ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce and co-manager Kyle Borman have announced the launch of KBB Records and the signing of the label's first act, SCARE DON'T FEAR.
"After years of planning, touring, writing and learning, and after ups and downs, arguments and agreements, I have grown to not only love the music industry, but understand it and respect it," says Bruce. "KBB Records is a label run by artists, for artists. With my love and passion for music along with my knowledge and understanding of the music industry it's our goal to work alongside incredible artists of all genres and to create and release amazing music for the world to fall in love with."
The first band signed to the new label is SCARE DON'T FEAR, a Providence, Rhode Island-based fusion of hip-hop and metal.
Says SCARE DON'T FEAR in a statement: "Everyone in SCARE DON'T FEAR is extremely proud to be a part of KBB Records. SDF are huge fans of ASKING ALEXANDRIA, so when Ben and Kyle approached us about teaming up, we were stoked. We have been working at this goal for over five years and it's a very rewarding feeling to not only get signed, but to get signed to a label that has such an amazing team behind it. All of us are looking forward to building towards the future with KBB Records."
Adds Kyle Borman about the new label: "KBB started as a small recording studio that Ben and I started together a few years ago with the intentions of providing traveling bands a means to record high end, professional records and demos while out on the road. Together, Ben and myself have managed to turn what started out as a small, mobile recording studio, into an artist friendly record label with a team of staff with the experience and passion that can rival even the largest record labels around the world. KBB Records is dedicated to developing talented and passionate artists of all genres and helping them share their music with the world and accomplishing their dreams."