Iced Earth And Demons & Wizards No Longer Appear On Century Media Records’ Artist Roster

It looks like Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards have both been dropped from Century Media Records due to Jon Schaffer’s involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. There has been no official announcement, but both bands are no longer featured on the label’s artist roster. This news comes after Schaffer was recently arrested by the FBI. He is currently facing six charges.

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Venom Prison Sign With Century Media Records

Venom Prison have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. This news comes after the band recently announced that they have entered the studio to record their new album with producer Scott Atkins. The group commented:

“We are proud to announce that Venom Prison Has signed with Century Media Records for a worldwide deal. This deal marks the beginning of a new chapter for Venom Prison and we are honoured to call Century Media our home, which we look forward sharing with some of the most iconic artists in heavy metal, as well many of our talented friends.”

Eyehategod Sign With Century Media, Announce New Album “A History Of Nomadic Behavior”

Eyehategod have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. The band are planning to release a new album, titled “A History Of Nomadic Behavior,” through the label in spring 2021.

The group commented:

“Eyehategod are pleased to announce we’ve signed a licensing deal with Century Media Records USA and Europe…! We welcome the new changes along with the new year coming, and want this union to benefit everyone involved, especially our rabid and disturbed fans across the globe!”

Century Media‘s Vice President of A&R Mike Gitter added:

“Eyehategod are survivors on every level. Since 1988 they’ve been part of the framework of extreme music and ‘A History of Nomadic Behavior‘ will be no exception. Theirs is a tough and turbulent road that would have stopped most bands dead in their tracks.

Not these NOLA legends. Century Media has been part of their career from the early days and we’re excited to be working together again. Eyehategod is here to stay.”

Misery Index Sign With Century Media Records

Misery Index have signed a new deal with Century Media Records and are planning to release a new album through the label in 2021. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be streaming their March 6, 2020 show in Munich, Germany via Revolver on September 4 at 6am PDT / 9am EDT. The group commented:

“We are very excited to spew forth our next batch of vitriol with our good friends at Century Media. It is a massive pairing for a new chapter! Respect!”

Mimi Barks Signs With Century Media

Trap metal artist Mimi Barks has signed a new deal with Century Media Records. With this news, she has also confirmed that her new single “Back Off” will be released on September 4.

Barks commented:

“To be honest, I never wanted to work with a label. Experiences got me thinking they are all crooks. I hate that sassy, know-it-all industry attitude. Tryna enforce their idea of what an artist should look like and deliver musically, making sure it fits right into the charts zeitgeist.

I got the feeling Century Media sees artists and they work with them because they actually fuck with their music, not coz they see potential to mold that person to their liking. If they wouldn’t fuck with the music, they wouldn’t team up. Straight forward and no shit talk. I trust that they won’t interfere, but execute my vision.

Eventually they got me when we were on a night out in Berlin, getting lit till 5AM/6AM, when on our way home they were like, ‘Why we going home? I’d love to go on a rave right now’. It’s a match.”

Insomnium, Voivod, Borknagar, Etc. To Take Part In Century Media’s Virtual “Isolation Festival”

Century Media Records will be hosting a virtual “Isolation Festival” on May 14. The event will broadcast at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT and it will stay on YouTube for 24 hours. The following artists will be involved: Insomnium, Voivod, Borknagar, Omnium Gatherum, Lucifer, Angelus Apatrida, Dead Lord, Deserted Fear, Bonded, The Offering, Svart Crown, Baest, and Hideous Divinity.

Frozen Soul Sign With Century Media Records

Frozen Soul have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. The band’s new album “Crypt Of Ice” will be released through the label this fall. Frontman Chad Green commented:

“As I’ve grown and gotten further and further into heavy music, Century Media‘s rich history in death metal has played a huge role in developing me as a musician: from Grave and Deicide to Blood Incantation and Skeletal Remains we’re honored to be part of that legacy.”

