To expand the boundaries of music!

Layered Reality Productions is a record label which approaches the release and promotion of progressive, avant-garde and symphonic metal music from a different angle than other record labels have done and do to this day.

The main goal for LRP is to provide artists and bands with services which enable them to fully unleash their musical potential without any limitations or creative obstructions. The non-profit approach is different from traditional labels. This is based on the idea that the bands/artists who are a part of LRP make use of the offered services, while retaining full creative and financial control. The bands/artists only pay a small amount of money to keep the label running smoothly and having control over (almost all of) the profits themselves. This way the label can remain stable and also offer new chances for current and new participants alike!

Due to the non-profit nature of the label, the focus is not on money, shareholders or financial gain, but purely on creating a ‘place’ in which artists and bands can come together to create a musical world that legitimately stands on its own. Away from commercial trends, genre pressures of fads. LRP focusses on bringing legit artistry with it’s own signature to the world.

This is achieved by releasing music worldwide digitally and physically and working on creating a brand that unites many different artists and bands with their unique flavours all under one flag. With the main intent to create an exciting place where people can go to to find new music that legitimately breaks free from the norms.

Founded in 2011, the label originally started as a basic outlet to independently release music by solo artist Tom TDW de Wit, but quickly grew to become a staple in the international progressive music scene. Boasting bigger and smaller acts that span the progressive spectrum. Every artist/band that joins this label is treated as their own autonomous entity and the label’s goal is to expand the bands’ reach and scope


The following individuals make Layered Reality Productions tick.

Tom de Wit

E-mail: tom (at)
Function: Founder/Director

Current fave bands:
Between The Buried And Me, Protest The Hero, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Pain of Salvation and much more

Genres of choice:
Progressive metal, Progressive Rock, Avantgarde Metal

One thing you can’t do without: Writing/creating

One thing you can do without:
Poor communication &
A lack of self-reflection

Lauren Holly

E-mail: lauren (at)
Function: PR & Promotion

Current fave bands:
At The Gates, A Pale Horse Named Death, Beast In Black, Calabrese, Paradise Lost and many more

Genres of choice:
Goth Metal, Power Metal, Horrorpunk, Doom, Sludge, Prog

One thing you can’t do without: Cheese

One thing you can do without:
Gatekeeping Edgelords

Lauren Holly


E-mail: rowan (at)
Function: A&R, Promotion

Current fave bands:
Ostura, Ayreon, Riverwood, Hteththemeth, Ainur, Anathema, Manes, Ulver, Anthropia

Genres of choice:
Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal, Avant-Garde Metal, Albums That Tell A Story

One thing you can’t do without: My little cat named Rat (one day I’ll get her a pet rat named Cat)

One thing you can do without:
Closed-minded people

Rowan Tepper

James Delbridge

E-mail: James (at)
Function: Social Media, A&R and Promotion

Current fave bands:
Triumph, Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, X-Japan, Helloween, Queen

Genres of choice:
Power Metal, Traditional Metal, Progressive Metal, Euro-Pop

One thing you can’t do without: Music, creativity, individuality

One thing you can do without:
Canadian Geese (aka COBRA CHICKENS)

Dennis eikenkötter

E-mail: dennis (at)
Function: Assistant PR

Current fave bands:
Wytch Hazel, The Hawkins, Spirit Adrift, Flotsam and Jetsam, Heathen

Genres of choice:
Prog, Doom, Thrash

One thing you can’t do without:

One thing you can do without:
The current state of things globally

Dennis Eikenkötter


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