Germany's cult label Ván Records has sanctioned a new partnership in the US, forging a new branch of the company to deliver their diverse catalog to more stateside listeners. Alongside the announcement, the label has also released new singles from THE RUINS OF BEVERAST and SLÆGT.
Having released over two-hundred quality albums, singles, EPs, splits and more from across the realms of metal and rock since being founded in 2004, Ván Records has been largely responsible for the worldwide proliferation of acts such as THE DEVIL'S BLOOD, THE RUINS OF BEVERAST, URFAUST, KING DUDE, and countless others. The label's affinity for engaging, top-tier music carries through in their physical delivery as well, most of their releases featuring incredibly packaged vinyl, special/lavish editions, and more.
Now, Ván Records' owner Sven Dinninghoff has furthered the label's relationship with KING DUDE founder TJ Cowgill, to help launch the new US division of the entity out of Seattle. This new branch of Ván sees the catalog now distributed stateside through Revolver, making these great titles much more accessible to fans across North America and beyond. The first wave of titles to see US release through this new deal will strike on May 19th, including new LPs from THE RUINS OF BEVERAST, SLÆGT, GOLD, and DREAD SOVEREIGN, with many more to follow. A Ván Records retail shop will also be launched this Summer.
Cowgill states, "I am honored and proud to be a part of the ever growing Ván Records family, from working at first with Sven as an artist on the roster to now, becoming an integral part of the family as head of the label's US office. We have been planning this expansion now for over almost eight months, and seeing it come to life has been a truly awesome experience. Our dedicated staff and myself hope that through this expansion we will bring even more quality and excellence known from Ván into the lives of every single fan, record store and distributor in North America. Hail the glory of Lucifer!"
Through the new distribution/branch, Ván Records will also deliver several other new priority titles which are already released in Europe, bringing the excellent new For Doom The Bell Tolls LP from DREAD SOVEREIGN and Optimist LP from GOLD to US listeners as well.