Art Gates Records are glad to inform that after 7 years as record label in Europe we are expanding our operations to Mexico, opening Art Gates Records Mexico.
The Mexican market breeds Metal and we have been working very hard all these years to make this happen.
We are pleased to announce this new office that will be our extension in Mexico for the Art Gates Records roster, representing our artists in the Latin market in what is for us an exciting step.
More news coming soon.
What an anniversary! After uncountable releases, TOP 1 chart entries in the internation album charts as well as an gold award, it's time to celebrate 25 years of rock and metal! Or to put it in other words, "Heavy Birthday"!
Napalm Records was founded 25 years ago by Markus Riedler in Eisenerz (Austria) and is one of the leading international labels in rock and metal! With offices in New York and Berlin, as well as an international network of A&R consultants and local promoters, the label is firmly anchored in the scene. For a quarter of a century Napalm Records has combined tradition with modernity in its work and is known for always discovering young artists, promoting new trends and accompanying artists in the long term.
The renowned Napalm Records roster includes international artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, Alter Bridge, Hoobastank, Powerwolf, Monster Magnet, W.A.S.P., Hammerfall.
How did it all start then? Markus Riedler remembers:
"I still like to remember the start of the company, a fax machine, a typewriter and a 5-square-meter office and everything in my grandfather's flat." Now many gray hairs later, it fills me with pride to see what we've done for the past 25 years A powerful international team that has been able to do so many things and provides more surprises every day - truly a reason to celebrate, after all, Napalm Records has shaped the music scene during that time - many thanks to everyone behind the company and every day give the very best for another 25 years! "
You can read the full story about Napalm Records in our current Napalm Records mail-order catalog HERE!
Since opening our office in Berlin in 2015, Thomas Caser is the second CEO of Napalm Records. He states:-
"25 years and still loud! We are proud of the last decades! Napalm Records is the best example of what ideas can become, when you work hard and with passion. Markus is a paragon for all successful businessmen. I am so proud that I could do my bit for the history of Napalm Records. And we will keep it up for the most interesting music genre! We managed to grow even in hard times. And we built up an outstanding team spirit – we are ready for the next 25 years!”
International and high-class congratulations - i.a. with Dee Snider, Moonspell, Warbringer, Heidevolk, Nervosa, Megaherz - can be seen HERE and HERE.
Check out out anniversary playlist at spotify right HERE.
In the course of the company anniversary, Napalm Records invited almost all of it's 40 employees from Germany, the USA and Austria to Eisenerz for the first time. From the sixth to the ninth of September, four exciting days were spent in the Eisenerz Ramsau. See the Recap video HERE.
Celebrate with us & get your exclusive Napalm Records Merch HERE:
From September 1st 2018, Johan F. Gren is the new Managing Director at Gain Music Entertainment. Johan has worked in the company with several roles for 7 years and now gets the confidence of the board to lead the company.
The company has, with the label GAIN, established itself during the last decade as a leading player in the hard rock genre with artists such as Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Backyard Babies and Mustasch. In 2014, the company launched an active venture to broaden the music with the labels LINC MUSIC and DOCKS MUSIC where platinum and gold-selling artists like Wahlstedt, Carl Deman, Jay Smith and Alexander Asp are signed.
"Very exciting challenge! After 10 years as a touring artist and 7 years in the music industry, I hope to contribute with a broad perspective on what both artists and the company need to develop and collaborate together in an industry that constantly meets new challenges."
- Johan F. Gren, Managing Director
"Johan has shown a massive corporate commitment and structured leadership over the years. I am convinced that he will further strengthen the company's position at the market"
- Markus Tagaris, Chairman of the Board
The company was founded in 1996 with its registered office in Gothenburg and you find Sony Music among others as owners.
Cyprus-based Pitch Black Records is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the label is celebrating the only way it knows best - by giving!
