Peaceville Life - New Peaceville Records Book by Paul Hammy Halmshaw

News - 20 January 2017

Peaceville Life - New Peaceville Records Book by Paul Hammy Halmshaw

Peaceville Life - New Peaceville Records Book by Paul Hammy Halmshaw


For me, running a record label was like balancing a dozen spinning dinner plates on wobbly spikes - always ready to come crashing to the ground at a moment's notice. That was my overriding feeling - of running a record label in the old days, on drugs.

Peaceville founder Hammy has just published Peaceville Life. Part bio, part label history.

Bands covered include: Opeth, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Darkthrone, Katatonia, Alternative, Kong, Baphomet, At the Gates, GGFH, Doom, Chumbawamba, Autopsy, Pentagram, Axegrinder, The Gathering, Deviated Instinct, My Dying Bride.

You can buy the book in digital format now on Kindle, a full colour version will be available in March on iTunes; a print version is planned. You can follow updates at peacevillelife.com.

Highly recommend for a greater appreciation of one of the UK's most important labels that played a role in death metal, anarcho-punk and early Norwegian black metal:

They were like, 'we signed you up as a fucking death metal band, what the fuck are you doing here?
- Fenriz, A Blaze in the Northern Sky video interview