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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:17 am

I am very excited and very honored to announce that my band So Is The Tongue is now signed to Sound Devastation Records (indie UK). They will be releasing our debut album, "Torpid & Blight" on CD and vinyl. With any luck, this is just the beginning...

cheers!
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:06 pm

So Is The Drummer wrote:I am very excited and very honored to announce that my band So Is The Tongue is now signed to Sound Devastation Records (indie UK). They will be releasing our debut album, "Torpid & Blight" on CD and vinyl. With any luck, this is just the beginning...

cheers!
justin


Way to go man!!! Best of luck to ya!!!
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:09 pm

Congrats! Now is when all the headaches begin.
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:12 pm

Congrats!!
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:13 pm

Good luck. Getting signed is sometimes good, sometimes bad. Lately, there isn't much a label can do for you that you can't do for yourself. I hope it works out for you. Sometimes getting signed is what kills bands. Small labels rarely have the budget to do what needs to be done in order for a band to succeed. I just hope you didn't sign your band's music away to people who don't know their ass from their elbow. I've seen it happen several times in the past few years, and it ain't pretty. Some people talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, a lot of them are jackasses, bindlestiffs or guttersnipes. Just be careful, I hope you had an attorney look over everything.
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:26 pm

thanks everybody! i appreciate your concern smellslikeian. we not only got an attorney to look at it but a uk entertainment attorney. our deal is about as fair as you can get i think. they dont own our music, band name, or anything of the sort. i wont get into all the details, but i will say that the people over there were very lenient to all our requests (and the lawyer's) and we made sure to cover our asses.
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:55 pm

So Is The Drummer wrote:I am very excited and very honored to announce that my band So Is The Tongue is now signed to Sound Devastation Records (indie UK). They will be releasing our debut album, "Torpid & Blight" on CD and vinyl. With any luck, this is just the beginning...

cheers!
justin

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:15 pm

So Is The Drummer wrote: they dont own our music, band name, or anything of the sort.


That right there is a GREAT start. is it an exclusive deal or do you have the option to record for other labels?
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:16 pm

GOOD LUCK CONGRATS...
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:20 pm

they have only this record for a few years with options to repress or go elsewhere. i dont have the contract in front of me but im pretty sure the door is open with our next release as well.
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:38 pm

Congrats! P.O.Y!
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:39 pm

Way cool, man. Congrats. :)
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:43 pm

Good luck and congrats
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:46 pm

Right on! Grab on and hang on tight for the ride!
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:03 am

Well done mate! Hope it all works out for ya!