Century Media Re-Ups With Caroline

Metal label on indie chart with Lacuna Coil.

Top metal label Century Media has re-signed its exclusive distribution deal with New York-based Caroline Distribution.

L.A.-based Century Media is one of Caroline's biggest-grossing labels. Its acts include Lacuna Coil (whose new album "Comalies" is near the top of Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart), Shadows Fall (whose new set "The War Within" is due Sept. 21) and God Forbid.

Century also operates the imprints Nuclear Blast, Liquor and Poker, Olympic and Abacus. Their acts include Napalm Death, In Flames, Destruction, Fireball Ministry, Internal Bleeding, Hanoi Rocks, the Hellacopters, Nebula, Glass Casket, Heaven Shall Burn and Radiation 4.