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Reservoir Media buys Century Media’s publishing catalog

Posted by on June 7, 2017

Less than two years ago in Asugust of 2025, Sony purchased Century Media. Now, according to Billboard, Reservoir Media has acquired it’s publishing catalog. Century Media recently received its first platinum album with In This Moment’s Blood and artists who are currently signed to their roster include Insomnium, Arch Enemy, Deicide, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, and more. […]

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Video premiere: Broken Hope, “The Carrion Eaters”

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Next year, Chicago death metal standard bearers Broken Hope will celebrate their 30th anniversary. And with their seventh album, Mutilated and Assimilated, coming out on Century Media Records on June 23rd, we’re proud to premiere the video for “The Carrion Eaters.” The album was inspired by John Carpenter’s bleak 1982 horror film The Thing, and while the NSFW […]

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Body Count premiere new song “No Lives Matter”

Posted by on February 18, 2017

Last week we found out, Body Count are releasing the long anticipated album Bloodlust on March 31 via Century Media, featuring guest appearances from Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Max Cavalera (Soulfly) and Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). We knew that they would premiere the new song “No Lives Matter” today, and thanks to Loudwire, the time has […]

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Before our CMJ listening party, check out a new Swallow the Sun track

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Is your calendar marked yet? October 16th (that’s next Friday!) is our CMJ Listening Party at the Acheron in Brooklyn. If you’re anywhere near there, “attend Metal Insider CMJ happy hour listening party” should be on it. If you’re not in the area, “mourn the fact that you’re not in the area for it” should […]

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Century Media officially purchased by Sony

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Rumblings that a Sony was potentially going to acquire Century Media have been percolating since February. Yesterday, Music Business Worldwide reported it happened, and last night, Billboard got some more information about the purchase. While it was initially stated that the company was bought for $17 million, Billboard reports that Sony bought the company for around $20 million. That’s […]

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Did Sony just buy Century Media?

Posted by on August 24, 2015

It was rumored back in February that a major label was interested in acquiring Century Media. Now, according to a report from Music Business Worldwide, Sony has indeed bought the label for $17 million. Century Media, founded in 1988 in Germany, is the current home to In This Moment, At the Gates, Intronaut, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil and many […]

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Vattnet Viskar want you to join their Colony

Posted by on May 7, 2015

In case that, for some really strange reason,  you weren’t convinced about Vattnet Viskar’s new album after the title track they released earlier this month, here’s another track, which premiered via  Metal Injection, that will finish the job. This new track “Colony” has a different approach than the first single “Settler,” as it incorporates some progressive […]

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Insomnium announce North American tour with Omnium Gatherum

Posted by on March 6, 2015

Finnish progressive melodic death/doom metallers Insomnium released their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, last April on Century Media. The band just wrapped up a tour supporting Dark Tranquillity in January, and have already announced their first ever headlining tour in the U.S. for the late summer and early fall of 2015. For direct support, […]

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Headbangers Brawl: The pros and cons of Century Media being acquired

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Century Media is working on getting acquired by one of the big three major labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and Universal). While he wouldn’t comment on how negotiations were going, label founder Robert Kampf did supposedly confirm his interest in an acquisition in order to “give Century […]

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Is Century Media about to be acquired by a major label?

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Century Media has been an independent label since 1988, but according to some rumors, the label may soon be acquired by one of the big three major labels. Sony is believed to be in the lead, and founder Robert Kampf would continue to be responsible for the day-to-day management. Contacted by Blabbermouth, who broke the […]

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