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April 16, 2013

SEATTLE, WA - April 16, 2013 - Famed Seattle-based labels Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records announced today that they have entered into a new distribution deal with RED Distribution, Sony Music Entertainment's award-winning independent distribution company. Under the agreement, RED will handle distribution for all future Tooth & Nail and Solid State releases. The first new release through RED will be the third studio album from The Almost, Fear Inside Our Bones, out June 11 on Tooth & Nail Records. "We are very excited to be working with Brandon, the entire Tooth & Nail/Solid State team and their great roster of acts on the next chapter of the labels' successful 20 year run," says RED President Bob Morelli, "The addition of the Tooth & Nail/Solid State family further strengthens RED's already storied hard rock music business, and provides us with an even stronger foothold for achievement moving forward."

Tooth & Nail Records / Solid State Records, which are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, recently re-launched as a completely independent label group. This new partnership follows the recent departure of Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records from EMI/Universal. "We are thrilled to sign with RED and its remarkable team, including President Bob Morelli and Senior Vice President Alan Becker, both of whom I've known and admired for more than 20 years," shares Brandon Ebel, President of Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records, "This is an exciting new phase for our label and artists."

RED's radio promotion team and 'stache media marketing division will also be engaged with the labels. The first radio priority will be the new single from Love & Death, the band formed by Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, which is being released in conjunction with the summer reissue of Between Here & Lost (with new bonus material).

The labels are looking at a very bright future in 2013. Additional new releases slated for 2013 following The Almost include August Burns Red (just announced as the Vans Warped Tour 2013 headlining slot), The Letter Black, Icon For Hire (presently in the studio working on the sophomore follow-up to Scripted, the biggest first week debut sales in the label fold's history) and Solid State's Emery.

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About Tooth & Nail and Solid State Records
What began in a bedroom over twenty years ago has grown organically to become the enthusiastic support system behind many of the most influential rock bands in history. From inception, Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records Label founder Brandon Ebel quickly became immersed in a connected network of musicians, clubs, fanzines and promoters. Tooth & Nail Records has been the home to many staple and innovative artists including MxPx, Underoath, Anberlin, Norman Jean, mewithoutYou, MAE, Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson, Haste the Day and The Chariot. Combined with Solid State Records, Tooth & Nail Records has released over 600 projects and sold more than 20 million records including multiple RIAA Gold-certified albums, GRAMMY® nominations and other prestigious honors. Headquartered in Seattle, Tooth & Nail Records is the parent company to Solid State Records. For more information, visit and

About RED Distribution
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, D2C, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED's marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched 'stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music. 'stache media's expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. Sony Music Entertainment's merger/acquisition of IODA and The Orchard has expanded RED's reach into international as well as domestic markets.


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