FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2008
BIT RIOT RECORDS GAINS VOLTAGE WITH SIGNING OF VANCOUVER’S LEFT SPINE DOWN
June 3, 2008 – Chicago, IL – Bit Riot Records has been an admirer of Canadian, digital punks Left Spine Down for some time now and the label is thrilled to officially welcome them to its increasingly diverse roster.
At first we were unsure about Bit Riot but when the truck full of Money and Cocaine arrived we pretty much made up our minds! And the fact that the truck was being driven by prepaid hookers featuring Phoebe Cates was like icing on the cake! – Denyss McKnight
The endless energy from featured members Jeremy Inkel and Jared Slingerland of Industrial music legends Front Line Assembly and Denyss McKnight, former bass player of Vancouver Punk music veterans The Black Halos, has earned the band quite a reputation since forming a style they refer to as iPunk. Their fusing of Industrial, Metal, Drum & Bass and old school Punk bridges the gap between new and old, and makes for a good natured mix of circle pits and stage dives that are integral to the punk scene as well as the finger-pointing anthems that bring the metal industrial scene to life. It is this drive and desire that has welded Left Spine Down to their fans and is keeping them in demand worldwide.
I wanted the right fit to put this record out in the USA and the Bit Riot team really have the passion and drive that is a must in the music business today. – Mark Sommer, Band Manager
Joining the Bit Riot Records team alongside our friends in Cyanotic is a great fit for everyone. – Jeremy Inkel
The fact that they’ve shared the stage with The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, DOA, Genitorturers, SNFU, and Chemlab speaks volumes.
Left Spine Down has no shortage of firepower on stage or in the studio. The long awaited full length album, Fighting For Voltage, produced by Chris Peterson (Front Line Assembly/Noise Unit/Decree) and mastered by Shaun Thingvold (Skinny Puppy/Strapping Young Lad/Lamb Of God/K-OS) is finally coming to North America Fall 2008 thanks to Bit Riot Records.
I always hear stories of bands signing contracts and having their album do nothing more than collect dust in a safe somewhere. The only dust involved with LSD and Bit Riot is the dust we will be leaving in our wake. – Mark Sommer, Band Manager
Be warned, Left Spine Down will become the definitive iPunk band of 2008, no matter what city or stage the band leaves in ruin.
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