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Columbia Records Readies the Release of Full Scale's Self-Titled Debut Album From Australia in Stores Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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NEW YORK (Columbia Records/ - Columbia Records is set to release the avidly-awaited full-length self-titled debut album from Full Scale, the high intensity politically-charged four-piece hard rock band. Full Scale hits the stores on Tuesday, March 8.

Full Scale was recorded at NRG Studios in Hollywood with producer Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Alien Ant Farm) and engineers John Ewing (Korn, Linkin Park) and Forrester Savell (who first worked with Full Scale on the group's "Black Arrows" and "White Arrow" EPs in 2003); Savell and the members of Full Scale served as co-producers on the album. Tracks on the Full Scale debut include the group's signature call-to-arms, "Party Political," and the scorching "Feel It."

Full Scale is: Ezekiel Ox (vocals), Crutey (drums), Jimmy Tee (guitars), and Robkaay (bass, vocals). Formed in Perth, Western Australia, in 2000, Full Scale delivered a brain-bending groundbreaking performance at the "Big Day Out - Perth" festival and then made an immediate move to Melbourne to greatly impact the Aussie music scene.

By 2002, Full Scale had signed to the group's own independent label, Popstar Records, and began recording the band's first EP. Over the next two years, Full Scale toured extensively, sharing bills with The Butterfly Effect, Cog, Evanescence, Sevendust, Sunk Loto and others. Full Scale quickly began drawing swells of rabid fans to the band's propulsive live shows across the East Coast of Australia as well as earning an ALMA Award for "Best Live Emerging Act in Victoria."

In 2003, the group released two independent EPs through Popstar Records, "White Arrows" and "Black Arrows," which were heavily played by the internationally-known alternative radio outlet Triple J Radio.
Full Scale's breakthrough single, "Party Political," debuted at No 7 and reached the No 2 slot after many weeks on Triple J's Net 50. In February 2004, both Full Scale EPs hit No 1 at Skinny's in Brisbane and Utopia in Sydney. The group signed with Columbia Records on September 9, 2004.
"Full Scale are a whirlwind of personality and politics," wrote Kerrang! magazine, "A band who can make a political statement one second and command you to wave your hands in the air the next."

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