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Victory RecordsOfficial Website: http://www.victoryrecords.com/
Artists with releases on this label:
Reach The Sky, Grade, Earth Crisis, Snapcase, Boy Sets Fire, Grey Area, Thursday, Waterdown, Minus, Thumb, Catch 22, Guilt, Refused, River City Rebels, In Cold Blood, Snowdogs, Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Strife, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Darkest Hour, Ten Foot Pole, The Reunion Show, Blood For Blood, Somehow Hollow, Count The Stars, Dead To Fall, Silverstein, Freya, Spitalfield, Hoods, Streetlight Manifesto, Glasseater, All Out War, Between The Buried And Me, Burning Heads, Bayside, Scars Of Tomorrow, Madcap, The Hurt Process, Martyr AD, Hawthorne Heights, Straylight Run, Bury Your Dead, Action Action, The Black Maria, Comeback Kid, Sinai Beach, Giles, The Forecast, The Junior Varsity, A Perfect Murder, The Audition, The Tossers, Aiden, With Honor, June, Smoking Popes, The Autumn Offering, Nights Like These, The Sleeping, Path of Resistance, Moros Eros, Beneath the Sky, Emmure, Endwell, A Day to Remember, 1997, The Warriors, Four Letter Lie, Driver Side Impact, Ringworm, Secret Lives of the Freemasons, Arise and Ruin, Deadguy, Chase Long Beach, Shelter, Dr. Acula
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.
The Reverend Horton Heat: "Let Me Teach You How To Eat"
The Reverend Horton Heat have revealed a video for "Let Me Teach You How To Eat." It's from the band's upcoming LP Rev, due out January 21, 2014 via Victory Records. In addition, the trio have announced an extensive run of tour dates in…
Close Your Eyes / Islander
Close Your Eyes have announced a run of tour dates supported by Islander. The band will soon release Line in the Sand on October 29, 2013 via Victory…
Close Your Eyes: "The End"
Close Your Eyes have posted a lyric video for "The End." The track features guest vocals from Zoli Téglas of Ignite and Pennywise fame and will appear on Line in the Sand which is due out October 29, 2013 via Victory…
Streetlight Manifesto postpones show after stage malfunction in Buffalo
Streetlight Manifesto stopped playing and postponed a performance in Buffalo, NY last night after an issue with the venue. The promoter explained: We had to postpone [the] show due to a beam buckling in the floor. Our patron's safety is our #1 priority and we would never want to jeopardize that. We thought it…
Reverend Horton Heat announce 'Rev'
Reverend Horton Heat announced the first studio album in over four years today. This will be the band's 11th release, titled Rev, and is due out January 21, 2014 via Victory…
Terror / F*cked Up / Power Trip / Code Orange Kids
Terror and Fucked Up will play a short tour together in October. The run will feature support from Power Trip and Code Orange…
Tear Out the Heart: "Coffin Eyes"
Tear Out the Heart have posted a new video for "Coffin…
These Hearts: "Been Through Hell"
Fargo, ND pop-screamo group These Hearts have released a music video for their song "Been Through Hell." The track appears on the band's latest album Yours to Take, released July 9th via Victory…
A Day to Remember / All Time Low / Pierce The Veil
A Day to Remember, All Time Low, and Pierce The Veil will be touring…
Streetlight Manifesto (North America)
Streetlight Manifesto have announced the final leg of their farewell tour, "The End of the Beginning Tour." Following these dates, the band will cease being a full-time touring outfit, but play sporadically. They released The Hands That…
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