Originally dealing with bands in the hardcore punk and straight-edge scenes in America in the early '90s, Victory Records has since branched out and is releasing music by bands in genres such as metal, alternative, and electronic. Based in Chicago, the label has overseen some high-profile releases. [mp3com-artist]Hawthorne Heights[/mp3com-artist]' The Silence In Black And White and [mp3com-artist]Taking Back Sunday[/mp3com-artist]'s Tell All Your Friends, for instance, have each gone on to sell more than 250,000 copies. Elsewhere, Victory has released music by progressive metal band [mp3com-artist]Between The Buried And Me[/mp3com-artist], emo veterans [mp3com-artist]Thursday[/mp3com-artist] and current pop punk sensations [mp3com-artist]A Day To Remember[/mp3com-artist]. Below are three bands that are part of the new school Victory crowd. They have kindly given us a track to give away as a free download - make sure to check them out. [caption id="attachment_71731" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Victorian Halls"][/caption] FREE MP3: Victorian Halls, "A Crush Is A Crush" Electronic-tinged rock with a vocal range not many could boast, Victorian Halls have their infectious track readily available for you to check out. The track comes from their album Charlatan. [caption id="attachment_71732" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Design the Skyline"][/caption] FREE MP3: Design The Skyline, "Break Free From Your Life" Design The Skyline are a seven piece deathcore band from Texas. The band signed with Victory this year, with the above track coming from their debut album Nevaeh. [caption id="attachment_71733" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="These Hearts"][/caption] FREE MP3: These Hearts, "Live To The Point Of Tears" These Hearts' debut album Forever Ended Yesterday was released by Victory in June of this year. Their reputation for their intense live shows is starting to win people over - download the track above to hear a band with heaps of potential still in their early stages. Read more about Victory Records on Last.fm See all Label of the Week profiles on MP3.com

Artists: Taking Back Sunday