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January 13, 2017 | Chicago based Alternative group, 7 Minutes In Heaven, best known for their 2015 smash Side Effects which featured singles “I’m Okay” and “Fireworks,” have signed with Rude Records, an independent record label based in Europe and distributed worldwide. Founded in 1999, Rude Records currently houses heavy-hitters such as The Maine, The Dear Hunter, Set It Off, and Knuckle Puck. Fans can be on the lookout for new music coming soon, but in the meantime, the band pieced together this video announcement to add to the excitement!

7 Minutes in Heaven had this to say about the signing:
“Being such an active DIY band, signing to a label has never been our end goal but once we met Rude, we knew this was the right move! It’s all new territory for us and we’re happy to be joining a family that shares the same purpose and passion that we do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone that’s been a part of this journey, we’re excited to begin a new chapter with you. Expect new music this year, we think you might like it.”

Rude Records had this to say about the signing:
“Hard to find so passionate, talented, open-minded and hard-working dudes as 7 Minutes in Heaven are. It could be nothing but love at first sight, absolutely wanted them to be part of the Family and to start over a new and incredible adventure together. We really can’t wait to show the fans what we all got up our sleeves!”

Consisting of Timmy Rasmussen (vocals/guitar), Alex Rogers (vocals/bass), Justin Mondzak (guitar), and Brennan Gilbert (Drums), 7 Minutes in Heaven have had a tumultuous 2016 with key performances at Vans Warped Tour and So What?! Music Festival, and significant tours with Set It Off, Metro Station, SayWeCanFly, Broadside, Assuming We Survive, and Coldfront.

More about 7 Minutes in Heaven:

Early Beginnings
After numerous tours and a self-released EP (Get in The Van!), Singer/Songwriter Timmy Rasmussen enlisted in Alex Rogers and Justin Mondzak to complete the missing pieces of 7 Minutes in Heaven (7MIH). With a newly completed line-up taking form, the trio wrote, recorded, and released The Statement in the summer of 2014. With much critical-acclaim the band toured virtually non-stop including extensive promotion following the Van’s Warped Tour, and finished out the year on their own headlining tour, The Statement Tour, where they toured the midwest and east coast. The Statement consisted of “Mis-Connections” and “Rotations” which AXS coined as a “classic pop-rock sound…adds a bit of grit, making for a fun tune.” But it was “Asylum” that would be the fan-favorite and be their biggest hit to date on Spotify. With the immense support from fans old and new it allowed the band to revisit the EP and record a companion release, The Statement: Deluxe. The deluxe version included acoustic renditions of all The Statement tracks including a new track entitled, “F.U.K.” The track quickly became a fan-favorite with the release of their captivating lyric video which is a spin of the popular Super Mario World, but in true 7MIH fashion.

The Statement: Deluxe
In 2015 the band kicked off a co-headlining tour with Austin Jones in support of The Statement: Deluxe which continued with a national tour with pop-rock veterans, Metro Station. After completing their first full-U.S. tour, Rasmussen, Rogers, and Mondzak spent the remainder of the summer preparing new material for their upcoming release and would enter the studio with producer and owner of ABG Studios, Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Devil Wears Prada). Upon completion, the band joined friends Set It Off in performing at a number of East Coast shows, before departing to co-headline a fall tour with BoyMeetsWorld.

Side Effects
On October 1st, 2015, the band released “I’m Okay,” the first track off their sophomore release, Side Effects which was a new milestone for 7MIH. This was the first track that encapsulated the band’s true sound and enabled them to enter the studio to record with actual live drums. It was a stepping stone for the band’s career which catapulted them into their follow up single “Fireworks,” which premiered exclusively on The Gunz Show via iDobi Radio. “Fireworks” is a significant song to the band, as told by Timmy, “It’s the reality of knowing who your true friends are. It’s seeing the real ones stick with you through being gone on tour or anything in the world than seeing others fade away into what they call ‘real life’ and forgetting who they are.” The music video for “Fireworks” catapulted the band’s career with rotation on Kerrang! TV and the band’s first print feature in the Fresh Blood segment of Kerrang! Magazine’s “Kerristmas Khaos” issue. Side Effects released on December 11th, 2015 and was met by success, placing on several Billboard music charts including #1 on Alternative New Artists, #9 on Heatseekers, and #60 on Independent chart.

With the holidays approaching, the band quickly returned to ABG to re-record their past effort of “Noel (No Faith)” in an attempt to better represent their original vision for the song. Recording was a success, and the song was released on December 18th, 2015.

With good attitudes and high morale, the band met 2016 head-on with the Cold Kids & Campfires Tour II, alongside new friends and fellow Feed the Beat artists, Broadside, performances at SXSW (Austin) and So What?! Music Festival (Dallas). 7MIH is excited about their future in music and committed to continuously building their relationship with their fan base. You never know what the boys will be up to next, but soon enough it’s all you’re going to be hearing about!

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