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7 Seconds sign with Rise Records

7 Seconds sign with Rise Records

RISE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of legendary hardcore band 7 SECONDS to its family of artists.

Staying tried and true to their sound, 7 Seconds is back in full effect with a ton of new songs for a 7” and shortly after that, a new full length album. The guys will be heading into the studio this summer in Sacramento to begin the recording process. Amazingly enough, the band still has its original 3 members from 1982: Kevin Seconds, Steve Youth and Troy Mowat, plus Bobby Adams, who has been with the band since 1986. Kevin Seconds, the singer and songwriter, had this to say about the new 7” and forthcoming album, “We have about 20 new songs that we’ll record the best 13 songs from. This new record will be all about the energy and drive we still very much possess as a hardcore band. It’s been 9 long years since we’ve recorded a new album so there’s a great deal of urgency in them, with just the right mixture of both fast and mid-tempo tunes for people to sink their teeth into.“

The next few years will be exciting times for 7 Seconds and Rise Records; lots of new music, tours and talks of re-releasing back catalog for a special edition vinyl box-set. More rumors include the possible recording of their first 20 songs written in 1979 in which only 3 were recorded using a hand held tape recorder.

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  1. Lodewijk said on 2013-05-24

    What a weird combination. Lame move on 7Seconds’ part, hadn’t expected anything else though. Is their new music even remotely exciting?

    • Pim said on 2013-05-24

      Why is it lame? There might be a bunch of shitty bands on Rise (who are probably paying for releases like 7 Seconds), they also have bands like Hot Water Music & Make Do And Mend. And from what I’ve been hearing they’re treating bands well. It’s not like other labels aren’t putting out shitty bands too 😉 Rise probably gave em the best deal. Good for them.

      And I have no idea how 7 Seconds is sounding these days or anything. Just reacting to the “weird combination” thing.

      • xroldx said on 2013-05-25

        Actually Rise has been cleaning up their roster pretty well recently. They do have HWM and MDAM as well as Face To Face and Bouncing Souls, Dave Hause, Transit etc.

        As for 7 Seconds latest material, their last record Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over was pretty good actually.

      • Lodewijk said on 2013-05-26

        I don’t want to be “that” guy to say that Rise is a commercial label and that it isn’t a ‘punk’ move on 7 Seconds’ part, but yeah. I should probably realize that 7 Seconds really isn’t the band that they were on The Crew and that Kevin Seconds really wants to make a living off this. Power to him, but I wouldn’t fly the hardcore flag whilst being signed to a label like Rise. Again, it’s good for them that they’re getting exposure though.

        • ben said on 2013-05-26

          Well all the big hardcore bands are on theae kind of labels now, af, soia etc…

          Though i do agree that looking at their current roster there’s not much i like 😀

  2. ben said on 2013-05-25

    Looking forward to hear that! 🙂

    Good to go is probably the only hardcore albums where I know all the lyrics by heart.

  3. Onno said on 2013-05-27

    why is Rise such a bad label, have I missed some scandals ?