News•February 24, 2012 4:35 PM ET•1,792 views
Rite of Passage signs Truth And Its Burden
Official press release: Rite of Passage Records is proud to announce the signing of Johannesburg, South Africa based Truth And Its Burden. The band's new album 'Choices' is set to be released on May 22nd through Rite of Passage; a song from the album titled "Threadbare" can be listened to on the band's Facebook page. Formed in 2008, Truth And Its Burden started out as an idea to bring a sincere message of hope, and to do so with a real sense of urgency. Those same ideals that gave life to this band still chorus through in every song 4 years later. To be aware, to challenge, to follow through, to ignite ideas into dreams, to re-invigorate life itself and to find meaning and purpose. Over the past four years, the band has toured throughout Europe and Africa with bands like The Ghost Inside, Haste The Day, Have Heart, and many others. "The main idea behind 'Choices' is pretty simple;" stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. "Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it's not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place." "There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer," added DeBeer. "Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general."
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