Louder Than Loud Records is a new heavy metal label founded by two industry veterans Giles Lavery and Carl Canedy.
Based in Germany and the United States, Louder Than Loud Records will focus on signing and developing new talent, not just established artists, as well as back-catalog acquisition and re-release of classic tracks. The first signing of the label is the new and exciting group The 450’s.
The record company will endeavor to provide a friendly service focused on the individual needs of the artist as well as on the development of the artist.
Here’s what some friends and colleagues are saying about Louder Than Loud Records:
Andy Hilfiger (Andrew Charles Fashion / Andy Hilfiger Entertainment): “I am very excited, proud and happy to launch Louder than Loud Records. Growing up in upstate New York, I’ve always been surrounded by fashion and music, from Tommy’s house to Billy’s rock bands, and our family friend Carl Canedy was and remains someone we admired. His band Kelokos and later the Rods were the first national bands we knew, we saw them in our area and also in New York with Metallica opening act. I can only imagine the music Louder Than Loud will release. Congratulations guys! “
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax): “I wish my friends Carl Canedy and Giles Lavery good luck with their new label ‘Louder Than Loud’ which they are launching. Good luck guys!”
Johnny Z (Megaforce Records): “When I asked Carl to produce Anthrax and Overkill in 1984/1985, he made it a golden opportunity and earned him the title of ‘Megaforce Early Years Label Producer.’ You should also know that Carl also had a lot to do with the arrangements of some of these recordings. There would never have been the legendary Blue Cheer’s album Beast Is Black without Mr. Canedy’s intervention. Now, third added to Canedy’s mix is Carl’s ability to endure as a businessman and, more importantly, he’s a musician. And he earns the respect of those he works with. It was time for man to take justice into his own hands. May stronger than strong reign! “
Robert Jacobs (The 450): “When it comes to the music business in Europe, Giles Lavery knows everyone and his name is everywhere. When we heard he was releasing Louder Than Loud Records, we jumped on it. We all knew right away that the 450s and Louder Than Loud were the perfect fit. And now we’re excited to be their first release. It’s a great new label and a great new band. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the record. Cheers! “
Find additional information on LouderThanLoudRecords.com .
(Photo – Scott Braun Photography)