Victory Records Acquired by Concord Music

According to a published report from Billboard, Concord, the purveyor and manager of indie music labels across a spectrum of genres has acquired Victory Records, the long-running Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel’s Another Victory Publishing catalog. The acquisition includes approximately 4,500 master recordings and 3,500 compositions. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Billboard estimates Concord paid somewhere in the range of $27 million-$34 million for the Victory company. Victory also owns its own merchandising arm and warehouse, but no word yet on whether the deal covers those assets too. Continue reading

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PODCAST: Episode 37 – Dave Matrise of Jungle Rot Talks About Death Metal Legacies

Dave Matrise is one of the good guys in Death Metal. The Jungle Rot frontman is a straight-shooting, no bullshit music industry veteran who is mega consistent and has a lot of wisdom to share about his career in the underground. Check out our new podcast interview with Dave where he discusses touring with Deicide,  their self-titled album from 2018, changes in the business, their appearance at the upcoming Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival, and the timeline for the next Jungle Rot album! Continue reading

Wendy’s Savages Metal Bands For National Roast Day

Worldwide fast-food burger chains are not always synonymous with metal, especially with all the Vegan hardcore bands around today. The two intersected on January 4th for National Roast Day (#NationalRoastDay) as GWAR, Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, Emmure, Atreyu, Beartooth, Hawthorne Heights, Miss May I, CKY‘s Matt Deis, Miss May I, State Champs, Knocked Loose, Victory Records, Hopeless Records and more were roasted savagely by Wendy’s Twitter team. Check out all the band posts and the rest of the posts aimed at the unsuspecting public.  Continue reading

Jungle Rot Shares “Bring Forth Oblivion” Video, New Album Out Tomorrow

 

Jungle Rot releases their new self-titled album tomorrow via their longtime label. Victory Records. Watch their chilling new video for their track ‘Bring Forth Oblivion’ now!. Continue reading

Jungle Rot To Enter The Studio In January

Jungle Rot fans rejoice! The band will enter Belle City Sound on January 5th to begin recording their tenth full-length studio album. Continue reading

Shattered Sun Premiere “Hollow Chains” Video

Shattered Sun will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, The Evolution Of Anger, on July 21st via Victory Records, and we have a third song streaming for your head banging pleasure today. Continue reading

Shattered Sun Release Their New “Keep Your Eyes Shut” Single

Shattered Sun will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, The Evolution Of Anger, on July 21st via Victory Records, and we have another new song streaming for your head banging pleasure today. Continue reading