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CROSSFADE STRIKES GOLD

ALBUM'S SUCCESS LEADS TO QUARTET'S FIRST HEADLINING TOUR

COLUMBIA / FG TO RE-ISSUE DEBUT ALBUM AS DUAL DISC
JAM-PACKED WITH VIDEOS, LIVE FOOTAGE, ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS OF THEIR HIT
SINGLES, INTERVIEWS AND SURROUND SOUND MIX

IN STORES MARCH 29

March 2, 2005 - New York, NY • This time last year, Crossfade was best known
as a rock band from South Carolina. Now, one year, five hundred thousand album
sales, two smash hit songs, 250 live shows, and ten national TV appearances
later they've become the artist development story of the year and #52 on Billboard Top 200 Bestselling Albums chart, with a bullet!

Their success can be traced back to last spring, when the quartet hit the
road in support of their self-titled debut. They played anywhere and everywhere, regularly whipping audiences into a frenzy with a set that was raw, sweaty and absolutely electrifying. Word of their unique sound: a hard edged rock band amplified by the addition of a DJ/turntablist began to spread and radio took notice. Little by little, lead single "Cold" began to generate heat and slowly started tearing through stateside playlists.

Within a few months, the band was everywhere: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fuse and VH1 (where they are now in large rotation). They shared stages with bands such as Shinedown and Helmet and quickly established themselves as one of rock's exciting new voices. By year's end, "Cold," which had charted for more than 40 weeks, had become 2004's #1 most played song at Active Rock radio and Crossfade was well on its way to Gold status. Not bad for an album that the band recorded in a tiny garage studio in Columbia, South Carolina.

"We really followed our creative vision," says lead vocalist/guitarist Ed Sloan about the making of the record. "The ability to record at home and on our own time was great. It gave us complete control over our environment and allowed us to experiment in ways that, in a normal studio, would not have been possible due to budget and time constraints. It took about nine or ten months to complete this recording." Impressed with the album's sound, Columbia /FG practically released the disc "as is," with only minor post-production assistance from award-winning producer and engineer Randy Staub (Metallica, P.O.D., 3 Doors Down).

Crossfade is maintaining momentum with their second single "So Far Away"
(already a top five radio fixture) and the announcement of their first-ever headlining tour to follow the current Sno-Core tour. The trek begins March 23 at the State Theater in Albany, GA with openers Strata. On March 29, Columbia / FG Records will re-release the self-titled album as a Dual Disc, loaded with bonus features. Side A will feature the full-length CD audio album while Side B of the disc offers the DVD content including interview segments, live footage, acoustic performances and the "Cold" video, all delivered in a
speaker-shattering surround sound mix.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Benny Tarantini • Columbia Records (212) 833-5858 •
Benny_Tarantini@sonymusic.com

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