Remembering Oliver Withöft, co-owner of Century Media

Remembering Oliver Withöft, Co-Owner of Century Media
Withöft, 49, Passed Away January 20, 2014

“I have lost my best friend of 32 years and my business partner of 24. Although the unthinkable already happened three days ago, I am still in a state of utter shock. Oliver Withöft leaves a space that cannot be filled for all who held him dear. He was a tremendous father, husband, son and friend and will be terribly missed. I will always treasure him in my heart as the witty, brilliant and altogether great person he was. Farewell Oliver, see you on the other side and in our next life. Your brother, Robert” 

–Robert Kampf, Century Media founder

Oliver Withöft, co-owner of independent record label Century Media, passed away on January 20, 2014 after falling ill several months ago. He was 49.

 

Born in Dortmund, Germany in 1964, Withöft studied linguistics, business and history in both Germany and the U.K. Robert Kampf started Century Media Records 25 years ago simply to create a suitable label home for his own band, Despair. He was looking for a trustworthy and strong partner to lead the company with and found this person in his best friend and fellow musician Oliver Withöft, who joined the company eighteen months later, sharing the same love and passion for music, and metal in particular. Since that very day, these two friends developed one of the most important independent record labels on the planet. Today the company has around 100 people on payroll in Dortmund, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Melbourne and the Netherlands. A lot of musical careers were developed over the years: Lacuna Coil, Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, In This Moment, Otherwise, Iced Earth, Die Broilers, Arch Enemy and Heaven Shall Burn are just a few of them. Century Media became a brand name recognized across the world. Oliver Withöft was always the strategic, legal and financial mind behind the organization. He was not only a strong fighter for the company, but also a very intelligent and forward-thinking leader. When the music industry drastically changed in the ’90s, he was the first to think about new ways to adapt to the needs and challenges of the rapidly-changing market. We have lost a great man with an amazing sense of humor, a warrior, and an overall very human being. Oliver leaves behind a wife, Judith, and their three daughters.

 

Antje Lange, CEO of Century Media Records: “I learned a lot from him in regards to business, the world and life. He was an extremely smart and visionary business man who cared a lot about the people working for him. He was one of the most open-minded and knowledgeable persons I have ever met. Oliver was responsible for a lot of successful artists’ careers and an impressive amount of albums that had an impact in the music world. It has never been easy  for him, but he was a strong fighter. A great man with an amazing sense of humor whose departure leaves a large gap in our lives.”

 

Ula Gehret, who handles business affairs for Century Media Records with his company Clandestine: “He had a razor-sharp intellect and keen business acumen, and as a number of people can attest to, he was not someone you wanted to be sitting across from at a negotiating table. After a few years at the label, he introduced me to how legal contracts worked. Eventually, with training, that became my full-time occupation.  It is no exaggeration to say that without his tutelage and patience, I would not be where I am today, doing something I love, and with principle. He was my mentor.”

 

Oliver was a very special person who touched many people’s lives in a positive and special way. This is a tremendous loss for all who knew him and it will take some time for us to grieve the passing of such a great person.

 

“Oliver was always a winner, one of those that I somehow thought would live forever. A genius, a friend and the best advisor I’ve ever had. It was all him behind the scenes.”

–Kobi Farhi, Orphaned Land

 

“Oliver and Robert had the guts, trust and belief to sign us when we were just a bunch of kids trying to play metal. Without these guys, I doubt we would be where we are today. He was not the easiest to work with back in the day, but a very cool guy.”

–Ola Lindgren, Grave

 

 

For those who would like to honor his memory:

 

His family have asked that – instead of sending flowers – they would appreciate it if you could donate to “The Oliver Withöft Scholarship”, a fund raised as part of the Kindred Project (www.thekindredproject.gl).

 

Donation reference:

Account holder: Kindred Project Oliver Withoeft

Reference: The Oliver Withoeft Scholarship

IBAN: GI89 BARC 0204 5216 2863 922

SWIFT: BARCGIGI

 

If you would like to share your memories and condolences, please email:

condolences@centurymedia.de.

