Rage Records

Rage Records

Profile:
Defunct hardcore/speedcore label created by Rage Reset in 1994 in Sydney, Australia. All releases are out of print.
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Contact Info:
(Contact info now obsolete)
PO Box 564
Hurstville NSW 2220
Sydney, Australia
Ph: +61 (0)2 95852507
Fax: +61 (0)2 95852506

(Contact info now obsolete)
PO Box 479
Newtown NSW 2042
Sydney, Australia
Fax: +61 0(2) 797 0344

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
RR01 Syndrome EP  album cover Rage Reset Syndrome EP (EP) RR01 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
RR02 Black Annis EP  album cover Static Tremor Black Annis EP (EP) RR02 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RR03 Sydney vs Damnation - First Assault  album cover Various Sydney vs Damnation - First Assault (Comp) RR03 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RR04 Regnare Ex Formido (Dresden vs Sydney)  album cover Various Regnare Ex Formido (Dresden vs Sydney)(12", Comp) Rage Records RR04 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
RR05 Stakka Destrin  album cover Static Tremor Stakka Destrin(12") Rage Records RR05 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
RR06 Repulsive Mind  album cover Noizegenerator* Repulsive Mind(12") Rage Records RR06 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
RR07 Specific Blunted, Brutal Chud Cleans Sydney  album cover Various Specific Blunted, Brutal Chud Cleans Sydney(12") Rage Records RR07 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
RRMIX02 Lenny Dee Genocide, A Live Recording(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial) Rage Records RRMIX02 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RRMIX03 200 & More  album cover Laurent Hô 200 & More(Cass, Mixed) Rage Records RRMIX03 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RRMIX05 Metaclose  album cover Laurent Hô Metaclose(Cass, Mixed) Rage Records RRMIX05 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
RT01 Secret Files I  album cover Various Secret Files I(Cass, Ltd) Rage Records RT01 Australia 1997 Sell This Version

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barthard47

barthard47

January 5, 2014
Old website info:

Rage Records was developed as a concept in 1994 heavily influenced by the techno movement that broke out in Europe in the early 90s. This was more like a cross of EBM and Industrial influenced techno which produced a camouflage culture at underground parties. Then in 1994 trance had become the dominant techno sound and hardcore had gained major support only in Holland, which made it the hardcore gabber capitol of the world. Unfortunately as all things big and prosperous - at the scent of money Dutch gabber labels started producing to formula not feel. The lack of real hardcore soundscapes, where sped up girly vocals and repetitive synth stabs were banned was apparent and slowly extreme hardcore labels arose out of that black hole. Rage Records was one of them.
Rage Records had a minor success with its first release originally pressed in Sydney at a run of 320 pieces and then repressed with PCD, Germany. It ended up selling more then 1600 copies (incl. the orig. pressing). But yet inept in the ways of the business world, releases were far and few between - meaning one release per year till 1997. This is not accounting for the establishment of UHF Records though.
Now in 1998, largely due to the relations built with German based distributor Soundbase, Rage Records is releasing material, previously confined to the attic. With three releases this year RR04 Sydney vs Dresden, RR05 Static Tremor and RR06 Noizegenerator, Rage Records has already released the same amount of records as in the previous three. Though this time around Rage Records wasn't greeted with the same response as in 1995, the long list of extreme material ready for execution will prove to be more consistent. Rage Records is also planing a change in direction for the upcoming years.