Columbia Records Set to Release 'Falling Away,' the Eagerly-Awaited New Album from Platinum-Selling Rock Band Crossfade

New Crossfade Single, 'Invincible,' Slated to Hit Radio on June 27

'Falling Away' in Stores Tuesday, August 29


Columbia Records is set to release Falling Away, the eagerly-awaited new album from the platinum-selling rock band Crossfade, on Tuesday, August 29.

"Invincible," the first single from Falling Away, is scheduled to ship to Active Rock and Modern Rock radio on June 27. "Invincible" is produced by Crossfade lead vocalist/guitarist Ed Sloan, Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback) and 2006 Grammy-winning Producer of the Year Steve Lillywhite.

In May, Crossfade performed eight shows in 13 days for members of the U.S. military at several bases (including shows in Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Bahrain, Portugal, Turkey and a concert on-board a U.S. navy ship at sea). The Crossfade tour was presented by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE).

"We are thrilled that we can show our support for these men and women who put their lives on the line each day. It's because of our nation's military that we can do what we do for a living," said Crossfade's Mitch James, speaking on behalf of the band on the eve of the tour. "We hope to continue doing more and more of these shows across the world to show our soldiers how much respect we have for each and every one of them."

Crossfade hails from Columbia, South Carolina and features Ed Sloan (lead guitar/vocals), Mitch James (bass/backing vocals) and James Branham (drums).

Originally released on April 13, 2004, the band's self-titled debut album entered the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart in July of that year and spent 11 out of 12 weeks (during October - December 2004) as Billboard's #1 Heatseekers album.

Crossfade's debut album was composed, recorded and self-produced in the group's garage studio in Columbia, South Carolina with Randy Staub's post- production work completed at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. Crossfade reached the upper quarter (#41) of the Billboard 200 bestselling albums chart and was certified platinum, in honor of sales of more than 1,000,000 units, by the RIAA in August 2005.

"Cold," the first single from Crossfade, made music history as radio's #1 Most Played Rock Song of 2004. The track spent a record-breaking 65 weeks on the Active Rock chart while spending a record 46 weeks on the Modern Rock chart. Both "Cold" and its follow-up single, "So Far Away," were Top 10 records at Active Rock Radio. The album kicked out three hit singles -- "Cold," "So Far Away," and "Colors" -- all of which peaked within the Top 5 (at #1, #4 and #5 respectively) of the Billboard Monitor Active Rock chart. "Cold," "So Far Away," and "Colors" also peaked at #3, #4, and #6 (respectively) on Billboard's Mainstream Rock singles chart and at #2, #14, and #18 (respectively) on the Modern Rock chart.

One of the biggest artist development successes of 2004 and 2005, Crossfade performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," among other television appearances.

A veritable touring machine, Crossfade has played hundreds of shows since the release of the group's debut album. Crossfade is slated to hit the road in late August in support of the release of Falling Away.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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