wow! definitely surprising. This could be ether good or bad - it could mean some of the major record companies are finally changing their strategies and are signing bands who make GOOD QUALITY music... or it could mean they are going to take the bands we love and turn them into something more mainstream and worse ha pretty interesting news though
Two of my favorite bands. At first I was going to say that I threw up a little, but this is actually really great for them, so congrats! They'll finally get that distribution they really need too, I've never seen either of their CDs in a Best Buy or anything around here. But Rise, hmm, I'm surprised. It's cool that they'll still jointly release with RFC.
Edit: Awesome if Rise continues in the pop punk/punk/hardcore direction since they have these guys in addition to bands like This Is Hell, Your Demise, etc. now.