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Over the last six or seven years, Crossfade has established themselves as one of the U.S.’ top hard rock acts, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. In this interview with lead singer Ed Sloan, Ed talks about parting ways with Columbia and how the band ended up signing with Eleven Seven Records. He also takes us through the writing and recording of We All Bleed, how the band goes about writing music and why they chose to self-produce the new record.

I recently had a chance to speak with Les Hall, guitarist of the hard rock band Crossfade. The South Carolina based band has just released their latest disc, We All Bleed on Eleven Seven Music. The band has just finished up a 3 month tour and they are preparing to head out once again on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry and Papa Roach later this summer. Here is what Hall had to say.

For a popular major label rock and roll band, Crossfade has certainly seen the highs and lows that the music industry has to offer. The industry can be great to some and terrible to others. It’s both rewarding and cruel at the very same time, depending on who you are or what the latest trend is. Crossfade has seen both sides over the last few years, beginning with the huge success of its debut self-titled record in 2004.

Any band who signs a contract with a major record label only to have their disc sitting on a shelf for over a year is bound to feel like crap. Honestly, imagine how you would feel if you put your very heart and soul into your musical work and ended up watching it collect dust as corporate executives gave you the runaround. It’s highly likely that you’d be frustrated, disheartened, and just plain pissed off.