Whether you like it or not, there is no denying that Attack Attack! have gained a strong following. The fact that their new album This Means War placed right outside of Billboard’s top ten in its first week serves as proof of that. And now it looks like the kings of crabcore are planning for the future…without their label Rise Records.
In an interview with PropertyOfZack, drummer Andrew Wetzel revealed that not only have Attack Attack! already started work on a new album, but that This Means War was their last via Rise Records. Wetzel had the following to say about the label move:
“More importantly, 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.”
Wetzel confirmed that the band has already tracked ten tracks with producer John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Panic! at the Disco). However, the plan as of now is to revisit the material in June and continue to work on new music.
Granted, Attack Attack! are likely one of the few newer bands that could support themselves via the DIY route. However, as Lambgoat points out, the band will most likely get lots of tempting offers from labels considering This Means War’s impressive first week sales. Plus, there’s still plenty of time for Rise Records to try and re-sign the band (which would obviously be in the label’s best interest). As of now, though, Attack Attack! are looking to move forward independently.