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Debut LP "Taedium Vitae" was released via Southern Lord on August 6th, and now West Palm Beach dissonant hardcore/punk outfit Centuries this week confirms a pending month-long U.S. tour.
Centuries will embark on the newly confirmed twenty-eight city assault in Gainesville on September 17th and tackle the first four shows alone while traveling north. The band will then link up with Pittsburgh-based Pray For Teeth and both acts will forge on for the next two dozen shows together. Stay tuned as the final unconfirmed venues are locked over the coming days. More...
Get ready for a serious aural infliction in the form of Centuries' "Taedium Vitae," streaming in the player below today courtesy of Rocksound.tv.
The Florida-based wielders of ominous disgust and crust have this week released the debut LP on Southern Lord. The label also comments:
"Taedium Vitae is a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with a strong sense of urgency as Centuries unload their most potent brew of dark hardcore surging with tragic melodies and an emotive angst-ridden vocal assault. Aspirations are methodically countered through rapidly executed and slowly shifting declines in pitch, implications of hopelessness are harnessed in the fantastic cyclical monotony of the d-beat and dry-throated vocals are placed around the riffs like a distorted transcript of a confession.
"Taedium Vitae blasts by under a consistently intense regime of percussive perdition, with moments of unique fascination - white noise nose dives, string-wrenching clamor and an all encompassing overcast mood, delivered through the medium of brimstone hardcore and the burnt flavor of dejected crust. The record was recorded with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina and is out now worldwide this week through Southern Lord." More...
The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.
Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.
In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.
The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.
Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:
Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult
Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising
As "Taedium Vitae," the debut LP from abrasive Florida hardcore unit Centuries nears release on Southern Lord this Summer, today the first single from the album hits the streets.
The scathing fifth track “Pessum Ire” is available for streaming at Blow the Scene here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Taedium Vitae is a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with a strong sense of urgency as Centuries unload their most potent brew of dark hardcore surging with tragic melodies, volatile d-beat leanings and emotive angst-ridden vocal assault to extreme yet. The record was recorded with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina and is confirmed for North American release through Southern Lord on August 6th.
"Centuries have also been confirmed as performers at the fourth annual The Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this August, sharing the stage with The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, M.D.C., Iceburn, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead In The Dirt and tons more. Directly after returning home from TPOTR, Centuries will assault Miami and Tampa with record release shows for Taedium Vitae."
The album's track listing is:
1. Incipit Tragoedia
5. Pessum Ire
7. Grave Cordibus
8/09-10/2013 The Echo & Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
8/16/2013 Grown Up House - Miami, FL w/ Super Mutant
8/17/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL w/ Super Mutant
The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:
"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.
"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...
Ferocious Florida hardcore unit Centuries will explode onto the scene this August with recently completed debut full-length, "Taedium Vitae." The following press release was issued about the album:
"Set for release on Southern Lord August 6th, Taedium Vitae was recorded just a few short months ago with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina; the resulting album a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with utmost intensity and a strong sense of urgency. On Taedium Vitae, Centuries takes their potent brew of dark hardcore, tragic melodies, volatile d-beat leanings and emotive angst-ridden vocal assault to extreme new levels.
"They might be young, but they have already gained great reputation in their home state for being one of the most sincere, intense and hardworking bands, carving a bold and assured sound which would lead anyone to believe they have been cutting their teeth for decades already."
The track listing is:
1. Incipit Tragoedia
5. Pessum Ire
7. Grave Cordibus
Southern Lord Recordings welcomes young Florida hardcore act Centuries to the label’s ever-morphing extreme roster. The label comments:
"Busting out with an emotive punk-influenced style of hardcore with elements of explosive metalcore and morose d-beat persuasions, Centuries should appeal to fans of comparable Southern Lord acts like Baptists, Heartless and Nails, but their overall sound more akin to traditional modern hardcore acts than most any other on the label.
"Amidst releasing several demo and indie recordings, the band has toured stateside alongside Old Wounds, Pray For Teeth, Homestretch and more, and toured Europe in late 2012 with Poland’s Drip Of Lies.
"Centuries has shared the stage with Gaza, Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Skin Like Iron, Fell To Low, Code Orange Kids, Call Of The Void, Heartless, Dead In the Dirt, Full Of Hell, Ceremony, Trash Talk and Bane, has performed at The Fest as well as the Charming Man Records Fest in Germany three times and more, while two of the band’s members also hold rank in local act Dove Swallower. More...