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Century

Formed: 2004
From: Lancaster, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Century News

Below is our complete Century news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Century Streaming New Song "Oak God"

After previously posting the new track "Iconoclast" online, Century has now debuted another new song. To check out the new track "Oak God," head over Decibel Magazine's website here.

The new Century album, "Red Giant," is the follow-up to 2008's "Black Ocean" and will be released on August 30th, 2011. The album was recorded by the band, mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and features art by Cameron Gray.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lobotomy
2. Synapse
3. Oak God
4. My Lexicon
5. Dry Bride
6. Painting Leprosy
7. In Hell
8. Threats
9. Obelisk
10. Iconoclast

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Century Streaming "Iconoclast" Track Online

Century has debuted a new track titled "Iconoclast" online through Stereokiller, which can be heard by heading over to this location.

The new Century album, "Red Giant," is the follow-up to 2008's "Black Ocean" and will be released on August 30th. The album was recorded by the band, mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and features art by Cameron Gray.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lobotomy
2. Synapse
3. Oak God
4. My Lexicon
5. Dry Bride
6. Painting Leprosy
7. In Hell
8. Threats
9. Obelisk
10. Iconoclast

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Century Finishes New Album

Pennsylvania's Century has completed work on the new album, titled "Red Giant." The follow-up to 2008's "Black Ocean" will be released on August 30th, 2011 by Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by the band and mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and features art by Cameron Gray.

Band mastermind Carson Slovak commented: "I'm very excited about this album. It represents an expansive shift from what Century has done in the past. This is the album I've always wanted to make."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lobotomy
2. Synapse
3. Oak God
4. My Lexicon
5. Dry Bride
6. Painting Leprosy
7. In Hell
8. Threats
9. Obelisk
10. Iconoclast More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Century Begins Work On New Album

The Lancaster, Pennsylvania based post-metal act Century announced that they were recently rejoined by original drummer Grant McFarland and bassist Ricky Armellino, the respective drummer and vocalist of fellow Lancaster act This Or The Apocalypse. Additionally, the group has announced the addition of guitarist Todd Mogle to its ranks.

Century has also started work on the follow-up to "Black Ocean", and promises both "an exercise in futuristic sonic annihilation" and a "bold step forward stylistically." The as-yet-untitled CD is tentatively scheduled for a fall release. In the meantime, the band will play select regional dates — including an appearance at April's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival — and continue working on the video for "Black Ocean" track "Monolith", a continuation of the clip for the album's title track. The band also plans to record a cover of SEAL's "Kiss From A Rose" for an upcoming anniversary compilation to be released by Tribunal Records.

"I'm extremely excited to play New England Metal and Hardcore Festival," says CENTURY frontman Carson Slovak, "and I hope people walk away from the experience thinking I'm really, really cool."

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Century Launches "Black Ocean" Interactive Website

Pennsylvania’s CENTURY has launched the band’s interactive website to coincide with the release of the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Black Ocean," featuring downloadable content, band history, news, tour dates, a chance to solve an interactive cipher puzzle for an exclusive, as-yet unreleased track, and behind the scenes footage and videos from both "Black Ocean," and CENTURY’s previous effort, "Faith And Failure." Also included is the video clip for the record’s title track, “Black Ocean.”

MySpace Metal has unveiled the MySpace debut of the “Black Ocean” video as well. The video saw its television debut on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball earlier in April. Recorded and produced by CENTURY frontman Carson Slovak, the debut video from "Black Ocean" was co-written along with the band by J. Sifl, the enigmatic mastermind behind SifBlog. Mastered by Kim Rosen of West Westside Studios, "Black Ocean" is two years in the making, following "Faith And Failure," which saw a 2006 release through Tribunal Records.

Here are the latest Century tour dates:

5/16 York, PA - Smalls

with Time of Cholera, Pack of Wolves:
5/17 Pittsburgh, PA – The School
5/18 Delaware – House Show
5/19 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
5/20 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head Club
5/21 Washington, DC – The Red & The Black
5/22 Fredericksburg, VA – KC’s
5/23 Richmond, VA – Ramakins

5/25 Muncy, PA – The Ritz (with Time of Cholera)
5/31 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon (with August Burns Red)
6/27 Lancaster, PA – Siren Records (with Cable Irepress, Gholas)
6/28 New York, NY – Ace of Clubs (with Cable, Tombs)
8/02 Reading, PA – The Silo (with A Well Thought Tragedy, Your Requiem)

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Century's "Black Ocean" Video Debuts on HBB

CENTURY’s new video for the track “Black Ocean” is currently debuting on MTV’s Headbangers Blog, and will see a big screen debut on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball on Saturday. Check local listings for time and channel. The track comes from CENTURY’s latest effort, the forthcoming "Black Ocean," which will hit the streets April 29 through Prosthetic Records. An e-card for the album, featuring three tracks, tour dates, and biography information, is available online, and will feature an interactive puzzle, revealing behind the scenes footage, a short film based on the “Black Ocean” concept, a bonus track and more, upon the release of "Black Ocean."

