About

UNDERGROUND LABEL DEDICATED TO OLD-SCHOOL EXTREME METAL.

EMANZIPATION (EMZ) was founded in 1991 in Naestved, Denmark as a fanzine and released four issues in the period 1992 to 1994, tape traded like hell and made an international network in the extreme metal scene.

In 1993 EMANZIPATION PRODUCTIONS was created and the first release on the label was Italian death metal band EUTHANASIA’s “Casssette EP 1994”. In 1995 the Danish death metal INIQUITY signed to EMZ and in 1996 the label did a license deal with Diehard Records (now closed down).

In the years 1996 to 2000 EMZ released albums 8 albums with Swedish death metal band TAETRE and CENTINEX, Greek death metal band EXHUMATION, Finnish goth metal band CHARON, Danish goth rockers POV SECONDHAND and before mentioned INIQUITY.

2020 sees the return of EMANZIPATION as an underground record label dedicated to old school extreme metal.

Distribution in Germany: SPV
Distribution in Denmark: DC Norden / Target Group
Distribution in the US: Hells Headbangers
Distribution in the rest of the world: Plastic Head
Worldwide digital distribution: The Orchard

Emanzipation Songs was established in 1997.

In the years back then artists like Charon (Finland), Iniquity (Denmark), Taetre (Sweden), Exhumation (Greece) and Centinex (Sweden) and other songwriters and authors were connected to the publishing company and released through a set-up with the new defunct Diehard Records.

The full catalogue includes around 700 songs in total and is still growing.

Emanzipation Songs is a member of KODA and works actively with the entire catalogue and is always looking for new talent.

Original Emanzipation logo by Martin Lynge Nicolaisen. Re-make 2020 by Jimmy Nielsen.
Other old school drawings on this page by Jonas Lindblood, Dennis Buhl, Martin Lynge Nicolaisen and Jimmy Nielsen. Thank you guys!