Headbangers rejoice: one of rock and metal music’s biggest record companies, SPV, has found a home at The Orchard. We’re partnering up with SPV’s team to provide their legendary catalog and exciting slate of upcoming releases with digital distribution worldwide. What does this mean exactly? It means that genre defining releases by heavy-hitters like Whitesnake, Sepultura, Kaiser Chiefs,… Read more »
What The #&@$ Do You Do, Liz?!?!
Liz Snair, VP, North American Label Management Joined RED in July 2007 As a leading force of our Label Management team, what the #&@$ do you do Liz? The label management department is a one-stop shop for our labels. We get involved in every aspect of their interaction with The Orchard, from creating release timelines,… Read more »
Deathcore Forefathers Despised Icon Roar Back to Life With “Beast”
Rejoice: After several silent years, deathcore pioneer Despised Icon is finally poised to release its new album Beast this July. Long-time fans of the Montreal-based band will be happy to know that Beast stays true to the heavy sound of the group’s early albums while adding a touch of the “speed and technicality” found on more recent releases. Over their seven-year studio break, Despised… Read more »
Brace Yourself: The Orchard Brings Historic Shrapnel Records Catalog to Digital
Mike Varney created Shrapnel Records in 1980 as the first dedicated metal label. With the introduction of the Tone Center and Blues Bureau International imprints, he developed the Shrapnel Label Group into the definitive home of guitar-based excellence, bringing legendary guitarists like Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and many more to worldwide attention.
SLAYER’s “Repentless” SLAYS Through The Charts
Who here remembers that time a fan spray painted, “God Listens to Slayer” onto a religious billboard? Slayer fans conform to no rules, and neither does the band itself. Here at The Orchard, the first time I ever heard Metal music was through Slayer’s Spotify page, and it was definitely an eye-opening experience! As I’ve become more acquainted with their sound, I’ve… Read more »