Earlier this year, Metal Insider featured Dallas’ Seeker in our Unsigned & Streamed column. Then just a few months later, the metal quartet signed to Victory Records. With the band’s new album Unloved coming out on October 29, we asked singer Bryce Lucien to share the five biggest differences between being signed and unsigned.
I am a huge advocate of being as DIY as possible. I still manage the band. We were self booked until just recently, and the agent that we went with is a good friend, so we still kept things close. I have a very real need for complete control, and I tend to think that any band that values their art should try to have as little interference in their process as possible.
Having said that, I do believe that record labels still have a very important place in the music industry, and while I would not be afraid of being without a label again, I am definitely very happy with where we’re at. Here are the five biggest differences that I have noticed since signing with Victory: