One of the newest members of the Strike First family, Letter to the Exiles, has just released their debut SF album The Shadow Line.

“Letter to the Exiles, armed with an uncompromising faith and message of hope, has been patiently crafting their sound since their formation in 2006.  Their follow up to 2008’s debut album A Call To Arms is The Shadow Line which combines passionate lyrics with metallic guitar riffs for a full on audio assault.”
The Shadow Line is now available here:  http://facedown.merchnow.com/

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