Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Orbit Culture signs to Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Sweden’s modern metal standard bearers, ORBIT CULTURE. Hailing from the small town of Eksjö, Sweden (located between the revered metal cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm), the quartet (guitarist and vocalist Niklas Karlsson, guitarist Richard Hansson, bassist Fredrik Lennartsson and drummer Christopher Wallerstedt) has grown into a global force, melding together, riffs that are equal parts thrash, death metal and industrial with arresting hooks and a layered atmosphere that invites comparison to GOJIRA, METALLICA and STATIC-X while carving out something that is uniquely their own.
ORBIT CULTURE’s 2023 album, Descent and its subsequent EP release, The Forgotten topped many recent year-end lists including Metal Hammer who described the album as: “a formidable entwining of modern metal’s most effective and exciting strands into an impressive milestone.” Exhaustive worldwide touring and a steady stream of crowd-pummeling festival slots across the globe, have set the stage for something much larger. 
 
Says ORBIT CULTURE: “Century Media is home to some of today’s biggest metal bands out there and we couldn’t be any happier to be part of their roster. We look forward to bringing you new music in the future and working closely together with Century Media’s world class team!”
 
“Watching ORBIT CULTURE’s rise to becoming one of the greatest new metal bands in the world and now working with them is inspiring,” states Philipp Schulte, Century Media Vice President and Global Head. “I’ve personally been a fan since the beginning. They are part of both metal and Century Media’s future in a very exciting way.”
 
Before initiating work on their next LP and Century Media debut, ORBIT CULTURE will tour North America with legendary metal acts, MACHINE HEAD and FEAR FACTORY as well as newcomers GATES TO HELL on the “Slaughter The Martout” tour.  The US and Canadian run will continue the Swedish band’s exhaustive work in the territory which has included tours with IN FLAMES and AVATAR and won ORBIT CULTURE a rabid fan-base and high placement on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal “Devil’s Dozen” year-end chart. At the time of this announcement, the band is #1 on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal Following the U.S. tour, ORBIT CULTURE will then embark on an extensive tour of Europe, fittingly titled, the “Descending Into Madness” tour.  
 
“We are beyond excited to be working with ORBIT CULTURE and their team at 5B (Management),” adds Mike Gitter, Century Media Vice President of A&R, North America. “They’ve carved an indelible mark on the worldwide metal scene through vision, determination, and hard work. They’re not merely a band leading the charge for extreme music right now – they’re a band that will lead that charge for many years to come.”
 
SLAUGHTER THE MARTOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR W/MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY & GATES TO HELL
JAN 18 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Brick By Brick (No Machine Head or Gates to Hel w/Thrown Into Exile)
JAN 19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ The Warfield
JAN 20 RENO, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse (No Machine Head or Gates to Hell)
JAN 21 PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater
JAN 22 SEATTLE, WA @ Showbox
JAN 23 VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore
JAN 25 EDMONTON, AB @ Midway Music Hall
JAN 26 CALGARY, AB @ Grey Eagle Casino
JAN 27 SASKATOON, SK @ Coors Event Centre
JAN 28 WINNIPEG, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
JAN 30 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Skyway Theatre
JAN 31 CHICAGO, IL @ Concord Music Hall
FEB 01 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Roxian Theatre
FEB 02 NORTHFIELD, OH @ MGM Northfield Park
FEB 03 DETROIT, MI @ St Andrews Hall
FEB 05 TORONTO, ON @ The Opera House
FEB 06 MONTREAL, QC @ M Telus
FEB 07 QUEBEC CITY, QC @ Theatre Capitole
FEB 08 BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
FEB 09 BETHLEHEM, PA @ Wind Creek Event Center
FEB 10 NEW YORK, NY @ Palladium Times Square
FEB 12 SILVER SPRING, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
FEB 13 KNOXVILLE, TN @ The Concourse (No Machine Head)
FEB 14 ATLANTA, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven)
FEB 15 ORLANDO, FL @ House of Blues **
FEB 17 AUSTIN, TX @ Emo’s
FEB 18 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Aztec Theatre
FEB 19 HOUSTON, TX @ House of Blues
FEB 20 RENO, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse (No Machine Head)
FEB 21 ENGLEWOOD, CO @ Gothic Theatre
FEB 22 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ Sunshine Theater
FEB 23 MESA, AZ @ Nile Theater
FEB 24 LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Bellwether
FEB 25 FRESNO, CA @ Strummers (No Machine Head or Gates to Hell w/ Thrown Into Exile)
DESCENDING INTO MADNESS EUROPEAN TOUR
MAR 06 GLASGOW, UK @ The Cathouse
MAR 07 BRISTOL UK, @ Exchange
MAR 08 MANCHESTER, UK @ Rebellion
MAR 09 BIRMINGHAM, UK @ Asylum
MAR 10 LONDON, UK @ The Underworld
MAR 12, ANTWERP, BE @ Zappa
MAR 13 KOLN, DE @ Kantine
MAR 14 EINDHOVEN, NL @ Dynamo
MAR 15 BERLIN @Frannnz
MAR 16 HAMBURG, DE @ Headcrash
MAR 18 MUNICH DE @ Hansa 39
MAR 19 MILAN, IT @ Santeria
MAR 20 ZURICH, CH @ Dynamo
MAR 21 VIENNA, AT @ Flex
MAR 23 DRESDEN, DE @ Club Puschkin
MAR 24 PRAGUE, CZ @ Futurum
MAR 25 WARSAW PL @ Hydrozagadka
MAR 27 COPENHAGEN, DK @ Pumpehusset
MAR 28 MALMO, SE @ Plan B
MAR 29 KARLSTAD, SE @ Nojesdfabriken
MAR 30 OSLO, NOR @ Inferno Festival
APR 02 HELSINKI, FI @ Vanha Ylloppilasta
APR 04 STOCKHOLM, SE @ Debaser
APR 05 OREBRO, SE @ Frimis
APR 06 GOTEBORG, SE @ Valand

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