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Tickets for Facedown Fest 2014 On Sale Now


Tickets are now on sale for Facedown Fest 2014! You can get single-night tickets or a 2-night pass at the Facedown Fest website. Most years we see the fest sell out before the doors open, so make sure not to miss your Facedown favorites as well as the highly anticipated Sinai Beach reunion! Get your tickets in advance!

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Mouth of the South signs with Facedown


Facedown Records is proud to welcome Mouth of the South to the Family!

For six years Texas’ Mouth of the South has been blazing trails with their fiery metalcore riffs and tenacious southern attitude. Though the band has evolved almost entirely from the original lineup and sound in 2007, the fervor is still there as is evidenced by their three self-released albums and well-established touring schedule.

The band’s most recent release “Transparency” (2013), which debuted at #10 on the iTunes metal chart, put MOTS on the map as a groove-filled metalcore up-and-comer. The band has also become known for their relatable song writing and empathetic lyricism. As one reviewer notes, “Mouth of the South bleed their music”.

Now MOTS add their talent to the Facedown Family, joining with the label to release their new album, heading out on tour with War of Ages and Saving Grace and ending up at Night Two of Facedown Fest on March 29.

The band states “We are beyond excited to announce that we have joined forces with the Facedown Records Family! We are really looking forward to the future of the band as we team up with the label. As a band, we’ve been going at this for a long time and feel like this is the best move for us. We will be buckling down over the next few months to write and record a new album that we will be releasing sometime this summer. Our first tour as a Facedown band will be early this spring with War of Ages and Saving Grace. We can’t wait to get out on the road more and more to meet new people and make new friends. Keep checking in for more updates from us and Facedown Records. Thanks for your support.”

Mouth of the South is offering an exclusive download of their brand new song “Idle Hands”, a sneak peak into the new album they’ll be recording for Facedown in April.

Posted on January 22nd, 2014

Saving Grace Release “The Urgency”


“‘The Urgency is a powerful look at life, death, and the battle that lies between.” – Indie Vision Music

The highly anticipated new album from Saving Grace “The Urgency” is officially out today! You can pick up a copy in our online store or at your local Hastings store. “The Urgency” is also available at our favorite indie stores like Gray Whale, Angelos, Bull Moose, Dimple, Independent Records, Newbury Comics, Silver Platters, Exclusive, or Zia Records. As always the album is available on all digital outlets so make sure to check them out in MP3 format at these links:

iTunes / Amazon MP3

Posted on January 21st, 2014

Gideon Set to Tour with Emmure


Gideon have announced plans to tour with Emmure on The Mosh Lives Tour this spring. They’ll be joined by Volumes, Thy Art is Murder, and Sworn In.

Tour Dates
Mar 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Mar 8 – Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
Mar 9 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Mar 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 14 – Grand Prarie, TX @ South By So What?! Music Festival
Mar 16 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 19 – Detroit, MI @ Margic Stick
Mar 20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Mar 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater – Studio B
Mar 23 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Mar 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
Mar 28 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Mar 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Apr 3 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Apr 4 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Apr 5 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
Apr 6 – Allentown, PA @ CrockRock (no TAIM)

Posted on January 20th, 2014

War of Ages Announce Tour with Saving Grace


War of Ages will be burning up the road to Facedown Fest with Saving Grace and special guest Mouth of the South this spring!

War of Ages vocalist Leroy Hamp says the band is anxious to get on the road. “This March WOA headliner marks our first FULL US tour of 2014. We are very excited to share the stage with New Zealand’s Saving Grace and Facedown Records’ new blood Mouth of The South! BRING YOUR BATTLE AXE!” 

Saving Grace guitarist Vasely Sapunov says they are excited to be touring state-side again this summer. “We are super stoked to be coming back to the United States to support what is by far our heaviest and best record yet. This will be our fourth time in North America and our third time at Facedown Fest, when we flew out in 2013 to do the final touring cycle for ‘The King is Coming’ it was every evident that we had gained a whole lot more fans and friends in the US, so it’s an honor to be able to come back and to continue to build on that, especially alongside War of Ages, a Facedown band with such a great legacy and awesome history! We can’t wait for everyone to hear ‘The Urgency’ live. Let’s rage!”

See tour schedule. More dates TBA.

Posted on January 14th, 2014

Facedown Fest 2014


Facedown Fest 2014 is returning once again to The Stronghold in Chino, California. The two-day fest will be held March 28-29 at The Stronghold Venue and will feature a large showing of Facedown bands, including a reunion of the mighty Sinai Beach! 
Doors open at 4:30, tickets are $15 for each night and will go on sale February 1.

Night One – March 28
Sinai Beach

War of Ages

My Epic

Saving Grace

Everything In Slow Motion

Hope for the Dying


Night Two – March 29
Special Guest – TBA

Onward to Olympas – Final Show!

Your Memorial


Those Who Fear


Mouth of the South – Facedown Debut!

Posted on January 9th, 2014


Check out the brand new Saving Grace song “Ablaze” above from their album “The Urgency” which comes out on January 21. You can buy “Ablaze” on iTunes and make sure to check out all of the pre-order options in our online store.

Posted on December 13th, 2013


FCD137_PRE You can now pre-order Saving Grace “The Urgency” in our online store. It will be available on CD or 2 colors of limited edition vinyl (Gold and red). Plus you can choose from an assortment of bundles including a Snap Back hat, Jacket, T-shirts and a long-sleeve. “The Urgency” will be released on Jan. 21st.

Posted on December 11th, 2013


fcd135-fcd136 The brand new albums from My Epic and Everything In Slow Motion are officially out now. It’s been a long time coming for both of these albums, but we think you will find them to be worth the wait! If you’re looking for a physical CD version, head out to your local Hastings store, or one of our favorite indie stores like Gray Whale, Angelos, Bull Moose, Dimple, Independent Records, Newbury Comics, Silver Platters, Exclusive, or Zia Records. If you don’t live near any of those stores, then you can order them in our online store for just $7.99 each, or you can always get physical copies on Amazon.

As always, both albums are available on all digital outlets so make sure to check them out on MP3 format at these links:

My Epic “Behold”iTunes / Amazon MP3

Everything In Slow Motion “Phoenix”iTunes / Amazon MP3

* And just a reminder that the vinyl version for both of these albums will be out in late January, so if you pre-ordered them, expect them then. We’re sorry for the delay, but the vinyl pressing plants are all very slow with the high demand of vinyl manufacturing happening right now. You should have received a digital download in your email by now.

Posted on December 10th, 2013


You can now check out a studio video of the song “Speak” from the new Everything In Slow Motion album “Phoenix”. The song featured vocals by Christian Lindskog from Blindside and we could not be happier about having Christian work with EISM on this song. It came out amazing! “Phoenix” comes out next week on Dec. 10!!!

Posted on December 2nd, 2013