The meaning of it... directly you can't say... "Nexus" means a connection point between 2 things and "Polaris" has two different means... It's a guiding star, and at the same time it's the name of the first NUCLEAR MISSILE ever made...Compolaris... so... for me, the title means "Progressive Destruction". You have to destroy in order to make something new and better. That's what we're saying. And that could be about music, life, society, whatever... It's a very old perform, people finding their own meaning on it... But basically means you know, you have to tear down the old shit and build something new and better.Blackheart / Covenant interview, Altars of Metal, 1998
The purpose is to paint a non-earthly picture in a way. We're trying to focus on the exterior universal matters rather than the little unimportant things. Basically it's quite an ambicious concept I think or id but it's basically comes for interesting in the whole matter and our feelings to towards existence....It's not something that's planned... It's something that comes natural for us to write about because basically what interests us and for me person I'd like thinking "Why should I write about this little planet when there's like 40 thousand million more" hehe..I mean it's so.. --- As I said we're not really a concept band, it's not like we have a story to tell. Everything on the album, I mean, artwork, lyrics, music, band photos, everything, combined to one, is a really strong expression I think. Obviously it's for musical satisfaction first of most for ourselves you know. To really enjoy what we're doing.Blackheart / Covenant interview, Altars of Metal, 1998
I think the songs are strict and I think our playing is much more improved Obviously we have a lot of different members specialized their playing technic in more instruments you know, we're over than two people doing everything so, for me the new album, Nexus Polaris is much better than the first... It's something closer to us... You know... what I wanna do and what he wants to do... But still, we're not... you know... this way.... we don't think it's perfect so there's obviously always room for improvements and we progress a lot too... We always change... This is just a step I would say in another direction I will see...Blackheart / Covenant interview, Altars of Metal, 1998
The album cover was created by Andreas Marschall.
I always told NUCLEAR BLAST directly how it should look like... It would be done with photos on the computer... And I had no idea they painted it... And... you know... When they come and say "The album cover's finished" I was like... "Whoa! The album cover is finished?". And I was really surprised and the painter really understood exactly of what we wanted to express with the album. You know, he really understood how it should look, even if we never talked to him. So, I was really, really satisfied... The album cover is obviously not completely decided by us because it's painted is supposed to stop for something monumental, cold and non-earthly... Expressing these cold non-earthly universal matters and there obviously this woman could be the symbol universal beauty or universal strength... I mean... yeah... it's a great album cover.. Absolutely fits the album very good I think...Blackheart / Covenant interview, Altars of Metal, 1998
The band were featured in a Norwegian television series, filmed during the Nexus Polaris tour.