No New Kinda Story: The Real Story of Tooth & Nail Records

You may like ’em or hate ’em, but with out question Tooth & Nail Records has been the most influential vehicle of the Christian music scene for the last two decades. The following press release describes the upcoming documentary on this extraordinary label:

Tooth & Nail Records became one of the most controversial record labels of the ‘90s, and its story—twenty years in the making—is finally being told. BELIEF (, a Seattle-based creative agency, produced and edited the full-length documentary, No New Kinda Story: The Real Story of Tooth & Nail Records.

In early 1993, after watching a handful of hardcore bands in Southern California, Brandon Ebel, son of a preacher from a small town in Oregon, knew he saw something special. He took a loan from his grandfather, and with a little cash and even less industry experience he launched one of the most influential independent labels in the last twenty years.

From its start, the label seemed destined to fail. Ebel lived on five dollars a day, but his relentless belief in the music inspired him to transform Tooth & Nail from an insignificant startup to a label selling over 20,000,000 records and breaking bands like MxPx, Underoath, August Burns Red, and Anberlin. No New Kinda Story is a no-holds-barred, behind the scene look at the rise, fall, and rebirth of the iconic label.

The documentary will be submitted to a variety of film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Seattle International Film Festival, and Hot Docs. The trailer is available to view at

Tooth & Nail Records is record label headquartered in Seattle, Washington. They work with artists from all over the world to showcase good and honest music. The label has released music from rock bands big and small, including Underoath, Emery, Hawk Nelson, Thousand Foot Krutch, and The Almost. Tooth & Nail Records is also the parent company to Solid State
Records (Demon Hunter, Haste The Day) and BEC Recordings (Jeremy Camp, Kutless).


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