I AM HERESY sign worldwide deal with CENTURY MEDIA

I AM HERESY‘s sound is an eruption channeling the passionate hardcore/punk fury of early Boysetsfire streaking ferociously down the middle of the metallic-tinged prowess and influences of fellow hardcore giants Integrity and Converge. Imposing. Frenetic. Unrelenting. And certainly unrepentant.

 

After Nathan Gray (also of Boysetsfire) ended The Casting Out the start of a new era was heralded when he teamed up with this son Simon Gray and a wild bunch of likeminded musicians to form I AM HERESY. They released a self-titled debut album that was followed by the “O Day Star, Son Of Dawn”-EP shortly after in March of 2013. At about the same time they did their first European tour as well as shows on the East Coast of the USA including some with their new label mates of Vattnet Viskar,

 

Recently the Delaware/New Jersey sextet has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and will release its second full length album THY WILL on March 3, 2014 in Europe/Australia/NZ andMarch 4, 2014 in USA/Canada.

 

Nathan Gray (vocals) about THY WILL“A new ethos is born…Come ye daughters and sons of chaos and mystery! We intend to rebuild and create the archetypes of rebellion and revolution against self induced repression. Reveling in anthemic battle songs of lust, pride and indulgence in order to create a ritual purification from the stagnant impotence of servitude and self denial.”

 

THY WILL was engineered and produced by John Ferrara at Portrait Studios who also engineered and produced I AM HERESY‘s “O Day Star, Son Of Dawn” EP. The album was mastered by Kevin Mattesky at Phantom Center Media.

 

 

I AM HERESY is:

Nathan Gray – Vocals
Jay Sin – Guitar
Simon Gray – Guitar
Gregg Kautz – Guitar
Matt Balog – Bass
Crumbs – Drums

 

I AM HERESY online:

http://www.iamheresy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/iamheresy

https://twitter.com/iamheresyband

MONUMENTS reveal new vocalist Chris Barretto

UK tech metal band MONUMENTS have officially announced their new singer. Please welcome Chris Barretto to the band. After leaving Periphery, Barretto performed with The Haarp Machine and did saxophone on TESSERACT‘s current album “Altered State”. He already passed his fire test on a tiny stage during a secret show on June 27 as well as on a massive one during Ghostfest this past weekend.

 

Chris Barretto said this on joining MONUMENTS: “Greetings everyone! It’s an honour to be joining the MONUMENTS team and Century Media family. I have a great love for the music that these guys create and I’m very much looking forward to being a part of that creative process. As I’m sure you all know, MONUMENTS has had a rich history long before my being here and that is something that I don’t want to step on and intend to honour to the best of my abilities. Now that I am here, I invite all of you to come on a musical journey into the future with us, the new generation of MONUMENTS. Hope to see you all at the upcoming gigs!”

 

Catch MONUMENTS at one of the following shows and meet Chris:

11.07.2013 (UK) Peterborough – Techfest

12.09.2013 (RU) Moscow – Moscow Hall

13.09.2013 (RU) St. Petersburg – Arktika

To get the latest MONUMENTS news, be sure to download the band’s newiPhone/Android app here: http://www.bandapp.com/thisismonuments

 

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Reviews of MONUMENTS’ debut album ‘Gnosis’

 

“Put simply: it’s prog metal without indulgence.” (Kerrang!, UK)

 

“Taken as a whole this is a mightily impressive piece of work […].” (Terrorizer, UK)

 

“[….] they could blossom into something special.” (Metal Hammer, UK)

 

“‘Gnosis’ catapults MONUMENTS straight to the Upper House of the genre.” (Metal Hammer, D)

 

“MONUMENTS are putting themselves forward for one of the higher ranks among the spear heads of the current djent scene with their strong, challenging yet fluent debut album.” (Legacy, D)

 

“MONUMENTS are walking the fine line between genius and madness […].” (Fuze, D)

 

