T. liebt Filme, wollte die Schlussszene des 7. Siegels und ließ mir alle Freiheiten. Das kam raus – vielen Dank!

Follow Mellis work here from now on:



// Expactations
“be straight, fast, ambitious, selfish, polite, successful. Do it the right way, do it now!” – No.
Thanks to F, for trusting in me and just for being F!

Done at Unter der Hand – Such a great place, thanks for having me!


Hippocampus – Until all are free


// Hippocampus – Until all are free

Josy asked for a human- and animal-rights sleeve. About equality, freedom and showing what’s her the most important in life.

I loved to work on the concept, happily she likes it, so we could make a start some days ago. Thanks to the team of Paztattoo wiesbaden for making the connection!

Hippocampus – to learn from the past

Viva Belgrado – Flores, Carne 12″


The preorder for the awesome Viva Belgrado – Flores, Carne 12″ has started. You can get your copy in our shop. Releasedate will be march 10th.


This record is limited to 600 copies and comes in transparent green vinyl. We are really happy to be part of this release with so many other labels from so many different countries.

Viva Belgrado play some posthardcore/screamo and you are still able to stream and/or download the record for free on our bandcamp:


And if you already pre-ordered the Sandlotkids – I Will Wait Here 12″ you can safe shipping costs for sure. Just choose pick up in Wiesbaden/Leipzig and give us a note to send it together.

Sandlotkids – I Will Wait Here 12″ EP

Sandlotkids - I Will Wait Here

Sandlotkids is a four-piece alternative/emo band from Munich. Their first single “Loner”, released in 2013, kickstarted their career and gave them the opportunity to play live with some of the best bands in their genre internationally like Superheaven, Nai Harvest and New Native.

One year into their existence, the highly anticipated first EP “I Will Wait Here” was released digitally in September 2014. The EP dived even further into the 90’s emo and grunge sound and further define their unique light, clear sound with heavy, melancholic lyrics.

This record is limited to 300 copies. A one-sided 12″ with silkscreened b-side. The preorder version will come with a limited silkscreened cover.

200 silver vinyl
100 silver-black mixed vinyl (w. silkscreened cover) [pre order]

you can listen to the record here:


and get your copy of the 12″ here:


We are already pretty low on the pre-order version, so be quick!

there are only 2 copies left.

Mountain Shirt


//When the world’s up side down, make sure to now you’re position.

We decided to make some new Koepfen Shirts. The new ´Mountain´ Design is now available in our store. Designed by Koepfen, screenprinted by Blakk Meadow Siebdrukk.

Brand: Earth positive
Sizes: XS-XL (limited to 50)

In the shop you are only able to pay via PayPal. For those who don´t use it, pls drop us a line to koepfenrecords@googlemail.com.

Shop: http://www.koepfen.tictail.com

This time the money will be used to support the awesome bands we are working with to release their stuff on tape and/or vinyl.

Thank you!


Newsletter #1 ist raus.

Für all diejenigen, die ab sofort regelmäßig im 3-4 Wochentakt unseren Newsletter mit labelrelevanten Informationen (wie zu kommenden Releases, Tourplänen oder Sonderaktionen,…) aber auch Informationen für Tattoointeressierte (wie zur aktuellen Terminvergabe, Guestspotsdates oder die Bekanntgabe kurzfristig frei gewordener Termine,…) erhalten möchte, kann gerne eine kurze Nachricht an koepfenrecords@gmail.com schicken und wir fügen euch dem Verteiler zu.

Vielen Dank!