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About us

EL PUERTO RECORDS - the music label for guitar driven, authentic music and genuine artists!

Founded in 2014 EL PUERTO RECORDS has built a worldwide distribution and licensing network and works with well-known, experienced partners all over the world. With the know-how of more than 30 years in the business we are an experienced, dedicated partner for new and upcoming bands as well as established artists.

Who we are: Torsten Ihlenfeld, one of the two owners of EL PUERTO RECORDS, works in the music business for almost 30 years now. Torsten is a real music maniac and a worldwide respected music business specialist and musician & songwriter. Back in the eighties, the first booking and management duties for his band Brainstorm have been handled by a guy called Bernd Stelzer. And exactly this guy is the other half of EL PUERTO RECORDS. Active in the music scene for 30 years as well, Bernd earned his stripes with band management and band booking. So, knowing all sides of the "metal" medal, as artist, from a music industry's point of view and with going a long way back through the decades as business partners, Torsten and Bernd founded EL PUERTO RECORDS.

The EL PUERTO RECORDS team gets completed by: Volker Bihrle, an IT and accounting expert. Volker supports EPR in all financial and IT matters. Manfred Smietana, a well-known cover designer for many CD- and John Sinclair-Covers. Manne takes care of all design-/ layout/ advertising issues and last but not least, Matt Bischof, an experienced music photographer and music journalist joined the team as Head Of Promotion in 2016. Matt is our man on the live shows, for all kinds of live- and bandpictures and of course, promoting our product.

EL PUERTO RECORDS - love the unadapded - expect the unexpected - live life the pirate way!
Beasto Blanco - Beasto Blanco (s/t) Sainted Sinners - Sainted Sinners (s/t) Stepfather Fred - Dummies, Dolls & Masters The Phans - The Phans (s/t) Witchbound - Tarot's Legacy