Massacre Records is an independent record label based in Abstatt, Germany.

The label was founded in 1991 by Torsten Hartmann. The label is specialized on bands of the harder varieties of metal. Connected to Massacre Records is the marketing and music wholesale Metal Merchant,[1] the sub-labels Blue Rose Records[2] and Gutter Records for the singer/songwriter genre and for German metal respectively and the music publisher Sylvian Music. Massacre Records distributes also the albums of the gothic metal label MCM Music.[3]

From 1995 to 2000, Massacre Records maintained the sub-label Swanlake Records for gothic metal and folk metal. The best-known artists published on Swanlake were Skyclad, Atrocity, Theatre of Tragedy and Liv Kristine.[4]

The best-selling albums released on Massacre became Velvet Darkness They Fear and Aégis by Theatre of Tragedy, and Werk 80 by Atrocity.


  1. The Metal Merchant, a division of Massacre Records. The Metal Merchant website. Massacre Records. Retrieved on 2011-05-19.
  2. Blue Rose Records. Blue Rose Records website. Massacre Records. Retrieved on 2011-05-19.
  3. About MCM. MCM Music official website. Retrieved on 2011-05-19.
  4. Swanlake Records. Discogs. Retrieved on 2011-05-19.

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