President Ed van Zijl Recaps the First Year in the U.S.A
Mascot U.S.A announces today the new releases for 2009. This news follows on the coattails of a very successful first year as a new Indie label in the U.S.A. President Ed van Zijl talks of the first year in the states:
“The first year is actually the first half year as we started releasing album per June 2008.
Volbeat is the only non US band that we released this year and we have been getting such a great response on them in the US that their new album “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” will be scheduled for release in March 2009 with the band touring the US in May as support to Nightwish.
Walter Trout is getting the best response ever and he will be starting his second leg of the US tour in March with us releasing the single “All My Life” early 2009.
Further releases of Pat Travers (live), Devil’s Slingshot, Marty Friedman (live), Don Airey. The release this month of Science Faxtion will round off our first “year” in the US.
2009 will see the release of some great albums on the label by artists such as Volbeat, Paul Gilbert + Paul Nelson, Vinnie Moore, Billy Sheehan, John Norum, Andreas Kisser in the guitar arena, as well as Dutch metal act Pestilence (the second non- US act on the label – and will be playing the Maryland Death Fest).
Although markets are tough everywhere the Mascot-Provogue labels are doing well and we have confidence that we will be able to further build our roster in the US and make the label as successful here as it is in Europe.”
2009 RELEASE SCHEDULE (not necessarily in order of release dates):
Andreas Kisser Hubris I&II
Pestilence Resurrection Macabre
Volbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Vinnie Moore To The Core
John Norum Magnetic Soul
Billy Sheehan Holy Cow
Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson United States
Within The Mind (James Murphy) – In Homage to the musical legacy of Chuck Schuldiner
Heathen *Title to be announced