February 29th, 2012
You need to LISTEN to the other brand new song that ADALIAH put up today! Check it out right now! Their new album "Broken Families" will be coming out on April 24th. Pre-Order packages will be up shortly!
Go check out the Pre-Order packages for FLOAT FACE DOWN, THE SHEDS, & REDEEMER right now! Click on their band names and it'll bring you their merch stores to get one!
February 23rd, 2012
We are proud to announce the signing of Johannesburg, South Africa based TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN. The band’s new album ‘Choices’ is set to be released on May 22nd through Rite of Passage; a song from the album titled “Threadbare” can be listened to on the band’s Facebook page located HERE!
Formed in 2008, TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN started out as an idea to bring a sincere message of hope, and to do so with a real sense of urgency. Those same ideals that gave life to this band still chorus through in every song 4 years later. To be aware, to challenge, to follow through, to ignite ideas into dreams, to re-invigorate life itself and to find meaning and purpose. Over the past four years, the band has toured throughout Europe and Africa with bands like The Ghost Inside, Haste The Day, Have Heart, and many others.
“The main idea behind ‘Choices’ is pretty simple;” stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. “Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it’s not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place.”
“There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer,” added DeBeer. “Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general.”
Februrary 22nd, 2012
Float Face Down & The Sheds have announced new tours this week!
MY BITTER END
FLOAT FACE DOWN
THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE
6/8/2012 Rochester, NY at the Flying Squirrel
6/9/2012 Corning/Bing, NY at the Union Hal
6/10/2012 Poughkeepsie, NY at the Loft
6/11/2012 Amityville, NY at the Broadway Bar
6/12/2012 Staten Island, NY at the Dock
6/14/2012 Virginia Beach, VA at Shaka’s
6/15/2012 Raleigh, NC at Journey Church
6/16/2012 Myrtle Beach, SC at Suck Bang & Blow Biker Bar
6/17/2012 Tampa, FL Transitions Art Gallery
6/18/2012 Pensacola, FL The Brass Mug
6/19/2012 Prattville, AL at Camp Grandview
6/20/2012 Atlanta, GA at TBA
6/22/2012 Beckley, WV at Dry Hill Community Center
6/23/2012 Mt. Airy, MD the Mt. Airy Firehall
6/24/2012 Philly, PA at the UACA Hall
TREY THE RULER
3/3 - San Diego, CA @ 1341 Skyros Way (house)
3/4 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
3/6 - Santa Maria @ Skip Gibson's BBQ
3/7 - Fresno, CA @ the CYC
3/8 - San Jose, CA @ TBA
3/9 - Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center
3/10 - Eugene, OR @ the Gathering Place
3/11 - Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse Books
3/12 - Tacoma, WA @ the Redroom
3/13 - Centralia, WA @ the Quesadilla Factory
3/15 - Idaho Falls, ID @ the Wax House
3/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/17 - Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat
3/18 - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
3/19 - Ottumwa, IA @ The Vine Coffee Shop
3/20 - Cedar Falls, IA @ the Space
3/22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Gallagher's II
3/23 - Lansing, MI @ the Loft
3/24 - Ypsilanti, MI @ Crossroads (18+)
February 17th, 2012
Today we released a second new song from New Jersey's very own FLOAT FACE DOWN! Our good friends over at Bloody-Disgusting premiered it for us today. Head over to Bloody-Disgusting.com and take a listen right now! Their new album "Exitum Verum" comes out on April 10th, 2012. You can Pre-Order it today!
January 25th, 2012
Rite of Passage Records is proud to announce the addition of southern California’s ARISTEIA to its roster of artists. The band recently recorded a demo of a new track titled “Lethal Devotion” with Diego Farias of Volumes handling the production/mixing. The song also features a guest appearance by Volumes vocalist Gus Farias. You can listen to the track on the band’s Facebook page located here http://www.facebook.com/aristeiamusic. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming Rite of Passage Records debut album, which will be released later this year.
January 21st, 2012
It is a new year which means new releases! We recently put out the new EPs from The Sheds & Redeemer for FREE. Yep, we gave these sweet albums for free! You can find The Sheds album on Alternative Press's website and you can find Redeemers album on Lambgoat's website. We will be releasing these two EPs on Vinyl & CD but only a limited amount. Both of these EPs will be out on March 13th, 2012 along with the new album from Float Face Down "Exitum Verum"!
Get ready for this year, it's going to be a good one!
October 5th, 2011
Rite of Passage / Mediaskare Records has signed Bradenton, Florida band ADALIAH. The band entered The Brick Hithouse today with producer Shane Frisby (Bury Your Dead, The Ghost Inside) to begin recording their debut album, which will be released in early 2012.
“Rite of Passage / Mediaskare has a reputation of supporting a band to create success with them, all while maintaining a trusting and non-intrusive relationship with the bands creative output,” stated drummer Mark Abbacchi. “They actually care about the music.”
