Word on this has been circling for a bit, but now the cat is out of the bag - CENTURY MEDIA has formed a new record label, ANOTHER CENTURY RECORDS. The new label is set to focus on hard rock, and has signed three new acts - my friends, THE BLOODLINE (based right here in Chicago), New Zealand's LIKE A STORM and Los Angeles' REV THEORY. These bands join Century Media's FOZZY, ADRENALINE MOB, and OTHERWISE to round-out the initial roster. Century Media founder Robert Kampf shared a few words about the label this morning...
Otherwise is gearing up to release their sophomore album, Peace At All Costs, on September 16 and currently is having massive success with their single, Darker Side of the Moon, http://youtu.be/CHh9YSwZR0U, which is currently #29 on the US Active Rock charts. The album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Steel Panther). The band is set to hit the road with Like A Storm next month and will be appearing at Sacramento's Aftershock festival as well as Louisville's Louder Than Life fest.
The Bloodline was formed by Shaun Glass (BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE WITHIN, SOIL) and features vocalist Travis Neal (DIVINE HERESY), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. The Bloodline is currently in the studio recording their debut album and deliver a huge fresh sound in Rock/Metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners ears.
Rev Theory, formed in 2002, have sold over half a million albums and are currently wrapping up the recording for their next album. The first single, Born 2 Destroy, is making its way to radio soon. A teaser for the song as well as the single's artwork can be seen here. http://youtu.be/6OZ70NAGxYo
New Zealand's Like A Storm are the rock world's 2014 Cinderella story. The band self-released the EP, Chaos Theory: Part I and made their way over to the States touring with the likes of Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Alter Bridge and Creed as well as hit several festivals. The band sent their single, Love The Way You Hate Me, http://youtu.be/4im52LBhWnM to radio and personally called stations to play the track. The song became a hit, soaring up the charts, where it currently is sitting at number 22, making them the US's highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full length out on Another Century on October 28th and are currently on tour now, meeting up with Otherwise next month.
Hearty congratulations from THE ROCK FATHER to all!
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