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NIGHT DEMON Release ‘Screams In The Night’ Music Video

Even with all the shows these guys are playing, Night Demon still found time to get a music video produced for their song ‘Screams In The Night’, taken from their forthcoming debut full-length album Curse Of The Damned. You can see the video below.

If you want to pre-order the album in the USA, you can so do a few ways. You can pre-order the CD or vinyl edition (orange or black) via CMDistro here, they have some exclusive bundles as well. If you want to try for a Die Hard Bundle and/or super limited vinyl release from the band directly, you can get that via the band’s merch page here. If you want to pre-order the CD or vinyl editions via Amazon because you have a gift balance to blow or something – click here for CD / here for vinyl. If you live in the European territories, check below the video for international pre-order links.

International pre-order links:

Germany: www.emp.de/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned

www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/artikel/gruppen/51000.1.nuclearblast.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Switzerland: www.cede.ch/de/music/?branch=1&branch_sub=4&view=resulttile&search=Night%20Demon%20curse%20Of%20The%20Damned&sort=7

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Austria: www.emp.at/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Denmark: www.emp-shop.dk/searc/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Sweden: www.ginza.se/search/1?s=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned cdon.se/search?category=1769&q=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Norway: www.platekompaniet.no/Search.aspx?q=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Finland: www.emp.fi/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Holland: www.bol.com/nl/s/algemeen/zoekresultaten/Ntt/Night%2BDemon%2BCurse%2BOf%2BThe%2BDamned/N/0/Nty/1/search/true/searchType/qck/sc/media_all/index.html?_requestid=476881

Belgium: www.large.be/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

France: www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned&rh=n%3A301062%2Ck%3ANight+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

Spain: www.emp-online.es/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Portugal: www.emp.com.pt/search/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

Italy: www.emp-online.it/searc/Night%20Demon%20Curse%20Of%20The%20Damned/

England: www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=Night+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned&rh=n%3A229816%2Ck%3ANight+Demon+Curse+Of+The+Damned

METALOCITY Broadcasting Live From NIGHT DEMON Album Listening Party!

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Kosher Metal’s Metalocity show will be doing a live broadcast* from the Night Demon listening party at Grill Em All in Alhambra, California tomorrow night! What’s even cooler is that the band requested this, normally we’re the ones that have to ask for this kind of stuff…so needless to say we’re honored to fulfill their request. If you are able to, come on down and hang with Steven Steel and Stack the Ripper along with Night Demon and some of the Century Media Records staff! You can RSVP on Facebook here.

*Night Demon’s new album WILL NOT be broadcast. So if you want to hear it, you’ll have to come down to Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra!

The new album from Night Demon entitled Curse Of The Damned may be pre-ordered in CD & Vinyl format in North America via Century Media at this location (exclusive bundles also available). USA fans also have the opportunity to get an exclusive limited clear blue sky vinyl edition (only 200 total pressed). It can be purchased either by itself or as part of a Die-Hard bundle which also includes an exclusive embroidered patch, 8×10 signed glossy photo, and a special ticket to attend a Night Demon show of your choice. You can get that via their bandcamp page here. If you are outside of North America, you can find all the links for international territories here.

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NIGHT DEMON Announce Release Dates For New Album, Reveal Album Title and Cover

KM favorites Night Demon have revealed further details on their upcoming release

A recent post from the band on their official website states:

“We are very pleased to finally bring you our debut LP, Curse of the Damned.  11 brand new Night Demon songs for your listening pleasure.  This album is scheduled for release through SPV/Steamhammer in Germany 01/16/15, Europe 01/19/15, and through Century Media in North America and the rest of the world 02/10/15.  Pre-order links will be posted soon.”

Here is the official cover art for the album…

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CALIBAN Post Lyric Video For ‘yOUR Song’

Caliban have released their official lyric video for ‘yOUR Song’ which can be seen below. Their new album Ghost Empire comes out February 4th via Century Media.

