Charnel House Records was founded in 1999 by Reginald Park III in order to promote indie rock, rock, and alt rock musicians and bands. Their artists have regularly charted on CMJ and have received adds and been placed in rotation on AAA and commercial radio stations, such as KROQ, KCRW, KEXP in Seattle and Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles.
Artists on Charnel House have been featured in high profile publications such as Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Maxim, NME, Billboard, Nylon, Jane, Los Angeles Times, Alternative Press, and have been interviewed by BBC and NPR. They have also been featured on Spin.com, iTunes, Virb, Myspace, Stereogum, FuelTV, MTV and etc.
Charnel House Records develops artists and markets their music by providing ongoing and extensive press and radio campaigns, tour promotion, festival exposure, street marketing, film and TV licensing, retail marketing and merchandising. To keep up with the increasing Web 2.0 services available, Charnel House has developed a presence online with local, regional, national and international blogs, online social networking sites, and internet radio. Grave Times, the label’s blog, offers current news and links to their artists online.
Reginald Park III was COO at Prince’s Paisley Park record label and studios in the Twin Cities. Paisley Park was owned by Prince and was a subsidiary of Warner Brothers. The record label closed due to differences between Prince and the Studio. Reginald Park III sought to expand the family empire westward, but did not wish to traffic the LA or SF markets directly, finding Sactown the perfect venue to open the record label. The indie music scene in Sacramento was sadly lacking representation, and Charnel House has fit the bill with a flourish.