The Scoop: Oliver Withöft, co-owner of iconic record label Century Media, has passed away at the age of 49. A memorial service for Oliver will be held at 11 A.M. on January 25th at the Sotogrande Church, La Iglesia de nuestra Senora de la merced (11310), Cadiz in Spain. You can check out an official report from Billboard here.
The Spin: Century Media has been a staple in heavy music for the past 36 years, producing some of the best albums the metal genre will ever see. Their overall impact on music is immeasurable, and Oliver had a hand in all of it. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Withöft’s family and everyone over at Century Media.
The Question: Have you even bought anything from Century Media? How has the label impacted your life? Let us know in the comments below!