NewsDecember 15, 2009 5:27 PM ET9,665 views

Artery Foundation forms label, signs Chelsea Grin

Official press release: The Artery Foundation has announced the formation of their own label imprint with Razor & Tie for 2010. While many casual music listeners may not be entirely familiar with The Artery Foundation itself, there is no escaping the fruits of their labors, or their artists in the music scene. A management company based in Sacramento, CA they have a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included The Devil Wears Prada, Alesana, A Day To Remember, Dance Gavin Dance, Attack Attack!, Breathe Carolina and Whitechapel. On the direction that Artery Recordings will take, Eric Rushing, founder of the company and the label says, "We believe in developing a band from the ground up, just like we have with all of the bands we manage. What more of a perfect situation if we can put out records as well and have a platform for the new bands that we discover. We will concentrate on a small amount of releases per year and keep one of our goals to be a very artist friendly label." Label manager, Mike Milford, added "I think the great part of our partnership with Razor & Tie is that we have the full strength of a successful label, with a proven track history, and major distribution while retaining the close personal relationships with our artists. Unlike some labels where artists get lost in the shuffle, we will have the opportunity to take every creative idea and concern of our artist and address them with utmost attention and support." The Artery Foundation formed in 2004 at which point Rushing had been a successful concert promoter in Sacramento for over fifteen years. He also started a record label called 720 Records, which had helped to nurture the local music scene for over thirty releases before he stopped to focus on management full time. Rushing recalls, "From day one we started Artery it was a full-time operation. Our original roster was The Devil Wears Prada, Drop Dead Gorgeous, A Day To Remember and Alesana. On linking up with Razor & Tie Rushing said, "we initially linked up with them on a possible publishing deal for one of our artists. I then began to talk about other ventures with them and after talking with Cliff Chenfeld of the label several times he flew out to sign a deal with me and I can honestly say he sees my vision. The staff is amazing and eager to work (on) our releases." Of Artery Recordings, Chenfeld said, "We are very excited to get into business with Eric and The Artery Foundation. Eric has an amazing track record of finding and developing quality artists and we expect to help him create additional exposure and opportunities for them." New York-based Razor & Tie is one of the fastest growing independent record labels in the United States. The label has enjoyed success in a variety of genres and garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in the process. The rapidly expanding roster includes such artists as All That Remains, Angelique Kidjo, Dead Confederate, Dave Barnes and The Summer Set, as well as upcoming releases from Norma Jean and Just Surrender. Artery's initial two signings will have releases in store for the first quarter of 2010. Information and Artery's take on each artist follows: Bury Tomorrow: Mike: I first heard them in Southampton UK at a club called Joiners. They opened the show for my band and I was blown away. I almost didn't want to play after them because they owned the show. The band recently released their album, Portraits in the UK and for the U.S. release we went in and recorded some additional songs and packed the album with some of the best songs I have heard in their genre in a while. They are currently on tour with Bless The Fall in the UK and will have a big time U.S. tour to announce for spring 2010. Eric: This record was an office favorite of ours, getting passed around and played in every part of our office. Their songs are so catchy and melodic at times but then just as brutal and hard at others. We are very excited to introduce such a great band to the U.S. The album is to be released on March 16, 2010. Chelsea Grin: Eric: The first time I saw this band I was completely blown away and the crowd interaction was just as intense, it reminded me of the first time I saw Whitechapel. This band is very young and the kids are already loving them coast to coast. Very excited about their debut! Mike: The instant I heard them I was hooked. They are very new to the touring circuit, but have already built a strong draw across the states in their short career. They have shared the stage with such acts as Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive and My Children My Bride. In August of 2009 the band recorded at Lambesis Studio. The result is their upcoming record Desolation Of Eden out on February 16, 2010. Check out the bands at:


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dogbreath 12/15/2009 2:30:14 PM

first, that sucks

metal_bob 12/15/2009 2:34:27 PM

This is almost as long as the book I'm reading right now

meanmuggin 12/15/2009 2:35:34 PM

lol @ these being "quality" artists

robot_wheelchair 12/15/2009 2:36:11 PM

Ive heard farts that sounded better than Chelsea Grin

urine_for_a_treat 12/15/2009 2:52:29 PM

has anyone even heard the new chelsea grin song? fcking garbage. get fcked.

oldirtybastard 12/15/2009 2:58:10 PM

bury tomorrow is the most gay band ever. DIE SOON PLEASE.