Recorded and produced by CENTURY frontman Carson Slovak, the debut video from "Black Ocean" was co-written along with the band by J. Sifl, the enigmatic mastermind behind SifBlog. A commentary on the making of and concept behind the video is available at Headbangers Blog as well. Mastered by Kim Rosen of West Westside Studios, "Black Ocean" is two years in the making, following "Faith And Failure," which saw a 2006 release through Tribunal Records. The track “Black Ocean” is available on CENTURY’s MySpace page, with two additional tracks available on the e-card.

Here are the latest CENTURY tour dates: More...

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Century, Time Of Cholera, Pack Of Wolves Tour

Century, Time Of Cholera, and Pack Of Wolves will team up for a few May tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:

5/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ The School
5/18 Delaware @ House
5/19 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
5/20 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club
5/21 Washington, DC @ The Red & The Black
5/22 Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's
5/23 Richmond, VA @ Ramakins

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Century Signs To Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the addition of Pennsylvania-based CENTURY to the label’s roster. Boasting a forward-thinking approach to heavy music, the band has already garnered critical praise from 2006’s "Faith and Failure" and plans to release its latest effort, the concept-based "Black Ocean" April 29 worldwide, and a day prior in Europe.

Currently being mastered by Kim Rosen at West West Side Music in New York, a completed version of the title track from "Black Ocean" and the album’s cover art are available on CENTURY’s MySpace page. Two years in the making, and with the pending release of ‘Black Ocean,’ CENTURY frontman Carson Slovak says, “Black Ocean is being released? On Prosthetic Records? Well that’s great!”

In conjunction with the release of Black Ocean, CENTURY is launching a special album website. The interactive full-flash site will feature exclusive content, including hidden features and a bonus track only accessible by solving a code found in the album’s artwork. The website will be officially launched April 28 along with the album’s release.

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Century Shooting New Video For "Black Ocean"

Century will begin shooting a video for "Black Ocean" today. The band comments on the proceedings:

"The band performance portion of the video will be shot first, followed by the narrative portion, which will be filmed later in January. As usual, the video will be created completely DIY by the band. Fans of survival horror in the vein of Dawn Of The Dead, etc. should be excited about this. More on the video plus behind the scenes footage to follow shortly."

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Century Announces New Line-up

Century has an issued update regarding their new line-up and new album:

"Our new line up is complete. Please welcome back the incomparable Mr. Mikey G. For those who don't know, Mike has been Century's guitar player since the beginning of the band and he just recently decided to rejoin after our year-long hiatus, now filling out the bass position. I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone else in the band when I say that I'm incredibly stoked to have him back. Century v3.0's official line up is as follows:

Matthew Smith: drums
George Fava: guitar
Jason Baker: guitar
Mike Giuliano: bass
Carson Slovak: vocals

Thank you to all of the sweet brosephs that got in touch regarding try outs. I'm sorry we never made it that far, but hopefully you dudes can understand that Mike filling the final spot in the band was a no-brainer for us.

In other news, Black Ocean is nearing completion. We will be working with producer and long time friend/mentor Chad Taylor this month on all things vocal. The goal this time around is to create a super-raw, intense vibe, something that Faith and Failure lacked in favor of cleaner production. I am looking forward to experimenting with different ranges and intensities and having members of the band contribute vocals as well. Think Until Your Heart Stops meets Jane Doe, production-wise. No label has been decided upon for the release as of this writing.

We have already started setting up a few shows, which will be posted shortly. As the tentative release for Black Ocean is set for December, we will be organizing a very special record release show. More details on that to follow."

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Century Seeks New Bassist And Guitarist

Lancaster, Pennsylvania outfit Century is currently in search of a bassist and a second guitar player. According to the group, "The band is purely for fun and nothing else. We are all grounded dudes and just want to play when the opportunity presents itself." Here are the requirements:

"You must be a sweet broseph without attitude problems. If you are already friends with us, that would be splendid. You should be good at your instrument and be able to play the music competently. You must approach playing as an opportunity to have fun, and not stress about it or pose out.You must be accountable, punctual and able to practice/play shows."

Interested parties should contact the band here for further information.

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Century Finishing New Album, "Black Ocean"

Century is currently finishing up a new full-length, titled "Black Ocean." According to band mastermind Carson Slovak, "Black Ocean has been over a year in the making and I am beyond excited for its completion. Since its inception in 2004 as an art project of mine to the release of the debut full-length, 'Faith and Failure', in 2007 as a full band, Century has undergone several manifestations and has now come full-circle."

Here's the "Black Ocean" track listing:

01. Terror Starts At Home
02. Dysgenics
03. Pantheon
04. Black Ocean
05. Erasure
06. Drug Mule
07. Equus
08. Rising Sun
09. Monolith
10. Daylight Algorithm

The artwork (viewable online here) is comprised of an 8-panel digipak with an 18-panel poster-fold and UV gloss overlay. The layout also contains a cipher, which, when solved, reveals encrypted audio content. In addition, there will be a limited, hand-numbered run of poster prints released in conjunction with the album.

