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Leathermouth Signs To Epitaph Records

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New Jersey hardcore group LEATHERMOUTH have signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their debut album in early 2009.

Featuring founding members Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance (vocals) and Rob Hughes (guitar) along with various friends who have toured and recorded with them, LEATHERMOUTH was formed in a garage in New Jersey in 2007.

"For me LeATHERMOUTH is how I can vent about all the bullshit that I see going on in the world that makes me ill," says Iero. "I try to belabor the topics people want to forget exist. LeATHERMOUTH is where I can vomit out all the aggression that has built up inside. After recording or playing a LM show I feel empty of all that hatred that's been bottled up. It's a pleasant, cathartic experience. I would love to not feel the way I do about certain things, and have rainbows and birds chirping in my head, but that's just not the way I'm built. I am embarrassed by my emotions and originally wanted to keep LeATHERMOUTH anonymous... but fuck it, none of us are perfect, the world is going to shit, and someone has to say it. I think it would be worse if I hid from it."

Once the group had finished recording they approached Epitaph Record's founder and president Brett Gurewitz about signing to the label. After listening to the sheer intensity and songwriting of the music Gurewitz was sold and signed the band to the label.

"That was a real no brainer," Iero adds. "I've been a fan of the label ever since I was young. They take chances with the artists they work with, and they let their artists be themselves. I have a great deal of respect for Epitaph, and when I decided that I didn't want to release the LeATHERMOUTH record myself there was only one other label that I felt would be right for this project. I feel honored to be accepted into the Epitaph family, it is something that I've thought about ever since I was a kid. I hope I don't fuck it up."

More information will be released in the near future regarding the release of LEATHERMOUTH's debut album coming in 2009.

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1. Fankie writes:

I think its f***ing awesome that LeATHERMOUTH are finally bringing out their album.
I've personally been waiting 2 years for this record and to top it all off Im super glad that Frank hasnt put LeATHERMOUTH on his own lable, despite the fact that promoting yourself is wierd and self absorbed, I think it will help with some of the critisism this band is bound to get.

LeATHERMOUTH is NOT my chemical romance and they sound NOTHING alike
everyone needs to get over the fact that Frank is in this band. Either you like the band or not. There is NO IN BETWEEN!

Keep up the good work guys, im looking forward to the record.

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2. Jamez writes:

Agreed. And the coolest thing is that they signed with Epitaph. No BS label with no BS music.

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3. ILLMATIC writes:

that romance bull all the guys in this band are gay

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