- First German hard rock / heavy metal magazine AARDSCHOK feat. Axel
- 2 famous bands: WARLOCK (Dusseldorf-based classic heavy metal band feat.
DORO PESCH, the famous rock lady!) and STEELER (feat. the ultimate guitar
wizard AXEL RUDI PELL, known from his solo works in Europe and Japan) -
discovered and produced by Axel Thubeauville.The
first LIVING DEATH - VENGEANCE OF HELL saw
the light of day.
- Production of the world famous X-MAS PROJECT
- Discovery of the Aachen-based thrash metal band HOLY MOSES, whose female singer SABINA CLASSEN
started the most important German Rock/Metal TV show MOSH.
- Discovery of the Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA for European market, which after 2 releases on SHARK
RECORDS became one of the most important underground bands
and later one of the most important major metal acts.
- The cult hardcore / fun release WEHRMACHT "Shark Attack"
- First official license in Japan: the legendary US heavy metal
heroes TITAN FORCE (feat. HARRY CONKLIN of JAG PANZER)
- Discovery and co-production of CHANNEL ZERO, album of the
in the German biggest rock / metal magazine ROCK HARD.
- License for MASSACRA albums (French death metal band) sold to POLYGRAM group (home of ABBA, BON
JOVI, METALLICA, ELTON JOHN) - more than 10 000 sold albums within few months.
- Next licenses sold to Japanese labels - JVC VICTOR & ALFA RECORDS. ELEGY "Labyrinth Of Dreams" and
STRATOVARIUS "Twilight Time" on the Japanese album charts.
- Joint venture with the MODERN MUSIC / NOISE RECORDS (home of HELLOWEEN, RAGE, GAMMA RAY,
RUNNING WILD etc.), next licenses in Japan. Common
STEELE "Life Among The Ruins", CAPRICORN
"Cyberchrist" and of course ELEGY "Supremacy" and
- Solo album of the STRATOVARIUS' mastermind TIMO
"Fourth Dimension" sold in more than 45 000 copies in Japan, the
STEELE "Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Pt. I" released.
- Foundation of
CREAM RECORDS, a label promoted & marketed worldwide by
RECORDS (except Japan). First releases of new label are HOLY
York based band feat. RANDY COVEN (ex-STEVE VAI BAND,
JIM HARRIS (ex-DIRTY LOOKS)), and the fift CD album of the
already cult death
metal act MASSACRA "Humanize Human".
- 2nd part of the
successfull X-MAS PROJECT.
- 8 of 12 CRAZY
LIFE MUSIC releases noted under the 15th position, on the album
chart of the ROCK
- VIRGIN STEELE "The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Pt. II" is out, and reaches 2nd place on the album charts
of the ROCK HARD MAGAZINE (more than 15 000 sold copies in Europe).
- Successful STAHLMASTER CD compilation.
- Production of the forthcoming Crazy Life Music best release N.O.W. (ex-Holy Mother) "Tabloid Crush" (to be
released in 1997).
- ENOLA GAY "Pressure" released on 27th January - No. 5 in ROCK HARD
- New label ABS RECORDS' first release TIMO TOLKKI "Classical Variations And Themes" - huge success.
Great sales of TITAN FORCE "I + II" and WEHRMACHT "Biermacht".
- Great reviews of the newcomers: MANIFEST DESTINY, IMAGIKA and G.REIZZT (ex-PYRACANDA).
- STAHLMASTER vol. III CD (with STRATOVARIUS, GAMMA RAY, VIRGIN STEELE, HAMMERFALL, ELEGY and
- Special CD with the X-MAS PROJECT I + II.
- Great success of HOLY MOTHER "Toxic Rain".
- Official distribution deal between MODERN
MUSIC / NOISE RECORDS and
- New great partnership estabilished by great
releases: SYRIS "Unseen Forces",
FIERCE CONVICTION "The Requiem Of A Mourner",
BURNING STARR and BULLHORN
- Next releases: HOLY MOTHER "Criminal Afterlife" and CRYSTAL EYES "World Of
Black And Silver" estabilish ABS RECORDS as one of the leading power metal labels
- Great comeback of SHARK RECORDS - new albums of ZANISTER and AT VANCE.
- Comeback live album of MP (feat. PRIMAL FEAR drummer KLAUS SPERLING)
- Great new releases: HOLY MOTHER "My World War", GALLOWS POLE (feat. ex-
SCANNER bassist JOHN A.B.SMITH) and AT VANCE "Heart Of Steel".
