Interview with Malevolence Records, Nathan Mc Leod

Interview with Malevolence Records, Nathan Mc Leod (CEO Heavy Metal Record Label/ USA),

by Petra M. Jansen

Hi Nathan, nice to talk to you! It´s a great pleasure for me to interview a record label owner on “Kulissenblicke” because until now we´ve had just national and international bands in the interview. Tell me a bit about your development and how you got involved into music. Where were the beginnings?

Good day, Petra. Thank you for having me on “Kulissenblicke”. It’s a pleasure and thank you for taking your time out of your busy schedule to conduct this interview with me. Appreciate it.

The idea of starting my own record label had come to light and had been floating around in my head around the end of 2004. In March 2005, I had finally made a decision to move forward with and start up Malevolence Records, “officially”. In the beginning from 2005 to 2006, Malevolence Records started as a distribution-type label only. More or less artists and bands would send me copies of their CDs. I would advertise them on music forums what I had to the masses and distribute them around the world. Basically taking and fulfilling orders. Also during this time frame from 2005 to 2006, I was working for Nuclear Blast Records USA. So, some of my thoughts or ideas working for them during this time frame were applicable to my wanting to start my own record label. To really take you back how I became involved in music in general started at a really young age. Was just a child when I used to hear The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and such on AM Radio. There were TV programs like The Midnight Special, Saturday Night Live and Soul Train. Not too much later KISS emerged. On my Dad’s side of the family him and his two brothers were musicians. I was just very intrigued and fascinated by music from a really young age. Start getting a little bit older and would listen to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Ronnie Montrose. Rest in Peace. Continue reading