Ferret Music

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Ferret Music
Founded 1996
Founder Carl Severson
Distributor(s) Fontana, eOne Music, ADA
Genre Metalcore, deathcore, hardcore punk, post-hardcore, grindcore
Country of origin USA
Location West Windsor, NJ
Official website www.ferretstyle.com

Ferret Music is an independent record label, founded in 1996. The label is owned in part by NORA's vocalist, Carl Severson, and in part by Philadelphian artist manager Paul Conroy, and based in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.[1] Ferret recently started an imprint called New Weathermen Records.

Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance acquired a stake in Ferret Music in August, 2006,[2] and as a result is currently distributed by Fontana Distribution, Alternative Distribution Alliance and eOne Music.

As of September 12, 2007, Ferret partnered with an uprising death metal/hardcore label out of the UK, Siege Of Amida Records, A.K.A. "S.O.A.R." S.O.A.R will retain A&R responsibilities. In February 18th, 2010 Carl Severson and his business partner at Ferret and ChannelZERO, Paul Conroy, announced their departure from the company to start Good Fight Entertainment, a management company with music and sports divisions along with a new record label.[3]

As of February 2013, Ferret's official website has not been updated in over three years, adding to speculation that the label is defunct.

Artists[edit]

Past artists[edit]

S.O.A.R. artists[edit]

  • Against the Flood
  • Ageless Oblivion
  • Annotations of an Autopsy (Also on Nuclear Blast)
  • Ancient Ascendant
  • Armed for Apocalypse
  • As They Burn
  • Awaken Demons
  • Betraeus
  • Cult Cinema
  • Dead Beyond Buried
  • Demoraliser
  • Diskreet
  • Dripback
  • Dyscarnate
  • Eradication
  • Heart In Hand
  • Ingested
  • Martyr Defiled
  • The Breathing Process
  • The Bridal Procession
  • TRC
  • Waking The Cadaver

Past S.O.A.R Artists[edit]

  • A Girl a Gun a Ghost (disbanded)
  • Belie My Burial (active, unsigned)
  • Chaos Blood (disbanded)
  • Chase the Sunset (formerly known as Endurance of Hate)(Active, Unsigned)
  • Clone the Fragile (disbanded)
  • Dignity Dies First (disbanded)
  • Forever Never (active, Unsigned)
  • Impending Doom (active, with eONE music)
  • Implosive Disgorgence (disbanded)
  • Knights of the Abyss (active, with Ferret Music)
  • Last House on the Left (Active, Unsigned)
  • My Cross to Bare (disbanded)
  • Rose Funeral (active, with Metal Blade Records)
  • The Adept (active, unsigned)
  • The Irish Front (active, unsigned)
  • The Partisan Turbine (disbanded)
  • The Plasmarifle (active, unsigned)
  • The Red Death (disbanded)
  • The Red Shore (disbanded)
  • Titans (disbanded)
  • Viatrophy (disbanded)
  • Wecamewithbrokenteeth (disbanded in 2008, reformed in 2009 and then disbanded again in 2010)
  • Whitechapel (active, with Metal Blade Records)

References[edit]

Martens, Todd, "Ferret's New Partner" Billboard, 00062510, 9/2/2006, Vol. 118, Issue 35

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