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Attack Attack! no longer on Rise Records

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:29 PM PT

In a new interview with PropertyOfZack, Attack Attack! drummer Andrew Wetzel revealed that the band is no longer under contract with Rise Records, and is considering releasing their next album themselves.

Shortly after completing their last album, This Means War, Attack Attack! set to work writing its follow-up. In fact, the band has already tracked ten songs for their next record with producer John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Panic! at the Disco), which they plan to "tinker with throughout the year."

Wetzel explains their logic: "The cool thing about it was writing in that timeframe, already having a record finished and preparing to be released and waiting to go in the stores. We just sort of wrote whatever the hell we wanted, no consequences, reached as far as we wanted because at the end of the day, were not obligated to release any of that stuff by a certain time. You know obviously we need to follow up this record with that record release eventually, but for this one, it's like: if we write all this stuff, sit on it, and then in June, circle back and listen to it again and start writing some more on it. And if we hate everything, we just throw it away. We've got the time to do that."

Wetzel added, "This Means War was our last record with Rise Records. We don't have another record label or anything lined up and probably not planning on going to another one. So it's like we've got this sitting around that we can do whatever the hell we want with whenever we want."

Regardless of what Wetzel says, it doesn't seem likely that the band will self-release their next album. This Means War sold 17,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #11 on the Billboard 200. This means that the band will likely receive a few decent (i.e. hard to resist) offers. We'll see what happens.


2/22/2012 4:41:35 PM
fck this website.

2/22/2012 4:51:43 PM
Scene girls are stoked

2/22/2012 4:59:33 PM
Crabcore kids with crabs are stoked.

2/22/2012 5:08:18 PM
Tony Brummel is screaming from behind his Cobra Commander mask at his interns FOOLS! DRAW UP THOSE CONTRACTS NOW YOU MORONS!

2/22/2012 5:12:55 PM
$50 says they self release an EP then sign to Victory.

2/22/2012 5:22:34 PM
make a dance mix record

2/22/2012 5:42:42 PM
no care ever

2/22/2012 5:50:36 PM
LOL @ Loyd's comment...that was one funny, yet believable, mental picture right there

2/22/2012 6:03:49 PM
Cool, basically it takes them an hour to write a song... Labels want this shit still?

2/22/2012 6:32:01 PM
Seriously who gives one fck about this band it's like aids in your ears that attack 14 year old girls I am hoping for a vanflip one day

2/22/2012 6:41:30 PM
Waiting for a van flip.

2/22/2012 6:55:08 PM
penis flip

2/22/2012 6:55:57 PM
They Attack Attack! 12 year old girls every night on tour

2/22/2012 7:43:57 PM
not waiting for LloydChrsitmas's comment

2/22/2012 8:04:45 PM
inb4 sumerian picks them up

2/22/2012 8:28:07 PM
sit on a dck.

2/22/2012 8:36:08 PM
Who the fck cares.


2/22/2012 8:46:25 PM
they wont put it out themselves. music industry has changed, but there is still money to be made by record labels. their record label sold 17000, this is the band that got a push

2/22/2012 8:52:08 PM
cobra commander "destro im only going to say this one more time because youre black under there"
destro: "im just here to make that paper sagea. yo, did you tap that ginger bitch, i would let her polish my dome'

2/23/2012 4:50:39 AM
Wetzel's Pretzels

2/23/2012 6:27:59 AM
^ lol

2/23/2012 8:09:25 AM
guys that can do the splits are stoked

2/23/2012 8:39:25 AM
If they had sold those 17,000 records themselves, they would've pulled over $150,000 easy. Instead, they probably got a tenth of that and their label/mangers/agents/etc. got the rest. Also, this band is fcking gayyyyyyyyyy.

2/23/2012 8:56:38 AM
if sumerian signs them I have lost all hope for the human race

2/23/2012 10:32:04 AM
best hardcore band since Gorilla Biscuits

2/23/2012 12:06:35 PM
$50 says that Hollywood Waste is going beats these guys in a snuff film while Century Media works the camera. Piss on you... drip, drip, drip...pee on you

2/23/2012 1:09:41 PM
Sixteen year old ravers who orders Asking Alexandria merchs off the net are fcking stoked

2/23/2012 9:20:22 PM
12 hours ago
if sumerian signs them I have lost all hope for the human race Better get your go bag ready now.

2/24/2012 8:57:52 AM
How did they find 17,000 people dumb enough to invest in that piece of shit...IN A fckING WEEK? This planet disgusts me

2/24/2012 9:09:31 AM
Sign to my label. Your signing bonus will be a 9mm and five rounds.

2/25/2012 6:24:09 AM
right, release dates are a bitch. especially when it's complicated to come up and record AA's creative/hard to play sound.

2/25/2012 10:51:14 AM

2/25/2012 1:58:21 PM
I would happily stab these gays with my gay stabber.

2/26/2012 7:22:15 PM
People who stoke themselves when no one is watching are stoked

2/27/2012 4:48:23 AM
fck Them they suck dck...

6/28/2012 2:54:03 PM
I'd bet that everybody talking shit has only listened to Stick Stickly. lol.