Underground Operations has signed Kingdoms and Dean Lickyer.

Kingdoms are a five-piece from Kitchener, Ontario. On the strength of a free digital EP the band played shows with Protest the Hero, Silverstein, Farewell to Freeway and others. The band's debut release for the label Daughters of Atlas will be available on September 29th. A tour of Quebec and the Maritimes with Silversten is planned for the fall.

Dean Lickyer is a rock'n'roll band from Stoney Creek, Ontario . They were part of the MuchMusic reality show DisBand and were awarded "Best Band of CMW 09" by Kiss frontman Gene Simmons (they later opened for a Kiss performance in Sarnia). The group is now recording with Justin Koop (Grade, St. Alvia, Silverstein). A self titled release will be available on October 6th, followed by a Canadian tour with Flogging Molly and Inward Eye.