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MONUMENTS online:

http://www.thisismonuments.com 

http://www.facebook.com/thisismonuments  

http://soundcloud.com/thisismonuments 
http://www.youtube.com/thisismonuments 

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GIRL ON FIRE Release “The Takedown” Behind The Scenes Video

GIRL ON FIRE recently released the music video for “The Takedown,” the lead single from their Century Media debut ‘NOT BROKEN,’ due in storesJuly 9. Behind the scenes footage from the video shoot is now available exclusively at Purevolume – take a look at the unique set and video shoot in here:

http://www.purevolume.com/news/girl-on-fire-behind-the-scenes-takedown-video

 

“Much like in real life, the video for ‘The Takedown’ depicts our departure from the monotony of our previous 9-to-5 jobs, and thrusts us headfirst into the world of rock music!” says drummer Harry MacDonald. “Join us from behind the scenes as we show you the making of our video!”

 

Watch the official video of “The Takedown” here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLCWhKV5avc

 

 

“The Takedown” impacted at Active Rock radio this week, earning early adds from stations including KHTQ (Spokane, WA), WJJO (Madison, WI), KIBZ (Lincoln, NE), KFRQ (McAllen, TX), WIIL (Milwaukee/Chicago) and WZBH (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD).

 

GIRL ON FIRE begin a three-week run with Buckcherry Thursday, with more dates to be announced soon. See current dates below.

 

‘NOT BROKEN’ was Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner [Papa Roach, Evanescence, Sevendust] and mastered by Howie Weinberg [Nirvana, Aerosmith, The White Stripes] and is on-sale now in exclusive pre-sale bundles at  www.CMdistro.com.  GIRL ON FIRE – Singer Austin Held, guitarist Nick McMahon, bassist Josh Mouser and drummer Harry Macdonald – will be touring all year in support of the debut release.

 

 

GIRL ON FIRE (w/ BUCKCHERRY)

6/20/2013 Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

6/22/2013 Las Vegas, NV — Redrocks                               

6/25/2013 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory

6/26/2013 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom

6/28/2013 Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom

6/29/2013 Seattle, WA — El Corazon                               

7/03/2013 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre

7/06/2013 Edmonton, AB –Union Hall

7/07/2013 Calgary        AB — Cowboys Stampede

7/10/2013 Omaha, NE — Bourbon Theatre

8/04/2913 Syracuse, NY – 95X- FEST @ The F-Shed at The Market**

** with Sick Puppies, Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Trapt & more

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For more info:

www.facebook.com/girlonfiremusic

www.twitter.com/GirlOnFireMusic

www.centurymedia.com

VOIVOD begins work on “Target Earth” video; video stills posted online

Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have begun work on a video for the title track of their Century Media debut album, Target Earth. The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D Motion Graphics the visions and artwork of VOIVOD drummer, Away (Michel Langevin). You can check out stills from the work-in-progress video here:

 

 

For more video stills, please visit the band’s official Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/Voivod

Nicola Piovesan (aka: chaosmonger) is an Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist living in Finland. He was born in April 1979 in Venice and moved to Bologna in 1999 where he graduated in Cinema in 2004. Piovesan started making videos in 2001, and they have been screened in about 70 festivals worldwide to-date, winning more than 30 awards. He has worked as a freelance since 2005, collaborating with various production houses and private clients to produce independent short films, documentaries, music videos, and much more. In 2008 he also started teaching Cinema in a high school in Como, which resulted in him moving to Milan. In the fall of 2011, Piovesan stopped teaching and moved to Helsinki, Finland where he currently lives, continuing his work as a filmmaker and visual artist.

For more information about Piovesan, please visit:
Website: http://www.chaosmonger.com
Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/chaosmonger/videos

Recorded at producer Pierre Rémillard’s Wild Studios in Quebec and mixed by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, NACHTMYSTIUM), Target Earth features artwork by drummer Away (Michel Langevin), who used color schemes from each one of the band’s previous albums to make this new masterpiece. The album brings back original bass player, Blacky (Jean Yves Thériault), marking his first recordings with the band since 1991’s Angel Rat. It’s also the first to feature guitarist Chewy (Daniel Mongrain), who cut his teeth playing guitar to the late Piggy’s (Denis D’Amour) riffs, and thus has matched his style to a tee. VOIVOD, as a full group, hadn’t sat down to write a record together since 2003’s self-titled album. The end result harkens back to the group’s late 80s output and after 30 years together as a band, one of their best yet.

