Karmic Fury Records is an independent record label – we record, produce, and promote original musicians and bands, with much of our work concentrated on building our music community. You can catch amazing music any night of the week and find locally produced music that blows away most of the common acts you’ll hear on the radio today.

Kim Dicso and Sue Cag of Karmic Fury Records in Encore Magazine

Who are we?

Two bad-ass women who love listening to and playing music. We’ve both been in bands over the years and know what it’s like out there for musicians. We met in the local Wilmington, NC music scene and, after playing in bands together, decided build a recording studio and form a record label.

Why did we form a label?

As many musicians do, we grew up as teenagers with the dream of getting signed to a record label. But most traditional “record labels” care mostly about bottom lines and all of that corporate mumbo jumbo. We didn’t want to be numbers in a vast corporate labyrinth where our success is determined by whether we’re deemed worthy of heavy marketing. Then we realized that we’re pretty savvy business women and we could do it all ourselves. So we did. And now we have a place where actual musicians, not numbers in a spreadsheet, release records and make dreams come true. We are a label run by musicians for musicians, and we look at the process as a collaboration.

Besides making music and releasing records, what else do we do?

A big part of being a successful artist is being creative. Another part is making sure things are done right. We integrate those two very important cornerstones by doing most things ourselves, or with people we know directly. We promote, market, and brainstorm. We design our own t-shirts, posters, guitar picks, stickers, and other merch – oh, and our t-shirts are sweat-shop free and made in the USA.

Why “Karmic Fury”?

Karmic Fury is our superhero name. We purge the world of all social injustice, especially sexism, racism, homophobia, and the ruthless exploitation of animals.