In recent interviews, singer Guy Kozowy revealed that The Red Chord are no longer under contract with Metal Blade Records. This comes shortly after Kozowy’s Black Market Activities announced a new deal with Good Fight Entertainment (after originally being distributed by Metal Blade).
BMA’s new distribution deal should’ve been a clue that The Red Chord might not be on Metal Blade’s roster any more. But it wasn’t until Kozowy’s interview with Noise Creep that he confirmed that the band are now free agents, saying the following:
“As for The Red Chord, we are currently not under contract with the Blade. You guys are the first ones to ask, so there’s your breaking news.”
Wanting to find out more, Lambgoat reached out to Kozowy shortly after the Noise Creep interview. Kozowy admitted to Lambgoat that while they are no longer under contract with Metal Blade, resigning isn’t out of the question, and talks with other labels have been minimal. In regards to what they are looking for in a new label, the singer said:
“I’d like to try some cool and different release ideas. Everything these days is about being forward thinking and open minded. Priority and creative input on promotion ideas is also important to all of us.”
While the band hasn’t revealed any of the other labels they are in talks with, it’s a safe bet that Good Fight Entertainment is one of them. Kozowy himself said the following about Good Fight Entertainment when BMA’s new distribution deal was announced:
“I have known those guys through the scene for years and I have so much respect and admiration for everything they have done with every avenue of their companies. They have been extremely open and responsive to several new progressive ideas we have brought to the table, which is very important since the music industry is changing so rapidly.”
Of course, this is simply speculation. We’ll keep you posted when more is revealed.