Tooth & Nail Records

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Founded 1993
Founder Brandon Ebel
Distributor(s) RED (US), Fontana (US), Sony Music (Worldwide), Diamante Music Group
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location Seattle, WA
Official website www.toothandnail.com

Tooth & Nail Records is a Christian rock record label[1] founded by Brandon Ebel in California in November 1993. The label later moved to Seattle, Washington where it is situated today. It is home to many well-known musical acts, including Underoath, Hawk Nelson, Emery, The Almost, FM Static, Family Force 5, and MxPx.

Tooth & Nail's first album released was Wish for Eden's Pet the Fish,[2] which was produced by Michael Knott and originally slated to be released by Blonde Vinyl. Subsequent releases from The Juliana Theory, MxPx, and Starflyer 59 made Tooth & Nail a strong force in Christian music circles, as well as a niche underground subculture in itself. Prior to forming Tooth & Nail, Ebel worked for the Christian label Frontline.[3]

Sales[edit]

Eight Tooth & Nail-affiliated albums have been RIAA-certified as Gold for sales of 500,000 or more copies. The label saw one of its greatest successes when Underoath's Define the Great Line debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2006.[4]

RIAA gold certifications[edit]

Artist Album
Jeremy Camp Carried Me: The Worship Project
Stay
Restored
Beyond Measure
"There Will Be a Day"[5]
Underoath Define the Great Line
They're Only Chasing Safety
Kutless Strong Tower
MxPx Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo

Nominations & awards[edit]

Year Artist Album / Song Award Result / Category Other
2005 Norma Jean O God, the Aftermath Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package Solid State Records
2007 Fair The Best Worst-Case Scenario Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package
Underoath "Writing on the Walls" Grammy Nominated - Best Short Form Music Video Solid State Records/Tooth & Nail Records
2008 The Fold Secrets Keep You Sick Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package
2009 Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My Friend Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package BEC Recordings/Tooth & Nail Records
Jeremy Camp Speaking Louder Than Before Grammy Nominated - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album BEC Recordings
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation Grammy Nominated - Best Recording Package Solid State Records

Structure[edit]

Tooth & Nail contains multiple imprints, each catering to a different genre of music:

The label acquired Takehold Records, an independent record label, in 2002. This acquisition brought several bands to Tooth & Nail including Underoath, Further Seems Forever and mewithoutYou.

On March 13, 2013 it was announced that Brandon Ebel had sold the entire Tooth & Nail music catalog to Capitol Christian Music Group (formerly EMI Christian Music Group) and by doing so was able to buy back the 50% stake in Tooth & Nail formerly owned by EMI making it an independent record label. It will retain the rights to all future releases.[6]

Current Artist list[edit]

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Former artist list[edit]

Active[edit]

Disbanded[edit]

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