Things are busy here at Bridge Nine and we are more than excited to announce another addition to our roster - Atlanta's Straight Edge Hardcore stalwarts Foundation. No strangers to to the road, Foundation has been seen on tour all over the country; most notably with Bane and on Have Heart's final string of shows last Fall.
B9 Owner Chris Wrenn said, "We couldn't be happier to sign Foundation - these guys have been working hard over the last few years and officially caught our attention last summer when we were all blown away by their live show. It's important for us as a label to have a solid, straight edge hardcore band and Foundation is the best band in that genre right now. Champion and Have Heart did great things for Bridge Nine in the past decade and after their demise we are excited to pass the torch over to Foundation."
Foundation will be gearing up for a full US tour in May and June alongside Backtrack and Rotting Out before they head to the studio to record their Bridge Nine Records debut. With two releases under their belt (Hang Your Head 7" and S/T 7" on Six Feet Under Records) and influences such as Unbroken and Buried Alive, Foundation's first proper full-length is sure to be one of the best straight-forward hardcore records of the year.
Drummer Champ Hammett said, "We can't wait to finish and record the new LP and tour non-stop - we want to hit all the fests and cover the US, hopefully Europe and other parts of the world. Get ready to see us everywhere in 2010 and beyond."
Get ready to hear new material from the band that Deoymusic.com coined as "...pure, unadulterated hardcore with vicious breakdowns, pummeling rhythms, and gruff vocals, replete with shout-outs to straight edge and a little hometown pride..." soon and be sure to check the band out at the United Blood Fest in Richmond, VA this weekend and on tour throughout May and June.
FOUNDATION - ON TOUR
27 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz - UNITED BLOOD
14 Atlanta, GA @ 585 Wells w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
15 Summerville, SC @ Legion Hall w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
16 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
17 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
18 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
19 Warren, NJ @ Legion Hall w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
20 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
21 Romeo, MI @ Static Age w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
22 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
23 Omaha, NE @ The Hole w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
24 Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
25 Ogden, UT @ Mojos w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
26 Pocatello, ID @ Icon w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
28 Tacoma, WA @ Rain Fest
29 Tacoma, WA @ Rain Fest
30 Tacoma, WA @ Rain Fest
1 San Francisco, CA @ Submission w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
2 Fresno, CA @ CYC w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
3 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
4 Riverside, CA @ Common Grounds w/ Backtrack, Rotting Out
5 Mesa, AZ @ Underground w/ Backtrack
6 El Paso, TX @ Maylair w/ Backtrack
7 San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven w/ Backtrack
8 Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Backtrack
9 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's w/ Backtrack
10 Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse w/ Backtrack