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Trophy Scars Sign With Label, Push Back ‘Holy Vacants’ Release Date

Experimental rock outfit Trophy Scars have provided fans with some good news and some bad news on this chilly fall night. So, which would you like to hear first?

The good news is the band have decided to sign with a yet-to-be-announced record label after eleven years as an independent band. As for the bad news, the decision to join a label’s roster has resulted in the need to push the release of their forthcoming full-length, Holy Vacants, from this year to early 2014. Fear not, though, for a new release date is on the way, and UTG will …


Emery Announce Departure From Tooth & Nail Records, Additional Dates To ‘TWE’ Ten Year Anniversary Tour, And More

Despite the fact that Emery‘s touring efforts have been scarce as of late, the Seattle Christian post-hardcore band has been pretty good with keeping themselves busy through their constant social media interaction with fans.

Tonight a few big announcements came from their Facebook page, including more tour dates, the departure from the band’s 10+ year label home of Tooth & Nail Records, the controversial re-branding of Matt, Toby, and former bassist Joey Svendsen’s faith-based blog, UN-learning, and the launch of the band’s new label, Bad Christian Music.

While short, the band’s upcoming tour commemorating the ten year anniversary of

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Saves the Day Announces Self-Titled Full Length, Sign to Equal Vision Records

Iconic New Jersey pop-punk band Saves the Day announced their new self-titled record today. The record will be coming out on September 17, via Equal Vision Records. The self-titled record will also get an advance release for fans who contributed to their Pledge Music program coming soon.

Equal Vision is responsible with giving Saves the Day their start by putting out their first full length record, Can’t Slow Down. By returning to Equal Vision, fans get to see the band come full circle with their career.

You can check out a statement from the band, the cover artwork, and the …

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Chiodos Almost Finished Writing New Album; Plan To Record Following Warped Tour

The return of Craig Owens to Chiodos last Fall stirred fans of the Michigan-based group into a frenzy. There were tour dates, many of which sold out, but now that the initial buzz has worn off many are wondering when new music from the group might surface.

While we cannot say for certain when Chiodos will release their new album, we learned at 3PM (EST) today, May 13, that they have been working on new material. The group released a lengthy open letter to fans, and in the message they explain that they needed to learn how to work together …

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Less Than Jake Announce New Label, New Album, And New Tour

Well it looks like we have some news of a new full length release from Less Than Jake. The band will be entering the studio in May to record their first LP since 2008’s GNV FLA through one of the biggest labels in punk music: Fat Wreck Chords.

Along with that, LTJ are going to be hitting the road this summer on national and international levels, included in that are a week’s worth of east coast dates with Hostage Calm and Pentimento. Follow the jump for a listing of tour dates.

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LISTEN: Kid CuDi Announces He Is “No longer on G.O.O.D. music”

Billboard reports that during an interview with Los Angeles’s Power 106, Kid Cudi announced he is no longer on Kanye West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise, especially since Kid Cudi is slated to debut his new album, Indicud on April 23. Cudi stated that both Kanye West and himself came to an agreement on the direction he was moving as an artist. Nevertheless, there’s no hard feelings between the two rappers, and Cudi is on record stating that his decision was strictly a business one.

The Devil Wears Prada Sign With Roadrunner; Plan New Album For Fall 2013

Ohio metalcore deities The Devil Wears Prada have moved up in the world once more and joined the legendary Roadrunner Records’ roster. The band will make their label debut with an as-yet-untitled new LP, executive produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage with producer/engineer Matt Goldman, expected to arrive fall 2013.

Speaking on the deal, frontman Mike Hranica says, “We’ve put so much time into the new songs already, and we’re really happy where things are sitting. I think with Roadrunner in the picture, it’s only more encouraging as far as compiling a record that we can be proud of …


Fearless Records Announces Sister Label, Old Friends Records

Fearless Records, home to acts such as Motionless In White and Pierce The Veil, has announced the launch of its sister label, Old Friends Records. In a press release sent to bloggers and publications earlier this afternoon, president and founder Bob Becker offered the following:

“Old Friends came about from us being fans of other styles of music, in addition to the genres that fall under the Fearless brand, and wanting to release records that were more geared towards the indie rock / alternative world…It will allow us to work with the bands that we discover that don’t necessarily fit


mewithoutyou leave Tooth and Nail Records

Rick Mazzotta, the drummer from mewithoutyou, recently gave an interview in which he confirmed that the band is parting ways with their record label, Tooth and Nail Records. The band is fresh off of a tour with Alkaline Trio, and is beginning the recording process once again. Mazzotta citied control issues as the impetus for splitting from the label.

Hawthorn Heights split with label & start their own

Hawthorne Heights have left Wind-Up records and announced the launch of their own label, Cardboard Empire. The group’s first release under the label will be a new self-produced EP entitled Hate (August 23).

Anyone familiar with Hawthorne Heights knows this isn’t the first time the band has found themselves cutting ties from the record industry. They previously put out multiple records with Victory Records before leaving over money and creative issues.

Alternative Press spoke with the band about their history, new label, and the Hate EP. Click here to read the article.

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Kid Cudi announces new label, band name

While performing at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, Kid Cudi took a few moments from the show to discuss his new label and band name. According to Cudi, his new label is called Wicked Awesome Record and his band, formerly known as Wizard, is now 2 Be Continuum. You can view the announcement below.

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Chimaira signs to new label

Chimara has signed to eOne Music as their new label for North America, South America, and Japan. Check out what the band has to say after the link.