Vs. the Earth (VTE), a rock act from the mid-Atlantic region, has been signed by Triumphant Entertainment’s record label Waveland Music Group (WMG). The group will release their debut album “The Initiative” nationwide June 1, 2010 via WMG/E1, and the music video for their hit single “Better off Dead” will hit MTV airwaves April 20. The deal was brokered by Paul Walker, and Aris Tongue of New Horizon Entertainment.
“The Initiative,” which will be available in retail stores nationwide, and online through major retailers and iTunes, features original works with a pop-punk sound that combines guitar- and lyric-driven rhythm. Four members make up the high-energy band – Adam Marino, lead vocals and guitar, Ritchey, lead guitar and vocals, Dawg, on bass and vocals, and Elliot Wiley on drums.
The six-year-old group has cultivated a cult following both online and off, playing more than 300 shows per year from coast to coast. The band has played with national acts including The Gin Blossoms, Quiet Riot, Fuel, Eve 6, Everclear, Sister Hazel, Breaking Benjamin, Michelle Branch and Kenney Chesney, among others. VTE’s ever-growing online fan base landed them on the MySpace Top 100 Indie Artists in 2009 in two different genres. Through their social networks – Facebook and Twitter – as well as their Web site VstheEarth.com, the group generates on average more than 65,000 hits per year.
The music video for their new single “Better off Dead,” which recently wrapped production, will feature reality TV show star Mindy Hall from VH1’s “Rock of Love.” Tracks and a preview of the video are available at www.vstheearth.com.