RISE ABOVE RECORDS Announces Distribution Deal with RED

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Rise Above Records is delighted to announce this new partnership, which finally sees the long established UK cult label setting up independently Stateside.

After recently celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, Rise Above Records has been at the forefront of underground rock music, promoting artists and styles that were largely ignored by the mainstream media. With time, dedication and an unwillingness to compromise for the sake of commerciality, the label is now globally recognized as a truly credible and respected entity.

The label responsible for bringing such revered bands as Ghost, Electric Wizard, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Church of Misery, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin, Blood Ceremony and Witchcraft (to name just a few) to public attention couldn’t be happier with the deal. Says label founder and owner, Lee Dorrian: “We are beyond excited at the prospect of going independent in America and having such a fantastic company as RED behind us. For them to have belief in us, just shows how far the label has come since its bedroom origins back in the late eighties.

RED president Bob Morelli is equally excited by the new partnership, adding “I am very happy to be in business with Rise Above. Lee Dorrian and his team have amazing ears and musical curation. I am excited for RED to work with Rise Above and help them continue to grow and develop.

Today marks the release date of the first two offerings in this new union. Firstly comes the debut from German/Swedish female fronted Classic Heavy Metal band The Oath. Their self-titled action packed album has been receiving critical acclaim and major media coverage worldwide. For fans of Motorhead, Mecyful Fate, Runaways and Heart!

Next comes the second album from the UK’s finest grease rock power-trio Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Check ‘em Before You Wreck ‘em is a master class in proto-metal with a pure and dirty punk rock spirit. These guys will be out on the road in the US very shortly! For fans of Dust, Sir Lord Baltimore, Pink Fairies, Motorhead and Hard Stuff.


Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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