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The Demon Hunter Origin Story and More

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Release Date: 06/13/2019

The Juliana Theory: Part One show art The Juliana Theory: Part One

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

The Juliana Theory’s biggest album, Emotion Is Dead, one of the most legendary in the Tooth & Nail catalog, just reached its 20 year anniversary. This episode explores the conditions in which the band and particularly the frontman Brett Detar emerged.   The western Pennsylvania/ West Virginia scene, from which Zao and The Juliana Theory are from is another hot spot that emerged and connected to the wider scene in the late 90’s in part by connecting to the Arkansas scene with Barry Poynter through Bruce from Living Sacrifice.   Bret was the guitarist in Zao, and lead singer...

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Ninety Pound Wuss: A Cred Band in a Pop Punk World show art Ninety Pound Wuss: A Cred Band in a Pop Punk World

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Ninety Pound Wuss formed in 1994 just down the road from MxPx, and became one of the first bands on the label. The Seattle indie scene at the time was quite artistic and developed compared to the rest of the country, it could easily be described as snobby. Bands like Ninety Pound Wuss and Roadside Monument had a very difficult fight to prove their legitimacy in the eyes of their peers and to get the opportunities they deserved, so being associated with and dropped into the Christian pop punk subculture gave them great exposure but came at a cost.   This was an in person conversation and...

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Cross Pollination with the Scandinavian Metal Scene show art Cross Pollination with the Scandinavian Metal Scene

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Tooth & Nail goes global in the mid 90’s by acquiring and licensing Christian metal bands from Norway: Extol, Lengsel, and Selfmindead.  This episode explores how kids growing up on the other side of the world were having parallel experiences to kids here with regards to discovering heavy music and finding identity amidst struggles with authority and religion, and in just the same way, great and influential music was created to express those feelings that resonated with others. Along with the rise of the mail-order scene and the internet, global connections were able to be made...

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Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice: Be Like Bruce show art Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice: Be Like Bruce

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Some say that Bruce Fitzhugh is the Godfather of Christian Metal and while he would resist that designation, he is certainly at minimum the driving force behind one of Solid State Records' first big successes as the lead vocalist and guitarist from Living Sacrifice. He also is credited as being central in the development of the heavy music scene that gave rise to a very positive culture that emerged in central Arkansas in the 90's, the national scene, and eventually the mainstream.     Pre-order / pre-save Lightworker’s "Fury By Failure," out June 12th ::  Follow...

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Nate Burke of Frodus: Lean Into What You’re Afraid Of show art Nate Burke of Frodus: Lean Into What You’re Afraid Of

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Frodus was a pioneer post hardcore band whose influence is larger than their footprint ever was. This important group was recognized early by Brandon and Tooth & Nail, who acquired  Frodus, a non-Christian from the 90’s DC punk scene that transitioned into the Tooth & Nail world as part of the recipe for the success of the scene we all know and love being built. These origins and early attractions to the  danger of music and new movements is something we all feel or felt at some point to varying degrees, but Nate particularly embodies that mindset  and...

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Josh Scogin: Do You Hear Something Beautiful? show art Josh Scogin: Do You Hear Something Beautiful?

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

If there is are legends in this scene, Josh Scogin is one of them: frontman of Luti-Kriss, Norma Jean, The Chariot, and ‘68. Josh has played thousands of show, and from what we can all gather from our shared experiences of seeing them, and from scouring the internet, there appears to be not even a single moment in any of those thousands of shows where Josh is ever giving anything less than his whole self.    While the word “passion” can be overused and misunderstood, what people are talking about when they use the word, is what Josh Scogin performing ...

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Back to Indie show art Back to Indie

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Chapter 29   We have reached the final chapter of our series! We’ve seen both Tooth & Nail and the scene grow from being independent, in basements and obscurity, and grow until they were partnered with a giant corporation and had artists all over MTV and mainstream radio. Today we see how Tooth & Nail came full circle from all the mayhem and tied hands that came along with that, to once again become a true indie label.       SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: MxPx "Chick Magnet" Starflyer 59 “Fell In Love at 22” Underoath “A Boy Brushed Red Living...

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The Classic Crime: Getting In at the Top of the Market show art The Classic Crime: Getting In at the Top of the Market

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Chapter 28   Matt MacDonald from The Classic Crime was not a first or second generation Tooth & Nail kid;  he and his band just happened to intersect with the label and the scene right near its peak. With their polished commercial sound, aspirations of mainstream success, a hotshot management team, and Tooth & Nail's partnership with EMI, upstreaming them into the big leagues seemed like a solid bet. The expectations were understandably high all around. Many special opportunities would come their way, but ultimately, the music industry and the indie scene had a few...

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Labeled Special: Vinyl and Physical Media show art Labeled Special: Vinyl and Physical Media

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Creator of Unoriginal Vinyl, Jason Zeimet, is an original Tooth & Nail kid and top-tier fan. Most top fans are also collectors of physical media, which Jason took to even higher level by re-creating vinyl of his favorite albums for Tooth & Nail Records. This episode is an introduction to Jason and the type of deep dive bonus content we’ll be doing in the Labeled Members group during the next phase of the Labeled Podcast!        MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast:  * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records:  * This Is...

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The Motivation of an Intern with the Responsibility of an Executive show art The Motivation of an Intern with the Responsibility of an Executive

Labeled: "The Stories, Rumors, & Legends of Tooth & Nail Records"

Chapter 27   Former Tooth & Nail employee, Derek Tenbusch, in many ways is a similar to Brandon Ebel.  Both got their start as low level employees of a record label in southern California, because of their love for music, and thought it would be satisfying to help good art thrive. Eventually both became dissatisfied with the limited scope of those around them and sought to do more. Only Derek didn’t come from the indie-punk Christian scene, he worked for the corporate giant that controlled Tooth & Nail and with whom Brandon was having conflict....

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Chapter 12

Demon Hunter’s origin story is shrouded in mystery and there are no shortage or rumors. Some that we will confirm today. Now that we have a good background knowledge or Ryan Clark Jon Dunn, Brandon, and the Tooth and Nail Culture at the time, the stage is set for this fun story. We continue where we left off 2 weeks ago, and also cover the continuation of the EMI merger, and the rewards that would come from taking some serious risks.

 

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SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE:

Demon Hunter "Storm the Gates of Hell"
Demon Hunter "Infected"
Demon Hunter "Dead Flowers"
Demon Hunter "Through the Black"
Demon Hunter "The Heart of a Graveyard"
Demon Hunter "Not Ready to Die"
Demon Hunter "Turn Your Back and Run"
Demon Hunter "Artificial Light"
Demon Hunter "My Heartstrings Come Undone"
Dead Poetic "New Medicines"

 

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