Year of The Sun Records has announced the signing of the Kitchener, Ontario, Canada-based band OF THE FIRST BORN SUN. The group will release its debut album in October of 2007 and will shoot a video for the single "You Can't 2-Step in a Wheelchair" shortly.
"We are very excited to be a part of the Year of the Sun family," says OF THE FIRST BORN SUN's Jamie Schoch. "We are big fans of the bands on the label already, like WHAT'S HE BUILDING IN THERE, DEAR BLACK DIARY and FAREWELL TO FREEWAY and have shared the stage with them on many occasions, which made our decision to sign with them even easier. Everyone in the band can't wait to get this album out to the public and we are happy to release it on Year of the Sun. It should be an excellent experience for all of us."
OF THE FIRST BORN SUN have been creating waves in the hardcore and metal scenes utilizing a lethal combination of blistering breakdowns and metallic fretwork which has earned them high profile spots opening for the likes of EMMURE, ARISE AND RUIN, LEGEIA, ENDWELL, FAREWELL TO FREEWAY and A PERFECT MURDER. In addition to their blistering live show the band has been quickly developing an online cult of fans. Two of their songs, "Paper Caskets" and "Playing Dodgeball with a Shotgun", were both recently selected as GarageBand.com's "Metal Track of the Day", earning them monstrous downloads in the online world.
"We're very pleased to have OF THE FIRST BORN SON become part of the Year of the Sun roster," says label owner Chris Benn. "What we see in the band is a solid determination to push their career to the next level. You don't get that anymore with a lot of young bands these days, but OF THE FIRST BORN SON have made a commitment to this label and I personally feel that they have a limitless potential. We're excited to see them develop and can't wait for them to start tearing it up on the road."
OF THE FIRST BORN SON have uploaded tracks from their forthcoming Year of the Sun debut, including "Paper Caskets" and the EP's first single, "You Can't 2-Step in a Wheelchair", at www.myspace.com/otfbs.