Cold Meat Industry

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Cold Meat Industry
Founded 1987 (1987)
Founder Roger Karmanik
Defunct 2013 (2013)
Genre Industrial, post-industrial, noise, ambient
Country of origin
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Sweden
Location Mjölby

Cold Meat Industry was a Swedish independent record label established in 1987, which specialized in niche music genres such as dark ambient, death industrial, and neoclassical dark wave.

History[edit]

From its inception, Cold Meat Industry gained a reputation for introducing artists that were unique and musically innovative. The label also became known for its contributions to the Gothic and industrial scenes.

The term "Cold Meat Industry" eventually became a musical genre of sorts, referring mostly to avant-garde artists who were influenced by industrial and dark ambient music. [1]

In 2013 the label seemed to have stopped all activities. A notification posted in 2014 on the official Cold Meat Industry Facebook page claimed the official end of the label.[2]

Sound Source[edit]

Sound Source was a short-lived (1991–1992) side-label of CMI. It was specialized in releasing limited tape editions of many CMI artists' debuts, such as Archon Satani, Brighter Death Now, Megaptera, Deutsch Nepal, raison d'être and others. [3]

Legacy[edit]

Since the mid nineties, the so-called CMI genres became widespread also by other labels such as Loki.

As of 2009, the core of the label's activity appeared to be presented by traditional CMI bands such as Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio and In Slaughter Natives, whose members collaborated closely with CMI's boss Roger Karmanik. [1]

Notable artists[edit]

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