The Prom Queen. But a good label does sign Cannibal Corpse.
    Ha. Funny joke.
    ReiDSaN
    Psychedelico wrote: stanleybach wrote: showtheway wrote: oh nice! now they can turn from an amazing metal band into a shitty deathcore band like Job For A Ballsack. a good label does not sign I Killed The Prom Queen. But a good label does sign Cannibal Corpse. Ha. Funny joke.
    The way you talk it's like you have to agree with all the label's decisions and buy the products of every band they put out. Well, um, you don't
    trippesp
    hahaha Deathcore is gay and so is trivium!! behemoth is the shit, Darkened black metal or black metal, what ever just as long as they sound Brutal and don't start cutting themselves! there Metal in my book Can't wait for the new album!!
    trivium65
    its so awesome seeing people waste their time talking about me. i feel important.
    not_dead_enough
    I saw these guys live in 2007; one of the best moshpits (and I've been in a few) ever! These guys gave a shit about putting on a good show for our city much more than several larger bands did *cough*cough*slayer*cough* and their music was fantastic! Absolutely intense! I have faith in these guys, and I hope their future is bright. And to all you Behemoth haters...harden the f*ck up!
    not_dead_enough
    trivium65 wrote: its so awesome seeing people waste their time talking about me. i feel important.
    You're not (and this post took 5 seconds)
    satanicluju
    The think abt Behemoth that rocks most is they hate religion and esp christians. Just like Slayer, Isnt that nice?
    MorgothAkerfelt
    Is it just me or should music fans not base their opinions of bands on their label? Like or hate the music, not the freaking label! and Behemoth are good, if real death metal isn't your thing then listen to something else (common sense really)
    Dreadiroth
    Behemoth are a brilliant band technically. I love them, also, dont flame Trivium, i also like them ... lol nowadays people get the shit ripped outta them for liking different kinds of music. keep the slaves serving guys
    Viking_Swede666
    bjackson369 wrote: I'm excited for Bememoth -- I saw them at Ozzfest last year.
    Me too! they should've been on the main stage though, instead of gay ass lordi.
    Emenius Sleepus
    trivium65 wrote: ok so black metal= sucks its the worst music on this earth. behemoths music is just metal as shit end of story.
    lol says someone with a Trivium user name. Regardles, Behemoth have been around for ages, so in a lot of ways they get the recognition and support they deserve for the hard work. Cool news
    {DSA_Soldier}
    TheDisturbed78 wrote: metal blade is too awesome for behemoth, behemoth sucks, all of their songs sound the same
    All the songs sound the same? Yes... the person with Disturbed in their name definitely knows his music.
    neo_evil
    Dream Theater didn't change under roadrunner!! Yes they made a heavy album... but it was less heavy than ToT and still progressive... I'd love to be under roadrunner
    puddnhead
    Behemoth is intense. Nice to see them sign to some good labels. Keep it metal.
    showtheway
    oh nice! now they can turn from an amazing metal band into a shitty deathcore band like Job For A Ballsack. a good label does not sign I Killed The Prom Queen.
    stanleybach
    showtheway wrote: oh nice! now they can turn from an amazing metal band into a shitty deathcore band like Job For A Ballsack. a good label does not sign I Killed The Prom Queen.
    But a good label does sign Cannibal Corpse.
    duncang
    webbtje wrote: Saw this yesterday. Good for them-at least they didn't sign with Roadrunner, they'd be a metalcore band within weeks.
    LOL Because the label is really gonna affect the songwriting process in that band. If that was the case, there's no doubt that Nergal would cut off the deal from his own pocket.
    2Old2Cold
    Liked these guys better back in the day when they played black metal only, none of this blackened death or whatever it is now.
    ExplorerFreak
    duncang wrote: webbtje wrote: Saw this yesterday. Good for them-at least they didn't sign with Roadrunner, they'd be a metalcore band within weeks. LOL Because the label is really gonna affect the songwriting process in that band. If that was the case, there's no doubt that Nergal would cut off the deal from his own pocket.
    You speak logic. No doubt. I trust Nergal. They will remain to be Behemoth, none other.
    PerpetualBurn
    neo_evil wrote: Dream Theater didn't change under roadrunner!! Yes they made a heavy album... but it was less heavy than ToT and still progressive... I'd love to be under roadrunner
    Too bad Dream Theater's new CD is horrible. Honestly, a few tracks in I was thinking of a way it could somehow get worse, then I heard The Dark Eternal Night... *Shivers*
    nebraskan
    The apostasy didn't sound much like their other stuff though IMO so they were already moving in a different direction before they switched labels.
    Slayer_Guy
    Sounds good but I'd much prefer Behemoth to headline a tour than Hatebreed...
    sleepwalker16
    Behemoth support act for Hatebreed? sorry to steer off topic, but shouldn't it be the other way around, or even better not at all?
    trivium65
    ok so black metal= sucks its the worst music on this earth. behemoths music is just metal as shit end of story.
    garden of grey
    ^ Prepare to get bashed for your name and it's relationship to your post, pal. But yeah, congrats Behemoth. They aren't selling out, they are just getting deserved popularity. I don't like it when people bitch about a band they like... geting liked by other people that they called sheep in the first place.
    Shinozoku
    Heh, it's interesting that that guy's last name is Wagemaker... perhaps he makes wages for the label? HAH! Behemoth rules!
    Phe4rTheGod
    trivium65 wrote: ok so black metal= sucks its the worst music on this earth. behemoths music is just metal as shit end of story.
    and power metal is better??? what the hell man, wake up...itz a new decade and we're trying to weed out the pansies...starting with 80's kids like you and trivium...
    psilocyndreams2
    showtheway : oh nice! now they can turn from an amazing metal band into a shitty deathcore band like Job For A Ballsack. a good label does not sign I Killed The Prom Queen.
    uh... job for a cowboy was originally what people would call deathcore and then they tried to go to straight death. either way, they were never very good. and metal blade is a perfectly fine label, in spite of the bands that many of you would bash for being metalcore.
    Corey Taylor
    this is awesome i worked as an intern at metalblade records last summer, so i always love awesome bands signing onto this label.
    gam0001
    Black Metal Rules! Go Behemoth and Immortal and Dimmu and Gorgoroth.