Cleopatra Records

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Cleopatra Records
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Founded1992
FounderBrian Perera
GenreGothic rock, hard rock, industrial and heavy metal
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California
Official Websitehttp://www.cleorecs.com/
 
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Cleopatra Records
Cleopatralogo.png
Founded1992
FounderBrian Perera
GenreGothic rock, hard rock, industrial and heavy metal
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California
Official Websitehttp://www.cleorecs.com/

Cleopatra Records[1] is a Los Angeles-based independent record label.

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History

Founded in 1992 by Brian Perera, it specializes in gothic rock, hard rock, heavy metal and reissues of out-of-print music. It is known for its compilations, usually collections of cover songs performed by bands signed to the label.

In the mid-1990s, Cleopatra released tribute albums of goth, techno, industrial bands covering artists such as The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy, and New Order. Other goth and industrial acts were compiled to cover songs by AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins (see: A Gothic-Industrial Tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins), Guns N' Roses, and the arguably un-coverable Dead Can Dance and Skinny Puppy

Notable artists

Current and previous notable artists include Gary Numan, Kat Parsons,[2] Electric Hellfire Club, Switchblade Symphony, Leæther Strip, X Marks the Pedwalk, Mephisto Walz, Kill Switch...Klick, Information Society, Heaven 17, Genitorturers, Download, Rozz Williams, Missing Persons, Razed In Black and Blackburner.

Present situation

Today, Cleopatra is largely funded by its sub-labels (Hypnotic, Deadline Music, Stardust Records, Master Classics, Magick Records, Purple Pyramid, and Goldenlane Records), which between them offer prog rock reissues, metal and techno acts, as well as pop and easy listening tributes. Having relegated the tribute albums largely elsewhere, the Cleopatra brand itself is now focusing again on non-cover-oriented compilations and on digging up out-of-print gems of the goth/industrial scene.

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Notes

  1. ^ Cleopatra Records Cleopatra Records :: Navarre Corp. Announces Contract Extension with Cleopatra Records Retrieved February 27, 2012
  2. ^ "Kat Parsons Discography". Waterdog Records. http://www.waterdogmusic.com/ralph/artists/kat_parsons/discography.html. Retrieved 2012-02-08.