Producer Robert Beltran (Shattered Sun) and businessman Justin DePalma have teamed up to launch Hammer Forged Records. DePalma says of the Texas-based label:
“Hammer Forged Records was born based on a need in our area to promote and push bands that have the greatest potential – bands that are simply burdened by operating in areas of business and promotion that don’t contribute to the art of making great music.”
Word of the label’s official launch comes with the signing of Alice, TX progressive metal band Memories In Broken Glass. The band’s full-length debut will see release through the label along with a digital download of their current three-song EP. The EP is available now at the HammerForged.com. Guitarist Mike Martinez comments:
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned pursuing music, besides being genuinely passionate about what you’re doing, it’s working with people who truly believe in you. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that we’re not in this alone on this ride and I’m excited for what lies ahead!”
Hammer Forged Records encourage submissions by artists and will be making further announcements on its scheduled plans for this year.