German outfit Deserted Fear just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records to release an album in 2017, with the band commenting:
“Since the release of ‘Kingdom Of Worms’ things went really quick and fast: touring with Morbid Angel & Morgoth, a great festival summer and awesome headliner shows! Furthermore people started talking about us besides ‘the metal regulars’ tables’ and festival camping grounds.
“A question came to our minds: Who will release our next record? We’ve never even thought of having the opportunity to choose! No manager and no figures should speak when it came to the final decision. We trusted our guts and our new label is Century Media Records from Dortmund, Germany!”
“As you can see on the photo, we went to Century Media, pulled out the ghetto blaster and presented the first raw tracks of the upcoming album. By the way: we signed the contract before – just to be sure hahaha!
“These guys are no faceless suits to us: Jan (second from left) took care of our promotion since the release of ‘Kingdom Of Worms’ and helped us a lot when it came to the difficulties of contracts ‘n stuff. The guy on the right side is our future A&R partner Jan-Ole, whom we knew since we shared the stage a few years ago and became buddies. On the left: Jens Prüter – Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe and care taker for many legends of our genre.
“We’re really looking forward to work with a team of cool youngsters and guys with decades of experience. We’re totally happy with the decision and are burning already for the new record! Now lift your glasses high – for none other than yourselves! Every step we took was granted by your support! Prost!!!”
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Europe, had this to say: “My friends Heaven Shall Burn already told me a while ago that I should keep an eye on their fellow-countrymen from Thuringia (East Germany). It’s great to see that a young band with an almost Bolt-Thrower-like DIY attitude manages to still keep it underground while kicking major ass at bigger festivals like Party.San (their home base), Summer Breeze and Rock Hard Festival. We’ve never changed bands like Napalm Death, Aspyhx or Grave and I’m glad that also Deserted Fear trust us enough to let us help them grow while not watering them down. I’ve already heard the first demos of the upcoming album and know that they will conquer the throne of their Kingdom Of Worms! Thanks, Deserted Fear and welcome to the family!”