Rise Records announced today the signing of Portland, Oregon’s Defeat The Low, featuring the label’s owner, Craig Ericson, on guitar. The band’s forthcoming debut album was recorded at Rain City Studios in Portland and will be released “soon.”

Vocalist Chris Huaraque says, "Defeat The Low is extremely excited to announce our signing with Rise Records! We couldn't be more stoked to release our debut album with such tremendous support behind us. This collection of our first songs written together as a group is emotionally charged and straight to the point. Defeat The Low aims to be as enthralling as it is familiar. "

Listen to the band’s first single “Turn To Hate” below. The band are making plans for a tour in 2014 in support of their new album.