Century Media


Since 1988 Century Media Records has consistently become one of the world's leading independent metal record label, with seven offices worldwide. The label has delivered releases from an array of artists that span the genres of traditional, goth, death, black, power, heavy metal and hardcore.

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Craig Setari (Sick of It All)
In the 80s and 90s, New York was a blistering hotbed of gritty music, thumping through the alleyways and manhole covers, telling brazen tales of the streets. Much of it came via hip-hop pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, EPMD and Public Enemy. Much of it was also told by the emerging hardcore scene including Agnostic Front, the Cro-Mags and of course, Sick of It All. “It was cool because a lot of the messages in hip hop are similar to those in punk…
2014-02-26 20:00:01

Sick of It All working on new album
Sick of It All are currently writing songs for their new album dropping this fall on Century Media. This will be their first release since 2011's Nonstop, which featured re-recordings of their classics. For the new album, the team will be working again with Danish producer…
2014-01-30 14:00:02

At the Gates sign to Century Media, plan new album
Influential melodic metal outfit At the Gates have signed to Century Media and are set to release their first album since 1995's Slaughter of the Soul. The band commented on the surprising announcement: [It's been] 18+ years since our latest album, a lot of years have passed […] so why make a new album,…
2014-01-27 11:30:01

Oliver Withöft (1965-2014)
Oliver Withöft, one of the co-owners of Century Media has passed away at 49. He had withdrawn from daily duties at the company last year due to a undisclosed heart condition. Withöft joined the large European indie label shortly after the label was founded by Robert Kampf and has been with the company since. Throughout the 25 years since its founding, it's been a major metal label as well as hardcore and punk, even running a punk/hardcore imprint called…
2014-01-22 12:00:01

I Am Heresy: "Rahabh" (lyric video)
I Am Heresy, featuring Boy Sets Fire's frontman Nathan Gray and his son Simon, have released their first lyric video for their song "Rahabh." The track will appear on their Century Media debut Thy Will out March 4, 2014.…
2014-01-21 09:00:01

Insomnium: "Ephemeral"
Insomnium have posted a lyric video for "Ephemeral." It's the first song from their second album for Century Media which is expected in…
2013-09-20 09:00:02

Eyes Set to Kill: "Infected"
Eyes Set to Kill have posted a video for "Infected." It's from Masks which is due out September 17, 2013 via Century…
2013-09-05 09:00:01

Eyes Set to Kill: "Infected"
Eyes Set to Kill have a new song titled "Infecte." It's from Masks which is due out September 17, 2013 via Century…
2013-08-09 14:30:01

Eyes Set to Kill: "Lost and Forgotten"
Eyes Set to Kill have posted the lyric video for "Lost and Forgotten." It's the first single from Masks which is due out September 17, 2013 via Century…
2013-07-25 15:30:01

Andrea Ferro (Lacuna Coil)
Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil have quite a few albums under their belt. Ten years after the album that brought them U.S fame, Comalies, the band is still going strong, with the original lineup and original record label, Century Media. Their latest, Dark Adrenaline recently brought them on a US tour with Sevendust and Coal Chamber. Staff…
2013-05-15 18:00:01


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