is an independent record label
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formed in 2000
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. It was owned and operated by Ryan Beye in Kansas City
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, MO. It generally signs nationally in the US
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in the metal
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More prominent than their releases, are the bands they've signed, who have had members go on to either sign to bigger labels, or join bands of higher notoriety. Or in the case of "The Tokyo Smash" put out a release that features former or current members of bands with higher notoriety, both of which are quite unusual in consideration of the small size of label they are. Most notably, members of Saved By Grace moved onto much larger bands after they left SBG, such as the case with guitarist Dustin Nadler moving on to Hopesfall
Hopesfall was a post-hardcore band from Charlotte, North Carolina formed in 1998. They were signed to Trustkill Records. The band broke up in 2008 after all members, with the exception of singer Jay Forrest, decided to leave the band.-Biography:...
, bassist Jason Douglas moving on to Vedera
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, and drummer Jason Shrout
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moving on to Eighteen Visions
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As of Summer 2007, all of Recorse Records' bands have either disbanded, or moved onto other record labels. It is presumed that the label is now defunct.
- The Lace
- The Calico System
- Given with Honor
- Eyes of the Betrayer
- Flattery Leads to Ruins
- Love Is Red
- Oliver's Army
- Our Last Accord
- Saved by Grace
- The Tokyo Smash
- Winds of Plague
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- As the Ruin Falls