New Brunswick, Canada-based thrashers RUSTED DAWN have inked a deal with Diminished Fifth Records. The band's full-length debut, "The Black Tides of War", is scheduled for a March/April release.

Formed in 2004, RUSTED DAWN has released two independent EPs and toured throughout Canada.

"We are incredibly excited to get behind this album and to help expose these killer tunes to the masses," says label owner Josh Hogan. "Not only is RUSTED DAWN a great addition to the growing and diverse Diminished Fifth Records family, but there is no doubt that they are one of the hardest-working bands out east and anyone who knows Diminished Fifth Records knows that hard work is integral to us!"

Jeremy Goddard, who provides vocals and rhythm guitars for the band, comments, "We're super-stoked on having our album released under the Diminished Fifth flag. Josh and the Diminished Fifth Records crew have been pretty damn supportive of RUSTED DAWN since they first caught wind of us, so it's great to finally be working on this level with people so pumped on all the bands and tunes they represent here in the Maritimes.”

Jeremy's brother in crime, Justin, who handles the lead guitars duties, added, "It's really great to have someone as excited about this release as we are. Diminished Fifth Records has been helping to put a lot of East Coast talent into the spotlight here, and across Canada and their efforts aren't going unnoticed."

"The Black Tides Of War" track listing:

01. Prologue
02. Red Collar
03. Waking Streets
04. By The Hammer Of Thor
05. Derelict
06. Master Species
07. Stigmantis
08. Where Turns The Tide
09. I Am Becoming Death
10. The Black Tides Of War

The song "Master Species" is available for free download as an MP3 audio file at this location.


Jeremy Goddard - Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Justin Goddard - Lead Guitar
Chad McMillan - Bass
Tom Blizzard - Drums

RUSTED DAWN will be touring next year in support of "The Black Tides Of War".

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