New Label SharpTone Is Founded

Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger and Shawn Keith have decided to cooperate and launch a brand new label, suitably named SharpTone.

The new label will encompass a multitude of genres and subgenres in rock music as can be seen in the opening roster and cover a number of locations across the world with offices located in Los Angeles with satellite centres in the UK, Germany and Australia.

The afformentioned opening roster features a few well-established bands, see the 6 bands so far below:

sharptone bands

 

Chris Fronzak of Attila has stated: “We are REALLY excited to announce that we have officially signed to SharpTone! We are at an amazing point in our career and we know that these guys have the power that we need to take things to the next level. We’re ready to dominate the planet with our brand new album. SharpTone is a label that shares our enthusiasm and understands who we are and what our vision is. So let’s fucking crush the world and spread party metal to the masses!”

Co-founder Shawn Keith said: “Developing this label has been very exciting for me. The opportunity to partner and cultivate new and established artist working towards broadening their global potential is thrilling. SharpTone will continue to diversify and evolve as a brand for music fans to truly identify with. We are not just another record label, we are new music company, allowing artists to be as creative and passionate as they choose to be.

Sharp/Shock Release Debut Album

UK/US hybrid band Sharp/Shock have released their debut album today on Alkaline Trio’s own label Heart&Skull Records.

Label co-owner Matt Skiba said of the band “It is an absolute honor to welcome Sharp/Shock to the Heart&Skull family. We started our label to not only put out our own releases but to also release music by people we consider close friends. Family. In a business that is growing exceedingly difficult to find true allies in, we are proud to offer a situation for artists in which the most important goal is to publish great art by great people. To have Sharp/Shock as our maiden partnership in this venture is something we have always hoped for but until recently, haven’t imagined. From the first time we heard their record we knew that they were a perfect fit. We are extremely thankful that they felt the same way. It is an amazing feeling to help such a great group of people put out this amazing record via Heart&Skull.”

The album is available to stream over at https://soundcloud.com/bigpicturemediaonline and to purchase at Bigcartel and iTunes.

Get a taste with the latest single Away From the Man below: