Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of British legends DISCHARGE.
Formed in 1977 by Terry "Tezz" Roberts, his twin brother Tony "Bones" Roberts and Royston "Rainy" Wainwright, DISCHARGE is cited as a key influence by renowned artists such as METALLICA and ANTHRAX.
The band states: "DISCHARGE are very happy to say we've signed to Nuclear Blast Records, a label that knows the genre and believes in what we do. We love the family atmosphere that revolves around the label and we are proud to be on their roster of great bands, some of whom are friends of ours.
"We're excited about our new album, 'End Of Days', with three quarters of the original classic lineup (Bones, Rainy and Tezz), plus Dave on drums and JJ Janiak on vocals — who captures the original DISCHARGE sound and spirit. Original drummer Tezz moves on to rhythm guitar, so this is the first time in the band's history that we've had a five-piece lineup.
"'End Of Days' are upon us, but it‘s just the beginning for us with Nuclear Blast... the nightmare continues!".
Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds: "Signing DISCHARGE is a longtime dream come true. I grew up listening to hardcore and punk and DISCHARGE were one of my favorite bands from the beginning. DISCHARGE were more extreme and more fucked up than everything else. With their first EP, 'Why', and their debut, 'Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing', DISCHARGE created classics which I know by heart and strongly influenced me. Bands like METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY have covered songs by DISCHARGE, attracted by their British uniqueness.
"I'm proud to be able to welcome DISCHARGE to the Nuclear Blast family. In crust we trust!"
"End Of Days" is scheduled for a 2016 release.
The official video for a new DISCHARGE song, "NWO", can be seen below.
Jeff Janiak (JJ) - Vocals
Tony Roberts (Bones) - Lead Guitar
Terry Roberts (Tezz) - Rhythm Guitar
Roy Wainwright (Rainy) - Bass
Dave Bridgewood - Drums