To purchase Target Earth, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for various album formats.

Read on for a few reviews of VOIVOD’s critically acclaimed Target Earth:

“…the long-awaited proper follow-up to [‘Nothingface’].” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (8/10)

“…the songs have enough complexity, heaviness, and clever arrangements to make ‘Target Earth’ the most riveting VOIVOD album in more than 20 years.” — OUTBURN MAGAZINE (8/10)

“‘Target Earth’ is an instant classic…a contender for Best Metal Album of 2013.” —METAL SUCKS.net

“Thirty years in, these Canadian legends are still cranking out vital and ripping tracks…”— BROOKLYN VEGAN.com

“This is VOIVOD back to business with their best record since 1990’s ‘Nothingface.'” —AOL NOISECREEP.com

VOIVOD line-up:

Michel Langevin (Away) – drums
Denis Bélanger (Snake) – vocals
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) – bass
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) – guitar

 

VOIVOD online:

http://www.voivod.com/ 

http://www.facebook.com/Voivod 

http://www.irongang.com
http://www.voivod.net
http://www.myspace.com/voivod
http://www.voivodfan.com

 

QUEENSRYCHE ink new record deal with Century Media

New album slated for release June 11

Band comprised Of Todd La Torre, Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield heading out on “Return To History World Tour”

(March 4, 2013 – New York, NY) – Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRYCHE are poised to regain their place as hard rock/heavy metal royalty in 2013. The band has just signed a new label deal with Century Media for the release of their latest studio album. The album is slated for release on June 11 and marks the debut album from the lineup comprised of Todd La Torre (Vocals), Michael Wilton (Guitars), Parker Lundgren (Guitars), Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Scott Rockenfield (Drums). The band premiered a snippet from a new song called “Redemption” from the upcoming release on Eddie Trunk’s radio show on February 22.

QUEENSRYCHE join Century Media’s diverse roster comprised of some of music’s most recognizable talent, including IN FLAMES, IN THIS MOMENT, LACUNA COIL and ARCH ENEMY to name a few.

“QUEENSRYCHE is excited to begin writing this next chapter of our career with Century Media. Their passion and love for music has been apparent since early discussions and we are pleased to call them partners on this journey,” states bassist Eddie Jackson.“We are also thankful for all of the fans who have supported us from day one and helped us get to where we are today. Todd, Scott, Parker, Michael and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for each and every one of you.”

QUEENSRYCHE will also be heading out on their “Return To History World Tour” this March and April. The tour kicks off on March 5th in Dubuque, IA and makes stops in 9 different countries wrapping up on April 26th in the Netherlands. The band will also be taking to the high seas on this year’s “Monsters Of Rock Cruise” and “Sweden Rock Cruise.” The 23 date trek will make stops in New York, Tennessee and Florida as well as in Canada, United Kingdom and Germany amongst others. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale.

QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold-out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full-length album The Warning in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80’s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “viewers choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity”. During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. QUEENSRYCHE has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.

 

QUEENSRYCHE online:

www.queensrycheofficial.com

“Return To History World Tour 2013”

Mar 5–Dubuque, IA–Diamond Jo Casino

Mar 7–Toronto, ON–Phoenix Concert Theatre

Mar 8–Englewood, NJ–Bergen Performing Arts Center

Mar 9–Jim Thorpe, PA–Penn’s Peak

Mar 10–Patchogue, NY–The Emporium

Mar 12–Nashville, TN–Wildhorse Saloon

Mar 14–Biloxi, MS–Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Mar 15–Tampa, FL–Ritz Ybor

