Don’t Sleep Sign With Victory Records

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Don’t Sleep have signed with Victory Records.

    Victory Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Washington DC / Pennsylvania hardcore band DON’T SLEEP – led by legendary frontman Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, DYS, Down By Law, ALL), bassist Garrett Rothman, guitarists Tom McGrath, Tony Bavaria and Jim Bedorf on drums. DON’T SLEEP, who formed in 2017, play anthemic, harmony laden, meaningful, melodic and uncompromising hardcore. They are (in their own words), “Five friends playing hardcore and trying to make a positive impact on the world.”
    “Victory Records has played such an integral role in the evolution of hardcore. While DON’T SLEEP is a new project, we all came up in the old school and have mad respect for the history of Victory Records,” comments Smalley. “After talking with Tony (Brummel, Victory founder) over the course of last year, we realized that he really connected with our vision for DON’T SLEEP and we honestly couldn’t think of a better fit for this band. We’re honored and humbled to be working with such an amazing label and unbelievably excited to be part of their family.”

    The band has released two EPs, Don’t Sleep in 2017 (Unity Worldwide) and Bring The Light in 2018 (Reaper). Their full length Victory Records debut will be released this summer.

    DON’T SLEEP has toured and shared stages with Shelter, Sick Of It All, Madball, Face To Face and performed on the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. The band are currently in the studio recording their debut full length album with Grammy nominated producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Everclear).

    Dave sums things up perfectly with, “It is a new era for hardcore and I am really happy with it.”

    We think that you will be too.

  2. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    all i took from that headline was "Don't ... Sign With Victory Records"
    robb, chris.tina, Woohoo! and 10 others like this.
  3. Sean Murphy

    Trusted Supporter

    sorry for them
    Dan O'Neill likes this.
  4. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    Cool. Valar Morghulis...
  5. elphshelf

    I'm not living, I'm just killing time

    Better hope they read that contract...
  6. amorningofsleep


  7. Yellowcard2006


    Really thought these guys were gonna sign with No Sleep

    A damn shame.
    Jake Vintson likes this.
  8. shogunTORTOISE


    Poor bastards.
  9. I Am Mick

    I AM GRAVE BUG Prestigious

    Victory must have a hell of a signing bonus if bands are still going with them
  10. TerrancePryor Prestigious

    Dave Smalley should know better than this.
  11. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    ^^^^ it’s all about money people. Victory is still paying, bands are still gonna be signing.
  12. Landrick Robert

    Stay Gold

    Bands will never learn.
  13. teebs41

    Prestigious Supporter

    Take away the word “sign” and this is a fantastic headline
    K0ta likes this.
  14. SaveTheEarth

    Lucipurr Supporter

    It's short term cash for long term loss. Yeah, they might give you a fat signing bonus, but that will very well be the only money you ever see from them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