Artery Recordings

Warner Bros. Records Acquires Artery Recordings


Artery Recordings has been purchased by Warner Bros. Records. In a statement issued to Altpress, now former president Shan Dan Horan confirmed the news, which apparently saw the entire staff of the label let go, including Horan himself.

“To address the rumors, yes, Artery has sold to Warner. I can’t disclose too much about the deal, but building up this company to a million record sales in just five years is a tremendous accomplishment for the fans, our artists and the team. I’m humbled and appreciate each and every band I’ve ever had the honor of developing at Artery Recordings. As we hand over the keys to Warner, I’m not quite sure their plans for the label or catalog, but I hope they keep the legacy alive. With new Slaves and Capture albums on the horizon, I’m sure the fans will be ecstatic.”

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In the past Artery Recordings had been home to the likes of Attila, Chelsea Grin, Kublai Khan and various others. More recent output included releases from Slaves, Falsifer, She Must Burn and Cold Black.

The move has been met with mixed reaction from artists who worked with the label thus far. While SlavesJonny Craig seemed hopeful about the move, guitarist Jacob Harmond of Chelsea Grin, who put out three albums through the label, took to Twitter to vent on the matter:

A fresh start.

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