Mar 16–Fort Lauderdale, FL–Monsters Of Rock Cruise

Mar 22–Orlando, FL–House Of Blues

Mar 23–Raleigh, NC–Longbranch

Mar 30–Uncasville, CT–Mohegan Sun Casino

Apr 6–Regina, SK–Casino Regina Show Lounge

Apr 11–Stockholm, SWE–Sweden Rock Cruise

Apr 13–Oulu, FIN–Club Teatria

Apr 14–Mons, BEL–Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo

Apr 15–London, UK–O2 Academy

Apr 17–Nottingham, UK–Rock City

Apr 18–Manchester, UK–The Ritz

Apr 19–Dublin, IRE–The Academy Dublin

Apr 20–Duisburg, GER–Gluckaufhalle

Apr 21–Ludwigsburg, GER–Rockfabrik

Apr 23–Aaburg, SWI–Moonwalker

Apr 24–Munchen, GER–Theaterfabrik

Apr 26–Eindhoven, NET–Effennar

Other confirmed 2013 tour dates:

Jul 18–Oshkosh, WI–Rock USA Festival

Jul 19–Springville, IN–ABATE of Indiana “Boogie”

Jul 20–Erie, PA–Roar on the Shore Biker Rally

Aug 2–Sturgis, SD–The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

 

Century Media Records unites with SOAR in new label deal

Century Media Records has announced a worldwide partnership with reputable UK indie Siege Of Amida Records (known as SOAR).

This new deal sees SOAR utilized as a central launch pad for the Metal and Hardcore genres, focusing predominantly on the increasingly vibrant UK underground scene and launching emerging international acts onto the circuit.

Century Media is one of the leading independent labels in the industry, boasting a gigantic back catalogue and a roster that spans almost every sub-genre within the sphere, as well as a reputation for being one of the strongest metal labels in the world.

Century Media label manager Antje Lange says of the deal: “We feel honoured and excited to work with the highly acclaimed label Siege Of Amida. They’ve proved that they have the Midas touch and the instinct for catching great new bands early and we are confident that we can put the label to the next level, on a worldwide basis.”

After starting the careers of the likes of WHITECHAPEL, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, HEART IN HAND, INGESTED, TRC and DYSCARNATE, as well as being the European vessel for US bands such as IMPENDING DOOM and MOLOTOV SOLUTION, SOAR is reputed for being one of the leading labels spearheading a movement of new exciting bands within extreme music. Many of their past bands are now with larger, internationally established labels such as Metal Blade, Victory, eOne and Nuclear Blast; this deal sees them no longer in the shadow of larger labels and able to compete with the heavyweights on every level.

SOAR Director Jamie Graham adds: “After 6 years of building this label from a comparatively low level, starting out in our bedrooms, we looked back at our catalogue of releases and at the bands that moved onto bigger labels and our current roster. We realized we had something special to build on there- Century and their team understand the vision I have for this label and this deal allows our distribution and promotional network to increase a hundred fold. Working with a company as diverse, reputable and ambitious as Century Media in order to take SOAR to the next stage is the logical step for us to take. It will mean great things for our artists and for the labels growth as a whole.”

The first release to emerge from this new partnership will be from fast-rising UK crew HEART IN HAND, releasing their second full length Almost There on May 13th.

For more information about Century Media and SOAR, please visit:

http://www.centurymedia.com

http://www.siegeofamida.net

WATAIN enters studio

His Masters Noise and Century Media are proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter of the WATAIN epos! The band comments:

“Since the harvest, WATAIN have been occupied with preparations for a long and hard journey. Seeds have been sown, blades have been sharpened and new fires have been lit to illuminate the untrodden tunnels that lay before us as we descend further down the maze…”

And so it was that on the 3rd of January, 3 years on the day since the recording of Lawless Darkness did commence, WATAIN returned to Necromorbus Studio and begun working on what is to become the 5th full length album. The tentative time of release is now set for August 2013. More details will be unveiled soon.

