Los Angeles, CA-based progressive metal outfit, Elitist, has signed to Equal Vision Records.
“We could not be more excited to sign with Equal Vision Records - we have been waiting a long time to find the right label for us and the search is finally over,” shares vocalist Chris Balay. “With EVR's awesome roster and the name they've made for themselves, we have no doubt that Elitist's future is in good hands.”
The band will head into the studio in May to record their sophomore full-length, which is expected to be released later this year. The album will be co-produced by Daniel Braunstein (Volumes, Elitist) and Julian Rodriguez and recorded at both DB Music Studios in Woodland Hills, CA and Parallel Focus Studios in Westlake Village, CA. The band also released a short teaser video today announcing the new signing and the upcoming album. The video can be seen HERE.
To date, Elitist has self-released one full-length album: Reshape Reason (2012) and three EPs: Caves (2010), Earth (2011) and Between the Balance (2013), the latter of which charted on the Billboard New Artist, Hard Rock and Independent Albums charts.
The band will kick off a US tour supporting labelmates Texas In July tomorrow, April 22, in Baltimore, MD. The four-piece band has previously toured with the likes of Volumes, Misery Signals, The Color Morale, Scale The Summit and more. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
Elitist is comprised of Chris Balay (vocals), Julian Rodriguez (guitar), Brian McGraw (bass), Ben Kazenoff (drums).