Bullet Tooth's latest signing Throw The Fight have lined up record release shows for June in anticipation of the release of their debut album "What Doesn't Kill Us" (out June 26). Fans can stream the first single "Not So Hollywood" and get first dibs on exclusive pre-order packages at the Bullet Tooth webstore. Throw The Fight continues the tradition of former acts from Minneapolis by delivering an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock. It's the kind of energy one hears on the band's newest album, the John Feldmann (Atreyu, The Used) produced, "What Doesn't Kill Us".
According to Throw The Fight guitarist, Ryan Baustert, "Lots of stuff is in the works for the band currently and full US touring is going to start this summer. But before we do that, we wanted to set up a bunch of regional shows throughout June in advance of the album release date so that we could give fans in those areas a chance to pick up the new record directly from the band before it's available to the rest of the world on June 26th. We're really looking forward to getting back out there and hitting the road in support of our new record!". See all dates below.
Months after initial talks with Throw The Fight, Bullet Tooth president Josh Grabelle flew out to Minneapolis to see the band play in their element. "I watched Throw The Fight play at First Ave in front of 1000+ hungry music fans and they tore the roof off the place. They were exactly what I had hoped they would be and reminded me of a young Bullet For My Valentine. These guys are stars."
"We're really excited to be working with Josh Grabelle and Bullet Tooth. Our new record has been a long time coming and it feels good to be partnering with a label that understands what we're trying to accomplish. Josh has a great track record of breaking bands," commented guitarist Ryan Baustert.
Recorded during a three week stretch in Feldmann's own Los Angeles studio, "What Doesn't Kill Us" runs the gamut, stretching across metal and alternative, to just plain-old, white-knuckled rock 'n' roll. Serving to example is the blinding intensity behind tracks like "One Step Away," "Lifesaver" and "Lights Out For Summer," which are imbued with soulful, intelligent songwriting to accompany TTF's brand of angst-ridden fervor.
An early single, "Not So Hollywood," was "leaked" and has already begun to pick up steam at radio stations across the country. KXXR in Minneapolis was the first station to hop on board and immediately added the track to full rotation. Since then, WHMH, KZRV, KZIO, KQYK, KMSU, KMSK, KMSU, KYTC, KGRR and KDAM are beginning to follow suit. An official music video for "Not So Hollywood" will launch on all media outlets in the coming months.
"Rock and roll is everything . . . To us, there's nothing else," proclaims guitarist Ryan Baustert. It's that same all-in, do-it-yourself attitude that pours from TTF's essence; an ever-present force that drives exceptional live performance, fantastic studio work, and an ineffable mass appeal. Throw The Fight's onstage force has already been seen nationally on festivals such as The Vans Warped Tour & Taste of Chaos, and with Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, and Buckcherry, among others.
Members James Clark (vocals), Ryan Baustert (guitar), Jonathan Sutton (guitar/back-up vocals), Kyle Glidden (bass/back-up vocals), and Jeff Baustert (drums) are headed somewhere fast and "What Doesn't Kill Us" is a standing testament to the band's resilience.
Stay tuned for new music, tour dates, music videos, and much more from Throw The Fight in 2012!
Throw The Fight on tour:
June 05 St. Paul, MN @ The Hoggsbreath (93X listening party w/ Pablo)
June 07 Rochester, MN @ The Wicked Moose
June 08 Fridley, MN @ Pickle Park
June 09 Des Moines, IA @ The House of Bricks
June 10 Harrisburg, SD @ Phoenix Lounge
June 14 Mounds View, MN @ North Star Room
June 22 Fargo, ND @ The Nestor