NewsNovember 25, 2008 5:37 PM ET3,211 views

Metal Blade and INgrooves announce deal

Official press release: INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the independent music community, has entered into a distribution agreement with Metal Blade Records, an independent heavy metal record label. The announcement was made today by Robb McDaniels, CEO and Founder of INgrooves and Brian Slagel, Chief Executive Officer, Metal Blade Records. For over 26 years, Metal Blade Records has been home to the world's leading seminal heavy metal artists including Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR and King Diamond, among many others. Music by Metal Blade's current roster of heavy metal artists, including Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job for a Cowboy and Six Feet Under, will be distributed digitally to retail websites by using INgrooves' cutting edge technology. "Metal Blade is one of the original architects of the heavy metal music scene," said McDaniels. "INgrooves is honored that they have chosen us to manage their digital distribution." "We're excited about Metal Blade's future with INgrooves," stated Daniel Fitzgerald, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Metal Blade. "INgrooves' ability to provide multiple levels of marketing, promotion and distribution to a vast and complete network of digital partners around the world will provide Metal Blade with the structure needed to build on the digital base we have established stateside."

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