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Intronaut Tour Schedule

Intronaut have lined up more summer tour dates. Here are the latest dates:

7/15 Austin, TX @ Room 710 w/ Lions Of Tsavo
7/16 Monroe, LA @ Fleur De Live w/ Rosetta, Day Without Dawn
7/17 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy's w/ Moscow Theater Siege More...

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Century Booking Summer Tour

Century is in the process of booking a summer tour. If you can help with any dates, contact the band at info@faithandfailure.com. Here's the routing:

6/1 Baltimore, MD
6/2 Richmond, VA
6/3 Greensboro, NC
6/4 Lumberton, NC
6/5 Savannah, GA
6/6 Myrtle Beach, SC
6/7 Jacksonville, FL
6/8 Daytona, FL
6/9 Miami, FL
6/10 Sarasota, FL
6/11 Tallahassee, FL
6/12 Panama City, FL
6/14 Birmingham, AL
6/15 Nashville, TN
6/16 Memphis, TN
6/17 Little Rock, AR
6/18 Jackson, MS
6/19 New Orleans, LA
6/20 Baton Rouge, LA
6/21 Houston, TX
6/22 San Antonio, TX
6/23 Dallas, TX
6/24 Oklahoma City, OK
6/25 Amarillo, TX
6/26 Santa Fe, NM
6/27 Phoenix, AZ
6/28 Las Vegas, NV
7/1 San Diego, CA
7/2 Los Angeles, CA
7/3 Bakersfield, CA
7/4 San Francisco, CA
7/5 Sacramento, CA
7/7 Portland, OR
7/8 Seattle, WA
7/9 Boise, ID
7/10 Salt Lake City, UT
7/11 Cheyenne, WY
7/12 Omaha, NE
7/13 Des Moines, IA
7/14 Milwaukee, WI
7/15 Chicago, IL
7/16 Indianapolis, IN
7/17 Cincinnati, OH
7/18 Columbus, OH
7/19 Cleveland, OH
7/20 Pittsburg, PA
7/21 Erie, PA
7/22 Buffalo, NY
7/23 Rochester, NY
7/24 Albany, NY
7/25 Boston, MA
7/26 Hartford, CT
7/27 New York City, NY
7/28 Trenton, NJ
7/29 Philadelphia, PA
7/30 Lancaster, PA

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Century, Ligeia, and Time Of Cholera Tour Dates

Century, Ligeia, and Time Of Cholera will be on the road together for two weeks in January. Here's the latest:

1/3 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
1/4 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Alove For Enemies, The Burning Season, more
1/5 Lorain, OH @ The Red Parrot
1/6 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/7 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
1/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
1/10 Valdosta, GA @ Vito's
1/11 Savannah, GA @ Le Morte Rouge w/ Alove for Enemies, The Burning Season, more
1/12 Durham, NC @ MarVell Event Center
1/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Scarlet, The Esoteric, more
1/14 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's

Century recently completed recording "Faith and Failure." With 10 tracks total (including new versions of 3 songs from our original "demo" EP), the release will include enhanced features comprised of the "Obsolescence" music video, exclusive live tracks, desktop wallpaper, screensaver and more.

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Century Complete Recording of Debut Full-Length

Century have issued an update on the completion of recording their debut full-length among other things:

"Our debut full-length, "Faith and Failure," is finally complete and in the mastering process. With 10 tracks total (including new versions of 3 songs from our original "demo" EP), the release will include enhanced features comprised of the "Obsolescence" music video, exclusive live tracks, desktop wallpaper, screensaver and more. The record also features a guest appearance by the amazing Chad Taylor from Live and a collaboration with the infamous DJ Kynz of Washington, DC experimental/electronic group Boboroshi and Kynz. The official release date for "Faith and Failure" is set for February 7, 2006 through Tribunal Records, to be followed shortly after with a release party at Century Studio, our recording and rehearsal facility."

"We're hitting the road for 2 weeks in January with friends Time Of Cholera (Danceface Records) and Ligeia (Ferret Music). Initial dates are up in the TOUR section of our website: http://www.faithandfailure.com. This run will be an amazing time so be sure to make it out to these shows. Additionally, we'll be playing our first home town show in 3 months on December 16 at the Chameleon Club with Zao, Seven Revolutions, Lucy and more. For cheaper advance tickets email info@faithandfailure.com. You will not want to miss this show and tickets are limited so get on it. Lastly, we will be launching a new website before the new year. The new site will be huge, with a ton of new features. Many new and exciting announcements to come."

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Century (ex-ArmsBendBack) Set To Release EP

Carson Slovak, who left ArmsBendBack seven months ago, now has a new hardcore/metal project called Century. You can check out some of their material here. Century will release their self-titled debut EP in early-2005. As for ArmsBendBack, all indications are that they've broken up, including their website which has disappeared..

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