CENTURIES announces the band’s incoming second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding. The album is now set for January release through Southern Lord Recordings, and the track “Bygones” has been released early as the band begins to book live actions for the upcoming year.
Formed in 2008 in South Florida, and having toured both the US and Europe several times, CENTURIES has experienced geographical and member shifts since the release of their 2013-issued Taedium Vitae debut through Southern Lord, the current lineup based in the US out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee, and overseas out of Manchester, UK. The time between albums sees the band returning with the expected scathing assault of their first record, yet the sound is more refined, focused, and intense, as proven on their recently completed sophomore album, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding.
Recorded in February 2017 by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business (Catharsis, Torch Runner, The Body), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Black Breath, Halshug), and completed with artwork by Phil Trona, CENTURIES’ The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding surges with ten new tracks of the band’s harrowing, metallic, punk/crust-influenced hardcore, delivered with a calculated, very deliberate approach.
The band offers, “The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding is a dark album that carries a theme of constant self-doubt. It follows how we choose to accept our loses and the reaction to life, as well as the journey we take to make peace with the demons we’ve made.”
An early single from The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, the LP’s “Bygones,” is now streaming RIGHT HERE.
Southern Lord will release CENTURIES’ The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital platforms on January 12th, 2018. Stand by for additional audio/video samples from the album, preorder links, and more over the weeks ahead.
CENTURIES will be returning to Europe for the fourth time in Spring 2018, leading with the band’s participation in We Built the World And Miss The Stars Fest V in Berlin, Germany in May. Stand by for further festival and tour details.
The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding Track Listing:
1. The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding
2. Wooden Hands
5. A Bow Across A String
6. The Climb
7. The Endless Descent
8. May Love Be With You Always
10. Nul Orietur
Eric Verporter — Guitar/Vocals
Phil Trona — Guitar
Dionisio Rodriguez — Bass
Derrick Flanagin — Drums