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    24 okt 2006, 14:59 av lost_lock3t

    this has gotta be the The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, an alternative rock/post-hardcore band with touches of screamo, pop-punk, and metal, was originally formed in 2003 in Middleburg, Florida. For about 18 months the band members wrote and rehearsed with no real intentions of performing or recording anything, however the attention they were gaining was undeniable. The band caught the ear of local recording studio, Vision Sounds, and quickly began recording their first EP, Kins and Carrol. Through diligent self-promotion and endless booking, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus developed a stronghold on the local music scene, selling out venues throughout the area. Upon enlisting the help of two fans turned friends, Kara Fine and Bernadette Rillorta, the band's website was properly developed and a strong local street team was established. The band made a connection with industry trade publication, Kings of A&R, and the band began buzzing through the music business as multiple labels considered taking on the young band. Although movement was slow within the industry, RJA went back into the studio to record their second Demo EP Ass Shaker/Justify/Face Down. Some members of the original line-up exited the band because record companies wouldn’t sign RJA while they were in the band, and they wanted what was good for the band. Guitarist/vocalist Elias Reidy was added to the group and in came A&R Executive / Manager Steve Tramposch from New York with an ear and a vision.

    More band members either exited or were asked to leave the group and the three remaining members, vocalist Ronnie Winter, guitarist Duke Kitchens and guitarist/vocalist Elias Reidy began rebuilding The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, soon completing the current quintet with the addition of bassist Joey Westwood and drummer Jon Wilkes. Reidy and Westwood were childhood friends and had also previously played together in a metal band called In Fate's Hands. With Tramposch behind the machine, the band were soon offered contracts from a number a labels, major and Indie alike, ultimately signing with Virgin Records and it's new President, Jason Flom in late November, 2005. They entered the studio with producer David Bendeth (of Hawthorne Heights, and Breaking Benjamin), and in 2005 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus began creating their debut full-length. The resulting Don't You Fake It was released in July 2006, and most of that summer was spent on the road, including the Warped Tour. The band has also received publicity on MTV, including MTV's Discover and Download, and their song In Fate's Hands landed a spot on the coveted Madden 2007 Soundtrack. Face Down was also used as the theme for the finals in the 2006 WWE Diva Search. The band is currently not sure what their next single will be. In a recent MTV interview RJA guitarist Elias said that if the band had it their way the song "Atrophy" would be their next single. No news has been announced on whether or not this is true.
    The best fucking band EVER!