11:39 AM on 12/07/10
Rise is not going to stop signing metalcore synth screamo bands. They have the market absolutely cornered, and it's what's made them into a powerful label. And honestly, there are a lot of kids out there who like that music, I personally hate it, but that's just my opinion.
I knew about this deal months ago, when Rise first offered it and Man Overboard and Transit were considering it. Rise simply said they love their music and would like to make a real effort to expand the label's roster. Synthy metalcore won't be a around forever, so they're just trying to diversify, and try and remove that 'only one style of music' label image. They're definitely going to put all the effort they can into Man Overboard and Transit. Congrats to all involved.