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Pivotal Rockordings LLC is a record label that was founded in December 2004 by Leevan Macomeau and Alexi Front.  The label was created as a “continuation” or “evolution” from the Pivotal Rage Webzine which is no longer active.

Following its inception, Pivotal Rockordings signed its first artist, Sonic Syndicate, a melodic death metal band from Sweden and released Eden Fire, Sonic Syndicate’s (and Pivotal Rockordings’) first full length on September 13, 2005. Sonic Syndicate’s album would eventually land them a record deal with Nuclear Blast Records and give Pivotal Rockordings notoriety. Eden Fire would go on to sell over 10,000 copies by the end of 2010 with the help of Sonic Syndicate’s continued commercial success and a re-issue through Koch Distribution in the USA in collaboration with France’s Listenable Records.

By spring 2006, Pivotal Rockordings capitalized on its success with Sonic Syndicate by signing their second artist, Blinded Colony, a band from the Southeastern city of Karlshamn, Sweden. The band’s label debut Bedtime Prayers would go on to surpass Sonic Syndicate’s Eden Fire digital sales but due to the band’s loss of vocalist Johan Schuster (Stage name Shellback, writer and producer for artists such as Pink and Britney Spears), followed by years of relative inactivity, the band was not resigned and eventually re-formed under the moniker The Blinded with a duo of new vocalists. Shortly before Blinded Colony’s Bedtime Prayers release, Pivotal Rockordings was approached by a young Swedish melodic death metal band, Zonaria, who would become the third signing and move on to sign with Century Media Records for their follow-up to their Pivotal Rockordings release Infamy and the Breed.

In December 2006, Leevan and Alexi announced the addition of long-time IT/graphics assistant Steven Seebode, as the third owner of Pivotal Rockordings. In July 2007, Italian horror inspired metal act Stigma signed a recording deal with the label and in 2008, Pivotal Rockordings released their debut When Midnight Strikes!, and in Fall 2009 the fourth album from Swedish progressive metallers Skyfire entitled Esoteric along with a digital-only EP Fractal. 2010 saw the release of Stigma’s sophomore effort Concerto for the Undead along with Pivotal Rockordings’ 2nd digital-only release for Stigma’s The Undertaker EP, a format which Pivotal Rockordings would adopt for 2011 and its immediate future.

While Pivotal Rockordings is no longer actively pursuing or signing new talent, it maintains its back catalog and continues to ensure its commercial availability.  Leevan Macomeau manages ongoing operations of Pivotal Rockordings such as managing digital distribution and accounting for the record label, while co-founder Alexi D. Front remains active in the music industry through other projects and endeavors such as his Scorched Tundra metal festival held in Chicago and Gothenburg.  Alexi is also the co-founder of Heavy Hops Podcast, which focuses on the convergence of the heavy music and craft beer cultures and industries.  Meanwhile, Steve Seebode continues to work in support and collaboration of all these projects.  Pivotal Rockordings LLC remains open to new opportunities involving its back catalog of releases and continues to be involved with other related projects, now and in the future, whether directly or indirectly.

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For inquiries regarding the Pivotal Rockordings back catalog and all ongoing distribution, accounting, licensing or other ongoing operations,
please contact leevan (at) pivotalalliance.com
For all other inquiries, please contact alexi (at) pivotalalliance.com.

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