Formed in 2008, Adaliah has been amassing a loyal fan base on the east coast through constant touring in support of their self-released EP. “Our goal is to get listeners to feel emotion,” said the band. “We put our own hearts into every song we write, and every song is about something that has impacted our lives in a certain way. We want our listeners to relate to our songs and feel something, whether it be anger, happiness, or regret.”
Tracks from the band’s self released EP can be heard on their official Facebook page located HERE!
October 4th, 2011
Rite of Passage / Mediaskare Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, AZ based band REDEEMER. Formed in 2009, REDEEMER started as the means for its members to express their passion for hardcore music and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ to a music scene where “God Free” is becoming a trend. “We want people to know that there is hope,” commented the band. “We've all had bad experiences within churches and felt betrayed, but it's important that we not blame God or turn from His love because of this.”
For further insight on their music, the band offered the following “We write songs about struggle and about pain because we all know about that. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is our focus, not religion or the dividing walls of a hierarchy. We have to come back to the heart of worship. Our songs are written mostly about things that we've all struggled with individually or as a whole such as our own pride, our struggle at times to keep praising through the storm, struggles with being hurt by church communities, and spiritual battles that have torn all of us apart in our own respect.”
When it came time to choosing a label, the band decided on Rite of Passage / Mediaskare Records, stating “Their roster is full of amazing bands that we'd love to be able to associate ourselves with in the future.”
The band will enter the studio to begin recording their debut EP for Rite of Passage / Mediaskare album this fall. In the meantime you can check out a demo version of the track "Still Raining" at http://youtu.be/drXhiTuv6rM
Go 'LIKE' them on Facebook!
September 28th, 2011
Rite of Passage / Mediaskare Records is proud to announce the addition of Los Angeles, CA based band THE SHEDS to its roster of artists. The band, which features brothers Mac, Evan, and Morgan Miller along with drummer Mark Blaker, formed in 2005 as a way for the brothers to play cover songs for fun. Over the years the band transformed from just a cover band into a full-fledged group with a growing west coast following thanks to multiple tours, including time on the Vans Warped Tour.
“The most appealing aspect of signing with Rite of Passage / Mediaskare was the fact that we are a completely different kind of band than anyone they've ever worked with,” stated vocalist Mac Miller. “I'm excited to work with people who are excited to work with us.”
The band will enter Undercity Recordings in October to begin work on their debut EP for the label. The effort will be released digitally and on 7” vinyl this winter. A previously unreleased track from the band titled “Heart” is now available for listening on the band’s Facebook page located here http://www.facebook.com/thesheds.
“We want people to approach listening to us with an open mind. I know we're not for everyone, but we're doing something there isn't a so-called "scene" for,” said the band. “We sing our songs from the heart and hope people will relate to them.”
August 29th, 2011
Rite Of Passage Records have announced the signing of Riverside, California’s Darasuum and Los Angeles’s Deserters. Both bands will have new EP’s dropping on 9/27 with “Bite Back” by Darasuum and the “Fail Yourself” EP by Deserters. Exclusive pre-order bundles featuring t-shirt and hoodies with CD’s are up now at Merch Connection Inc.
Delivering upbeat and passionate hardcore Darasuum includes ex members of XBound In Bloodx, xDeathstarX and The Great Comission have been around since 2009. The group has toured with such bands as Stick To Your Guns and Sleeping Giant.
Deserters also bring the fury and include touring members of Suffokate in their ranks. The band has spent time on the road with The Ghost Inside among other bands.
Rite Of Passage Records is an new imprint from Mediaskare Records and is a home for up and coming bands that the label feel excited about and who need a home to launch their national careers from without being exposed to too much too soon.
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July 14th, 2011
On August 16th, both CREATIONS & STAND YOUR GROUND will be releasing their debut albums! Check out the new music video from CREATIONS and the new song video for STAND YOUR GROUND!
April 5th, 2011
We have three amazing releases coming out this summer from Creations, Float Face Down, & Stand Your Ground. All three bands albums are 100% finished and they will all be posting new songs very shortly. You can catch Creations & Stand Your Ground on tour this spring on the INRI Clothing "Young Bloods" Tour with Sovereign Strength, The Burial, & Saving Grace. Float Face Down have announced their new U.S. tour with Murder Death Kill, King Conquer, & Bermuda. Stand Your Ground have also announced another new tour in May/June with It Prevails, Life On Repeat, We Are Defiance, & Affiance!
We have a lot of great things in the works for Rite of Passage along with more signings in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates!
MARCH 3, 2011
Welcome to the Rite Of Passage Records website! Today marks the debut of the new sub-label from Mediaskare Records. The first three signings to the label are Creations from California/Australia, Float Face Down from New Jersey, & Stand Your Ground from Tennessee. We are very excited to be working with these new up and coming bands. Creations will be releasing their debut album "The Gospel" in the early summer.
Float Face Down are currently in the studio recording their new album, and Stand Your Ground will start recording their debut album in March! Please stay in touch with the label and all updates by coming to our website, going to our FaceBook & Myspace pages, & "Liking" this website!