Chart-topping OH alt-rock veterans Hawthorne Heights have signed with the Sony/RED distributed Red River Entertainment and are currently recording their new LP with producer Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave), which will be released this summer, in conjunction with the band’s return to the Vans Warped Tour for the first time in six years.
Together since 2001, Hawthorne Heights achieved major success, with their first two LP’s (2004’s The Silence in Black and White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely) reaching Gold certification. Their second LP peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and hit #3 on the Top 200 chart. With strong radio support and MTV behind them, the band catapulted to national recognition allowing them to cultivate a diehard fan base that has stuck with them through various and well-documented ups and downs.
In a joint statement, Hawthorne Heights says, “We're really excited to be working with Red River and Sony RED! Our biggest successes have been done while working with some of the same people at RED. Life as an independent artist had its bonuses, but there were a lot of things that were simply unattainable during that period of our career - working with a top tier producer such as Brian Virtue and the exposure that RED distribution offers, being two prime examples. Our new album is going to take a lot of people by surprise and with the team we have in place, we've never been as hopeful for the future as we are right now!
Bob Frank, Red River Entertainment founder notes, "Hawthorne Heights is in a great place as a band and we believe their biggest successes are ahead of them."