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Having over 200 releases behind them, Chicago label Victory Records has been one of the driving forces in independent punk and hardcore music over the past decade. One look at their roster tells you the story of their past, present, and future.

Past bands on the label include Bad Brains, Boy Sets Fire, Earth Crisis, Grade, Hatebreed, Refused, Shelter, Skarhead, and Warzone - a who's who of modern hardcore, if you will. While many have criticized Victory's current roster for not having any bite, the label still possesses one of the most defining voices in the genre, Snapcase. They also have a surprisingly strong group of ska-related bands, including Catch 22, Streetlight Manifesto, and Voodoo Glow Skulls

2001 was a defining year for Victory, with the release of Thursday's Full Collapse. A record that has since come to define modern emotional hardcore, the disc was first released to little fanfare. Over the course of 2001 and 2002, however, the record picked up steam, and as the band made the leap to major label Island Records, controversy surrounded the issue with the band questioning Victory about their business practices, something that has always been a point of contention about the label.

Victory has taken a decidedly poppier stance in recent years. Student Rick, Count The Stars, Spitalfield, The Reunion Show, Bayside, and the enormous success of Taking Back Sunday have opened up the label to thousands of kids previously blind to the label's history. This trend shows no signs of stopping with the label's most recent signings.

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Terror / Bane / Turnstile / Backtrack / Forced Order / Heavy Chains
Terror will be headlining the upcoming Life and Death 2015 Tour. The tour will also feature Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack, Forced Order and Heavy Chains and it kicks off August 6th. Check out the dates…
2015-06-11 14:00:01

Terror: "The Solution"
Terror has released a brand new song titled "The Solution.” "The Solution” will be featured on their upcoming album titled The 25th Hour. The new album will drop on August 7, 2015 on Victory…
2015-05-19 12:00:01

Broadside: "Storyteller"
Virginia pop-punks Broadside, whose signing to Victory Records was announced last March, are sharing an acoustic performance of their new song “Storyteller.” You can see the video after the jump. “Storyteller” is the latest track to be released off Broadside’s upcoming album. The record is titled Old Bones and is due out…
2015-04-30 10:00:01

Comeback Kid: "Territorial Pissings" (Nirvana)
Comeback Kid are streaming a Nirvana cover. The band covered "Territorial Pissings" and that's off their Rain City Sessions +1 10-inch.…
2015-04-22 13:00:01

Comeback Kid: "Losing Sleep"
Comeback Kid have posted a new video for "Losing Sleep." It's from 2014's Die…
2015-03-16 17:30:01

Victory signs Broadside
Victory Records has signed Richmond, Virginia’s Broadside. Their debut for the label is titled Old Bones and it is due out May 19,…
2015-03-10 15:30:01

Former Comeback Kid singer shares unreleased track for album anniversary
It has been a decade since Comeback Kid's Wake The Dead came out back in 2005. In honor of its anniversary, Comeback Kid's former frontman, Scott Wade, shared an unreleased track and a demo version of "Talk is Cheap." Comeback Kid's most recent release,…
2015-02-24 10:00:01

Comeback Kid (Mexico)
Comeback Kid has announced that they will be doing a four-day tour in Mexico this March. They released their latest album titled Die Knowing in…
2015-01-30 12:00:01

Comeback Kid / No Bragging Rights / The Greenery / Life for a Life (West Coast)
Comeback Kid have announced a 6 day west coast tour with The Greenery, No Bragging Rights and Life for A Life. Comeback Kid will be touring to support their release of Die Knowing. You…
2015-01-22 11:30:01

Comeback Kid: "Didn't Even Mind"
Comeback Kid have released a new video for their song “Didn’t Even Mind.” The song was appears on Die Knowing. The band is currently on tour with Four Year Strong and will be touring Europe later this year with…
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