Massacre Records

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Massacre Records
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Founded1991 (1991)
FounderTorsten Hartmann
Distributor(s)Soulfood Music Distribution
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, space rock
Country of originGermany

Massacre Records is an independent record label based in Abstatt, Germany.

The label was founded in 1991 by Torsten Hartmann. The label specializes in bands of the harder genres of metal. Connected to Massacre Records is the marketing and music wholesale Metal Merchant,[1] the sub-labels Blue Rose Records[2] and Gutter Records for the singer/songwriter genre and for German metal respectively and the music publisher Sylvian Music. Massacre Records also distributes the albums of the gothic metal label MCM Music.[3]

From 1995 to 2000, Massacre Records maintained the sub-label Swanlake Records for its gothic metal and folk metal output. The best-known artists published on Swanlake were Skyclad, Atrocity, Theatre of Tragedy and Liv Kristine.[4]

The best-selling albums released by Massacre are: Velvet Darkness They Fear and Aégis by Theatre of Tragedy and Werk 80 by Atrocity.





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  1. ^ "The Metal Merchant, a division of Massacre Records". The Metal Merchant website. wrong Massacre Records. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  2. ^ "Blue Rose Records". Blue Rose Records website. Massacre Records. Archived from the original on 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  3. ^ "About MCM". MCM Music official website. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  4. ^ "Swanlake Records". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  5. ^ Bliss discography at Discogs

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