- Licenses Japanese version of AT VANCE album out on JVC RECORDS
- Second CD album of the Swedish power metallers CRYSTAL EYES "In Silence They March"
- 2nd ZANISTER album, and the 3rd AT VANCE album "Dragonchaser".
- GALLOWS POLE "Exorcism" CD (with cover artwork by Derek Riggs).
- Fantastic re-releases: LIVING DEATH "Vengeance Of Hell" & TITAN FORCE "All What It Is", and great debut
album of GUARDIANS OF TIME "Edge Of Tomorrow".
- New label NU METAL RECORDZ, and the debut album of Spanish nu metal band AFTERFEEDBACK - great
success of one of the very first nu metal releases on independent label.
- New label RUSTY DIAMOND RECORDS (that specialize in re-releases of 80s metal classics), and the four
releases: ATLAIN "G.O.E.", HOLY MOTHER "Dealin' With The Devil", MASSACRA "Apocalyptic Warrior pt. 1"
& X-MAS PROJECT.
- Three great releases on SHARK RECORDS: EMERALD "Calling The Knights" (epic / heavy metal hope from
Switzerland), BLACK ROSE (melodic heavy metal), HUMAN BASTARD (thrash metal) and teh re-release of the
classic album LIVING DEATH "Metal Revolution".
- ROCK DIAMONDS CD compilation with previously unreleased AT VANCE cover songs (originally performed
by TEARS FOR FEARS, SUPERTRAMP, SURVIVOR and THE EAGLES).
- Next releases on SHARK RECORDS: GUTTER SIRENS "Memory Analysis", FOUR WAYS "Long Way Pt. 2",
EERINESS "A Life Beyond Teh Shades Of Time", HALLOWED "Forgotten People" and SIGMA "Win Or Lose"
(also licensed to Japan: HOT ROCKIN RECORDS).
- New album on NU METAL RECORDZ - AFTERFEEDBACK's second album.
- Split CD of POWERLORD, MESSIAH PROPHET and MAXX WARRIOR on RUSTY DIAMOND RECORDS.
- Next releases on SHARK RECORDS: DEFENDING THE FAITH "Radical Change", BLACK ROSE "Explode",
EMERALD "Forces Of Doom", HYPNOTIC FACE "The End Of Sanity".
- License for HORRORSCOPE "The Crushing Design" sold to Japan (SPIRITUAL BEAST RECORDS) and
Poland (METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS).
- Fantastic thrash metal release of the Polish leading thrash metal act HORRORSCOPE "The Crushing
- Next re-releases on RUSTY DIAMOND RECORDS: ATLAIN "Living In The Dark", MASSACRA "Final
Holocaust" (with demo tracks as bonus), MASSACRA "Enjoy The Violence" (with bonus live tracks).
- ATLAIN "G.O.E." licensed to the famous Greek label SONIC AGE RECORDS.
- TASTER'S CHOICE - the new hope of hardcore licensed to Japanese ATTIC RECORDS.
- All the MASSACRA albums licensed to CD-MAXIMUM (Russia).
- Official stable cooperation between SONIC AGE RECORDS and CRAZY LIFE MUSIC - 10 classic metal
releases from the 80s to be re-released on CD.
- New release of SHARK RECORDS: THE NO-MADS "Deranged" (famous polish female fronted thrash metal
band), new release on NU METAL RECORDS: TASTER'S CHOICE "Shining", and on RUSTY DIAMOND
RECORDS "Signs Of The Decline" (with 6 bonus tracks).
- Next licenses sold to Polish METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS: MASSACRA "Signs Of The Decline", THE NO-
MADS "Deranged" and KILLJOY "Enemigo".
- Forthcoming releases in 2006: KILLJOY "Enemigo", and probably new albums of HORRORSCOPE,
SHADOW DIVINE, NOT A NUMBERS, YOUNG SILENCERS, CHEEKYMUFF and others
- New Distro in Greece ; Soundforge Music Group.
- New release on SHARK RECORDS: HORRORSCOPE "Evoking Demons" and notanumbers " Lost in Word
DAWN OF DESTINY -begins
and a great new female fronted band was born.
The story with DAWN OF DESTINYgoes on. In August 2008 their second CD
DAWN OF DESTINY - Rebellion
was releasaed and established the band under the top 10 femal fronted bands. This time this release was
picked up by Marquee/Avalon, Japan for a japanese release. SILVERDOLLAR from Sweden released their
Debut EVIL NEVER SLEEP and had a decent success.
was released September 2009.
MACHINA released their debut MAJESTIC MACHINATION through us. The third CD from
DAWN OF DESTINY - HUMAN FRAGILTY
was released Sept.2009