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Obey The Brave sign to Epitaph Records

Obey The Brave sign to Epitaph Records

Canada’s metalcore band Obey The Brave have officially signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their album, Young Blood on August 27.

In anticipation of the new record, the band have posted a video about the recent signing and have also posted an in-your-face video for their first track, “Get Real” (feat. Terror’s Scott Vogel) that you can check out right here:

Vocalist Alex Erian:

I remember listening to my Pennywise and Rancid cassettes back in high school and daydreaming endlessly about being in a band and touring the world. If someone would have told me back then that I’d sign one day with the label that started it all, I would have never believed it. It feels unreal but my boys in OTB and I are definitely up to the challenge. We’re extremely honored to now be part of the Epitaph family and are looking forward to many years of pure fucking destruction together!

Originating from Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, Obey The Brave is vocalist Alex Erian (ex-Despised Icon), bassist Miguel Lepage, guitarist John Campbell, guitarist Greg Wood and drummer Stevie Morotti. Fueled by passion and a strong DIY ethic, Obey The Brave formed in January 2012 and gained over 14,000 Facebook fans in their first two weeks of existence, all without releasing a single song. Armed with a music video for “Get Real” and a few more tricks up their sleeve, the OTB army is gearing up for a killer year.

Check out the signing video below:

Obey The Brave will be touring Europe in October this year. They willl be playing the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour, alongside We Came As Romans, BlessTheFall, Stick To Your Guns and more. Full list of dates is below.

12.10.12 Germany – Würzburg @ Posthalle
13.10.12 Germany – Stuttgart @ Zapata
14.10.12 France – Paris @ Le Trabendo
15.10.12 UK – Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
17.10.12 UK – Manchester @ Club Academy
18.10.12 UK – London @ The Electric Ballroom
19.10.12 Belgium – Antwerp @ Trix Zaal
20.10.12 Germany – Köln @ Essigfabrik
21.10.12 Germany – Berlin @ C-Club
22.10.12 Germany – Hamburg @ Markthalle
23.10.12 Sweden – Stockholm @ Klubben/Fryshuset
25.10.12 Germany – Münster @ Sputnikhalle
26.10.12 Luxemburg – Esch @ Kulturfabrik
27.10.12 Switzerland – Pratteln @ Z7
28.10.12 Italy – Trezzo D’Adda (Milan) @ Live Club
29.10.12 Germany – München @ Backstage Werk
30.10.12 Austria – Wien @ Arena
01.11.12 Czech Rep – Prague @ Futurum
02.11.12 Germany – Leipzig @ Werk 2
03.11.12 Holland – Den Haag @ Paard

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8 comments

  1. Pim said on 2012-06-13

    [quote]Gained over 14,000 Facebook fans in their first two weeks of existence, all without releasing a single song[/quote]

    Stuff like that always amazes me…

  2. xroldx said on 2012-06-13

    I don’t think it’s really bad considering it’s a metalcore band, I however still think it’s strange Epitaph isn’t only releasing skatepunk.

  3. Just Killing Time said on 2012-06-16

    Rise is releasing punkrock now, Epitaph is releasing metalcore now. Its all about where the money is I guess.

    OTB are an okay mixture of parkway drive and the ghost inside with an ex-singer from a wellknown and loved band…kids will eat it up. I liked the song in the video first listen, second time I noticed it’s basicly the same heavy breakdown and melodic part played three times, with another heavy breakdown in the middle. Even for a modern metalcore band, thats not very creative.

  4. Just Killing Time said on 2012-06-16

    Oh and that over the top monotone vocals during the entire song…don’t think i can listen to that for a whole record. Almost makes me crave some clean melodic vocals.

    • Pim said on 2012-06-16

      Not my cup of tea either, but Hatebreed did pretty well with that kinda stuff 😉

  5. Just Killing Time said on 2012-06-16

    Jasta’s vocals sound at least somewhat natural. This guys sounds like an effect ( but that could be the production, since vogel sounds weird too)