On my end of the music new pipeline, you hear stuff. Good stuff. Bad stuff. Gossip, inside baseball tips, personal anecdotes, what have you. One thing that’s been fairly consistent this past year though is artists mentioning how much they enjoy working with Century Media. I guess it’s not surprising then that grindcore legends Napalm Death, when given the choice, would choose to re-up their contract with Century.
They’ve been together for a minute, and if it’s working, it’s working. Why mess with a good thing, right?
Anyway, here come some quotes!
Speaking on the continued partnership with Century, vocalist Barney said the following,
“Very happy to let people know that we have put pen to paper and taken the plunge with Century Media again. Crucial to Napalm Death was that we continued to retain artistic and creative control and also continue to have a determining voice in how our music is used – and, equally as importantly, isn’t used. The people we have consistently worked with down the years at Century Media have always been extremely attuned to this, and we have never experienced anything like the heavy hand of suffocating commercial pressure that can be inherent in this kind of relationship and lead to crappy creative outcomes. Looking forward to sonically bending more minds with their help.”
And here’s what Philipp Schulte Director Century Media Records Europe had to say about the deal:
“Naplam Death and Century Media Records have gone a long way together already, so it makes us very happy continuing as the band’s partner for the years ahead. The value of artistic freedom and creativity has always been of profound significance for Naplam Death. It was the key to becoming and staying one of the most important bands – then and now. We take this very seriously. Thanks to the band for their trust. We are looking forward to this extended strong partnership.”
And now because you were good and read the whole article, here is Napalm Death’s video for their song “Amoral,” released on their sixteenth studio album Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, released last year via Century Media:
Photo courtesy of Century Media.