Posts Tagged ‘Century Media’

Dark Fortress @ The Underworld, Camden

November 7th, 2014

Dark Fortress

@ The Underworld, Camden

20th October, 2014

Review by Caitlin Smith

Dark-Fortress-Venereal-Dawn-Tour

Dark-Fortress-Venereal-Dawn-Tour

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2014, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Dark Fortress Interview with V. Santura

November 7th, 2014

Dark Fortress interview with V. Santura

Interview by Caitlin Smith

 

Dark Fortress Logo

Dark Fortress Logo

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2014, Interviews | Comments (0)

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

January 25th, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags:
Posted in Industry News | Comments (0)

Malmoe Festival 2012 with Marduk,The Hives,Imperial State Electric and Graveyard in Malmoe,Sweden

October 31st, 2012

 Marduk – Posthusplatsen

The Hives – Big Square

Imperial State Electric – Posthusplatsen

Graveyard – Posthusplatsen

Malmoe Festival

Malmoe

Sweden

22-24/8 – 2012

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

 malmofestivalen_logo_5.jpg

Malmoe Festival is a seven day long festival held in the central parts of Malmoe. This year the bands above were of interest so read on for the reviews. 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Pages: 1 2 3

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Rock Concert Reviews | Comments (0)

Iced Earth on Dystopia World Tour 2011-2012, Europe Under Ice at Amager Bio Copenhagen Denmark

January 31st, 2012

 Iced Earth

Dystopia World Tour 2011-2012, Europe Under Ice

Fury UK (support act)

Amager Bio

Copenhagen

Denmark

December 3, 2011

Live review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

iced_earth_flyer.jpg

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2012 | Comments (0)

Arch Enemy on Swedish Chaos Tour 2011 with support at Mejeriet Lund Sweden

December 28th, 2011

 Arch Enemy

Swedish Chaos Tour 2011

Engel – special guest
Evocation – support act

Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
11/11 – 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

arch_enemy_poster_2.jpg

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2011 | Comments (0)

Napalm Death with support act on European Tour 2011 at The Rock Copenhagen Denmark

March 14th, 2011

 

Napalm Death 
European Tour 2011

What Worms Inherit 


The Rock

Copenhagen

Denmark

8/2 – 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

Napalm_Death_flyer.jpg

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in 2011 | Comments (0)

DESPISED ICON – confirm their last ever European shows

June 12th, 2010

Despised Icon have confirmed their final ever European shows – they’ll be touring with The Black Dahlia Murder

06.08.10 Germany Leisnig @ Suck N Summer
07.08.10 Germany Wacken @ Wacken Open Air (DI only)
08.08.10 UK Port Lympne Wild Animal Park @ Hevy Fest
09.08.10 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
10.08.10 UK London @ Garage

12.08.10 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
13.08.10 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
14.08.10 Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Fest
15.08.10 Holland Rotterdam @ Baroeg (Matinee)
16.08.10 Germany Bochum @ Matrix, Summer Seek And Destroy *
17.08.10 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage, Summer Seek And Destroy *
18.08.10 Germany München @ Feierwerk
19.08.10 Austria Wien @ Szene, Summer Seek And Destroy *
20.08.10 Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze

Share

Tags:
Posted in Deathcore, Festival/Tour News | Comments (0)

ORPHANED LAND – confirmed to tour Europe with AMORPHIS, GHOST BRIGADE in November

June 12th, 2010

Oriental metal sensation ORPHANED LAND will continue to tour massively in support of their much acclaimed new opus “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” (OUT NOW!) as the band has just confirmed an extensive European run with Amorphis and Ghost Brigade kicking off November 5, 2010!

Vocalist Kobi Farhi states:

“Hi everyone – as you can see “The never ending tour” goes on!!! We’re very happy to add many dates in Europe with Amorphis to our schedule since they are a band we really love. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you again, so make sure you’ll be there!”

Until then, ORPHANED LAND will be busy playing several major European festivals this summer (incl. Wacken, Gods Of Metal, Summer Breeze) plus a US tour supporting Katatonia from September 8th to October 7th, 2010. To view the band’s complete itinerary, head over to

http://www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace or http://www.orphaned-land.com!

