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Rite of Passage Records has premiered Truth And Its Burden’s music video for the track “The Decider.” The song comes from the band’s new album “Choices,” which hits stores on May 29th. Check out the video clip below.

“The main idea behind ‘Choices’ is pretty simple;” stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. “Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it’s not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place.”

“There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer,” added DeBeer. “Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general.”

Additionally, Truth And Its Burden is gearing up for the Jagermeister sponsored “Make A Choice Tour,” which will serve as the band’s CD release tour through South Africa. Dates for the tour are:

5/25 – Emmarentia, ZA – Buck & Hog
5/26 – Pretoria, ZA – Arcade Empire
6/01 – Boksburg, ZA – Black Dahlia
6/02 – Durban, ZA – Winston Pub
6/05 – East London, ZA – Raggies
6/06 – Grahamstown, ZA – Slipstream Sports Bar
6/07 – Port Elizabeth, ZA – Jesters
6/08 – Cape Town, ZA – Roar
6/09 – Stellenbosch, ZA – Aandklas
6/16 – Alberton, ZA – Sundowners

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Rite of Passage Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with melodic hardcore act Truth and it’s Burden:

“Rite of Passage Records is proud to announce the signing of Johannesburg, South Africa based TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN. The band’s new album ‘Choices’ is set to be released on May 22nd through Rite of Passage; a song from the album titled ‘Threadbare’ can be listened to on the band’s Facebook page located here.

“Formed in 2008, TRUTH AND ITS BURDEN started out as an idea to bring a sincere message of hope, and to do so with a real sense of urgency. Those same ideals that gave life to this band still chorus through in every song 4 years later. To be aware, to challenge, to follow through, to ignite ideas into dreams, to re-invigorate life itself and to find meaning and purpose. Over the past four years, the band has toured throughout Europe and Africa with bands like The Ghost Inside, Haste The Day, Have Heart, and many others.”

“The main idea behind ‘Choices’ is pretty simple;” stated vocalist Ashley DeBeer. “Making choices that reflect clear consideration for dreams and aspirations, it’s not something that merely applies to me/us alone, but rather something many can relate to. I wrote a lot of the songs during a period in my life when change was necessary and I guess with choices in my life I found there was a constant balancing act that took place.”

“There are many contributing factors to making serious life decisions that balance a good choice and help make things a little clearer,” added DeBeer. “Many of the songs reflect the idea of finding myself, building myself, deciding things and just trying to make a conscious effort at being a better person in general.”

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Howdy, peeps, so tomorrow I turn forty-freaking-one. Glad to have made it this far, but jeez, when you start grumbling quietly when your birthday comes ’round, well, you’re not long for the geriatric clan.

Seriously, though, I’m happy to be 41 with the passions that I do and the drive to keep plugging in an ever-changing society. Success is defined by yourself, not others, and I’m damned proud of what I’ve accomplished to this point. Sky’s the limit at this point, I’ve proven myself in my endeavors and my family obligations. Only finances dictate my necessities and certain life decisions that have to made from this point forward, but I feel 41 will be the mojo, the catalyst, the oddball magic number to lead me to the destination I’ve been traversing for decades. Hope ya’ll be there along for the journey.

K, enough sappy shit. Devin and I both have reviews coming yer way, so dial up, dial in, crank your faves of the week and drop me your playlist. As always, thanks for being here, va-voom!

Montroses/t
PentagramLast Rites
The CarsMove Like This
Bad ReligionSuffer
Bad ReligionNo Remorse
Bad ReligionRecipe for Hate
Bad ReligionThe Process of Belief
MotorheadAnother Perfect Day
Brian RobertsonDiamonds and Dirt
EvergreyMonday Morning Apocalypse
EvergreyTorn
THEHEAVYThe House That Dirt Built
Puscifer“V” is for Vagina
Puscifer“V” is for Viagra – The Remixes
HeartDreamboat Annie
The CrampsSongs the Lord Taught Us
The CrampsPsychedelic Jungle/Gravest Hits
Emigrates/t
The Mooney SuzukiElectric Sweat
Brian Setzer OrchestraSongs From Lonely Avenue
The Moody BluesDays of Future Passed
The FixxReach the Beach
The SugarcubesHere Today, Tomorrow Next Week
Ani DifrancoDilate
Roberta FlackThe Best of Roberta Flack
Fishbones/t EP

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