NewsMarch 19, 2014 10:23 AM ET1,612 views

Artery Recordings signs deal with RED Distribution

Official press release: Artery Recordings, the label division of the California-based artist management company The Artery Foundation, has selected RED Distribution to handle its digital and physical distribution in the U.S. and Canada, the companies announced today. A leading influencer in the hard rock and heavy metal scene, Artery is home to a diverse array of acts, including Alesana, Attila, Austrian Death Machine, Chelsea Grin, I Declare War, Myka Relocate, Slaves (featuring Jonny Craig) and more. Initial releases under the partnership will include a pair of brand new Artery signings, Early Seasons and Years Since the Storm, as well as Alesana's The Decade EP, which is out April 1. Triple Brutal, the new album from Austrian Death Machine, an Arnold Schwarzenegger-themed tribute-parody hybrid project, is also on deck this spring. Founded in 2010 by Eric Rushing, owner of The Artery Foundation Management, Artery Recordings has rapidly evolved beyond its boutique label roots into a successful lifestyle brand that young music fans recognize, respect, and most importantly, associate with good music. With a reputation for its strength in locating and nurturing underground talent, and in populating the hard rock and heavy metal scene with exciting bands, the roster continues to expand by leaps and bounds every year. The label's keen knack for identifying talent lies in its strong ties to the artist community. The Artery Foundation management division, founded in 2004, has spent the past decade mining, finding and developing diamonds in the rough and transforming them into global successes. "Going into the fifth year of Artery Recordings, I couldn't be more happy to announce our new distribution partnership," Artery founder Eric Rushing said. "RED music has been a driving force in the music scene since it was conceived. The company has been key in developing acts in the genres of music we specialized in since the beginning of Artery. RED music understands the grind and shares the determination our label has in finding, marketing and establishing bands from the ground up." "Artery Recordings has quickly become one of the most respected record labels in hard rock. A modern day entertainment company encompassing many facets of artist development is a perfect fit with our approach at RED," RED's Bob Morelli said. "Eric Rushing and the Artery team have a great roster to match and we are excited to be on board to help expand Artery's reach and capabilities."

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