We have big news for vinyl aficionados: We’ve just learned that popular vinyl manufacturer Mondo has acquired Death Waltz Recording Company. Mondo was behind the vinyl release of the Maniac (1980) soundtrack, the score for The Beyond, and many more. Death Waltz was responsible for the re-release of the original score from They Live as well as the re-release of the soundtrack to City of the Living Dead.
Here are some highlights from the press release:
Mondo is thrilled to announce the acquisition of elite UK soundtrack label Death Waltz Recording Company. Expanding their global reach for stunningly packaged and highly demanded soundtracks, Mondo and Death Waltz will converge to deliver an even greater offering for music aficionados and film fans alike. With over two decades of music industry experience, Death Waltz founder, Spencer Hickman, joins the Mondo team as Label Manager to lead both record labels in partnership with Mondo Creative Director, Justin Ismael.
Mondo‘s acquisition will allow both labels to elevate and increase releases in addition to expanding access. Mondo and Death Waltz are building a unified release schedule for 2015 and are excited to showcase their existing projects this weekend at MondoCon in Austin, TX on September 20 and 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Spencer join Mondo,“ said Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael. “We’ve long been fans of what he’s been doing at Death Waltz and our minds are melting at the possibilities that this partnership will bring.”
The UK-based Death Waltz Recording Company shares an equal passion in its commitment to producing beautifully designed vinyl, working closely alongside legendary composers and directors such as John Carpenter, Richard Kelly, Alan Howarth and Fabio Frizzi to deliver brand new definitive audio re-masters for beloved cult classics like They Live, Godzilla and City of the Living Dead.
“I looked at what we‘ve achieved independently and then I started thinking what we can do together. We intend to build a full-service record label offering incredible music in all formats: Vinyl, CD & Digital. Our goal is to make Mondo the “go-to“ label for fans, filmmakers and composers alike. After 25 years in the music industry, I don‘t think I have been as excited as I am with this opportunity,“ said Spencer Hickman.