Bonded (Ex-Sodom, Etc.) Sign With Century Media

Bonded, the band featuring Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (ex-Sodom), Markus “Makka” Freiwald (ex-Sodom), Ingo Bajonczak (Assassin), Chris Tsitsis (ex-Suicidal Angels), and Marc Hauschild, have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. With this news, the group also confirmed that they are currently finishing up their debut album.

Bernemann said the following:

“Bonded have proudly signed their contract and are now looking forward to the future cooperation with Century Media Records. As a local band from Dortmund, this union with the traditional Dortmund music label means a lot to us and we are excited to be a part of the Century family. We are familiar with CMR since their very beginnings in 1988 and we are very happy to have found a strong partner for the launch of Bonded in them”.

Makka added:

“A long and busy period lies behind us, as we are very proud and pleased to announce that Bonded has signed to Century Media Records. We have invested a lot of time, work and passion in the band and will now continue the journey together with a strong and heavy partner. We are looking forward to working with CMR and hope to stay Bonded for a long time.”

Century Media Records director Philipp Schulte also commented:

“We are very happy to announce the signing of Bonded. Welcome to Century Media! And welcome back, Makka and Bernemann! It was about time. The first recordings that Bonded played to us some months ago were already of very high quality. Now the debut album is in the making, and what I have heard speaks a very clear language: Bonded play straight-forward metal with a high level of musicality. Teutonic thrash done right. You better watch out!”


Black Crown Initiate Sign With Century Media Records

Black Crown Initiate have signed a new with Century Media Records. Vocalist Andy Thomas commented:

“It’s an incredible time for us as a band. We definitely have the most cohesive lineup we’ve ever had and cliché as it sounds, we are just finishing writing what we feel is our best album. To be on a label like Century Media with the pedigree that it has and the enthusiasm the people behind it have is refreshing as well. It’s a new chapter and in many ways a new beginning for us.”

Mayhem Sign With Century Media, Set October Release Date For New Album

Mayhem have signed a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band are planning to release their new album through the label on October 25.

The group commented:

“Once again Mayhem is writing a new chapter in its 35 year history. We are excited to now have joined forces with Century Media and are eager to see what this partnership can do for us both in the future.”

In other news, Mayhem have also announced a European tour with Gaahls Wyrd and GosT:

10/31 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/01 Leiden, NET – Gebr De Nobel
11/05 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
11/06 Rennes, FRA – L’etage
11/07 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
11/10 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/12 Milano, ITA – Magazzini Generali
11/14 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/15 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/16 Berlin, GER – Astra
11/17 Lille, FRA – Tyrant Fest
11/19 Kassel, GER – Musik Theater 130BPM
11/21 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
11/22 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
11/23 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinehalle
11/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
11/26 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
11/27 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
11/30 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik

Hideous Divinity Sign With Century Media

Hideous Divinity have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be entering 16th Cellar Studios this summer to work on their new album.

Guitarist Enrico Schettino commented:

“We’re extremely honoured and excited – Century Media has made the history of our genre, and joining forces with them is a dream come true. Time to sharpen our blades: we’ll be heading to ‘our’ 16th Cellar Studios this summer to start crafting our fourth album… another step into obscure and technical death metal insanity. Onto the next chapter of uncompromised violence. The Angel of Revolution flies high.”

Century Media director, Philipp Schulte added:

“We are very happy to welcome Hideous Divinty on Century Media Records! With three album released, each of which was a big step up from its predecessor, hardly any other band from the technical death metal sector managed to impress as much as this Italian 5-piece. Their latest album “Adveniens” serves as a prime example of how to perfectly blend musical complexity, high musicianship and crushing heaviness into dark, demanding and twisted death metal off the beaten path. With the will to differ and conquer new shores Hideous Divinity stand out from mainstream mediocrity. We are looking forward working together with them on album #4 which will be released in autumn 2019.”

