I've heard some people call Rise Records the new Victory Records, and I guess I get the comparison from a certain standpoint - but I gotta admit: the emails I get after I crack a joke about a Rise Records' band on the homepage are always lighthearted and good spirited. When I used to make jokes about Victory stuff, the emails were basically threatening. Gotta give Rise a lot of credit. Plus, they're in my neck of the woods, are signing a lot of really good bands, and bringing in Matthew Gordner to do A&R work has been brilliant.
If you "like" Victory Records on their facebook page, you'll be able to stream a new A Day To Remember track, titled "2nd Sucks." Their new album, What Separates Me From You, hits stores on November 16th.
The latest episode of VicTorV, hosted by Larry "The Soup Nazi" Thomas, can be viewed in the replies. It features a never-before-scene music video forStreetlight Manifesto's cover of Radiohead's "Just", an interview with The Sleeping, and more.
In celebration of Memorial Day, Victory Records is offering a free sampler featuring their metal bands, including new tracks from Darkest Hour and The Autumn Offering. It can be downloaded here until Tuesday.