CENTAURUS A will be releasing their debut album Side Effects Expected via Listenable Records in March 2009. The band got their name from a galaxy: "It is one of the most interesting and peculiar galaxies in the sky, and is a strong source of radio radiation (therefore the designation Centaurus A); it is actually the nearest radio galaxy. Centaurus A galaxy has swallowed another galaxy similar to ours about 2 billion years ago."
The band was formed in 2000 and released three demos: Last Step Line (2000), Nimbus (2001) and Narcotic (2003). Centaurus A is: Johannes Henke (vocals), Hernan Martinez, Maik Matanovic (guitars), Michael Ahlgrimm (bass), Patrick Schroeder (drums).
Centaurus A is defining their musical goal as follows: "We're constantly working on developing an unique style of metal, always trying to push our technical limits as musicians to new levels"
According to a press release, "Side effects expected is a collection of rapid and savagely melodic death metal and was recorded with Jacob Hansen at his own studio in Denmark."