Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Breaking news: Jungle Rot sign to Victory Records
A few hours ago, the Wisconsin underground death metal veterans Jungle Rot announced that they have just signed with none other than Victory Records. Their first release on the new label, Kill On Command, is set to come out on June 21st, but unfortunately the only actual music we can hear from it for now is a quick thirty-second teaser welcoming them to the label. Now I know this is surprising news to say the least, and I'm sure many people's instincts will be to accuse them of selling out, especially since Victory Records is (in)famous for bands like Atreyu, A Day To Remember and Emmure, but let's not forget that they're also the ones that signed Pathology not too long ago, and their last album was some of the best material they've ever put out. I'm going to hold my judgment until the new album comes out, because this obviously wouldn't be the first time Victory has unexpectedly come through for us. In the meantime, check out Jungle Rot's Facebook page, and enjoy the video for "Worst Case Scenario", taken from their 2009 album What Horrors Await.
Here's hoping Jungle Rot can keep the trend going and help bring real brutality into the mainstream. Look out emo kids, you're about to get a whole world of hurt.