La Familia Releases is a punk label run by me, Stachel. Running my labels is my hobby and passion for over 10 years now. La Familia Releases is the name I chose when I decided to close down the three previous labels Unsociable, Hate Records and the Contamination Distribution and operate it all under one new name. The name is a result of support I received from people in and around the scene and from my family and friends after I had a serious car accident together with the band Bombenalarm.
I nearly exclusively work with bands I know members, am friends with and have a connection. Sure the music is important for me but since it’s a really time and money intense hobby I prefer to put my energy into working with people I know. I mainly focus on punk, metal and hardcore music with it’s sub genres.
My label is not a political agenda to me. Bands don’t need to share same opinions and thoughts and business practices but they should accept my way of doing things and for sure I don’t work with bands/people who cross certain lines I can’t stand for. One thing for certain, La Familia Releases places itself as anti-fascist. Also the label is based in the d.i.y. community and mainly works within its network and that’s how I like it. I will maybe write a more detailed history at one point but for now this should be it.
I want to thank all the people who helped starting it, help me keep it running, get me motivated and rock my world.