Danish Black Heavy Metal outfit SLAEGT (a.k.a. Slægt, meaning “lineage” / “heritage” in Danish language and pronounced /slɛɡt/), one of the most vital and exciting bands to come out of the Scandinavian Metal scene, are thrilled to announce that they’ve signed a new deal with Century Media Records. The first studio offering with their new label (and fourth full-length overall) is entitled “Goddess” and will see a worldwide release on March 18th, 2022.
Speaking about their new label, the Copenhagen based band comments: “It is with utmost pleasure we can announce that we have signed a deal with Century Media. Century Media is a huge force within the metal world – their history speaks for itself and their roster of current and former acts is a sight to behold. The label is made up of passionate and professional people, whose work is very impressive in regards to how they maintain to be such a successful label while still understanding and respecting their artists’ creative process and work. So it would be an understatement to say, that we are truly looking forward to where this collaboration will take us, our music, and our listeners.”
Speaking on the signing of Slaegt, Century Media Records Vice President Phillipp Schulte says: “We are happy to announce a worldwide partnership with Slaegt. The band’s vision, their passion and courage to create dark and timeless music as well as their breathtaking live performances have made a huge impression on us. We couldn’t be prouder to welcome this great band to Century Media Records.”
A first single and video as well as further details for the “Goddess” album will be launched on January 14th, 2022 with the start of the album’s pre-order, so mark your calendars!
Additionally, Slaegt have just announced a next European tour together with fellow Danish group Demon Head, to follow the new album’s release. These are the exact dates:
Slaegt + Demon Head – “Nine Black Torches” European Tour 2022
31.03.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Stairway
01.04.2022 Weimar (Germany) – Kasseturm
02.04.2022 Abtenau (Austria) – Neudegg Alm w/ Grave Miasma, The Ruins of Beverast, etc.
03.04.2022 Dresden (Germany) – Chemiefabrik
04.04.2022 Dortmund (Germany) – Junkyard
05.04.2022 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Baroeg
06.04.2022 Antwerp (Belgium) – Het Bos
07.04.2022 Paris (France) – Glazart
08.04.2022 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk
09.04.2022 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Klub Gromka
10.04.2022 Zagreb (Croatia) – Močvara
11.04.2022 Budapest (Hungary) – Robot
12.04.2022 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
13.04.2022 Prague (Czechia) – Underdogs
14.04.2022 Berlin (Germany) – TBA
15.04.2022 Malmö (Sweden) – Plan B
16.04.2022 Gothenburg (Sweden) – The Abyss
17.04.2022 Stockholm (Sweden) – Hus 7
Tour info: http://www.killtownbookings.com
Other Slaegt appearances in 2022 are as follows:
Slaegt – Live 2022:22.-24.09.2022 Auzas (France) – L’Homme Sauvage Festival
More dates to be announced soon…
Starting out as a one-man Black Metal project in 2011, the band has grown into a four-piece and developed a signature sound of their own, combining well-known styles with influences from beyond the sphere of hard rock and heavy metal. Slaegt comment: “Amalgamation leads to the redefinition of genres. At our core, we draw from a wide range of genres, styles, and time periods and we combine them in a way that speaks to us deeply. We have many shades on our palette, both light and dark. These are, as in life, interwoven and become ever-changing constants.” With three albums and several EP’s to their name so far as well as over 150 concerts under their belt, including three European tours and appearances at major festivals like Copenhell, Roadburn, Party.San and Roskilde, Slaegt have built a strong following and achieved critical acclaim both at home and internationally.