Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide recording contract with Inside Out Music. “I’m very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music,” Tate said about of his multi-album deal. “They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available.”
As the frontman of Queensryche, Tate has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band’s landmark concept album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by ‘Empire’ in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Jet City Woman’. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums. Tate’s only prior solo album was a self-titled release in 2002 on Sanctuary Records.
“Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time,” Inside Out Music founder Thomas Waber said. “We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician – welcome to the InsideOut Music family!”
Tate is finishing production on his first Inside Out Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Being As An Ocean has signed with InVogue Records and will release their debut album ‘Dear G-d’ on September 18th. The San Diego rock group finished recording the record with producer Brian Hood. InVogue Records is an independent label based out of Findlay, Ohio owned and operated by Before Their Eyes frontman Nick Moore.
“I am beyond stoked for people to hear the new Being As An Ocean record, its absolutely amazing. This band offers a completely different style to my line up and I’m lucky to have them”, Moore said about the roster addition. Catch the band on the ‘Despite All My Fears’ Tour through July.
McAllen, Texas indie rock duo Sick/Sea has signed with Autumn + Colour Records, home of Sleepy Turtles and Austin Archer. The sibling members Audrey and Cameron Scott will be recording their new album in August, and then touring the southeast in September.
Lifehouse spoke with The Philippine Star at the Marriott Hotel Manila to promote their recent concert in the city at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The American rock band talked about how beneficial it is in the era of the internet to have an outlet to stay in touch with their legions of fans. “It’s easy now to not get disconnected unlike the rock stars back in the day, they were kind of disconnected because they don’t have contact with their everyday fans, so the further they grow away artistically and they don’t understand why their fans don’t like their music anymore,” vocalist Jason Wade said. “With the Internet, you put out on a song, you get feedback instantly that you can kind of gauge if people are connecting to it and if they’re into the direction that you’re taking.” Read more.
Hostage Calm has entered the studio to record their new full-length ‘Please Remain Calm’ with producer J. Robbins. The album is due out this fall on Run For Cover Records. The band had this to say about recording with Robbins:
We wanted to bring out the emotion, the longing, the desperation in this record. We wanted to reach for something. J. Robbins recorded some of our favorite compelling and evocative contemporary records.
He came out to a show in DC, and we spoke for a bit. We immediately felt a great connection, and were drawn to his ethic and approach. We’ve been underway with J. for a week now and are so happy with the decision.
Vocalist Cmar released this statement on the record:
I was waiting on a train that was never going to leave. 5 am in Baltimore Penn.
The sullen train car sank into the tracks. Wrinkled newspapers finally gave in to the sleeping passengers’ laps. The seats creaked as the anxious teens and twenty-somethings wrestled with what was to come. The rumor was the track went out of service.
Everyone was tired of “the economy.” No one knew who won the wars. Or how they were ever supposed to be won. Whoever still had the energy was arguing over whether America was stagnating or in decline.
My Mom had lost her job and gone without work for a year; she was losing the house. Three other houses on my street were left abandoned. I had graduated school and was scraping by on odd jobs. It seemed like myself and everyone I knew were going through this monumental standstill, this endless waiting.
I got to thinking that there’s a song across every corner of this wounded place that maybe everybody knew, but no one’s singing. And it was then at 5am in Baltimore Penn that punk music needed to tell the story of the great recession. Not the politics, not the sloganeering, but how it feels to be young in the American decline.
Riverside signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOut Music, and the band is currently working on a new studio album for release in early 2013. The upcoming album is the much-anticipated full-length follow-up to 2009’s ‘Anno Domini High Definition’, which entered the charts at No. 1 in Poland and attained Gold status in the band’s home country.
The progressive rock band from Warsaw, Poland had this to say about the new deal:
We’re very pleased that we’ll keep collaborating with InsideOut/Century Media. We’ve overcome many difficulties together and we hope that the new contract, signed at the moment when we start another decade as a band, will help us to grow more, and will make us able to reach a larger number of listeners with our music. The new album is on the way. I believe it will be a new beginning for Riverside.