PINKISH BLACK Upcoming Full-Length Album

Fort Worth-based duo, PINKISH BLACK, has finished recording their upcoming album and Century Media debut, set tentatively for a spring release. Self-produced by PINKISH BLACK’s own Jon Teague and Daron Beck, this currently untitled full-length was recorded at The Echo Lab with Matt Barnhart handling engineer duties. Mastering will be done by James Plotkin.

To hear some new tracks from the record, fans can catch PINKISH BLACK live on March 7th in Denton, TX at NX35 where the duo will be direct support for EYEHATEGOD. Additional tour dates will also be announced soon, so stay tuned!

PINKISH BLACK is the continuation of THE GREAT TYRANT, a three-piece that released one LP following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. When Atkins died, Teague and Beck decided to change the band’s name and remain a two-piece, yet still retain TGT’s ground-breaking sound. With no stringed instruments, the duo now relies on aura and raw emotions to obtain their unique heaviness. Their resulting effort, PINKISH BLACK’s self-titled debut (Handmade Birds Records), features seven tracks of dark, haunting deathrock–and was named one of the best albums of 2012 by Brooklyn Vegan.com, Stereogum.com, Pitchfork.com, and countless others.

PINKISH BLACK live:
Jan. 20–The Boiled Owl–Ft Worth, TX
Jan. 26–Rubber Gloves–Denton, TX
Feb. 6–Club Dada–Dallas, TX
Feb. 22–Club Dada–Dallas, TX
Mar. 7–NX35–Denton, TX with EYEHATEGOD, SLEEP, SILVER APPLES
Mar. 17–Sand Bar–Dallas, TX

STARKILL to release new album, ‘Fires of Life,’ on March 5th

Century Media’s latest signing, Chicagoland-based, melodic death metal band STARKILL, will release their debut album, Fires of Life, on March 4th in Europe and March 5th in North America. The album will feature the 10 tracks listed below. The album artwork was done by renowned metal artist, Joshua Belanger, in which he properly portrayed the epic musical styling of the band.

STARKILL was formed at the tail end of 2008 by Parker Jameson, Spencer Weidner and Charlie Federici. The band makes no qualms about wearing their influences on their sleeves. They combine what they love–melodic death metal, shredding guitars, blasting drum beats and the epic sounds of modern film scores–and make some of the most promising metal music heard this side of the Atlantic in years.

MONUMENTS to Release New Single to Raise Funds for Cancer Sufferer

On October 20th, UK progressive tech metallers MONUMENTS will sell the previously unreleased track “Memoirs” as a special single to raise money for the treatment of a close friend of the band who has recently been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP) is a cancer of the appendix and is so rare that it can only be treated by a small number of specialists, none of whom are in the UK. Treatment must be sought internationally, and the costs are likely to exceed tens of thousands of pounds.

MONUMENTS’ Adam Swan (bass) explains: “Hi everyone! We will be releasing ‘Memoirs’ via Bandcamp as of October 20th. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that affects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing ‘Memoirs’ to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it’ll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly. Thank you.”

Check out the “Memoirs” trailer here:

The band would also like to raise awareness about this condition as it is often misdiagnosed due to its extreme rarity. For further information about PMP, please read below:

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertypes/Pseudomyxomaperitonei/PMP.aspx#.UG8CjVFwvk-

“Memoirs” will be available for purchase on CD starting the first day of the Euroblast tour at all the shows, and it can be digitally downloaded via the band’s Bandcamp on October 20th.

MONUMENTS will be touring in support of their recently released debut full-length album, Gnosis. With its groovy, melodic ambience, Gnosis packs a progressive punch, which is further strengthened by the addition of Matt Rose’s broad vocal spectrum to the band. For a preview of the album, fans can listen to the previously released tracks “Degenerate” and “Doxa” online. A video for the track “97% Static” can also be viewed here:

To purchase Gnosis, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album, plus a special CD/t-shirt bundle. Read on for a few reviews of MONUMENTS’ Gnosis:

“With ‘Gnosis’ MONUMENTS have delivered a stunning opening salvo onto the world, delivering not only one of the best debut albums I’ve heard in sometime, but also one of the best albums of 2012…” — THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