A number of celebratory activities have been planned for the entire year and all will gradually be revealed. For now however (and until the end of the year), Pitch Black Records invites everyone to:
Pitch Black Records also strongly encourages all fans to start using hashtag #PBR10years in all and any of their social media by posting anything related to Pitch Black. This will gain them entry to a draw that will be held at the end of the year with the grand winner taking away an absolutely insane prize while runners up will also win a variety of Pitch Black goodies!
Details regarding the draw will be revealed soon as well as for all other “festivities” so keep up to date with Pitch Black through the label’s official website or social media as well as through its iOS and Android apps.
UKEM (United Kingdom Extreme Metal) Records have the following announcement:-
"UKEM Records is 6 years old and it's been quite a journey! So to celebrate, we are offering 6% off all items in the web-store for 6 days plus FREE POSTAGE on everything! It's not much, but it's a small 'THANK YOU' to everyone that continues to support the label and distro. There has been a load of new arrivals and pre-order titles to chose from and remember that we now accept card payments! Thank you to you all - your support is very much appreciated."
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Just in time for the holiday season, Blackened Death Records have begun pre-orders for their latest t-shirt - "In Conspiracy With Santa's Little Helper".
Blackened Death have had a number of popular shirt designs over the last few months including "Stop Supporting Racist Bands", "True Black Metal Weeaboo Trash", and "Heavy Metal Accepts All Sexualities and Genders".
Check out the shirt here.
Scandinavia's premiere rock/metal label Mighty Music was established in the autumn of 1997. During the years over 200 albums have been released, countless singles, thousands of songs published, numerous live events and a helluva lot of merchandise. We have worked and still work with artists like Artillery, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Mike Tramp, Solbrud, SEA, No Return, Marco Mendoza, Dim Mak, Panzerchrist, Brutality, Blitzkrieg, Forsaken, Lucer, Black Book Lodge, Thorium, Vanir and lots of other great bands.
This year, they are celebrating our 20 years in the music business with a 2-day anniversary festival, taking place in the heart of Copenhagen at the new venue Halmtorvet 9.
"Alongside the music industry in general, we have had many ups and downs in the history of Mighty Music. From being an all CD focused record company up 'til today when we are embracing the new technology with digital streaming and alternative ways of releasing and promoting artists alongside old school CD & LP releases. I still remember the term "please return my stamps" and still remember all the hard work we put into the label back in the days and still do. I am very proud of the fact that Mighty Music are still around and bigger and stronger than ever. We will gladly take another 20 years in ring.I'm still metal, have long hair and a beautiful wife. My partner in crime, Bjarke Ahlstrand has short hair today, but a beautiful new wife and is still pretty metal :)" Michael H. Andersen, Mighty Music
MIGHTY MUSIC 20 years anniversary festival Line-Up
Friday the 10th of November 2017
INIQUITY (DK) "Serenadium" re-release party. The band is playing their cult album from 1996 from start to finish and some.
THE PETULANT (DK) "Death/thrash metal supreme, recently released their praised album "Dictum".
PARASIGHT (DK) "Crust metal/punk with members from The Kandidate and Pilgrimz".
Saturday the 11th of November 2017
SECRET HEADLINER "Probably the best classic hard rock band out of Denmark and a must see on your bucket list of bands, Robb Weir, Tygers Of Pan Tang".
CHIRO (DK) "Old school thrash metal. Est. in the late 80's and new album "Tunnel" out soon".
JUSTIFY REBELLION (DK) "Young, melodic thrash metal in the vein of early Metallica).
Presenters: Bjarke Ahlstrand & Michael H. Andersen
Tickets are 120 DKK per day and 200 DKK for 2-days. Buy tickets here www.billetto.dk
Imminence Records will be fundraising this year during the 2016 edition of Extra Life. Extra Life is an event where gamers usually stream themselves playing games for 24 hours, usually on the official Game Day which is November 5th this year, in support of their chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. While Imminence Records currently has no plans set for the streaming portion, they have set a donation goal of $500 by November 5th to support their local CMN hospital of James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital.
