LET IT BURN RECORDS

About us

Let's be honest, if it wasn't for a downright passion for music and a neverending drive to work with awesome bands running a small independent label would be kinda pointless. So here we still are, 12 years later, still running this label, still loving what we do.

After having played in several bands, running a small distro and putting out a fanzine the eager wish to establish a record label came naturally. With an upright storm and stress attitude and hardly any knowledge Let it Burn Records was founded by Chris Zehetleitner and Daniel Nagel in 2000. The vision statement was plain and simple:

The label would only release music the owners personally like.
No smart business moves, no bullshit licensing, just love for music.

In fact it was the release of FEAR MY THOUGHTS' debut album "23", that accelerated the label growth in the first place and pointed the small company in a professional direction. Even though there was no other label interested in releasing their album, there was already a bit of a "hype" around the band which rapidly lead to 1500 copies sold, quite a number for a label that had just started. FEAR MY THOUGHTS' second album "Vitriol" followed shortly after and doubled the buzz around the band and the label.

In 2003 we released another crucial debut album. This time it was a new and hot band from Hungary called BRIDGE TO SOLACE, which quickly gained international attention. BRIDGE TO SOLACE's music was punk, hardcore and metal alike and it seemed as if the band offered what everyone had been waiting for. "Of Bitterness and Hope" sold 3000 copies and its successor "Kingdom of the Dead" another 2000.

Another milestone in the history of Let it Burn Records was FINAL PRAYER's debut "Right Here Right Now" in 2006. The album went very well, just like the career of FINAL PRAYER, who, among very few others, still form the spearhead of European Hardcore these days. We are by the way really happy to have FINAL PRAYER back to Let it Burn Records' label roster since 2012.

We had and have the honor to work amazing bands such as SHINTO KATANA, BLACK FRIDAY '29, MARATHONMANN, ZERO MENTALITY, RED TAPE PARADE, BEAR, POISON MY BLOOD, SHOWYOURTEETH, TILL WE DROP, TEAMKILLER, DEATHSPIRIT, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT, THE NEW RECRUITS, GOLDUST, THE HAVERBROOK DISASTER, DEMORALISER and ANCHOR, just to name a few.

In 2007 all knowledge and experience gained over the years in the music industry was concentrated and forged into a band management & consulting company, THE LET IT BURN AGENCY. The main goal is to support and accompany talented bands and musicians during every step of their carrer and to help them accelerate it.

Sooner than most other record labels, we behold the signs of time and founded ACUITY.MUSIC in 2010, the digital only sublabel of Let it Burn Records. Since then we've been building up a solid distribution and promotional infrastructure for digital music and by this got the chance to gather even more bands around us.

We are very proud of what this label has accomplished and we are very much looking forward to the things to come.

Demo Submission

Got a band and a demo?

ONLY MAIL DEMOS HERE:

LET IT BURN RECORDS
c/o Christoph Zehetleitner
Nymphenburger Str. 81
80636 Munich / Germany

We welcome demos, listen to every CD you send us and let you know what we think. But please be aware that the chances of us signing a band, which we have never seen play live and don't know in person are not very high.

We do not focus on metal/hardcore or any other certain musical style. We release everything we like, from metal/hardcore over old school to emo/punk bands. If you think your band somehow fits into the LET IT BURN family, feel free to send us a demo, no matter if your band plays metal/hardcore or not.

Please only send demos on CD via mail to our office address. We neither listen to demos on tape, nor to MP3s (or links) sent to us per e-mail.

At a minimum include the following with your demo submission:

  • Your band's demo on a CD
  • A band info sheet
  • Some lyrics
  • A band picture
  • A contact e-mail address

If you're looking for further advice on how to make an appealing demo submission, you can find a very helpful list of tips for a "good demo submission" on the LET IT BURN BLOG. Following those tips, you should be able to get a good idea of how to put together a demo for submission.

The Let it Burn Street Team

You want to support LET IT BURN RECORDS?

Join the LET IT BURN street-team NOW for everlasting fame and fortune!

We are always looking for dedicated and reliable people who help us spreading promotional material in return for undying fame and some free LET IT BURN goodies.

If you want to support LET IT BURN RECORDS you are welcome. We are looking for dedicated and reliable kids, who help us spreading promotional material such as flyers, stickers, posters, etc. in clubs, record stores and at shows. Obviously we cannot pay you for your work, but our thankfullness and some free LET IT BURN stuff (usually a copy of every new release) is guaranteed.

For street team requests please get in touch with promo@letitburn.de.

LET IT BURN RECORDS

Contact Form

For general issues and questions, which do not regard promotion, distribution or demo submission, you can use the following contact form or write us an e-mail to info@letitburnrecords.com.

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If you run a distro and want to work with us

Get in touch with us and we will send you our current wholesale list.
Normally we work out consignment deals.

If you run a fanzine/online zine

Please get in touch with promo@letitburn.de. If you want to be on our promo list, drop them a line and send them a sample copy of your work. I hope you understand that we cannot send free promo CDs to every online zine/fanzine.

If you're looking for an interview with a band, you can either contact promo@letitburn.de or contact the band directly. You can find the bands' contact addresses on the band info sites. If you set info@letitburnrecords.com on CC then we can help you to speed things up.

E-Mail

General
info@letitburnrecords.com
Promotion
promo@letitburn.de
Distribution
nils@letitburn.de

Distribution Partners

Phsyical distribution DE/AT/CH
Soulfood Music Distribution
Physical distribution Benelux
Sonic Rendezvous
Physical distribution worldwide
Interpunk, Revelation
Digital distribution worldwide
The Orchard
Further distributors (selection)
Widespread, Green Hell, Goodlife, Coretex and others.

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Anniversary Sampler

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Machtwort (2nd press)
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