Jay Reason of Stillborn Records and The Distance has taken over management of hardcore label, Martyr. The label recently produced releases from Modern Life is War and a split featuring With Honor / the Distance.

As first order of business, Reason has announced the signing of two bands. The first is Connecticut-based Brothers in Arms which is described as a "fast, melodic and heavy hardcore band" and draws comparisons to "Shai Hulud, Misery Signals, American Nightmare and Bane" The band is currently prepping their Martyr debut for an October release and you can check out some material from the band on their myspace page.

The second act is also from Connecticut, posthardcore act These Green Eyes. The band describes themselves simply as a "five [piece] rock band with emo/hardcore influences." They also expect to see the release of their Martyr debut in October. Some material from the band is available here.

In related news, Palehorse who signed to the label in February have set a August 23rd release date for their upcoming full length.