Indie Recordings opening North American office
Thu, August 18, 2011 9:03 AM PT2,174 views
Official press release: Norwegian record label Indie Recordings, home to such acts as Kvelertak, Enslaved, 1349 and God Seed, has joined forces with Prosthetic Records (Skeletonwitch, Animals As Leaders) to create Indie Recordings North America. As of Sept. 1, the day-to-day operations of Indie Recordings North America will be handled by Prosthetic Records' Los Angeles office. "After evaluating several opportunities of how to structure our new efforts in North America, it became very obvious that Prosthetic Records were the by far best partner for us," says Indie Recordings general manager Erlend Gjerde. "As a label that shares the same philosophy of building bands, we felt very at home with them, and having been friends for years and working together on artists like 1349 and Ov HELL in the past, the foundation was already there. We are very excited about this and look forward to bringing the forces of Satan and Indie Recordings to North America." The first release by Indie Recordings North America will be legendary Viking metal act Einjerher's new album Norrøn, due out on Sept 13. The group's first release in eight years, the album was produced by Einherjer's Frode Glesnes and mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom). From there, Sept. 27 will see the release of a limited-edition, deluxe CD/DVD reissue of Kvelertak's genre-defying self-titled debut, which will feature four live audio tracks, two demos, three music videos, five live videos, documentaries, extended artwork, a poster and more. Certified Gold in Norway, Kvelertak was one of 2010's most acclaimed underground releases. Later this year, Indie Recordings North America will release a limited-edition box set of 1349's 2010 album Demonoir - hailed by Metal Hammer as "a massive and undeniable return to form" - that will be available exclusively at FYE, as well as God Seed's "Live at Wacken" CD/DVD. More details about these releases will be revealed in the coming weeks.