“‘Gnosis’ is one of the best albums in the djent genre I heard so far this year.” — ABOUT.com

“‘Gnosis’ not only grooves for days, but has enough substance to keep listeners coming back for more.” — HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com

Euroblast tour dates feat. MONUMENTS with JEFF LOOMIS, VILDHJARTA, STEALING AXION
presented by Metal Hammer (D), Visions (D), Bode (I), metalitalia.com, metalnews.de, got-djent.com, S7G
17.10.12 (D) Munich – Feierwerk
18.10.12 (CH) Aarau – Kiff
20.10.12 (D) Cologne – Euroblast Festival
21.10.12 (UK) Brighton – Audio
22.10.12 (UK) Reading – Sub89
23.10.12 (UK) Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
24.10.12 (UK) Glasgow – Cathouse
25.10.12 (IRL) Dublin – The Village
26.10.12 (UK) Leeds – The Well
27.10.12 (UK) Birmingham – O2 Academy 3
28.10.12 (UK) London – Underworld
29.10.12 (B) Antwerp – Trix
30.10.12 (NL) Kerkrade – The Rock Temple
31.10.12 (D) Muenster – Sputnikhalle
01.11.12 (N) Oslo – Sub Scene
02.11.12 (S) Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
05.11.12 (FIN) Helsinki – Tavastia
07.11.12 (DK) Copenhagen – Templet
08.11.12 (D) Berlin – Magnet
09.11.12 (SK) Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
10.11.12 (CZ) Prague – Hoodoo
11.11.12 (H) Budapest – Dürer Kert
12.11.12 (A) Vienna – Arena
13.11.12 (I) Rome – Traffic Club
14.11.12 (I) Legnano – Land Of Live Club

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION Team Up for Halloween Sale

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION have teamed up to launch a Halloween sale. Throughout the entire month of October, thirteen albums under The Century Family’s umbrella will be for sale here. For every album sold, The Century Family will donate $0.50 to the Keep A Breast Foundation to support their cause against breast cancer. Below is the list of albums involved in the sale:

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “TAO Of The Dead”
Arch Enemy – “Khaos Legions”
Blaqk Audio – “Bright Black Heaven”
Fozzy – “Sin And Bones”
In This Moment – “Blood”
Iwrestledabearonce – “Ruining It For Everybody”
Lacuna Coil – “Dark Adrenaline”
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets – “Babylon”
Otherwise – “True Love Never Dies”
Rise To Remain – “City Of Vultures”
Suicide Silence – “Black Crown”
The Agonist – “Prisoners”
Vampires Everywhere! – “Hellbound & Heartless”

In addition to having select albums on sale, The Century Family also has a limited number of t-shirts available via CM Distro. 100% of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

For many of the artists participating, they are not only supporting a good cause, but supporting something close to them. The Keep A Breast Foundation has posted videos of those artists talking about their personal experiences with breast cancer or cancer in general.

MONSTERS SCARE YOU! Releases Music Video for “Shut Up Our Song Is On”

Seattle’s post-hardcore/electro band MONSTERS SCARE YOU! has teamed up with AbsolutePunk.net to premiere the music video for their track “Shut Up Our Song Is On.” The song will be featured on MONSTERS SCARE YOU!’s Century Media debut, due out in early 2013. The self-produced music video can be seen here: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2906812

MONSTERS SCARE YOU! was formed in 2008, and in their short existence, have created an enthusiastic fan base with the combination of pop, metal and electronica. The band has posted a video of themselves discussing their Century Media signing, as well as various live and backstage footage that can be seen here:

In 2010, MONSTERS SCARE YOU! went into the studio to work with engineer/producer Joel “Casey Jones” to release their Teratophobia EP. In support of the release of Teratophobia, the band hit the road on an entire West Coast tour consisting of 23 shows in 25 days. With increasing crowds and buzz, MONSTERS SCARE YOU! became one of the top unsigned band in Alternative Press Magazine.


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