Hanover record imprint SPV and Berlin label Sonic Attack have announced their collaboration under the official moniker of Sonic Attack/SPV. This joint venture is based on an extensive back catalogue as well as new products. Both companies will collaborate globally, with the exception of Japan. Sonic Attack was founded some two years ago and is helmed by rock and metal veteran Karl Walterbach, who set the course in the 1980s and 1990s with Modern Music and his Noise label, in particular, for a whole range of genres such as metal (HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY, RUNNING WILD, KREATOR, CELTIC FROST, STRATOVARIUS, KAMELOT) .
Walterbach’s latest label, which is associated with the Musicflash management company, refers to itself as a future-oriented answer to the digital revolution and its impact on the whole music industry. In contrast to the established labels, Sonic Attack Records have dispensed with complex legal contracts and rights control. The first promising candidate to be presented by the new joint venture is Israel’s thrash act HAMMERCULT, scheduled to embark on a tour supporting SEPULTURA in May and set to present its debut on a vinyl edition featuring bonus songs.
The first releases by Sonic Attack/SPV, out on May 24 and June 21, will be:
PATHFINDER - Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time & Fifth Element
DIE VORBOTEN - Aufschrei & Existenz
KADAVRIK- N.O.A.H. & Bioluminescense
SUPERBUTT - Music For Animals
HAMMERCULT - Anthems Of The Damned & Anthems Of The Damned (LP & Single, new)
PHOENIX RISING - MMXII
SLAVERY- Dawn Of Mankind
VICTORIOUS- The Awakening (June 24th)