Orange County, Calif. hardcore punk veterans Death by Stereo have announced they have signed with Viking Funeral Records, the label founded by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, Ken Seaton of Hardline Entertainment, and Suburban Noize Records. Death by Stereo's sixth full-length studio album, 'Black Sheep of the American Dream,' is set for a spring 2012 release.

"I am personally proud to be a part of Viking Funeral because Fletcher, Ken Seaton and the whole Suburban Noize family have the same DIY, never back down mentality that we have. Viking Funeral is a perfect home for us, as we've seen how labels work and the majority of them are more interested in making a quick buck instead of developing an artist that puts out great records," commented Efrem Schulz from Death by Stereo.

"Working with Viking Funeral brings us back to our early days in the hardcore and punk-rock scenes that birthed us, because they care about the music rather than what's trendy. This record is a return to our roots and with the addition of our original bass player Paul Miner as producer we have re-established our signature sound and we managed to forge a new sonic path for Death by Stereo. Every individual in the band is excited to continue to shed light on the issues affecting our world and we plan to storm the globe with this record!"

Born in the same Orange County, Calif. scene that propelled bands like Throwdown, Eighteen Visions and Avenged Sevenfold, into the national limelight, Death by Stereo have unleashed some classic hardcore punk-rock records over their 14 year career including 2001's 'Day of the Death' and 2003's 'Into the Valley of the Death.' The band's relentless tour schedule has saw them tour alongside legendary groups like AFI, Sick of It All, Rise Against, Thursday and the Vans Warped Tour, while earning a die-hard fan base across the globe.

Watch Death by Stereo's 'I Sing for You' Video

Death by Stereo will be direct support for Agnostic Front's Hardcore Worldwide European tour with Naysayer throughout February.

Death By Stereo tour dates:

Feb 02 - Andernach, Germany @ Juz-Live Club w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 03 - Aarau, Switzerlan @ Kiff w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 04 - Pinarella Ra, Italy @ Rock Planet w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 05 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy @ Rock n Roll Arena w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 06 - Rome, Italy @ Blackout Club w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 07 - Gorizia, Italy @ Pieffe Factory w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 08 - Wien, Austria @ Szene w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 09 - Cham, Germany @ L.A. Lifestyle Club w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 10 - Cottbus, Germany @ Gladhouse w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 11 - Berlin, Germany @ SO36 w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 12 - Heerlen, Netherlands @ Nieuwe Nor w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 13 - Cassel, Germany @ Kulturfabrik Salzmann w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 14 - Augsberg, Germany @ Kantine w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 15 - Saarbruken, Germany @ Garage w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 16 - Cergy Pontoise, France @ Lobservatoire w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 17 - St Brieu, France @ La Citouille w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 18 - Montpellier, France @ Secret Place w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 19 - Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 20 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Speakeasy w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 21 - Hannover, Germany @ Faust w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 22 - Jablonec, Czech Republic @ Eurocentrum w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 23 - Krakow, Poland @ Kwadrat w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 24 - Lodz, Poland @ Dekompresia w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 25 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 26 - Marchendorf, Germany @ Stillbruch w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 27 - Lindau, Germany @ Vaudville w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 28 - Schweinfurt, Germany @ Alter Stattbahnhof w/ Agnostic Front

Feb 29 - Hamburg, Germany @ Kaiserkeller w/ Agnostic Front

Mar 01 - Magdeburg, Germany @ Factory w/ Agnostic Front

Mar 02 - Brochum, Germany @ Matrix w/ Agnostic Front

Mar 03 - Mons, Belgium @ Maximum HXC @ On Air Studio w/ Agnostic Front

Mar 04 - Den Bosch, Netherlands @ W2 Poppodium w/ Agnostic Front

Mar 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ Aruba

Mar 20 - Tucson, AZ @ Surly Wench Pub

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