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5 Incredible Former Victory Records Artists The Scene Forgot

For the better part of the last fifteen years, Victory Records has been one of the most influential independent labels in alternative music. Though the quality of their current roster is open for debate, there was a time in the not too distant past where seemingly every band who signed with the Chicago based record […]


ADTR States Victory Threatened To End Their Career & Forced Them To Release ‘Old Record’

Over the last few weeks, Jeremy of A Day To Remember has been interviewing about the band’s trial with Victory Records and Common Courtesy. Earlier today, some audio was leaked that included a voicemail left by Tony Brummel for the band. If you haven’t heard it yet, I’d recommend checking it out. Jeremy recently met […]


Hear Tony Brummel Threaten ADTR On Original Edit Of “The Document Speaks For Itself”

C’mon, Tony. You’re making this way too easy on the rest of us. Anyone connected with the emo/alt scene over the last decade needs no introduction to Tony Brummel, owner of Victory Records. His label is responsible for ushering in some of the biggest trends in the scene, but it’s equally, if not more known […]


Terror’s Scott Vogel Discusses Signing To Victory Records

To put it lightly, the music community was pretty shaken back in January when Terror announced that they had signed to the ever controversial Victory Records to release their sixth studio album, Live By The Code. Since then, vocalist Scott Vogel discussed the matter and much more in an interview with You recently signed […]


REVIEW: Fall City Fall – Victus

Artist: Fall City Fall Album: Victus Genre: Hardcore Label: Victory Records Another year, another slew of Victory Records freshman hoping they make it to see album two. The Chicago based label rose to prominence in the early 2000s following the breakout success of acts like Taking Back Sunday and Thursday, but slipped back into the […]


REVIEW: Close Your Eyes – Empty Hands And Heavy Hearts

Artist: Close Your Eyes Album: Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts Genre: Hardcore/progressive/pop punk Label: Victory Records Not to put too fine a point on it, but this album is the bomb. Sprawling music and cutting vocal sprees combine to create a powerful and edgy record full of emotional breakdowns and gorgeous melodies. In keeping with […]


REVIEW: The Bunny The Bear – If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say…

“Part of me wants to give this album a zero, but I feel like that may be a bit harsh, they are after all, under one of Victory’s terrifying contracts, so they must have done something right. I just can’t for the life of me figure out what it is. Either way, the band deserves more than a zero simply because of the quality of the clean vocals, unfortunately, it’s really the only element of the album that exhibits any quality. Well I mean, I guess some of the samples are alright. I guess.”

Review: Close Your Eyes – We Will Overcome

Artist: Close Your Eyes Album: We Will Overcome Genre: Christian Hardcore/Brocore Label: Victory Records Say what you will about Tony Brummel, but he has an ear for what will sell. Even if some of his recent heavier signings have only appealed to select markets, Brummel has built an empire on his ability to find a […]