Steelwork Maschine

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Steelwork Maschine
Founded 2003
Founder Kris G., Serge U.
Genre Various
Country of origin France
Location Brest, France
Official website Steelwork Maschine

Steelwork Maschine is an independent record label based in Brest, France, specialising in producing, and distributing through their mail-order, extreme musics from the industrial and post-industrial genres, such as Martial industrial, Dark Ambient, Neo-classical, Neo-folk, Power Electronics, Noise, and Experimental.

History[edit]

Steelwork Maschine was founded in 2003 by Kris G. (a pseudonym for Christophe Gales, member of Westwind) and Serge Usson (member of Neon Rain and Storm Of Capricorn), after the demise of Kris G's previous CD-R label Black Sun Rising. It is registered in France as a voluntary association [1]. Steelwork Maschine also started a mail-order store on internet in 2004.

Productions[edit]

Started as a way to produce their own releases (Neon Rain's CD "Dirtier Than The Dirt" and Westwind's double LP "Tourmente I"), Steelwork Maschine quickly started to produce other artists' records, beginning with French projects PPF & ICK's collaborative LP "Individualistes / Collectivistes" [2] in 2005, then with Cheerleader 69's LP "Godriders In The Sky" [3] in 2006. The label then went away from the vinyl format with the releases of Deuterror's CD "Le Gueule de Guerre" [4] in 2007, and Neon Rain's "We Are Meat" [5] in 2008.

Sub-label[edit]

A sublabel called Steelkraft Manufactory was created in 2007, with the purpose of releasing CD-Rs in small editions of 100 copies, with hand-made covers (blank digipaks, stickers…). The first series started with the release of the collaborative record “Ligne Claire” [6], and has now reached its 10th reference with Dunkelheit’s album “Temps Modernes” [7].

Concerts organisation[edit]

Steelwork Maschine has been erratically organizing concerts in Brest, including two concerts by English post-industrial music group Death in June[8], which now remain the two last concerts ever played by the band [9]. They have not organized other events since 2006 [10].

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