I Scream Records

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I Scream Records
Founded 1994
Founder Laurens Kusters
Distributor(s) ADA (North America) / ADA Global (rest of the world excluding Japan)
Avex Group (Japan)[1]
Genre Punk, Hardcore, Metal
Country of origin Belgium
Official website I Scream Records Official Website

I Scream Records is a label founded by Laurens Kusters in 1994 in Brussels, Belgium. The label has an extensive catalogue and is one of the leading punk and hardcore labels in Western Europe.[2]

History[edit]

The label’s first releases was from the band Deviate, a band in which Laurens Kusters played the drums. By the late nineties, I Scream Records had over 25 active bands.

In late 2005, I Scream Records opened its US headquarters to work its rosters of bands (90% of which are American) through their own network. Previously, the label's masters were issued under license in the USA by companies such as Victory Records, Bridge 9 Records and Thorp Records.

Early successes include releases from Deviate, Discipline, Backfire, Stigmata, Agnostic Front, Blood for Blood and Vision

Recently the label has released records by Life of Agony, Madball, Skarhead, Wisdom in Chains, Incite, Death by Stereo, The Last Resort, Reno Divorce, M.O.D., Jaya the Cat, Stigma, Guajiro and Tying Tiffany to name of few. I Scream Records has also teamed up with Roadrunner Records to re-issue some of their old masters by bands such as Wrecking Crew, Token Entry & Earth Crisis.

In 2008 I Scream Records teamed up with ADA for an exclusive North American distribution deal and extended that deal with ADA Global for the rest of the world in 2009. That same year the label also signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with EMI Publishing for its copyrights.

I Scream is currently being distributed by Avex Group in Japan since April 2010, with the first offering being Incite's new album The Slaughter.

Complete artist roster[edit]

  • 10 Seconds Down
  • 3 Lost Maniacs
  • Agnostic Front
  • Awkward Thought
  • Backfire!
  • Bad Luck Charms
  • Beans
  • Beowulf
  • Blood for Blood
  • Breakdown
  • Convict
  • Crackjaw
  • Darkbuster
  • Death & Taxes
  • Death by Stereo
  • Death Threat
  • Deathkiller
  • Determined
  • Deviate
  • Devil in Me
  • Discipline
  • Do Or Die
  • Down But Not Out
  • Earth Crisis
  • Eightball
  • Enemy Rose
  • Fabulous Disaster
  • Far From Finished
  • Green Lizard
  • Guajiro
  • Gwyllions
  • Hardsell
  • Heideroosjes
  • Homethrust
  • Hoods
  • I Reject
  • Incite
  • Inhuman
  • Janez Detd.
  • Jaya The Cat
  • Joe Coffee
  • Judasville
  • Kickback
  • Krutch
  • La Viaja Guardia
  • Length of Time
  • Life of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • M.O.D.
  • Madball
  • Mark Lind
  • Maximum Penalty
  • Mercy Killers
  • Mug-Shot
  • My City Burning
  • Nervous Chillin
  • No Trigger
  • North Side Kings
  • On the Rise
  • Paranoiacs
  • Payback
  • Pilgrimz
  • Pitboss 2000
  • Powerhouse
  • Ramallah
  • Reno Divorce
  • Right Direction
  • Run Devil Run
  • Skarhead
  • Slapshot
  • Slumlords
  • Spider-Crew
  • Spoiler NYC
  • Squaler
  • Stars & Stripes
  • Stemm
  • Stigma
  • Stigmata
  • Stuck Up
  • Tech-9
  • The Blue Bloods
  • The Change
  • The Ducky Boys
  • The Heartaches
  • The Last Resort
  • The Lulabelles
  • The Unseen
  • The Welsh Boys
  • Thumbs Down
  • Token Entry
  • Tying Tiffany
  • Uppercut
  • Vision
  • Void Section
  • Wisdom in Chains
  • Wrecking Crew
  • xDisciplex AD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Incite:The Slaughter". Avex Group. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  2. ^ "I Scream Records". last.fm. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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