More than a record label and recording studio!
At Gio Smet Records, we go steps further!
What happens after your precious songs are ready to see daylight?
Gio Smet Records guides you beyond that!
It is of utmost importance that your musical works are being treated with great care. Not only are they professionally recorded, mixed and mastered, but there is also the possibility to release them on cd or vinyl. Besides that, we promote your releases through our channels. After years of activity in the music world, we can support you as an artist or band with numerous music partners.
Our promotion and/or management can even grow into offering a record deal, as the label invests in you! Together with you, the best possibilities are always discussed.
We also take care of bookings, as we combine our contacts with professional agencies.
Furthermore, we provide professional looking video clips and artwork/website/logo designs.
Being a musician himself, Gio Smet Records gives you the complete experience as an artist or band!
November, 28th, 2023
CHAOS OVER WOMMEL!
9 December, 2023.
Fort 2 straat, 2160 Wommelgem
High Inquisitor Woe
1st band: 19u
November, 25th, 2023
CATHARSIS will re-release their debut EP "I" on February 1st, 2024!
The EP will also include live songs from their live performance on the "Durango Sessions" on Radio Benelux!
1. As The Crow Flies
2. Pro Patria Mori
5. As The Crow Flies (Live)
6. A Bloodier Shade Of Pale (Live)
7. Pro Patria Mori (Live)
8. Cauchemar (Live)
9. Squidnunc (Live)
10. Whirlpool (Live)
November, 6th, 2023
Gio Smet Records is proud to welcome FRAGMENTUM!
The Belgian metal formation just signed a record deal and will fly under the wings of Gio Smet Records! Together with the label, the band has big plans for the near future, as many exciting things are happening behind the scenes!!
Comments by the band:
“For a while now, Fragmentum had been looking for a label. It had to “click” for us. And then Gio Smet Records came our way... After that, everything went smoothly! We aim towards a pleasant cooperation with great results. The journey has just begun!”
Comments by the label:
“We are delighted to have Fragmentum under our wings. Since our first meeting with Jan, it just clicked. We have a fantastic understanding to work together in the best interest for the band! As everyone knows, we always aim to only have high quality bands under our label and Fragmentum is a great example to prove this. A lot of exciting things are happening behind the scenes!”
Check out the complete biography and links in the artist/band roster right here!
October, 31st, 2023
Today, the brand new HORRORWISH album 'TALES FROM DEATH' is officially released!!
The album is something special, as all songs are based on true horror events!! Think John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Jack The Ripper or the mysterious death of Elisa Lam at the Cecil Hotel,...
Order the new album and check out the many awesome deals in our official webshop right here!!
October, 18th, 2023
New HORRORWISH merchandise available in our webshop!
There are many different T-SHIRT models from the 'TALES FROM DEATH' album for you to collect!
There is also a special EARBOOK availabe including an introduction, special artwork, all lyrics, song information, behind the scene pictures,...
You can get all of these goodies in SPECIAL PACKAGE DEALS!!
The upcoming album is also still available for pre order at the limited discount price of "13" euro!
Check out all the special deals right here!
October, 2nd, 2023
As of today, PRE SALE has started for the upcoming MAX & THE JELLIED EELS INC. album "BEHIND THE WALL! When you pre save your copy NOW, you receive the album on the release date (October 16th) for the limited discount price of 12 euro!
Pre save your LIMITED EDITION here!
September, 24th, 2023
HORRORWISH is pleased to announce the release of "PRETTY BOYS MUST DIE", the first single and lyric video taken from the upcoming album 'TALES FROM DEATH' (out on Halloween, October 31)!!
The song is based on one of the most legendary serial killers of all times, John Wayne Gacy, also known as the "Killer Clown"...
Watch the lyric video HERE!
September, 8th, 2023
Today, the lyric video for "Give Me All Your Love Tonight", the second single from the upcoming album "Behind The Wall" (out on October 16th) by Max & The Jellied Eels Inc. is released!
Produced by Maxim Prokhorenko.
Lyric video created by Cédric De Graeve.
September, 3rd, 2023
The brand new HORRORWISH album "TALES FROM DEATH" will be released on Halloween, October 31st!!
The album will feature songs based on TRUE horror stories! Think Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Elisa Lam and the Cecil Hotel,... and many more disturbing tales based on true events!!
Horrorwish is the horror metal project by our very own Gio!
Comment by Gio himself:
"I am always very cautious and I think I have never said this before, but I believe this is the best work I've done to date! For this album, I worked closely together with my love, my muse, Linda Roosens. We wrote the lyrics together as Linda also really understood the whole Horrorwish vibe. I love to tell a story with my songs and that was totally achieved on this album. With the songs being based on true horror events, it makes it all the more exciting. The album cover is also amazing! The idea was: Death himself reading the true stories from the book of souls on the graves of the victims. That's really stirring if you think of it. I can't wait to share this new album with you all! It will be something very special, you can be sure of that!"
September, 2nd, 2023
It is with great pleasure that we can announce FleXanT to our label!
This is yet another example of the quality that our label only approves!
Check out the band right here!
