Peaceville

The label was founded by Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw (of the bands Instigators and Civilised Society) in Dewsbury, England in 1987, who was also a one-time drummer of Sore Throat. Originally a tape label releasing anarcho punk, the releases moved towards metal through crust and similar forms of metal influenced English hardcore punk. Halmshaw started running […]

Snapper Music

Snapper Music is an independent music company based in London. Founded in 1996, London based Independent label Snapper Music controls a portfolio of record labels, including three frontline imprints: Peaceville, the long-established Metal label; Kscope, developing the Post-Progressive and Art Rock genres; and Classic & Psychedelic Rock label Madfish. These are supported by high end […]

Killing Moon Records

Killing Moon was born in 2011 out of a sense of rejection by the wider music industry. You can read a way, waaaaaaaay longer version of that statement here. Killing Moon (at present) is: A new music blog. You’re reading it nowA record labelAn artist management companyA concert promoterA PR company We have recently been acquired […]

Island Records (Universal)

Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG). It was founded by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica in 1959. Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989. Island and another label recently acquired by PolyGram, A&M Records, were both at the time […]