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April 21, 2014 00:00
Elitist signs to Equal Vision Records

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).

TOUR DATES
Texas In July w/Structures, Erra (4/22-4/27), Myka, Relocate (4/29-5/10), and Elitist
Apr 22 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Apr 23 Wilmington, NC @ Orton’s
Apr 24 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
Apr 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 26 Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar
Apr 27 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Apr 29 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
Apr 30 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
May 01 Dallas, TX @ The Door
May 02 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
May 03 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown+
May 04 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 05 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
May 06 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
May 07 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
May 08 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
May 09 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
May 10 Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
+ Texas In July w/Myka, Relocate, and Elitist only