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About Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM)

Founded in 2023, Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM) represents a groundbreaking partnership between two unique visionaries: music industry executive Gerardo Martinez and avionics and tech entrepreneur Sven Bogner. This innovative record label is the embodiment of their shared passion for music, particularly in the realms of heavy metal, extreme, and hard music.

Gerardo Martinez: A Trailblazer in the Music Industry

Bringing over two decades of experience from his tenure as the General Manager of Nuclear Blast America, Gerardo Martinez is a name synonymous with success in the music industry. His notable achievements include signing and collaborating with renowned bands such as Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Carcass, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Meshuggah, Machine Head, Epica, and Soulfly. His expertise in nurturing talent and his deep understanding of the music industry are key driving forces behind RPM.

Sven Bogner: The Tech Innovator with a Metal Heart

Sven Bogner, celebrated for his significant contributions to avionics, GPS Systems, and the automotive sector, brings a unique perspective to the music world. A self-professed metalhead and musician, his entrepreneurial spirit and technological acumen are pivotal in shaping RPM's innovative approach to music production and promotion.

A Shared Vision for Global Impact

With dual headquarters in Los Angeles, USA, and Hamberg, Germany, RPM stands at the forefront of the global music scene. The label's mission is to support artists by providing unparalleled services and adopting best practices within the industry. Gerardo Martinez and Sven Bogner share a common goal: to amplify the reach of hard, extreme, and heavy metal music worldwide, and to foster the careers of both established acts and emerging talents.

A Commitment to Artist Success

At the core of Reigning Phoenix Music is the unwavering commitment to helping artists amplify their art and talent. This is achieved through a winning combination of industry expertise, technological innovation, and a genuine passion for music. With several iconic metal acts already signed to the label, RPM is poised to make significant waves in the music industry, driven by its founders' shared ethos of passion, creativity, and excellence.

A Pioneering Integration: RPM Joins Forces with Atomic Fire Records

Reigning Phoenix Music is proud to announce the integration of Atomic Fire Records. The strategic move sees the incorporation of Atomic Fire Records' roster into the RPM family and expands into a very impressive global line-up comprised of many genre-defining bands. 

Atomic Fire Records: A Force in Metal Music

Atomic Fire Records quickly established itself as a formidable presence in the metal music scene. The label boasts an impressive roster of acts, including Helloween, Opeth, Meshuggah, Amorphis, Michael Schenker Group, Primal Fear, Sonata Arctica, Rise of the Northstar, Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen, and White Stones. With a series of eagerly anticipated studio albums scheduled for release now under Reigning Phoenix Music, RPM set to make a significant impact in the music world.

Strategic Partnership for Global Reach

The integration of Atomic Fire Records enhances RPM's global footprint, leveraging the extensive network and expertise of both labels. Atomic Fire operates with a strong international presence, featuring offices and representatives in key markets like England, the USA, Sweden, France, Italy, and Spain. RPM boasts an impressive team of industry veterans and knowledgeable upstarts to push the label to new heights. This strategic alliance positions RPM to amplify its artists' reach on a global scale.

A Unified Vision for the Future

The union of Reigning Phoenix Music and Atomic Fire Records represents a shared vision for championing heavy metal, extreme, and hard music. By combining their shared commitment to artist amplification and robust industry knowledge and presence, this partnership promises to be a powerhouse in the music industry. The combined talent, resources, and passion of both labels are poised to create a new standard in music production, promotion, and artist support.

Embracing Innovation and Expansion

This integration is not just a convergence of two labels but a fusion of innovation, expertise, and a deep-rooted love for music. As RPM and Atomic Fire Records move forward together, they are committed to nurturing talent, exploring new frontiers in music technology, and delivering exceptional music experiences to fans worldwide. The combined forces of these two labels are set to redefine the landscape of the metal music industry, driven by a shared ethos of creativity, excellence, and a relentless pursuit of musical greatness.

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