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Alesana signs to Epitaph Records


Southern California’s renowned independent rock label, Epitaph Records, announces today the signing of Raleigh, North Carolina based rock sextet Alesana.  In a deal inked in late 2010, Alesana plans to release their fourth studio album in late 2011.  The group is currently on a US tour with former Epitaph band Escape The Fate.

“We are very proud to officially announce that we have signed with Epitaph Records,” says guitarist Shawn Milke.  “This is a giant step for our career and we could not be any happier than to land with a powerhouse like Epitaph who, like us, and determined to bring Alesana to the next level.  We are currently on the road as direct support to Escape The Fate after which we are headed back into the studio with our friend and producer Kris Crummett to record our fourth full length and first release on Epitaph. We hope you are as excited for 2011 as we are!”

Formed in 2004, Alesana exploded on to the scene with the release of their debut full-length On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax in 2007.  Now comprised of Shawn Milke (vocals/guitars), Dennis Lee (vocals), Patrick Thompson (guitar), Alex Torres (guitar), Shane Crump (bass) and Jeremy Bryan (drums), Alesana has become a staple band in the post-hardcore genre over the past several years, building their sound and career around a tightknit style of swift attacking guitar riffs and bottom dropping breakdowns intricately blended with the band’s duel melodic/snarling vocals all assembled with skillful songwriting.   

The band has released two additional full-lengths, 2008’s Where Myth Fades to Legend and 2009’s The Emptiness, performed at 2007 and 2010’s Vans Warped Tour and 2009’s Australian Soundwave Festival and toured with the likes of Chiodos, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Bayside, Mayday Parade and Drop Dead Gorgeous among others, amassing a worldwide army of fans along the way.  And the blood, sweat and hard work has paid off in full as Alesana begin their next chapter with the notorious Epitaph Records.

“They’ve got an amazing discography, have helped countless Epitaph bands by taking them on the road and with their latest release being their strongest are a band at the top of their game,” adds Epitaph Founder and President Brett Gurewitz.  “I’m stoked to welcome Alesana to the Epitaph family.”

Keep up with Alesana at for news and updates on the band’s forthcoming studio album and catch them live on their US tour now!!!


Alesana Tour Dates:
Jan 25 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jan 26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Jan 29 – Orlando, FL – Club at Firestone
Jan 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Feb 1 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Feb 2 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Feb 3 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
Feb 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Feb 5 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb 8 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Feb 9 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Feb 11 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Feb 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Feb 13 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Feb 14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 16 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
Feb 17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
Feb 19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Feb 20 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Feb 21 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Feb 23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Feb 25 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Feb 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Feb 27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar 1 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar 2 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Mar 3 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Mar 5 – San Francisco, CA – Grand Regency Ballroom
Mar 6 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar 8 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Mar 9 – Fresno, CA – The Crest Theater
Mar 11 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
Mar 12 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Mar 13 – North Las Vegas, NV – Area 702
Jun 7 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
Jun 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
Jun 9 – Dresden, Germany – Scheune
Jun 11 – Munster, Germany – Vainstream
Jun 13 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock Festival


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