Solid State Records
|Solid State Records|
|Parent company||Tooth & Nail Records|
|Distributor(s)||Capitol Christian Music Group (US; 1993–2013), RED (US; 2013–present), Sony Music (Worldwide)|
|Genre||Christian metal, Christian hardcore, metalcore|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
Solid State Records is a Christian record label, an imprint of Tooth & Nail Records. Unlike Tooth & Nail, Solid State signs hardcore punk and heavy metal bands. Like Tooth & Nail, Solid State is primarily a Christian label. However, they have signed several bands with Christian members that don't label themselves as Christian bands, including Stretch Arm Strong, Gwen Stacy, He Is Legend, the Famine, Training for Utopia, and the Agony Scene. The label is best known for Norma Jean, Beloved, Zao and Stretch Arm Strong.
Current Solid State artists
- Death Therapy
- Demon Hunter
- Earth Groans
- Fit for a King
- Haste the Day
- Living Sacrifice
- Norma Jean
- The Ongoing Concept
- Silent Planet
- To Speak of Wolves
- Wolves at the Gate
Former Solid State bands
- Advent (Bridge 9 Records)
- The Agony Scene (unsigned)
- As They Sleep (Luxor Records)
- August Burns Red (Fearless Records)
- Blindside (unsigned)
- Destroy the Runner (unsigned)
- Emery (Bad Christian Records)
- He Is Legend (Spinefarm Records)
- Life in Your Way (Come&Live!)
- MyChildren MyBride (eOne/Good Fight)
- My Heart to Fear (Luxor Records)
- Oh, Sleeper (Independent)
- Once Nothing (unsigned)
- Soul Embraced (Rottweiler)
- Trenches (unsigned)
- Zao (Observed/Observer)
- 3rd Root
- As Cities Burn
- Becoming the Archetype (members formed Death Therapy and joined Phinehas)
- Beloved (members have moved on to Dead Poetic, Classic Case, The Almost and Advent)
- Bloodshed (members went on to join The O.C. Supertones and Project 86)
- Born Blind (members also in No Innocent Victim)
- The Chariot (members in '68 and I Am Terrified)
- Cry of the Afflicted
- The Death Campaign (members also in Officer Negative)
- Embodyment (members went on to form The Famine)
- Eso-Charis (vocalist Cory Brandan Putman now fronts Norma Jean, bassist Arthur Green and drummer Matthew Putman went on to join Living Sacrifice)
- The Famine (members also in Embodyment and Society's Finest)
- Few Left Standing
- Focal Point (guitarist Ryan Clark went on to join Training for Utopia and is now in Demon Hunter)
- Gwen Stacy (members also in Once Nothing)
- Inhale Exhale (members also in Narcissus and Relient K)
- Luti-Kriss (went on to form Norma Jean)
- Officer Negative (members also formed The Death Campaign)
- Selfmindead (members now in Benea Reach)
- Sever Your Ties
- Still Breathing
- Strongarm (members went on to form Further Seems Forever)
- Training for Utopia (members went on to form Demon Hunter)
- Twelve Gauge Valentine (members went on to join, Alesana, Swamp Basstard, and The Greenery)
- Warlord (members went on to Pilgrims and Roadside Monument)
On hiatus or inactive
- The Ascendicate (guitarist Ryan Helm went on to Demon Hunter, and start Damien Deadson)
- Dead Poetic (drummer Jesse Sprinkle currently working solo)
- Everdown (Urban Achiever Records)
- Extol (Facedown Records)
- Figure Four (two members are currently with Comeback Kid)
- Lengsel (members now in Mantric)
- No Innocent Victim (members working for Facedown Records)
- Society's Finest
- Spitfire (Goodfellow Records; two members in Sunndrug)
- Stretch Arm Strong
- The Overseer (members in Project 86 and Wolves at the Gate)
- The Showdown (three members in Demon Hunter, one member in Still Remains)
- Bruce Fitzhugh and Jeremiah Scott (appears on Killing Floor 2 Original Soundtrack)
- Impending Doom (eOne Music) (appears on Killing Floor 2 Original Soundtrack)
- Memphis May Fire (Rise Records) (appears on Midnight Clear)
- Project 86 (Independent) (appears on This is Solid State, Volume 3)
- zYnthetic (appears on Killing Floor 2 Original Soundtrack)
- Dirge (vocalist John Gibson now president of Tripwire Interactive)
- For Today (members went on to form Nothing Left) (appears on Midnight Clear)
- Narcissus (members went on to form Inhale Exhale)
- Unashamed (members went on to the O.C. Supertones and the Dingees)
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- "Interview: Famine Frontman Isn't Going to Wave a Flag". Buzzgrinder.com. February 16, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- "Demon Hunter Embrace Their Christian Band Status". Noisecreep. March 19, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- "The Agony Scene says "The band has no religious leaning"". Last.fm. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- "Solid State". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
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- Beard, Mason (May 4, 2017). "Earth Groans Join the Solid State Roster". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
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