FleXanT is a melodic/death/trash metal band from Ghent, Belgium.
In early 2009, the foundations of FleXanT were made!
Together with Gio Smet Records, this awesome band is planning some very exciting things!
Comments by the band:
"Gio and Linda were interested, which resulted in an appointment with FleXanT at a rehearsal. Gio and Linda liked what FleXanT brought.
After attending our rehearsal, we got an explanation about the total concept of the label. Promo, recordings and bookings performances completely customized for the band. This sounded like music to our ears. So we immediately entered into an agreement with Gio Smet Records. As for the total package- concept of the label, this is unique!
The agreement is made to measure and adapted to the needs and abilities of the band.
Both Gio Smet Records and FleXanT are on the same page. It promises to be a great collaboration. As for the future of the band, this will certainly give us a serious boost.
We are expecting a bright future for FleXanT!"
August, 22nd, 2023
NOORD will release their brand new album "CRYPTOSIS" in September on all digital platforms! The band worked long and hard on this absolute masterpiece! The result will definitely blow your speakers and mind!
Check out the stunning artwork and tracklist for "CRYPTOSIS":
4. Voice Of Ruin
5. What Am I Breathing for
7. Zwart Water
8. Dead Tide
August, 21th, 2023
We are delighted to welcome A SWEET SUFFERING under our wings!
Together with us, this brutal metal formation has some big and exciting plans for the future!
Check out the band right here!
A Sweet Suffering saw the light of day at the end of 2019 when Nic (ex-MCL, ex-Quickshifter) and Stein (ex-Chainsaws Law) decided toform something new once again.
Soon, Davy joined them to take on the task as vocalist.
From their headquarters in Dendermond, the search for a bassist and drummer began.
After a few lineup changes, they found the suitable people in Theo and Sven to complete the band.
In January 2023, their first EP was released, titled "Carn(IV)al".
A Sweet Suffering brings a mix of brutal metal!
Davy - Vocals
Nic - Guitars
Stein - Guitars
Sven - Bass
Theo - Drums
2023: Carn(IV)al - EP:
The Outback Curse
August, 8th, 2023
The debut album by "Max & The Jellied Eels Inc." called "BEHIND THE WALL" will be released October 16th '23'!!
After the success of their first single “Let Em Come” (already reached over 18K views on YouTube), the band started to finish the first album “Behind The Wall”.
Watch the single/video clip "Let Em Come" here:
Now they can proudly present the final result of the debut album on 16/10/23!
Tracklist “Behind The Wall”:
1. Let Em Come
2. Fight For Milwall
3. Go Out
4. Crisis Of It All
5. Crying Sometime
6. Sex Delight
7. Kill You Tonight
8. Jenny From Bogota
9. Give Me All Your Love Tonight
10. Milwall (Behind The Wall)
Dmitry Lugovskoy - Vocals
Pavel Korneev - Lead Guitars
Konstantin Mershikov - Rhytm Guitars
Sergey Chernov - Bass
Mikhail Nikitin - Drums
Maksim Prokhorenko - Producer
August, 4th, 2023
A glorious day for Gio Smet Records as we announce ELEVEN-O-SEVEN to our label!
Many awesome things are happening behind the scenes, so keep your eyes and ears wide open!
Check out the band right here!
Since 2009, Belgian formation Eleven-O-Seven presents catchy melodies, pumping drums, screaming guitars and melodic vocals.
These five ”youngsters” give you a live performance that makes you scream for more!
High intensity Punkrock-hard-metal-melodic-crossover-whatever core.
In your face, nothing less, nothing more!
2009 single: Rumours
2009 full album: Cold streets will fade away
2015 full album: Destroy to rebuild
2020 single: Drown
2023 single: Black Horizon
2023 single: Nothing to prove
July, 17th, 2023
Get ready for "VENOM", the new single/lyric video by LA NAUSÉE!
The single will feature on the upcoming album "They Prey - Disorder", which will release on August 18th!
The single is a brutal example of the stunning songs that will be on the new album!
July, 6th, 2023
Today, we are overjoyed and honored to welcome NOORD to the label!
We can also highlight that there is a new album in the making!
So keep a close eye on the site and our socials!
NOORD is truly a hard working band and is making a prestige name for themselves by giving energetic, dynamic and stunning live performances.
Check out this awesome band in our "Artist/Band Roster" right here!
NOORD is a 3-piece metalband from Antwerp, Belgium. They saw the first light of day in
2017. Even in the earlier stages it was clear that this band would not sound like any other band. The roots lies in the metal world but there are a lot of roads to walk on without losing the roots itself. They combine different elements and styles to form their own. In easy words; NOORD brings something different to the table in the world of heavy music.
June, 30th, 2023
It is with the highest honor that we welcome HIGH INQUISITOR WOE under our wings!!!
Stay tuned for upcoming news regarding a new release!
The Belgian band “High Inquisitor Woe” was conceived as a two piece band in late 2014. The primary purpose has always been creating a blend of traditional doom metal and other heavy genres. With lyrical singing but carefully seasoned with other vocal styles as well. The deeply dynamic songs take you on a mystical journey through movies, comics, both fictional and scientific literature, and many other things.
