Century Media founder Robert Kampf has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed three bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans REV THEORY, New Zealand's rising stars LIKE A STORM and Chicago's THE BLOODLINE.
Comments Kampf: "Twenty five years after starting Century Media, the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger.
"My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label, Another Century.
"Over the years, great bands like OTHERWISE and IN THIS MOMENT have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!"
OTHERWISE is gearing up to release its sophomore album, "Peace At All Costs", on September 16 and is having massive success with its single "Darker Side Of The Moon", which is currently #29 on the U.S. Active Rock chart. 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 appear at Sacramento's Aftershock festival as well as Louisville's Louder Than Life fest.
REV THEORY, formed in 2002, has sold over half a million albums and is currently wrapping up the recording its next album. The first single, "Born 2 Destroy", is making its way to radio soon.
New Zealand's LIKE A STORM is the rock world's 2014 Cinderella story. The band independently released an EP, "Chaos Theory: Part I", and made its 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 its single "Love The Way You Hate Me" 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 No. 22, making them the U.S.'s highest charting rock band ever from New Zealand. The band will have a new full-length out on Another Century on October 28 and is currently on tour now, meeting up with OTHERWISE next month.
THE BLOODLINE was formed by Shaun Glass (SOIL) and features vocalist Travis Neal (DIVINE HERESY), guitarist Chuck Wepfer and Frankie Harchut on drums. THE BLOODLINE is currently in the studio recording its debut album and delivers a huge fresh sound in rock/metal with massive hooks, soaring melodies and pummeling grooves that will ignite any listeners' ears.