News•October 26, 2005 8:55 PM ET•4,286 views
Century Media's Second Annual Xmas Balls
Official press release (Century Media Records): Come one, come all to The Century Family's Second Annual Christmas Balls! After the resounding success of last year's jubilantly jam-packed inaugural event, The Century Family's evil elves are once again preparing a magical metal night. Wednesday, December 7, at the Key Club in Hollywood, four outstanding Century Family artists will come together to help us celebrate the end of another triumphant metal year. A massive undertaking, Santa has already selected presents for all tapping Seattle's Nevermore to headline the celebration. Supporting the band will be Behemoth, Watch Them Die, and Manntis. Nevermore, who spent the summer performing on the mainstage of Megadeth's Gigantour, just finished headlining their first European tour supporting This Godless Endeavor. The band joined Opeth's North American tour Oct. 26 in Chicago, and wrap up the tour in Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 11. The band will then continue performing headlining dates across the Midwest, complete dates can be found here. Currently conquering North America on Danzig's Blackest of the Black tour, Polish metal titans Behemoth are on their third North American tour supporting their critically-acclaimed album, Demigod. Heralded as "metal's best live band" by BW&BK, Behemoth have toured with the likes of such heavyweights as King Diamond, Suffocation, Nile, Halford, Opeth, and Superjoint Ritual. Oakland-based purveyors of violence Watch Them Die are currently on a massive national U.S. tour alongside Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and Crisis. The group recently unleashed their blistering sophomore offering, Bastard Son, which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss and redemption. The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis have an extremely busy fall schedule ahead of them after recently being added to the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, kicking off on Nov. 1st and running through Nov. 23rd. The group's highly acclaimed new album, Sleep In Your Grave, produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead, Social Distortion), is now available and goes straight for the jugular with its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic assault. Following last year's successful event, the elves have put their heads together to come up with even more fantastically diabolic devilry. Already busy assembling stockings filled with heavy metal trimmings, they are scouring the workshop for musical goodies for all attendees. Santa's selected outstanding surprises to raffle throughout the night, and one lucky winner will go home with a brand new Schecter guitar. Tickets for the Christmas BallS are available at The Key Club box office, or at Ticketmaster. Twenty bucks gets you in to witness our rockin' jingle bells, a price even a Scrooge could love. The Century Family includes Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast America, and Liquor and Poker Music. Century Media, the flagship label of the Century Family, is an upstart independent hard rock/heavy metal label founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog of such influential acts as Iced Earth and Opeth, the label's leading artists today include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid and Arch Enemy.