INGROOVE SHARPENS METAL BLADE
LEADING DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR PARTNERS WITH LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL RECORD LABEL
SAN FRANCISCO, November 25, 2008 – INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community, has entered into a distribution agreement with Metal Blade Records, an independent heavy metal record label. The announcement was made today by Robb McDaniels, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of INgrooves and Brian Slagel, Chief Executive Officer, Metal Blade Records.
For over 26 years, Metal Blade Records has been home to the world’s leading seminal heavy metal artists including Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR and King Diamond, among many others. Music by Metal Blade’s current roster of heavy metal artists, including Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job for a Cowboy and Six Feet Under, will be distributed digitally to retail websites by using INgrooves’ cutting edge technology.
“Metal Blade is one of the original architects of the heavy metal music scene,” said McDaniels. “INgrooves is honored that they have chosen us to manage their digital distribution.”
“We’re excited about Metal Blade’s future with INgrooves,” stated Daniel Fitzgerald, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Metal Blade. “INgrooves’ ability to provide multiple levels of marketing, promotion and distribution to a vast and complete network of digital partners around the world will provide Metal Blade with the structure needed to build on the digital base we have established stateside.”
Upcoming Metal Blade releases include new albums from Austrian Death Machine, Architect, Kill What I Adore, Woe Of Tyrants and Cattle Decapitation.
INgrooves is a digital media infrastructure company that provides various distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves and ONE Digital divisions. ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies at rates far below the industry standard. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific releases or catalogues. For more information, check out www.ingrooves.com.
About Metal Blade
Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records have without a doubt had a major role in developing the American metal scene since day one and remains one of the most essential sources of metal music today. Since its beginnings in 1982, Metal Blade Records has unleashed some of the most influential and significant metal acts like Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Six Feet Under, and King Diamond while developing acts like As I Lay Dying, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Job For a Cowboy, The Red Chord, Hate Eternal, Shai Hulud, Soilent Green, Whitechapel, Goatwhore, The Ocean, Brain Drill, Epicurean and 3 just to name a few. The U.S. corporate office for Metal Blade is located in Simi Valley, California. The company also as offices in Arizona, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the UK.