Official press release:
Rarely does an unsigned band create as much noise as Virginia Beach's We Were Gentlemen
. The band, which formed in 2005, has quickly ascended to the top of the underground due to playing alongside such heavyweights as Converge, A Life Once Lost, The Red Chord and Suicide Silence. Now they are ready to make their name known to the world and Century Media Records
is extremely excited to announce the signing of We Were Gentlemen to the label's worldwide roster.
When We Were Gentlemen decided to take the band to the next level, co-founders Kalan Blehm and Richard Nuepert went out and financed a van and trailer and began booking tours up and down the east coast with bands such as My Bitter End (Uprising Records), Cassius (Lifeforce Records), and ABACABB (Summerian Records). Since this time, the band has exploded in popularity, having amassed over 45,000 friends and 500,000 plays on MySpace.
All of this buzz lead to Century Media Records taking notice and partnering with the band. Now, We Were Gentlemen is preparing to enter Planet Red Studios
in Richmond, VA on November 16th to begin recording their Century Media debut. The album, entitled Living Hell, will be recorded by the acclaimed Andreas Magnusson
(The Black Dahlia Murder
, Haste The Day
) and is tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2009 release.
The band comments: "We are extremely proud and excited to be a part of a respected label such as Century Media Records. To be on a roster along side of bands like Suicide Silence, God Forbid, In This Moment, Terror and Earth Crisis (just to name a few) is a real honor. We feel as though Century Media Records is the best home for We Were Gentlemen, and we couldn't be happier with the dedication, commitment, and professionalism Ray Harkins and everyone else over at Century Media has shown us thus far. We would like to thank Ray Harkins from Century Media and our lawyer Adam Mandell for having the patience and believing in this project throughout the whole process. We would also like to thank all of our friends and fans who have supported and stuck with us throughout the years. On November 16th, we will be entering Planet Red Studios in Richmond, VA to record our debut full-length entitled Living Hell with producer/engineer Andreas Magnusson. Living Hell will be in stores in early spring, so be on the look out! We can't wait for everyone to hear our new material and to get out on the road in the New Year. Stay tuned to our MySpace for studio updates, new songs, and tour dates!"
Be sure to head over to the official We Were Gentlemen MySpace
to check out their brand new video for the track "Cradle Your Filth," directed by Scott Hansen.