This Friday, CENTURIES will release their second album, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, via Southern Lord. Advancing its release, the entire record is getting an advance stream courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
Formed in 2008 in South Florida, the current CENTURIES lineup now includes members based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee, and in the UK from Manchester. Since their 2013 debut Taedium Vitae (Southern Lord), the group have refined their sound into something more focused, and intense, and 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 album was 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.
The members of CENTURIES issue on behalf of their new album, “The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding is a record that really focuses on the fear and uncertainty in our lives as we get older. From bringing children into this world to slowly losing the ones we love and how we choose to cope with an always looming self-doubt.”
New Noise offers, “CENTURIES bring forth a record that is encompassed by grinding guitars and breakneck rhythmic paces — especially from the drums. Most tracks are quick to their punch, like ‘Bygones,’ a two minute explosion of pure chaos and adrenaline. For an early heavy release, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding wreaks havoc with its incredible potency and abrasive nature.”
Stream CENTURIES’ entire The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding LP at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
CENTURIES will tour Europe for the fourth time in April and May alongside Portrayal Of Guilt, with additional international as well as stateside tour dates to be expected this year. Stand by for an official video from the album and more to see release in the days ahead.
CENTURIES w/ Portrayal Of Guilt:
4//28/2018 Klex – Greifswald, DE
4/29/2018 Gothenburg – Sekten, SE
4/30/2018 Firestorm Fest – Stockholm, SE
5/01/2018 TBA – Malmö, SE
5/02/2018 TBA – Copenhagen, DK
5/03/2018 TBA – Hamburg, DE
5/04/2018 Utrecht Fest – Amsterdam, NL
5/05/2018 Privat – Cologne, DE
5/06/2018 Kavka – Antwerp, BE
5/07/2018 La Comedia Michelet – Paris, FR
5/08/2018 TBA – CH/FR
5/09/2018 Juha West – Stuttgart, DE
5/10/2018 TBA – Bielefeld/Weimar, DE
5/11/2018 Miss The Stars Fest – Berlin, DE