Wednesday, January 4, 2006
MORNINGSTAR RECORDS, a new Norwegian label started by members of SATYRICON live, NECROPHAGIA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, MANES, MAX MIDSUN has been launched. The label is planning their first release, BLOODTHORN‘s “Genocide”, in Europe for Februrary of this year.
The goal of Morningstar Records is to establish a solid independent label within quality metal and rock as a label run by musicians for musicians.
Our intention is not to climb the ladder up through the underground, but to start no-holds-barred from the first release being “Genocide” by the Norwegian death metal-band Bloodthorn, their 4th studio album marking their 10th year from their first release in 1996.
After years of wanting to start a label focusing on the music itself and not on hype and hunt for profit, Morningstar Records was established by KEEP OF KALESSIN mainman Arnt O. Grönbech. Arnt comments: “I was totally blown away when I heard the new BLOODTHORN album ‘Genocide’ during their mixing-session in Godt Selskap studio, and I simply chose to buy the European rights for this crushing album. This is the album that will give the label a flying start, and prove the labels right to life!” Morningstar Records will focus on quality not quantity, and with the Head of Business and two producers from Godt Selskap Studio (known for recordings by bands like NECROPHAGIA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GRIFFIN, etc.) on board, this close co-operation with Godt Selskap gives Morningstar Records an advantage by the possibility to secure a professional recording of their artist. Plastichead is Morningstar Records’ world distributor, and will make sure the music can be found in most retail stores, as well as specialist stores, across the globe.
Morningstar Records’ Staff are as follows:
Kim Tungvåg (Max Midsun, head of business Godt Selskap studio) Torstein Parelius (Manes, Chton) Arnt O. Grönbech (Keep of Kalessin, Satyricon live) Knut V. Prytz (Necrophagia, producer Godt Selskap Studio) Rune Stavnesli (Max Midsun, producer Godt Selskap studio).