VICIOUS RECORDS is a Copenhagen based audio production company and record label. Specializing in mastering, mixing and post production services, as well as hosting and promoting some of the most prominent Danish experimental bands within the genres, Ambient, Soundscapes, Sound-art, Electro-Acoustic, prog/art-Rock, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Music Concréte.
The Vicious History
Vicious Records was founded in 2004 by the 3 band members of MY BELOVED, Danny Søndergaard, Iver Ask Overgaard and Lars Kivig. Vicious was founded in the heydays of DIY labels in order to release the bands own music. The first 6 years Vicious was managed by Kit Lôvendahl as part of her booking service as well. Kit is now managing her own label, FONO-GRAM Agency.
By 2010 Lars Kivig from My Beloved took over the management of Vicious from Kit, and he started to add several other Copenhagen based artists and projects to the roster. Acorn Falling, was another of Lars’s projects featuring among others, Thomas Wydler (The Bad Seeds). Jakob Myrhøj was added as well, together with, Tomas Ortved (Sods+Sort Sol drummer) solo debut album. Alive With Worms was added in 2018 with their 2 final releases, ending a career dating back to 1983.
In 2018 Vicious made a turning point by opening up for the electronic and more experimental music genres. Adding several electronic experiments to the roster; BLACK WATER WHITE SEA, Kivig_Gniben and SKAMBIDT.
In January 2020 Lars Kivig was legally and formally handed Vicious to be the main owner.
The “new” Vicious has resulted in an expansion in represented genres and intake of new artists to the label platform. It has also resulted in the birth of Vicious.dk and Vicious Studios and Vicious Mastering as a new addition to Vicious services.
Do you sign new artists/bands?
Yes, we do accept digital streaming demos from Danish bands and projects.
WITHIN OUR SPECIFIED GENRES:
Ambient, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Music Concréte, Contemporary Compositions, Soundscapes, Cinematics, Sound-art, Electro Acoustic and Prog-Rock.
How do I send my demos?
Please provide a short project pitch, your goals with your music and why you think you will fit into Vicious. Send your demo and press material links via the “Contact” page. We are looking and listening to all incoming music and we will get back if we find it suitable for Vicious.