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@frozensoultx announce signing with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS! Dallas Texas’ #FROZENSOUL lives up to its name as death metal at its coldest and most classic. Now, having stirred the underground with their four song demo-turned-EP “Encased In Ice” (via California’s Maggot Stomp Records) and a string of unforgettable live shows across the US, FROZEN SOUL have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. “As I've grown and gotten further and further into heavy music, Century Media's rich history in death metal has played a huge role in developing me as a musician: from Grave and Deicide to Blood Incantation and Skeletal Remains we’re honored to be part of that legacy,” says frontman Chad Green. Formed in 2018 by Green and guitarist Michael Munday, who were both also handling caveman duties with local bonecrushers, End Times, FROZEN SOUL immediately picked up a buzz for their filthy, raw sounds and atmospheric live show. Shows opening for Blood Incantation, Gatecreeper, and Obituary helped usher the band into the national light as crowds were left stunned in the band’s icy wake, chilling blue lights and a snow machine addled atmosphere that chilled the Dallas heat. With only their EP to their name, FROZEN SOUL (its lineup now rounded out by bassist Samantha Mobley, second guitarist Chris Bonner and drummer Matt Dennard) hit the road in North America throughout 2019 as well as the dead of Winter 2020, converting crowds much like the march of Game of Thrones’ Night King. “It was a classic case of hard work and vision paying off”, says Century Media US A&R Mike Gitter. “Their influences are classic, but ugly riff for riff, they set themselves apart by being that much heavier.” Says Century Media head Philipp Schulte: „We are very happy to announce the worldwide signing of FROZEN SOUL from Texas. The band got our attention with their excellent demo release “Encased In Ice” that offers death metal in its most primal form – ferocious, straight and brutal. Bands like Grave, Unleashed and Morgoth laid the foundation to Century Media Records. Teaming up with FROZEN SOUL means to solidify this foundation and to carry the torch of real death metal into the future

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The Pretty Reckless Sign With Century Media

The Pretty Reckless have signed a new deal with Century Media Records for territories outside of the U.S. The band’s new album “Death By Rock And Roll” will be released through the label later this year.

The Pretty Reckless’ manager David Sonenberg commented:

“When we first heard the new album, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’, we were very excited. We couldn’t wait to play it to record labels. We took a ton of meetings and received offers from a broad range of labels. But it quickly became apparent that Century Media was the right partner for us. They shared our passion and enthusiasm for what we believe will be a breakthrough album for The Pretty Reckless. So, here’s to our new partnership with Century Media! And long live rock and roll!!!”

Philipp Schulte, label manager for Century Media Records, added:

“We are stoked to announce the signing of The Pretty Reckless for a worldwide partnership outside the USA. When we started talking to the band’s management, it instantly became clear we all shared a common vision for The Pretty Reckless, and it felt natural to partner up and make this vision become reality. ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ isn’t only a fantastic album, but a storm warning, announcing the return of stadium rock! Welcome to Century Media Records!”

Spirit Adrift Sign With Century Media Records

Spirit Adrift have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. This news follows the group’s recent lineup change.

The band commented:

“We’re thrilled about our new partnership with Century Media. Everyone we’ve dealt with at the label has been a pleasure to work with right out of the gate. We already feel a strong sense of mutual respect, and it’s clear the label and the band share a united vision for the future.

2020 will be a transformative period for Spirit Adrift, and Century Media is the perfect new partner to spread our music to as many people as possible. We say it every time, but we mean it every time: our new material is our strongest to date. The songs we’ve been working on encapsulate each era of the band, while experimenting even further with the limits of what we can achieve.

As always, we are pushing ourselves to explore fresh ideas without abandoning our identity. As always, we are pushing the limits of our playing abilities. And as always, you can expect the unexpected. Thank you all for the continued support, and we’ll see you soon.”

Beneath The Massacre To Release New Album “Fearmonger” In February

Beneath The Massacre have signed a new deal with Century Media Records and are planning to release their new album, “Fearmonger,” through the label on February 28. The effort will be the band’s first since 2012.

The group commented:

“We are happy to announce we have signed with Century Media Records. It is truly an honour to work with such an iconic label in metal and couldn’t have asked for a better place to call home for our next records. We cannot wait to unveil more details about the new album and share what we’ve been working on.”

On another note, Beneath The Massacre will also be joining Archspire, Vulvodynia, and Inferi on the “Tech Trek Europe Tour”:

11/30 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
12/01 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
12/02 London, UK – Underworld
12/03 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/04 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12/05 Birmingham, UK – Asylum 2
12/06 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/07 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
12/08 Paris, FRA – Glazart
12/09 Toulouse, FRA – Rex
12/10 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
12/11 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
12/13 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/14 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
12/15 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
12/16 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/17 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
12/18 Hannover, GER – Mephisto
12/19 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
12/20 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
12/21 Bochum, GER – Matrix