Facedown Records label bio:
In 1997 I was touring a lot with my band
- No Innocent Victim. I started a distro on that tour to help out
friends bands. When I came home from tour I started offering the distro
stuff through mail order and I named it Facedown Distro. In late 1997
I decided to put out my first record under the name Facedown Records.
It was a split 7" of 2 NIV songs live at CBGB and a New Jersey
band called Phanatik (Featuring Rob D of Breakdown). The 7" did
good and I started work on my next release which was another split
7" with Persever (Maryland) and Positive Youth (San Diego). The
first band that we signed to Facedown was Overcome from Phoenix, AZ
after Tooth and Nail released them from their contract. Signing overcome
was the biggest move for me at the time and really helped establish
Facedown in the metallic hardcore scene.
Since 1997 Facedown has grown leaps and bounds but the reason behind
it remains the same. To support and establish good hardcore, metal
and punk bands and get work to get them the respect that they deserve!
From a 10' x 10' metal shed to a 3 bedroom house, the label is doing
great and I am excited to see where it will go in the future.
Current Facedown bands: Sinai Beach, Comeback Kid, Dodgin' Bullets,
Hanover Saints, The Deal, One 21, Symphony in Peril, and Seventh Star.Previous
Facedown bands: Figure Four, Falling Cycle, Born Blind, Anchor, Torn
in Two, Point of Recognition.