Dutch death metal outfit Thanatos have signed to Century Media Records, it was announced earlier this week.
Founded in 1984 and named after the Greek god of death, the band previously re-released ‘Emerging From The Netherworlds‘ and ‘Realm Of Ecstasy‘ through Century Media last year.
Asked about the signing of the deal, Thanatos’ vocalist and guitarist Stephan Gebédi said: “Even after being in the business for so many years, we’re really excited to become part of the Century Media family, which is without any doubt one of the best and most important labels for metal today.
“We can’t wait to start working on new material and it’s our intention to record an absolute death/thrash metal monster to coincide with our 30th anniversary in 2014!”
Speaking about the signing, Philipp Schulte, A&R and product manager at Century Media, said: “Thanatos is without a doubt one of the most legendary bands from the heydays of the death metal scene and we strongly believe their sixth studio album will bolt you down with pure withering death/thrash metal violence.”