Fredericton heavy-metal band Rusted Dawn are the latest signings to the ever-growing roster of Halifax’s Diminished Fifth Records.
The label’s latest addition helps solidify their position of having some of the region’s most vital heavy metal-influenced bands including fellow New Brunswickers Iron Giant and We, The Undersigned. Diminished Fifth will be releasing Rusted Dawn’s debut full-length release The Black Tides Of War in Spring 2010.
“I’ve had my eye on Rusted Dawn since the first compilation the label released in 2007,” Diminished Fifth head honcho Josh Hogan says.
“Not only does their music speak for itself but they are one of the hardest working bands in the scene. I am more then confident that they will hold the Diminished Fifth torch high!”
With Diminished Fifth having recently scored an East Coast Music Award nomination for Record Label of the Year, it appears that Rusted Dawn is getting on board with the label at the perfect time. Formed in 2004, Rusted Dawn cut their teeth in their original hometown of Sussex before relocating to the more centralized city of Fredericton. Two independent EP’s and many tours through Canada later, the timing was simply right to affiliate themselves with one of the region’s premier labels.
“We are hopeful that our affiliation with Diminished Fifth will just help us further what we’re already trying to accomplish: getting our name out to even more people,” Rusted Dawn guitarist-vocalist Jeremy Goddard says.
“Exposure is obviously pretty important for a younger band like us. So to sign to a label from the East Coast that is working to promote heavy music from the Maritimes just makes sense.”
“We are incredibly excited to get behind this album and to help expose these killer tunes to the masses” says Hogan. “Not only is Rusted Dawn a great addition to the growing and diverse Diminished Fifth family, but there is no doubt that they are one of the hardest working bands on the East Coast.”
While you’ve still got a few months of waiting before you can get your greedy hands on the new Rusted Dawn record for yourself, visit their website at www.myspace.com/rusteddawn and sample some of the songs that will be featured on their upcoming record.