Following the Southern Lord release of their second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, a new video from CENTURIES has been premiered at Svbterranean Magazine. Set to the album track “May Love Be With You Always,” the video was filmed and edited by Derrick Flanagin, and uses footage from Germany, Italy, Austria, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.
In the band’s words,
“The video is about human movement and the constant inertia we experience, frequently without taking time to properly reflect on it. Things we see, people we meet, places we go, stories we are told; events that are so fleeting they often don’t become catalogued in our memory and will forever exist only in that moment.”
Svbterranean dubs The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding as,
“a dark epic that sidesteps genre conventions by incorporating atmospheric, sludge and melodic elements into the mix, while staying true to the band’s signature hellacious hardcore,” and issues of “May Love Be With You Always” in particular, “The track seethes with unbridled anger, which is channeled through throttling metallic hardcore instrumentation.”
The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding surges with ten new tracks of CENTURIES’ harrowing, metallic, punk/crust-influenced hardcore, delivered with a calculated, very deliberate approach.
The album is out now through Southern Lord on LP and digital formats; find the record at the label webstore and stream/purchase via Bandcamp.
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.
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
“Fusing elements of dissonant hardcore, d-beat punk, and a knack for walloping tones, the band has taken the last five years and honed the overall sound and writing approach. This latest effort affords a new level of intensity and artistry.” – Blow The Scene
“For what is ostensibly a crust record, Centuries aren’t afraid to experiment with the formula, exploring hidden alleyways to broaden and deepen their pitch darkness. At times delicate, at times destructive, but always sinister, they never truly let you off that emotional butcher’s hook.” – Metal Hammer
“While they repeatedly deliver the goods when it comes to short-and-not-sweet blasts of Trap Them-esque hatred, they are not rigidly attached to one ferocious sound, and elements of post-metal and sparse acoustic passages add extra gravitas to proceedings…further demonstrating the strengths of a truly thrilling young band.” – Kerrang!