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Century Media Records Drops Luna Mortis and Band Announces Tour With Primal Fear

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Vocalist Mary Zimmer of Luna Mortis has issued the following update:

"As a lot of you guys have noticed, we have been announced as the direct support for Primal Fear in North America from the end of May-June of 2010. This is true, we are really excited about the tour, I am going to post the dates today. It's going to be a great tour, covering more of the US this time, including Texas and some southern areas we have never played before. We look forward to going out on the road with Primal Fear, who are an excellent band and terrific musicians."

"The next thing that a few of you have messaged my personal profile about is the fact that we now appear listed in the 'alumni' list of the Century Media website. This is because we are in fact, being dropped by Century Media and will not be releasing another record with them. Does this mean Luna Mortis will not be releasing another album? No. It just means that soon, we will be label-less and have a few decisions to make about what our next move will be and what we'd like to do in regard to the future of the band."

"Those decisions will take us awhile to figure out, so for now, we just thought we'd update you on what's going on and we look forward to seeing you guys out on the road in the spring!"

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11 Comments on "Century Media Records Drops Luna Mortis"

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1. SonofKalmah writes:

I wonder why. I thought that Absence was a great album. This band has a lot of talent so they'll find something.

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Hammerheart writes:

She probably refused to put out for one of the CM execs. :O

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. zMETALlica writes:

hammerheart: probably she didn't wanna go the lacuna coil route and show off her body in photo shoots lol. but seriously they have no idea why they were dropped. probably lack of sales, which i blame CM for since they didn't promote them enough.

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

if the article is about luna mortis, why is the picture of primal fear?!?!?!?!

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

I actually know a member of a band signed to CM (a friend of a friend) and well... the "inside" view could only be described as 'unprofessional'. They've got sh1tloads of bands, but unlike Nuclear Blast, CM just doesn't seem to be able to make it click even on a decent level for most of them

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Hammerheart writes:

z: Not surprised. What I said was a joke, really.

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. zMETALlica writes:

hammerheart: yeah i know it was a joke, but there is probably truth to it.

wolf: isn't NB and CM affiliated with each other somehow? both CM and NB sign more bands than they can handle hoping that one makes it big and then they pull back and focus on another band they can push. NB does get luckier though. CM did well with lacuna coil, iced earth, blind guardian, shadows fall, and into eternity though, but most of those bands have moved on from the label. CM has been lacking and probably because of a lack of money.

# Dec 26, 2009 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WOLF7 writes:

z, to my knowledge CM and NB are not affiliated in any way, although their MO is quite similar. Having said that, it´s a bit odd that NB seems to be the "luckier" one out of the two, and my response to that would be "it´s not a question of luck". And there are various others who I know would agree with me. CM is just an unprofessional label, kinda in a way of Earache Records.

Branded, CM doesn´t want to spend time/money on a photo shoot and 15mins on photoshop to "promote" one of their bands. U know, why bother? :)

# Dec 28, 2009 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathfreak writes:

^^^^^
NB and CM both share the CM destro.

# Dec 28, 2009 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. stan3245 writes:

NB and CM are affiliated. They actually share an office in Cali. And a lot of times it is about luck. Labels sign bands and do nothing for them and hope that somehow something will stick.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KanadianKoRn writes:

maybe they can finally start focusing on the other bands they have and completely ignore otherwise...this label is turning to poooooo.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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