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

Lorna Shore Sign With Century Media

Lorna Shore have signed a new deal with Century Media Records. The band’s new album “Immortal” will be released through the label in early 2020.

Drummer Austin Archey said the following about signing with Century Media:

“Signing with Century Media is the beginning of another chapter for us as a band. We came through a lot tough situations: from changing members to even getting this record finished, that only pushed us to become a better band. We’re happy to share that with a label we’ve always respected.”

Guitarist Adam De Micco also added the following about the new record:

“We became the band we wanted to be, rather than just the product of our early influences. ‘Immortal‘ is the latest chapter of that story of us as a band, as players and as people.”

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.”