Starting a new record label can be a pretty daunting task these days. Trying to compete with the likes of both major and independent record companies isn’t as easy as some might think. However, one way to make a big splash for a newly formed label is by doing exactly what SharpTone Records just did – sign some of the biggest bands around.
Just in case the flyer above didn’t give it away, SharpTone Records – which is a new label co-founded by Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger and Shawn Keith – has just announced the signing of We Came As Romans, Attila, Miss May I, UK rising stars Don Broco as well as metalcore newcomers Loathe (whose new video for “In Death” you can see below) and pop-punk outfit World War Me.
“Developing this label has been very exciting for me,” says Keith, who has 10-plus years of music business experience. “The opportunity to partner and cultivate new and established artists working toward 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 a new music company, allowing artists to be as creative and passionate as they choose to be.”
Sharing a similar passion and enthusiasm for SharpTone, Attila frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak weighed in saying, “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.”
While the label has yet to announce specific release plans, they have confirmed that there will be new music coming this year from We Came As Romans, Attila, Don Broco and new music from Miss May I in 2017. Talk about a way to kick things off, aye?