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Concord Acquires Famed Punk Label Victory Records

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The Press Release:
Concord is pleased to announce it has acquired renowned independent rock, metal, emo and hardcore punk music company Victory Records and Another Victory Publishing from Chicago-based founder and CEO Tony Brummel. The acquisition includes approximately 4,500 master recordings and 3,500 compositions. A true “indie-of-indies”, Victory was started by Brummel in 1989 in his hometown of Chicago with an initial investment of less than $1,000 and from the beginning of its days has been self-funded.

Victory’s master recording catalog includes A Day To Remember, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday and Silverstein. The completion of this deal also brings all of Victory’s incredible legacy catalog under one roof at Concord with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Bayside, Counterparts and Between the Buried and Me.

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Victory has always been home to artists that define a segment of rock and roll culture. These artists, with the help of the Victory team and Brummel’s vision, have sold over 15,000,000 albums over the last 30 years and have garnered the catalog six RIAA certified Gold albums, six RIAA certified Gold singles, one RIAA certified platinum single, two BPI certified silver albums and one Canada Music Canada certified Gold album.
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Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Victims/Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

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YOSHIKI–who lives in L.A.–heard about the devastating fire when news reports reached U.S. media, posted his personal message to Twitter.

“I am in the United States and I learned about the Kyoto Animation fire on the local news,” says YOSHIKI. “My heart aches. Japanese anime, and each one of those creators, is a treasure of the world. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”

The incident affected YOSHIKI deeply due to his personal and professional connection to anime which has lasted for over two decades, and he was moved to take action as soon as possible.
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Frontiers Music SrL Signs The Legendary Blue Oyster Cult

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The Press Release:
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT! For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-¬‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Now they have partnered up with Frontiers Music Srl to continue their amazing journey!

“We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic BLUE ÖYSTER CULTwith the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard Rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural “home”. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation!” – Serafino Perugino, Frontiers Records President.
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AFM Records Sign Gus G.’s Firewind To Worldwide Deal

As Friday continues to chug along, there is nothing like a good old fashioned label signing announcement to share with the readership. With that, let’s take a look at the recent news from AFM Records who have just signed Gus G. and his band Firewind to a worldwide deal.

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The Press Release:
Greek power metal icons Firewind, the band of former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., have signed a worldwide record deal with German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between the band and AFM already started with the latest FIREWIND album “Immortals”, which AFM released in the North American territory back then. Subsequently, GUS G. signed with AFM to also release his solo albums together, and now we are happy to announce that also FIREWIND’s future albums will be released worldwide by AFM.

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Frontiers Records Signs Edge Of Paradise To Multi-Album Deal

Fans of the Frontiers Records label and the exciting Metal band Edge Of Paradise will be stoked at the news that the band has been signed to a multi-album deal. Read on down to the full press release below and I’ll return at the close with some editorial rumblings.

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The Press Release:
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of another incredible metal act, Los Angeles, CA based Edge of Paradise to the label’s roster for a multi-album deal.

Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, Edge of Paradise debuted on the scene a few months later with “Mask”, an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics and fans alike.

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After the release of ‘Mask’ and touring all over the West Coast, the group immediately began writing another album. By 2013, the band had started recording with Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead) and working with the legendary Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row) on the mix of their new songs. ‘Perfect Shade Of Black’ EP was the result of these sessions. The EP received rave reviews, painting a vivid picture of the bands staggering growth.
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