As an indestructible force the elected cleric of the true metal continues on, landing a new line-up consisting of five combatants in early 2022. To date High Inquisitor Woe have released 2 EP's, 1 full length, and 1 live EP. These endeavours have involved an ever growing number of cooperating musicians, with Glenn and Mathijs being the only constants.
The message, however, remains loud and clear: REPENT!
More band info in our "Artist/Band Roster" section right here!
June, 27th, 2023
Album cover and tracklist revealed for the upcoming LA NAUSÉE album "THEY PREY - DISORDER"!
Release date: August 18th, 2023
3. They Prey
6. Breaking Power
7. In Stone
Songs 1-5 recorded in 2023
Mixed and mastered by Jeddraudio
Songs 6-10 recorded in 2022
Mixed and mastered by Stef Exelmans
Cover art by DARKCVLT.ARTWORK
Back art by KAISEN & DYSTOPIANDESTROY
Released by Gio Smet Records
June, 21th, 2023
New album release!
Groove/sludge metal band LA NAUSÉE will release their brand new album "They Prey - Disorder" on August 18th through Gio Smet Records!
The album will consist of new songs and will also feature the 2022 EP “Disorder”. So get ready for ten songs that will leave you amazed!
LA NAUSÉE is a Groove/Sludge metal project hailing from Ghent, Belgium. Inspired by acts such as IRON MONKEY, BLACK TUSK, LEFT BEHIND, SEPULTURA and DEFTONES. A heavy and dirty guitar sound is being driven by distorted vocals, at times raging heavy at high speed, other times crushing it dirty, hard and slow.
More news very soon!
June, 19th, 2023
GIOTOPIA released a remixed/remastered version of the song "TO WAR", featuring Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Marion-Lamita Peubey (LUX), together with a brand new lyric video! The song originally featured on the debut album 'A Fantasy Tale On Music - Part I' (2017).
May, 24th, 2023
We are so proud and honored to welcome LA NAUSÉE under our wings! The Belgian Groove/Sludge/Hardcore Metal band, hailing from Ghent, signed with Gio Smet Records To release their upcoming album "They Prey - Disorder"! More news about the band can be found in our "Artist/Band Roster"-section right here.
Comments by the band:
"Thrilled to announce that this summer Gio Smet Records will release our upcoming 3rd EP 'THEY PREY' on digipack CD, which will also feature our 2022 EP 'DISORDER'! That makes ten heavy mosh-pit-ready songs on one disk for all the headbangers out there!"
May, 17th, 2023
Our Belgian/German heavy rock duo WOLFPACT has just released their latest single and lyric video "I Bleed In Black"!
The result is a dark and mysterious song based on the artwork by Linda Roosens of “LindaRoosensArt” (www.lindaroosensart.be). It’s a slow song with deep yet bright acoustic and electric guitars, pounding drums/bass guitar and sinister keyboards. All of this fits perfectly with classic hard rock vocals in the likes of Dio and David Coverdale!
Comments by the band:
"This song is really special for us, since it is based on the amazing artwork by Linda Roosens. Gio was immediately perplexed by the original artwork. He purchased the painting and decided to compose a song based on the dark and mesmerizing piece of art. We are very proud of the final result, as Jürgen also did something special with the vocals. The lyrics are about personal issues, dark thoughts, trying to understand certain things and suffering or “bleeding” all alone in a dark world."
April 29th, 2023
We are proud and overjoyed that Belgian death metal band CATHARSIS has signed a recorddeal and will fly under the GIO SMET RECORDS wings!
The band will re-release the debut album "I".
The partnership will continue with the releases of their next 2 albums!
"I" will be remixed, remastered and supplemented with the "Durango Session" that they will perform live at Radio Benelux on October 17th!
All info concerning the band can be found in the "Artist/Band Roster"-section!
April 27th, 2023
Gio Smet Records welcomes Belgian based no bullshit rock'n'roll band "Deafcon." under it's wings! And what better way to celebrate this than revisiting their brilliant singe/videoclip "NICCI"! All info concerning this awesome band can be found in the "Artist/Band Roster"-section!
April 19th, 2023
Gio Smet Records welcomes "Max & The Jellied Eels Inc." under it's wings!
The Samara formation of Russia released their first single and videoclip "Let 'em Come".
Comments from the band:
"We decided to record a cover of the Millwall anthem "Let Em Come", it will be our first work. We made some footage in the bar where we first performed our new song, and also made some footage in Churchill’s Pub Moscow, where we meet to watch Millwall games. We are from Samara, it’s a city in Russia on Volga river, about 1000 km from Moscow. We recorded parts of our clip there, few lads from Moscow made a trip to Samara to take part in the recording. We hope to compose some more material for our new band, which we called “Max & The Jellied Eels Inc“, it will be a British punk style music with text about Millwall and its supporters."
April 3rd, 2023
As of this day, Gio Smet Records is officially born! After years of experience in the music world, the time was right to bring all this expertise into existence!
It is our absolute mission to provide the complete experience for artists and bands!
Being a musician myself, it is my calling to work and think together in your best interest!