Century Media Records are proud to welcome US death metal/grindcore veterans MISERY INDEX to its worldwide family!
Active since the early 2000s, MISERY INDEX have established themselves as a stronghold for outspoken, politically charged lyrics and savage yet surgically precise metal, releasing six studio albums, several EPs and performing well over 1.000 concerts in 44 countries to date.
Now, the band has teamed up with a reliable new partner for the years to come.
“We are very excited to spew forth our next batch of vitriol with our good friends at Century Media. It is a massive pairing for a new chapter! Respect!” – MISERY INDEX
“When I started working at Century Media, MISERY INDEX was the first band I suggested to sign right after the release of the “Overthrow” MCD on the band’s own Anarchos Records. Now, many years later the plan finally worked out. We are excited and very happy to welcome them to Century Media Records!” – Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media
MISERY INDEX are currently working hard on their seventh studio album, expected to be released in 2021 right on time with the group’s 20th anniversary!
As a special treat for all their fans who currently miss seeing MISERY INDEX live, the band teamed up with Revolver magazine to present a brutal live set captured on March 6th, 2020 in Munich during “The Campaign for Musical Destruction” with Napalm Death, Eyehategod, Rotten Sound, and BAT.
Visit www.revolvermag.com on September 4th, 2020 at 9am EST / 15:00 CET / 6am PST
When their debut EP “Overthrow” was recorded in 2001 by vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton (ex-DYING FETUS) together with (then) guitarist and vocalist Mike Harrison and drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS), MISERY INDEX immediately charted a course to explore and push the limits of Death Metal and Grindcore, drawing influence from bands like MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, BOLT THROWER and ENTOMBED. The erstwhile project shifted to a full-time band when guitarist Sparky Voyles (ex-DYING FETUS) joined. In 2003, MISERY INDEX unleashed their first full-length ‘Retaliate’, to exceptional reviews and followed by numerous support tours and festivals in Europe and North America. After several line-up changes, the second album “Discordia” was released in 2006, the first to feature current drummer Adam Jarvis and guitarist/vocalist Mark Kloeppel, with even more touring in its wake. Their third full-length, ‘Traitors’ (2008) reaped raving reactions from both critics and fans and saw the band on the road again until 2009. Then MISERY INDEX dropped ‘Heirs to Thievery’ (2010) like a bomb on the death metal masses, shattering all expectations. The album was both a commercial and critical success, elevating the band to headlining slots. During that year, long time guitarist Sparky Voyles was replaced by Darin Morris. In 2013, the band released its first live album, “Live in Munich”, which perfectly epitomized the rawness and ferocity that MISERY INDEX elevated onto a new level with their fifth full length “The Killing Gods” in 2014.
In 2019, MISERY INDEX released “Rituals of Power” and proved once again that the group is as furious as ever. Featuring the singles “New Salem”, “Naysayer, “The Choir Invisible” and “Hammering the Nails” the album was the band’s highest charting and best-selling release to date. Last year, the band did an EU headlining tour with support from Wormrot and then a US tour with Nails in the summer. At this time, they also released the single “Zombie Prescription” (Snapcase cover) via New Noise magazine’s flexi series. In February 2020, the band hit the EU again on the month long “Campaign for Musical Destruction” in support of Napalm Death, along with Eyehategod, Rotten Sound and Bat.
MISERY INDEX are (from left to right)
Darin Morris: guitar
Mark Kloeppel: guitar, vocals
Adam Jarvis: drums
Jason Netherton: bass, vocals
MISERY INDEX online