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buzz ‘stache: THE END RECORDS Acquires Rights for Music For Nations Record Label

Owner Andreas Katsambas Talks Exclusively To Billboard Magazine

The End Records recently secured over 50 titles from the now defunct label for North America and will be re-issuing the physical versions over the course of several months, starting now!

Music For Nations was a British independent record label focusing mainly on rock and metal.  Launched in 1983 by Martin Hooker, Music For Nations established itself as a European leader in the rock and metal world, with early signings like Tank, Exciter, Metallica and more.

To find all the Music For Nations titles released on Jan. 31 head on over to The End Records store.

Andreas Katsambas spoke to Billboard about this exciting and seminal deal.

BILLBOARD.BIZ EXCLUSIVE BELOW:
Alt-metal label The End Records has secured a deal for over 50 titles from seminal, now-defunct Music For Nations label, Billboard.biz has learned.

The catalog, which includes releases from artists like Cradle of Filth and Godflesh, dropped digitally Thanksgiving week, to capitalize on Black Friday shopping. The physical versions will be issued over the course of several months starting January 31.

The UK-based Music For Nations label, whose catalog was absorbed by Sony subsidiary Zomba Records when it folded in 2004, was responsible for early releases by metal mainstays like Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth.

The End Records founder Andreas Katsambas says that the pairing of his label–home to artists like Anvil, Anathema, Badly Drawn Boy, and Mindless Self Indulgence–and the MFN catalog was a natural fit. Though he says it was Sony approached The End with the opportunity, the choice to pick up the titles was more than a good business deal–it was personal.

“I’m a European myself, so I grew up with a lot of those titles,” Katsambas explained of natural fit. “I bought them when they were brand-new, so for me, it was intriguing that there was an opportunity now to help those same artists hopefully introduce them to a new audience in a different time.”

Read the full article here.

 

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