COP International, also shortened to COP Int'l., is a music label based in Oakland, California.[1]

COP International
Founded1991
FounderChristian Petke
Kim X
GenreElectro-industrial, EBM, Industrial metal, Hellectro
Country of originGermany / United States
LocationFrankfurt / Oakland, California
Official websitecopint.com

Initially, the label was founded in 1991 by Christian Petke (a.k.a. Count Zero of Deathline Int'l.) in Frankfurt, Germany. A few months later, Kim X, his girlfriend, opened a branch office in Oakland.[1]

The first label full-length release was the California Cyber Crash Compilation.[1] Most of the involved artists, such as Diatribe, Battery, Kode IV, Consolidated, Biohazard PCB (a.k.a. Contagion), Deathline Intl. and Switchblade Symphony, became very popular in the 1990s Electro-industrial scene.

Other leading label groups were Index, Pulse Legion, Unit:187, Pain Emission and The Razor Skyline.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Interview with Kim X". Archived from the original on March 25, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "COP International". Discogs. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Pain Emission". Option. 60–63 (65). Sonic Options Network: 134. 1997.
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