“Imminence Records has always cared about a lot more than just music. That along with the fact I am a gamer has led us to decide to take part in this year’s Extra Life event. It also lets us give back to our local community which was just ravaged by Hurricane Matthew and is currently expecting flooding not seen since Hurricane Floyd.” – Ryan Williford (Owner)
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Alpha Omega Headcourt in Italy and its Office in the USA are extremely thrilled and honoured to welcome KEITH ROWLEY, as their new team member! Furthermore, in close synergy, together with David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group and Keith Rowley's Shred Head Inc. ALPHA OMEGA announce the launch of new services: ALPHA OMEGA TOURS, creating the worldwide touring structure, both for upcoming bands and more!
KEITH ROWLEY, With his 30 plus years of experience in the music business, Keith has worked shows with elite acts such as METALLICA, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, GUNS N' ROSES, BONNIE RAITT, DEF LEPPARD, SCORPIONS, just to name a few of his extensive list from over 3 decades of career. From Light Directing to Tour Management, Booking Tours & Building Stages, Keith has worked venues ranging for Stadiums, Arenas, Amp theaters to the favorite venue down on the corner, Keith also owns and operates Shred Head Inc. (A Booking Agency) in which will be in collaboration with Alpha Omega in booking the Alpha Omega / EMP rosters as well as the Shred roster. Shred Head Inc. is a national booking agency in the U.S.A and has ties with many agencies in the EU.
Keith Rowley comments:
"I have the honor of joining the Alpha Omega Family as an A&R rep. With offices in Italy and here in the USA, this opportunity will give me a further reach worldwide to seek out deserving hard working up and coming bands and take them from the local club and build them to the world stage. With the Alpha Omega alliance with Dave Ellefson’s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group, just makes perfect sense to work with the top industry pros within these two companies. Shred Head, Inc. just got busier as well and will be heavily in the mix booking tours for all three rosters, (AO, EMP, SHI) I would like to thank Alex, Tim, Bill & Roberto and the rest of the Alpha Omega family for giving me this exciting opportunity!"
ALPHA OMEGA Management states:
“We are extremely delighted to announce Keith Rowley joining our Alpha Omega Team! This new synergy with Keith and his Shred Head Inc. (together with our recently born alliance with David Ellefson's EMP Label Group) makes us increasingly proud to be more and more complete and competitive each day that passes! Said this, the right moment has come to launch our new brand of services: ALPHA OMEGA TOURS! This new alliance is already working hard for our roster bands, who now have totally new horizons ahead bringing us all to the next level. Stay tuned, big things are to be announced soon!"
ALPHA OMEGA USA's head Timothy Joel Shearn adds:
"I have been working with Keith a bit over the past few months. It is very rare that you see a booking agent with his high level of experience who is still excited about what is still possible. I am very pleased to be working alongside this fine gentleman and looking forward to big things to come"
The 'United Kingdom Extreme Metal' record label has decided to launch their own loyalty scheme as laid out below:-
The decision has been taken to launch a customer loyalty scheme, used as a ‘thank you‘ to everyone that shops in the web-store. It’s a very basic scheme in that for every order placed points are earned. Once a customer reaches 10 points they are entitled to a FREE cd with a value of anything up to £10. If you are a vinyl collector, save your points up and when you get to 20 points, chose a FREE vinyl!The software installed into the store keeps a count of points earned each time a customer buys from the store, so its going to be very easy. I will also ensure that every customers points total is being counted correctly and kept up to date.
Even if you don’t realise you have reached a total which earns a FREE title, don’t worry, you will be contacted via email reminding you that you can chose your FREE item
This is brand new and is a work in progress so i will be developing things in the coming weeks. Hopefully there wont be any ‘teething problems’, but if there are I will endeavour to resolve any issue immediately.
Any questions or concerns, please feel free to email: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and Happy Collecting!
UNITED KINGDOM EXTREME METAL
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