analblowjobs 12/15/2009 3:23:12 PM

such a br00tal band name.

xThizzelle_Washingtonx 12/15/2009 4:11:32 PM

Eric Rushing is responsible for all the gay scene shows in Sacto.

selloutforsatan 12/15/2009 5:29:05 PM

underneath the gun was bad enough...honestly bad enough. Chelsea grin go back to utah, burn your equipment, cut your hair and sew up your sicky gnar plugs, oh and die.

m_kwd 12/15/2009 5:31:17 PM

i still don't get the point of three guitarist with 7 strings to play drop Z and just chug. just fire one of them and split his PB&J!

mike_dexter 12/15/2009 6:13:13 PM

fck this noise

stooooopid 12/15/2009 6:34:22 PM

Mike Milford was in Scars Of Tomorrow. What makes him think his musical opinion matters to anyone? gayshit.

IStillBelieveInWhtWeBuilt 12/15/2009 6:37:58 PM

This makes me so sick to even read about. chelsea grin... ugh. motherfckers. i hate those little scene gays.

lolwuuuut 12/15/2009 8:03:51 PM

Wow, Chelsea Grin has some brutal pig squeals......................................... ...............................................

fingers 12/15/2009 8:22:44 PM

Eric: Blown away

mankey 12/15/2009 9:20:24 PM

*steals donuts and goes absolutely fcking berzerk* MANKEY AMSKMENKY AMNEY mankeyyyy BRAHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGH

notransfer 12/15/2009 10:16:34 PM

as soon as i hear the emmure style sounds start i exit

hellothere 12/15/2009 10:41:11 PM

Scars only record that is redeeming quality is Rope Tied, everything else fcking is garbage. You let Victory tame you into making gay noise.

kniferevenge 12/16/2009 12:45:37 AM

Wow Chelsea Grin is fcking terrible.Bury tomorrow isnt that bad,the singing sounds pretty good.

Hate_Goat 12/16/2009 2:34:10 AM

Good for them

clawhammer 12/16/2009 3:28:49 AM

Wow. Utah Exports: The Used, Chelsea Grin, Gaza... Worst music state ever. We do have Eagle Twin though.

metalman 12/16/2009 1:48:41 PM

hey if any one wants to start shit with scars of tomorrow and my brother mike milford ill fcking kick your ass if some one want's to try some thing then meet me face to face i live in sequim washington

metalman 12/16/2009 1:49:07 PM

so if u feel like your not a pssy then come start shit with me ill put you 6 feet under mother fckers.

viviennewestwood 12/16/2009 3:28:05 PM

^^^your team

MCYMD 12/16/2009 5:37:50 PM

metalman is stoked!

posiemofaggotscenekiller 12/16/2009 7:39:51 PM

metalman pipe the fck down. threatening people on lambgoat makes you look like a bitch. seriously

IStillBelieveInWhtWeBuilt 12/16/2009 8:36:22 PM

metalman...shut the fck up pssy

Vynterborn 12/17/2009 2:45:26 AM

metalman 12/16/2009 1:49:07 so if u feel like your not a pssy then come start shit with me ill put you 6 feet under mother fckers...You mad, bro?

sl0shed666 12/17/2009 7:04:31 AM

fck Chelsea Grin Overly c-cky group of gay kids that play shitty scenecore tunes..

wheres_the_beef 12/17/2009 4:50:06 PM

i wonder if this guys talking about the same chelsea grin? I saw them in there home town, and LA and both times nobody gave two shits.

bubbakush 12/17/2009 9:39:39 PM

"reminded me of the first time i saw whitechapel" lmao

sofakingcool 12/18/2009 8:31:52 AM

that song they have with the fun moans in it is pretty funny...

buttfuck69 12/19/2009 10:44:11 PM

chelsea grin LOL that's really what the band decided to name themselves?

brodozer 1/18/2010 5:44:38 AM

OH DEAR GOD!!! The artery foundation, Sons of Nero, Arterys new gay record label, and probably joey sturgis. JESUS fck PEOPLE. we have a monopoly only microsoft could compare to. Someone plant an IED in Rushings driveway.

l0lzc 2/2/2010 12:04:47 AM

band sucks music slowed down after the addition of a third guitar player. stage presence is lame, all they do is doom squat and it looks like they are squatting on c-ck weed and alcohol keeping the band together

tyler_rosier 2/16/2010 1:25:15 AM


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