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Thinking Metal

The home of some rather excellent Electronic Music

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Last updated : 23-Jul-21

Who we are

Thinking Metal is an independent record label based in the North East of England. The label was formed in 1995 and currently represents SkinMechanix and Ion.

What we do

Our main activity is managing works by our signed artists. However, we are constantly on the look out for new artists to join our family. If you feel you have what we're after then drop us a line.

Core Values

We're about honesty, integrity and the desire to boogie the night away to the best possible music on the planet.

We're passionate about music. We're passionate about artists and getting a fair deal for all.

Come and join the party.

Music & Current Projects

Ion are primarily focussed on soundtrack work and synchronisation licensing. Their music has featured on a wide range of projects - from small, minority interest podcasts, to medium budget relaxation vidoes and even a couple of (modest) Hollywood movies.

SkinMechanix are heavyweight, industrial art-house shockers. They're our prodigal son. They do their own thing.

They're a bit scary, frankly.

Thinking Metal is proud to sponsor Bridges, a radio show dedicated to electronic Music is all of its weird and wonderful forms. The show airs on Radio Northumberland on the second and forth Saturday of each month with repeats on the first and third Saturday. Additional repeats are broadcast on Thursday nights at 200 hours. This is a small community radio station with big ambitions. We hope to have a proper DAB licence within the year.

The focus of the show is mainly on dark electro, shouty guitar bands, cool ambient and lots and lots of bands local to the North East of England.

Other projects : Arts & Multimedia

We're huge film fans. We've been making our own promotional movies for twenty years, learning the skills, slowly improving our technique and building up a healthy array of production tools. Last year, we began experimenting with animation and a few off-the-wall production techniques, which makes us unique in this region.

We've produced promo videos for a range of clients large and small, most recently for The Hoppings, which is Europe's largest travelling fun fair.

We're also huge technology geeks. We design, prototype and manufacture our own instruments - mostly sequencers & synthesisers - as well as experimenting with alternative techniques for creating and manipulating sound and vide.

Take a Look

Sounds & Music

Buy Stuff

All of our titles are available for immediate download over on our Bandcamp page. If you really want to help support independent artists then Bandcamp are the Mutt's Nuts as far as we're concerned.

However, we do still stock CDs from our back catalogue.

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