After selling Victory Records to Concord in September 2019, Tony Brummel has launched a new label called Mission Two Entertainment.
“Same job, different name, bigger mission,” Brummel said.
“I started Victory Records in 1989 with $800.00. I made a different deal and I have not submitted like so many other ‘independents.’ I kept the entire staff. Let’s go!”
The label’s first release will be from hardcore legends Cro-Mags, led by founder, bassist and vocalist Harley Flanagan.
Their first studio album since 2000, ‘In The Beginning’ will be released on June 19.
The full-length features the latest single The Final Test as well as the previously released From The Grave featuring ex-Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell.
The New York quartet also recorded ‘The Quarantine Show’ on March 15 live from New York City.
Brummel said he first saw the Cro-Mags open for Venom in 1985 in Chicago at 13 years old, after moving home from the Bahamas.
“After that show, I knew I was not going to college.”
The band is rounded out by guitarists Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies), Gabby Abularach and drummer Garry Sullivan.
As one of the founders of the Salt Lake City punk scene, the reunited Insight will issue ‘Reflection’ later this US summer.
Brummel said the 19-track collection spans their short but blistering career with four brand new tracks, rare live tracks and vintage studio material.
“Insight are a great band that my old band Even Score played with in Salt Lake City in 1990.
“Such an underrated band and better human beings.”
Don’t Sleep, led by ex-Dag Nasty/Dys/All frontman Dave Smalley, will release their full length Mission Two debut later this year, ‘Turn The Tide’.
“It is a new era for hardcore and I am really happy with it,” Smalley said.
“DYS and Dag Nasty were huge inspirations for me and I love Dave, the band and their manager Matt Holmes,” Brummel added.
Mission Two Entertainment has also launched Amuxe Publishing as its independent music publishing entity.
Amuxe Publishing is not only the home of Mission Two Entertainment artists, but has curated a diverse roster of writers, including Drew Giordano (Sonic Graffiti, Deadborns), Dan Snyder (Paper Lights, aReverie), Jessica Mar, Brodie Z, Menton J. Matthews III (Saltillo), Dan Guenther (Vein Collector, Missing in STARS), Jesse Sexton (Subtle Jones), Sasha K.A (American Dreamer), and Brian Barrett and Micaiah Walker of Polaroid Summer.