Pre-Orders are now up for Southbound Fearing’s self-titled Red Cord full length debut album, out 8/2/2011. This much anticipated album is a follow up to their 2010 EP The Arduous Task. Currently two singles from Southbound’s full length have hit the Billboard charts—“Bring it Back” and “Irresistible.” This album was produced by Joey Mathews at Red Cord Studios and mixed by Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios. Check out the pre order packages here. You can catch Southbound Fearing later this summer on the Small Town America Tour with Seventh Day Slumber.
Pre-orders are also available for our female fronted death metal band Your Chance to Die. Their highly anticipated full-length debut Suscitatio Somnus, was produced by Jamie King at The Basement Recording. Suscitatio Somnus is technical, heavy and will having you head banging and looking for stuff to break! The album drops 8/30/2011.  You can check out the pre-order packages here. Right now Your Chance to Die is booking shows for the remainder of the year and has a South/Central American tour booked for early 2012.
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