Patrick Walch, has announced the launch of his brand new record label, NOBLE DEMON! The former head of the digital department at Nuclear Blast has teamed up with music- and film business expert, Joachim Keil, CEO of the renowned UCM.ONE, as well as product manager Thorsten Kriebus and PR agency ALL NOIR, to start up a new and innovative chapter of not only a record- but also publishing company for the rising underground as well as known heavy bands.
Says Walch: Following the launch of my successful agency Suricate Music earlier this year, which provides major level support in digital marketing, online promotion, social media, consulting and digital strategy, I felt the urge to work even closer with artists and support a couple of bands long-term by signing them to my own label. Beside handling digital distribution and providing the full range of my agency services to my artists, it was the best possible choice to team up with Joachim Keil (UCM.ONE) who brings decades of expertise in distribution of music and films, publishing and therefore in the ever-so-important sync section to the table.
With his knowledge and background, my experience as head of digital sales and online marketing for twelve years at the planet’s biggest indie metal label Nuclear Blast, we didn‘t have to think twice when we saw the opportunity to get ALL NOIR on board as our PR agency. Mona Miluski, longtime and former head of promotion at Napalm Records, who successfully started her own PR agency almost 2 years ago, and her colleague Dominik Goncalves dos Reis will be adding top-notch experience and best contacts in the PR area to our team.
We are convinced that together with Soulfood and Daredo as our distributors we are offering an unprecedented global structure on a major level but as a small team we are more flexible and dynamic than any other label out there enabling us to move mountains. Not to mention that we are fucking hot for sick new rock- and metal bands!
To NOBLE DEMON‘s already eclectic artist roster belong high class names such as the Melodic Death Doom project DAWN OF SOLACE, Colombia/US Death Metal unit NO RAZA, Swedish Black Metal masters NIGHT CROWNED and Swiss Thrash Metal overlords GOMORRA, with many more to be announced soon. The first album in early 2020 under the flag of NOBLE DEMON will be the hotly anticipated album by Wolfheart / Before The Dawn mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen, DAWN OF SOLACE!
It’s been 13 long years since DAWN OF SOLACE‘s critically acclaimed debut, but January 24th will see the Death and Gothic Doom Metal icon Saukkonen release his sophomore solo-record.
“After 13 years of silence and bad experiences in the past with labels I was determined to release DoS album 100% on my own“ says Tuomas Saukkonen.“But after long and thorough talks from early spring to late fall, planning, bonding and hanging outside of a waffle stand in the middle of the night I came to realize that giving my art in the hands of Noble Demon would be the best decision!”
Waves will be taking the listener on a dark trip of melodic doom soundscapes, and leads us into the deepest melancholy, wrapped into finest death and slow-burned doom anthems. Today NOBLE DEMON is proud to not only reveal the cover art and pre-order for DAWN OF SOLACE‘s upcoming record, but is also premiering a first single! The album opening track, Lead Wings, directly showcases in perfection where the full-length Waves will be heading to, listen to the song and watch a brand new music video HERE!
Pre-order your album copy of Waves at THIS LOCATION!
Furthermore, NOBLE DEMON has announced the re-release of DAWN OF SOLACE‘s debut album, The Darkness, after 13 years and made it available in digital formats. Purchase your copy of this timeless metal classic or stream it now on all digital platforms, HERE!