CENTURY MEDIA Issues Official Press Release Regarding The Passing Of Label’s Co-Owner

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“I have lost my best friend of 32 years and my business partner of 24. Although the unthinkable already happened three days ago, I am still in a state of utter shock. Oliver Withöft leaves a space that cannot be filled for all who held him dear. He was a tremendous father, husband, son and friend and will be terribly missed. I will always treasure him in my heart as the witty, brilliant and altogether great person he was. Farewell Oliver, see you on the other side and in our next life. Your brother, Robert” 

–Robert Kampf, Century Media founder

Oliver Withöft, co-owner of independent record label Century Media, passed away on January 20, 2014 after falling ill several months ago. He was 49.

Born in Dortmund, Germany in 1964, Withöft studied linguistics, business and history in both Germany and the U.K. Robert Kampf started Century Media Records 25 years ago simply to create a suitable label home for his own band, Despair. He was looking for a trustworthy and strong partner to lead the company with and found this person in his best friend and fellow musician Oliver Withöft, who joined the company eighteen months later, sharing the same love and passion for music, and metal in particular. Since that very day, these two friends developed one of the most important independent record labels on the planet. Today the company has around 100 people on payroll in Dortmund, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Melbourne and the Netherlands. A lot of musical careers were developed over the years: Lacuna Coil, Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, In This Moment, Otherwise, Iced Earth, Die Broilers, Arch Enemy and Heaven Shall Burn are just a few of them. Century Media became a brand name recognized across the world. Oliver Withöft was always the strategic, legal and financial mind behind the organization. He was not only a strong fighter for the company, but also a very intelligent and forward-thinking leader. When the music industry drastically changed in the ’90s, he was the first to think about new ways to adapt to the needs and challenges of the rapidly-changing market. We have lost a great man with an amazing sense of humor, a warrior, and an overall very human being. Oliver leaves behind a wife, Judith, and their three daughters.

Antje Lange, CEO of Century Media Records: “I learned a lot from him in regards to business, the world and life. He was an extremely smart and visionary business man who cared a lot about the people working for him. He was one of the most open-minded and knowledgeable persons I have ever met. Oliver was responsible for a lot of successful artists’ careers and an impressive amount of albums that had an impact in the music world. It has never been easy  for him, but he was a strong fighter. A great man with an amazing sense of humor whose departure leaves a large gap in our lives.”

Ula Gehret, who handles business affairs for Century Media Records with his company Clandestine: “He had a razor-sharp intellect and keen business acumen, and as a number of people can attest to, he was not someone you wanted to be sitting across from at a negotiating table. After a few years at the label, he introduced me to how legal contracts worked. Eventually, with training, that became my full-time occupation.  It is no exaggeration to say that without his tutelage and patience, I would not be where I am today, doing something I love, and with principle. He was my mentor.”

Oliver was a very special person who touched many people’s lives in a positive and special way. This is a tremendous loss for all who knew him and it will take some time for us to grieve the passing of such a great person.

“Oliver was always a winner, one of those that I somehow thought would live forever. A genius, a friend and the best advisor I’ve ever had. It was all him behind the scenes.”

–Kobi Farhi, Orphaned Land

“Oliver and Robert had the guts, trust and belief to sign us when we were just a bunch of kids trying to play metal. Without these guys, I doubt we would be where we are today. He was not the easiest to work with back in the day, but a very cool guy.”

–Ola Lindgren, Grave

 

For those who would like to honor his memory:

His family have asked that – instead of sending flowers – they would appreciate it if you could donate to “The Oliver Withöft Scholarship”, a fund raised as part of the Kindred Project (www.thekindredproject.gl).

Donation reference:

Account holder: Kindred Project Oliver Withoeft

Reference: The Oliver Withoeft Scholarship

IBAN: GI89 BARC 0204 5216 2863 922

SWIFT: BARCGIGI

If you would like to share your memories and condolences, please email: condolences@centurymedia.de.

CENTURY MEDIA Co-Owner Oliver Withöft, Dead At 49

Well this is absolutely horrible news! Oliver Withöft, co-owner of Century Media records, passed away today at the age of 49 from an “undisclosed heart condition” leaving behind a wife and three daughters.

Our hearts go out to his family and the entire Century Media team.

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Source: Billboard