September 16, 2009

One of the world's most renowned and successful labels in the field of heavy music, Century Media Records, has announced a worldwide cooperation with InsideOut Music and Superball Music, two prominent labels featuring the finest classic acts and hottest newcomers in progressive rock/metal, post-rock and alternative. Both labels will now be distributed worldwide by EMI Music and will keep their individual trademarks and stylistic direction.

Antje Lange, managing director of Century Media Records Europe, comments: "We are really glad to now be cooperating with InsideOut and Superball — two well-known labels with loads of fascinating artists. Not only are we delighted to release the highly anticipated new albums of TRANSATLANTIC and OCEANSIZE, but having the labels' founder Thomas Waber in our office finally turns a friendship into a heartily welcomed business connection. As a proper kick-off for this cooperation, we are already working on a massive label-campaign with our worldwide distributor EMI for early 2010."

Thomas Waber, managing director of InsideOut Music/Superball Music, adds: "I am excited that we have found such competent and professional partners in Century Media and EMI as they really care about the music and artists we have to offer. I know the Century Media team for many years now and feel confident that this was the right decision for our bands. Both companies favor high quality instead of quantity and that is something we definitely have in common."

The first releases under this new partnership will be TRANSATLANTIC's new opus "The Whirlwind" and the brand-new OCEANSIZE EP "Home & Minor", which will both be made available in Europe on October 26. Further releases 2009 include a KANSAS DVD, as well as new albums by REDEMPTION, INME, NATIVE WINDOW, SHADOW GALLERY, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and THE TANGENT. Also expect a brand-new …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD album in 2010!

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