Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the signing of British punk-legends THE EXPLOITED. Founded in 1980 in Edinbourgh/Scottland by Wattie Buchan the band signed now a worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast. Wattie states: “At last, after giving my word four years ago that we would sign to Nuclear Blast, it’s now official! For us it's a big deal to be signing to the biggest indie record company in Europe. One of the main reasons we signed to them is the fact that Marcus, the owner, is a big Exploited fan and I know he will give us 100% backing to make the next album as great as the last ones. Ps. It WILL be this year sometime!!!!! Punks Not Dead” Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds: „Having THE EXPLOITED sign a deal is a longtime dream coming true. In my youth I listened to Hardcore and Punk almost exclusively and THE EXPLOITED have been one of my absolute favorites ever since. Records like »Punks Not Dead«, »Troops Of Tomorrow« and later on also »Beat The Bastards« and »Fuck The System« have been on heavy rotation constantly. The shows of this band have always been and still are a very special experience. Honest, hard and snotty – just like Punk should be. A true highlight for me of course was their performance at the Nuclear Blast HQs on my birthday in 2013. After that the deal has been set via handshakes and we’ve been celebrating till the break of dawn! Welcome to Nuclear Blast guys, Punks not dead!!” The records for the eagerly awaited new album are expected for spring so the release shall be in autumn 2014! To reduce the time of waiting for the new album Nuclear Blast Records will re-release the following classics on March 14th 2014 (March 18th US). Stuffed with great bonus-material they'll be available as CD-digipaks or Vinyl in Gatefolds: Beat The Bastards (+ “Official Live-Bootleg” - Bonus DVD) Fuck The System (+ 4 Bonus Tracks) The Massacre (+4 Bonus Tracks) You can pre-order the albums directly at the Nuclear Blast Online-Shop. Moreover is an exclusive bundle with a shirt available: (Click on the pic to order) Don’t miss THE EXPLOITED on tour: THE EXPLOITED EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 PART 1 05.02. GERMANY - FREIBURG – CAFE ATLANTIK 07.02. FRANCE – MONTPELLIER – SECRET PLACE 08.02. SPAIN – ZARAGOZA – SALA LOPEZ 09.02. SPAIN – VALENCIA – SALA ROCKCITY 11.02. SPAIN – MADRID – SALA PENELOPE + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 12.02. SPAIN – MALAGA – SALA TRINCHERA + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 13.02. PORTUGAL – LISBON – REPUBLICA MUSICA + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 14.02. SPAIN – OVIEDO – SALA ESTILIO + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 15.02. SPAIN – BILBAO - SALA SANTANA 27 + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 16.02. SPAIN – BARCELONA – SALA RAZZMATAZZ 2 + HATEBREED + NAPALM DEATH 20.02. FRANCE – PARIS – LE TRABENDO 21.02. BELGIUM – HASSELT– MUZIEK O DROOM 22.02. NETHERLANDS – ROTTERDAM - SCUMBASH FESTIVAL 23.02. GERMANY – COLOGNE – MCT 26.03. POLAND – GDYNIA – UCHO 27.03. POLAND – WROCLAW – ALIBI 28.03. POLAND – KRAKOW – KWADRAT 19-20.04. NETHERLANDS – SCHIJNDEL – PAASPOP FESTIVAL 26.04. SCOTLAND – GLASGOW 17.05. ENGLAND – MANCHESTER 14.06. GERMANY – LEGACY METAL FESTIVAL 12.07. CZECH REPUPLIC – MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL 14-16.08. ROMANIA – ROCKSTADT –EXTREME FEST 29.08. BELGIUM – TORHUT – MASTERS@ROCK FESTIVAL 11-13.09. GERMANY- LAUSITZRING – FESTIVAL