Industry Profile: Ula Gehret

While the artists are the centerpieces of the music industry, the people behind the scenes are often just as important. It takes as much blood, sweat, and sacrifice to create and maintain success for those who work off-stage. We are taking an opportunity to spotlight one of these unsung heroes, metal industry veteran, Ula Gehret. He was a pivotal figure in Century Media‘s rise in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. He now runs his own consulting firm with fellow industry vet, Leif Jensen (vocalist for DEW-SCENTED). We reached out to Ula in his homebase of the Netherlands, who was happy to share his journey through the metal scene.
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DEICIDE Signs with Century Media; to Embark on European Tour

Century Media Records has announced the signing of one of death metal’s founding fathers, DEICIDE. Led by original members Glen Benton (vocals, bass) and Steve Asheim (drums), DEICIDE have been busy at Audiohammer Studios with Mark Lewis (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA) and are looking at a summer ’09 release. The group have reunited with legendary guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH) and will embark on a two-week European tour this week. Visit http://www.myspace.com/theofficialdeicidemyspacepage to view their complete itinerary.

Benton states: “I want to say it is an honor to be an official CM artist. I look forward to working with the fine folks at CM and providing them with our style of metal. I can ensure you that what surfaces will definitely be nothing less than a total bash-your-face-in-from-start-to-finish, bastard. HAIL SATAN!!!!”

Asheim further comments: “I’m happy to be a part of the CM family and look forward to working with them. The new DEICIDE material in the works should be a good way to kick off the new deal. It’s a totally sick new record with a totally sick new label, but the same ol’ sick DEICIDE. See you all in 2009 and hold onto your balls!”

Owen adds: “It is an honor and a pleasure to sign with one of the most established metal labels on the planet. Century Media‘s track record speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to unleash this beast of a new DEICIDE album through the mighty CM! Many thanks to Kevin Astl and Steve Joh for their long hours bringing this deal to full fruition!”