Noise Records


German record company and label specializing in thrash and melodic speed metal, active between 1983 and 2007. For most of that time however this name was not used as a label -Noise International and Noise (3) were used instead. Noise Records as a label on releases can be found in early to mid 1980s and from 1997 onwards.

Founded by Karl-Ulrich Walterbach in 1983 as an expansion of his company Modern Music Records GmbH. It was sold to Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. in 2001 and ceased all activity in 2007 due to the bankruptcy of Sanctuary. In October 2007 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. including the Noise catalogue was consequently acquired by the Universal Music Group. Then in February 2013, BMG Rights Management signed an agreement to purchase the Sanctuary Records catalog from Universal, who relaunched Noise Records with a different label code (LC 23251) in 2016.

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