It's just surprising to me. The Bled and This Is Hell were unexpected signings but in the end they weren't all THAT unusual. This one really took me by surprise though. Either way, it's not a big deal because as long as HWM have a label that'll treat them well and a means to release their music, then I'm happy.
exactly, i just hope rise gives them as much attention and promotion as the rest of the rise roster, regardless of whether i like those bands or not.