has announced the worldwide signing of Minneapolis Minnesota's THROW THE FIGHT
For the past three decades, Minneapolis has had its finger on the pulse of the musical world. There's something about the Northern Midwest crowds that demand passion and energy from their musical acts. THROW THE FIGHT
continues that tradition, bringing an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock. It's the kind of energy one hears on the band's newest album, the John Feldmann
, THE USED
) "What Doesn't Kill Us"
Months after initial talks with the band, Bullet Tooth
president Josh Grabelle
flew out to Minneapolis to see the band play in their element. "I watched THROW THE FIGHT
play at First Ave in front of 1000+ hungry music fans and they tore the roof off the place. They were exactly what I had hoped they would be and reminded me of a young BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
. These guys are stars."
"We're really excited to be working with Josh Grabelle
and Bullet Tooth
. Our new record has been a long time coming and it feels good to be partnering with a label that understands what we're trying to accomplish. Josh
has a great track record of breaking bands," commented guitarist Ryan Baustert
Recorded during a three-week stretch in Feldmann
's own Los Angeles studio, "What Doesn't Kill Us"
runs the gamut, stretching across metal and alternative, to just plain-old, white-knuckled rock 'n' roll. Serving to example is the blinding intensity behind tracks like "One Step Away"
and "Lights Out For Summer"
, which are imbued with soulful, intelligent songwriting to accompany THROW THE FIGHT
's brand of angst-ridden fervor.
An early single, "Not So Hollywood"
, was "leaked" and has already begun to pick up steam at radio stations across the country. KXXR
in Minneapolis was the first station to hop on board and immediately added the track to full rotation. Since then, WHMH
are beginning to follow suit. An official music video for "Not So Hollywood"
directed by Scott Hansen
(A DAY TO REMEMBER
, I SEE STARS
) will launch on all media outlets in the coming months."What Doesn't Kill Us"
will be released on June 5.THROW THE FIGHT
- Vocals Ryan Baustert
- GuitarJonathan Sutton
- Guitar/VocalsJeff Baustert
- DrumsKyle Glidden