After recently cutting their ties and leaving Holy Roar Records, Svalbard have now confirmed that they have signed a deal with Church Road Records.
Svalbard, along with a number of other bands, stepped down Holy Roar Records following allegations of sexual misconduct that recently surfaced against the label’s founder, Alex Fitzpatrick.
Church Road Records, is owned and run by Justine Jones (Employed To Serve vocalist) and her husband Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve guitarist), and will now be putting out the band’s third album, ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’, on the original intended date of September 25th 2020 instead of Holy Roar Records.
The band have released a statement about the transition to their new label home.
“We are fortunate to have worked with Justine for many years, her passion, dedication and label knowledge has been instrumental in our growth as a band. She’s a person in the music industry who genuinely cares. We are proud to be releasing this record on Church Road Records.
Justine is doing everything she can to keep the release on track, however please be patient if minor delays occur along the way or if things continue to appear online under the Holy Roar label during the transition period – we will keep everyone informed via our socials of all developments.
We will be donating a portion of each record sale to Rape Crisis. We have chosen to support this charity as their centres, helplines and campaign for change against sexual assault are so desperately needed in these times.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our fans for being understanding, supportive and patient – and to Justine and Sammy at Church Road Records for all their hard work ensuring our album still gets released.”