War Of Ages, Convictions & Earth Groans North American Tour Planned

War Of Ages, Convictions & Earth Groans will be touring together next year as part of ‘The Alpha Tour‘. Dates and venues for the run will be announced in early 2018.

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— Facedown Records (@facedownrecords) December 21, 2017

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Sleeping Giant Debut New Song & Announce Final Album & Farewell Shows

Sleeping Giant announces that they will be calling it quits shortly after the January 26th release date of their new album “I Am” via Facedown Records. A first track from that album can be streamed below and features a guest turn from Silent Planet‘s vocalist Garrett Russell.

Sleeping Giant singer Tommy Green says of the band’s plans to call it quits:

“For me personally this band has been such an important and special gift for my actual life that I needed to know that I was actually at a point where I could let go and move on. I didn’t want to feel grief like there was something unexpressed unsaid or undone in me. This band has become the public/private journal of my story or my life.

It is one of the most important things I have ever done in my life. It’s crazy, beautiful, hard, awesome, cathartic, creative and mission all at the same time. In regards to this being a thought out deliberate decision to make I AM The final Project, for myself I am at a point where I feel like I have crossed some significant finish lines in my journey and things have come full circle.

A friend told me most people never have a vision for the end, I wanted to make sure we had a vision For the end not just the beginning, so to come To the end, but not just let it fail and fall apart. I wanted to have a vision for the end. I think we are doing that now.

At Facedown Fest 2016 we talked to JD and asked him if he would consider helping us to say goodbye. We wanted to finish where we started and show respect and honor for the label that helped us get our first exposure and created space for us to grow at home in Southern California. Stepping away from Facedown and becoming a traveling band and working with so many others, it became evident that there is something really special about Facedown; honestly this is just such a gift for the FD crew to be willing to take this on as a last project.

Our last show will be 12 years to the date of our first show back home. I couldn’t and wouldn’t have done this, risked speaking and sharing my personal story without all the people that have made this band. Respect for your sacrifices and for your gifts and talents and efforts. You are all a part of Sleeping Giant.”
The band’s final shows include:

01/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/17 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

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Fleshkiller (Extol) Debuts New Song “Warfare” From Upcoming Debut Album “Awaken”

Fleshkiller (Extol) debuts a new song entitled “Warfare”, taken from the upcoming debut album “Awaken”, which Facedown Records will release on September 15th.

Check out now “Warfare” below.

Comments Ole Børud (also of Extol):

“‘Warfare‘ is one of the most intense songs on the album with an old school thrash/death inspired beat that lends itself perfectly to some headbanging! Lyrically this song speaks about how humankind’s history of warfare ultimately leads to death and destruction and that we need to seek a better way.”

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Fleshkiller (Extol) Premieres New Song “Parallel Kingdom” From Upcoming Debut Album “Awaken”

Fleshkiller (Extol) premieres a new song entitled “Parallel Kingdom”, taken from the upcoming debut album “Awaken”, which Facedown Records will release on September 15th.

Check out now “Parallel Kingdom” below.

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Deathbreaker Signs With Facedown Records To Release “Disconnect”

Facedown Records is proud to introduce Deathbreaker, a powerful four piece hailing from Olympia, Washington. The group’s debut album “Disconnect” was produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Norma Jean) and will be released on May 12th, 2017.

Check out the first single “In Error” below. Deathbreaker has also been added to Night 1 of Facedown Fest at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and full U.S. touring details will be announced soon.

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Nothing Left Signs With Facedown Records For New EP Release

Facedown Records has inked a new deal with Nothing Left for a new EP release this spring. The label comments:

“We are so excited to welcome Nothing Left, featuring Ryan and Brandon Leitru, formerly of metalcore juggernaut For Today to the Facedown family! The band will release its debut EP ‘Destroy and Rebuild’ on April 21 via Facedown. The EP is available for pre-order at Merch Now in both CD and LP format, along with digital and merch bundles.”

Ryan Leitru further states: “In the current state of a lot of heavy music circles, there is a lot of music that is made by bands (or their producers) just to cater to a specific audience. It leads to a lot of safe and sometimes not very genuine music. It’s easy to get jaded when you’re too close to that type of world. One way to fight that and keep your passion for what you do is to go back to what first made you love music.

“With the Destroy and Rebuild EP, we tried to do that and as a result you can hear some of the influences from stuff that was happening when we were growing up in this music scene. Both in life and in music, a great way to move forward is to look back first, and learn from it.”

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Those Who Fear Debuts New Song “Heretic” From Upcoming New Album “State Of Mind”

Those Who Fear debuts a new song entitled “Heretic”, taken from the upcoming new album “State Of Mind”, due out in stores on December 09th via Facedown Records. The track features a guest turn from Sleeping Giant frontman Tommy Green.

Check out now “Heretic” below.

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Those Who Fear Premieres New Song “Lost” From Upcoming New Album “State Of Mind”

Those Who Fear premieres a new song entitled “Lost”, taken from the upcoming new album “State Of Mind”, due out in stores on December 09th via Facedown Records.

Check out now “Lost” below.

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Poured Out Premieres New Song “Enslavement To The Substance” From Upcoming New Album “To The Point Of Death”

Poured Out premieres a new song featuring a guest turn from Chris Lane of Headrush and entitled “Enslavement To The Substance”, taken from the upcoming new album “To The Point Of Death”, which will be out in stores October 21st via Facedown Records. The track lyrically tackles the substance abuse of vocalist Randy Lyvers’ brother.

Check out now “Enslavement To The Substance” below.

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Saving Grace Premieres New Song & Music Video “Recidivist” From Upcoming New Album “Into Hell”

New Zealand’s Saving Grace premieres a new song and music video entitled “Recidivist”, taken from the upcoming new album “Into Hell”, which will be out in stores 2017 via Facedown Records.

Check out now “Recidivist” below.

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