Thomas Waber, founder and label manager of InsideOut Music, added:
Riverside is one of the most important bands on InsideOutMusic and in the current Progressive Rock scene. Therefore I am extremely pleased to be able to renew and continue the relationship with our friends from Poland!
Tooth & Nail Records’ rock trio Children 18:3 is set to release their third label project, ‘On The Run’, on June 19th. The band’s current single ‘Moment to Moment’ debuted in the Top 20 at Rock radio. With the release of ‘On The Run’, the band has shaken up all aspects of its previous formula. Part of this new chapter includes teaming with producer Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Disciple, Pillar) for the first time.
“We’re really excited about these songs, and by far, we’re the happiest with this record after leaving the studio,” drummer Seth Hostetter said. “There’s also a lot of vocal character from David and Lee Marie, who really weigh in with a lot of emotion, and there’s a lot of musical variety. Some are straight forward rock songs, others are poppier and melodic and there’s even a ballad-like slower song, which probably comes from the three of us bringing so many influences to the table.”
The band will be special guests on the DisTOURtion 2012 Tour with Blessed By A Broken Heart and Write this Down along with special guest Rocky Loves Emily. This tour will begin July 13 through August.
Children 18:3 ‘On The Run’ Track Listing:
1. Moment To Moment
3. We’ll Never Say Goodbye
4. What About Justice?
6. Always On The Run
7. I Tried To Do The Right Thing
8. Holding On
9. Why Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
10. Nowhere To Run
11. All In Your Head
The American Scene will be releasing their debut full length titled ‘Safe For Now’ on August 7th. ‘Safe For Now’ was engineered by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and will be available on CD/LP/Digital. The Berkeley, California rock band will be supporting the new record throughout the fall, expect a tour announcement shortly. The American Scene is Carles Vincent, Matt Vincent, Chris Purtill and Jeff Wright.
‘Safe For Now’ Track List:
1. Just Say It
2. Blood Orange
3. The View From Here
4. Fifth and Natoma
5. When You’re Undone
6. Shape Shifter
7. Used to You
8. Hungry Hands
10. Safe For Now
Pure Noise Records has signed San Diego, California indie rockers My Iron Lung. The band recently finished recording their label debut EP with Sam Pura at The Panda Studios. The band’s EP, titled ‘Grief’, will be out on 7″ and digitally late this summer.
My Iron Lung is:
Matthew Fitzpatrick – Vocals/Guitar
Mike Valenzuela – Guitar
Eric Boudreau – Bass
Josh Wittenberg – Drums
Baltimore, MD – June 1, 2012 – Formed in 2003 in Baltimore Maryland, All Time Low has consistently released some of the biggest songs in the pop punk scene.
All Time Low is offering a free download of a new track called ‘The Reckless And The Brave’ at their official web site, AllTimeLow.com. The band teased the release of the track by leaking lyrics and cover art timed with a countdown on their website.
“Long live the reckless and the brave, I don’t think I want to be saved” are the opening lyrics to the song. Singer Alex Gaskarth says, “The song talks about not following the beaten path. There are so many people that sit back and just fall in line with what they think you’re supposed to do; ‘Go to school, go to college, get a job,’ type routine. This song really deals with veering drastically away from that path, and that’s what we did. We all have reservations and fears, ‘Is this gonna work?’ or are we rolling the dice on something that’s not the right thing to do.”
The band will be headlining Warped Tour all summer long and they look forward to playing this song for their fans. “We are singing to our fans, who are all different ages, from all different walks of life, and are all at equally important times to be realizing their place in the world,” guitarist Jack Barakat explained.
Thinking about the next album release and where ‘The Reckless And The Brave’ fits in, drummer Rian Dawson teased, “When I first heard this song, listening to it I said, ‘That’s All Time Low.’ It’s everything we are and stand for shoved into one song. It sets the tone perfectly for the whole record.”