See below for all upcoming European dates:

ORPHANED LAND live

26.06. Collegno (Italy) Gods of Metal 2010
27.06. London (UK) The Underworld

06.08. Wacken (Germany) Wacken Open Air
20.08. Dinkelsbuehl (Germany) Summer Breeze Open Air
21.08. Méan (Belgium) Méan Metal Festival VI

With Amorphis:

05.11. Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
06.11. Aalborg (DK) Metal Festival
07.11. Hamburg (D) Markthalle
09.11. Glasgow (UK) Cathouse
10.11. Manchester (UK) Academy 3
11.11. London (UK) O2 Academy Islington

12.11. Utrecht (NL) De Helling
13.11. Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14.11. Aschaffenburg (D) Colos-Saal
16.11. Leipzig (D) Hellraiser
17.11. Warsaw (PL) Proxima
18.11. Wien (AT) Szene
19.11. Pilsen (CZ) KD Serikovka
20.11. Ljubljana (SLO) Cvetlicrna
21.11. Budapest (HU) Diesel
23.11. München (D) Backstage
24.11. Ludwigsburg (D) Rockfabrik
25.11. Erstfeld (CH) Transilvania
26.11. Bologna (IT) Estragon
27.11. Lindau (D) Club Vaudeville
28.11. Bochum (D) Zeche

ORPHANED LAND online:

http://www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace

http://www.orphaned-land.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/OrphanedLandTV

http://www.orphaned-disciples.org

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in Festival/Tour News, Symphonic Metal | Comments (0)

NAPALM DEATH – The leaders of the extreme post their new video clip

June 12th, 2010

The undisputed leaders of the extreme, NAPALM DEATH, just finished a new video clip for the song “On The Brink Of Extinction”. The track is taken from the stunning “Time Waits For No Slave” album and the video manages to perfectly mix the intensity of NAPALM DEATH live with the shocking brutality of mankind.

Singer Mark “Barney” Greenway explains the meaning behind “On The Brink Of Extinction”: “As regards the meaning of the song, we wanted to convey that the process of evolution is an amazing thing, but also to say that as human beings we have the ability to assist where other beings suffer. In other words, we don’t just let the rule of ‘survival of the fittest’ dictate that we should just stand back and either allow things to go into decline or participate in it.”

The video was recorded and edited by Daniel Brand with animations by Danny Bacchus and you can check out the video clip on the band’s official MySpace Profile and leave your comment: www.myspace.com/napalmdeath

Furthermore, the band is currently crisscrossing the globe from Europe over to Australia and Japan before returning to Europe on the Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour in November/December 2010 with Immolation, Waking The Cadaver and more. Stay tuned for more details and see below all upcoming shows by the masters of grindcore!

NAPALM DEATH live

11.06. Copenhagen – Copenhell 2010 (Denmark)
13.06   Download Festival – 2nd Stage

01.07. Sete – Theatre de la Mer (France) + SEPULTURA + WALLS OF JERICHO
02.07. Limoges – Salle John Lennon (France)
03.07. Riga – Metalshow.lv Festival (Latvia)
08.07. Neskaupsstad – Eistnaflug Festival (Iceland)
10.07. St. Wendel / Saar – Rock am Bach Festival (Germany)
23.07. Castellana Sicula (Palermo) – Sikelian Hell Festival (Italy)
24.07. Misano Adriatico (Rimini) – Boulevard Rock Club (Italy)
25.07. Trecate (Novara) – Area Feste (Italy)
30.07. St. Goarshausen – Rock Area Festival (Germany)
06.08 . Sevastopol – MHM Fest (Ukraine)
08.08. Folkestone – Hevy Festival (Great Britain)

13.08. Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
14.08. Bad Berka – Partisan Festival (Germany)
21.08. Koszalin – Rockfestival Generation (Poland)
28.08. Rijssen – Elsrock (Netherlands)
01.09. Perth – t.b.a. (Australia) + DYING FETUS
02.09. Adelaide – t.b.a. (Australia) + DYING FETUS
03.09. Melbourne – t.b.a. (Australia) + DYING FETUS
04.09. Sydney – t.b.a. (Australia) + DYING FETUS
05.09. Brisbane – t.b.a. (Australia) + DYING FETUS
08.09. Osaka – Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
09.09. Tokyo – Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
11.09. Tokyo – Earthdom (Japan)
12.09. Nagoya – Club Quattro (Japan) + VENOMOUS CONCEPT
30.09. Thessaloniki – Block 33 (Greece)
01.10. Athens – Ann Club (Greece)
02.10. Lichtenfels – Way of Darkness Festival (Germany)
03.10. Oberhausen – Death Feast Ultimate (Germany)
06.11. Berlin – SO36 (Germany)
07.11. Iduna – Drachten (Netherlands)
10.11. Lille – L’Aeronef (France)
11.11. Vaureal – Le Forum (France)
12.11. Rennes – Antipode (France)

NAPALM DEATH online

http://www.napalmdeath.org

http://www.myspace.com/napalmdeath

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in Death Metal, Festival/Tour News | Comments (0)

HEAVEN SHALL BURN’S ‘INVICTUS’ OUT NOW

June 12th, 2010

Sixth studio album available in North America

THURINGEN, GERMANY – Germany’s politically charged heavy metal outfit, Heaven Shall Burn, has unleashed their sixth studio album, Invictus, in North America today, courtesy of Century Media Records. Invictus [the full title of which is Invictus (Iconoclast III)] is the third part of the “Iconoclast” story, following the 2008 release, Iconoclast, and the 2009 DVD, Bildersturm. Like its predecessors, Invictus will again tell stories about unconventional heroes, while shedding a different light on well-known idols and legends.

