Century Media Records has announced the signing of the Las Vegas rock group OTHERWISE.
A hometown breakout, OTHERWISE earned recognition on the national level when Fox News dubbed them the "#1 Unsigned Act in America" — and America backed the claim. The band's song "Soldiers" became the first track by an unsigned artist to occupy the No. 1 spot on SiriusXM satellite radio's Octane channel (where it currently maintains the peak position) and has sold more than 10,000 singles on iTunes in the past month alone.
"We're so stoked to have signed with Century Media," says OTHERWISE vocalist Adrian Patrick. "We have a very unique history with the label, so it feels like a natural fit for us. They were the first company to present us with a huge opportunity back in 2010, so it's extremely synchronistic for us to be given the chance to make a mark with our own music now, on this label. It's been a long, dark road to get to this point... it feels damn good to finally start seeing the light."
OTHERWISE — brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick (guitars/vocals), Flavio Ivan (bass/vocals), Corky Gainsford (drums/vocals) and Vassilios Metropoulos (guitar/vocals) — is currently recording its debut album with Jay Baumgardner (BUSH, LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH, INCUBUS) at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California.
"I'm psyched to be working with a stellar band like OTHERWISE," says Baumgardner. "I'm very excited by what we can accomplish together and I think the album will speak for itself."
The CD is set for a spring 2012 release and will be introduced by lead single "Soldiers", which will be shipped to terrestrial radio for adds this week.
"I've had my eyes on OTHERWISE since Adrian sang 'The Promise' on the last IN THIS MOMENT record, and I've watched the band develop from a very good band into an amazing band," says Century Media President Don Robertson. "In that time they've not only become a part of the Century Media family, they've also become a huge part of our plans for the future. As proud as we are of the success they've already achieved, 'Soldiers' is just the beginning for OTHERWISE, and Century Media couldn't be more excited to have them call our label home."
No stranger to the stage, OTHERWISE has honed its captivating live show playing with such acts as AVENGED SEVENFOLD, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, PUDDLE OF MUDD, PAPA ROACH, ROB ZOMBIE and the DEFTONES. In addition, Adrian Patrick appeared on IN THIS MOMENT's hit duet "The Promise" alongside Maria Brink and spent the summer of 2010 on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour performing the song with the band live.