Vitriol Sign With Century Media Records

Vitriol have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and are currently working on a new album. Vocalist/guitarist Kyle Rasmussen commented:

“We are very pleased to announce Vitriol‘s signing to Century Media Records. Much time, devotion, and patience has gone into discovering what Vitriol has become. We have approached determining our partnerships with no less resolute scrutiny. The only noble future for death metal is one of strenuous personal responsibility, intolerance for mediocrity, and reverence without novelty. Century Media believes in that future where death metal demands more. We will show you what that looks like.”

Wolves In The Throne Room Sign With Century Media For Europe

Wolves In The Throne Room have signed a new deal with Century Media for European territories. Artemisia Records will still handle their North American releases.

The band said the following:

“Century Media has brought forth so many killer albums over the years and it’s inspiring to become a part of this legendary metal label. We are writing what will become the seventh Wolves In The Throne Room album now! We have complete faith in Century Media to deliver our music to our beloved European Wolfcult. Onward!”

Century Media Europe‘s head of A&R Jens Prueter added:

“I’m a fan since I first saw them at the Roadburn Festival in 2008. I love how they have developed their own identity of Cascadian black metal. The Pacific North West of Cascadia might bear similarities to the Norwegian origins of black metal but they went their own path to create a musical vision beyond genre definitions – which earns them my biggest respect. I am looking forward to accompany them on their future endeavors!”

Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) also issued a statement to welcome his new labelmates:

“Wolves In The Throne Room is a band that I have always respected and held in high regard, due to the amount of ambition that goes into their work. I feel a real kindred spirit when I dive into their albums, this melancholic desperation that carries a heavy weight of honesty is right down my alley. Having shared stages with them all across North America this winter just made me more of a fan.

They put so much effort into everything they do and are very sincere in their art. I was super happy to hear that we have now also become label mates here in Europe! That means that they are in good hands and also that I can keep easier track of their doings:) Congratulations Wolves In The Throne Room, congratulations Century Media Records Europe!”

Century Media Sign Synthwave Artist GosT

Century Media have announced the signing of synthwave artist GosT. You can check out a lyric video for his new single “She Lives In Red Light” below. GosT commented:

“I am very excited to announce that I have signed with Century Media Records and the first single ‘She Lives In Red Light‘ is out now! This is a new chapter for GosT and I am looking forward to exploring new paths together with them.”

Tour Dates:

With Spirits Of The Night:

08/31 Los Angeles, CA – Globe Basement
09/01 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
09/02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium
09/04 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
09/05 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
09/06 Portland, OR – Star Theater
09/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

With Carpenter Brut:

09/27 Clermond Ferrand, FRA – La Cooperative De Mai
09/28 Brest, FRA – La Carene
09/29 Rennes, FRA – L’etage
10/04 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
10/06 Stockholm, SWE – Nobelberget
10/09 St. Petersburg, RUS – Aurora
10/10 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub
10/12 Vilnius, LIT – Loftas
10/13 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
10/14 Kiev, UKR – Bingo
10/18 Oignies, FRA – Le Metaphone
10/19 Selestat, FRA – Rock Your Brain Festival
10/20 Magny Le Hondre, FRA – File 7
10/22 London, UK – O2 Forum
10/23 Bristol, UK – Motion
10/24 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/30 Utrecht, NET – Pandora
10/31 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/02 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique
11/03 Nice, FRA – Theatre Lino Ventura
11/04 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
11/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
11/07 Madrid, SPA – Barcelo
11/08 Perpignan, FRA – El Mediator
11/09 Biarritz, FRA – Atabal
11/10 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef

With The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletal Remains, etc.:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (with Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (with Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (with Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, & Ghoul)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Ghoul)
12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room (with Power Trip & Ghoul)
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s (with Power Trip & Ghoul)
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock (with Power Trip & Ghoul)
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live (with Power Trip & Ghoul)
12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (with Havok, Ghoul, & Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (with Havok & Ghoul)
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal (with Havok & Ghoul)
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Havok, Ghoul, & Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (with Havok, Ghoul, & Midnight)