Two songs off Invictus, “The Omen” and “Combat”, can be streamed on the band’s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/officialheavenshallburn.

The new album debuted in the 9th position on the German Media Control Charts, when it released on May 21st.  This marks the first time Heaven Shall Burn and Century Media Records have cracked the Top 10 in Germany.

Heaven Shall Burn is…

Alexander Dietz – Lead Guitars
Matthias Voigt – Drums
Maik Weichert – Lead Guitars
Marcus Bischoff – Vocals
Eric Bischoff – Bass

Heaven Shall Burn online…

The new full-length, which Outburn Magazine calls, “the perfect marriage of metalcore and melodic death metal,” was recorded at Tue Madsen’s Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark.  The album was produced by Heaven Shall Burn’s guitarists, Alexander Dietz and Maik Weichert.

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in Metalcore | Comments (0)

Peter Stalfors bass player – Dream Evil

March 18th, 2010

Dream Evil

Bass Player Peter Stalfors

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall


Live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

Transcript by: Ulrika Henriksson

Promo pictures by: Patrik Ullaeus

Thanks to Century Media Records for providing the promo pictures and thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Scandinavia for setting up the interview.

d_e_promo_5.jpg

 

Here is an interview I did with bass player Peter Stalfors in the Swedish heavy metal act Dream Evil. The interview was done in Lund when they stopped by to do a show as support act to Stratovarious earlier this year. It was a really long time ago since I last spoke with the band members so I had a lot to talk to Peter about. But due to the time limit we mostly talked about the new album IN THE NIGHT, the new members, the tour and of course what Peter thinks the future has in store for Gothenburg’s finest act Dream Evil.

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 2010 | Comments (0)

Watch Them Die – Vocalist Pat Vigil

November 22nd, 2005

Interview With Vocalist Pat Vigil

Interview By Lord of The Wasteland

All photos courtesy of Century Media Records and Watch Them Die


Watch Them Die’s new CD, BASTARD SON, hit me like a ton of bricks upon first listen.  Not only is the Oakland-based band pulverizing in its intensity and outright brutality, but the thrash-influenced riffs of Greg Valencia and ferocious vocals of Pat Vigil tore me a new one.  With every other new CD released these days seeming to be a metalcore hackfest, it was refreshing to hear an American band flip off the norm and go right for the jugular.

Pat Vigil took the time to answer a few questions about the new album, their just-completed tour with Exodus and 3 Inches of Blood, being on the road with GWAR and how the combination of Black Metal, punk, hardcore and Bay Area thrash bands shaped the ass-kicking sound of Watch Them Die…

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

The Haunted Vocalist Peter Dolving

November 21st, 2004


Interview with Peter Dolving

by Lord of The Wasteland

 

Pics courtesy of The-Haunted.com, Century Media, Earache Records and Union Musik and of course some taken by Metal-Rules.com staff.

 

Call them thrash, call them melodic death?whatever.  The Haunted is pure metal and their brilliant new CD, rEVOLVEr, was just released October 19th to glowing reviews.  As emphasized by the unique spelling of the title, rEVOLVEr is a progression for the band in more ways than one.  Not only did they leave long-time label, Earache Records, last October but they also lost vocalist Marco Aro.  Aro?s replacement was none other than the band?s original vocalist, Peter Dolving, whose superior range gave the band?s 1998 self-titled debut album as unique a sound as it has with rEVOLVEr.  New label, Century Media, is pushing rEVOLVEr very hard and this should be the album that gets The Haunted into the big time on North American shores.

< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> 

EvilG spoke with the band the day after it was announced that Dolving had rejoined the fold (http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/TheHaunted-Oct2003.htm) so I was eager to speak with the singer a year later now that the album was complete and he had time to settle into familiar shoes once again.  During our forty-five minute interview, I found Dolving to be full of laughs but also very well-spoken and forthright in his opinions.  Besides the new CD, new label and big < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. tour with Shadows Fall and Damageplan, Dolving openly discusses his horrific youth, his side projects, media labels and the differences between The Haunted?s two screamers.


Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)




Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.