Apocalyptica, Art of Dying and Deuce are among the acts who have found a label home at the newly launched Better Noise record label. The offshoot of the Eleven Seven Music Group will see its first release this spring with Apocalyptica's 'Shadowmaker' album on April 21.

It's expected that albums from Art of Dying, From Ashes to New and Deuce will also follow later this year. Better Noise will be an avenue for some of rock's most exciting new artists and will be continued in distribution deals with RED/SONY in the U.S., ADA and the EU Sony in Australia, Southeast Asia, South America as well as Universal in Canada and Japan.

Eleven Seven Music Group CEO Allen Kovac says, "It's a thrill to have the opportunity to continue to increase job opportunities in the rock music industry. I am thrilled to work with Rose [Slanic] and the team on upcoming releases."

Apocalyptica's new album will be the band's first with new frontman Franky Perez. The group has made inroads at radio in recent years with guest vocalists adding to their music, but the new album will have Perez included. Meanwhile, Art of Dying are following up their highly successful 2011 release 'Vices and Virtues.' As for former Hollywood Undead member Deuce, he made the transition to solo artist in 2012 with the 'Nine Lives' album.