Band's official announcement:
We are happy to announce that we have a signed with Golden Core/ZYX for Europe. I know that most Manilla Road Fans would have expected us signing with one of those (great and important) underground labels or at least with one of those long-lasting metal companies, so to some it must appear to be an unusual choice. Fact is that their labelboss is a Manilla
Road fan since the eighties and he really wanted to sign us. That´s very important for a band (or it should be!). On the other hand Golden Core is a very strong and powerful label within the company ZYX, who have a perfect distribution system. Releases like Running Wild, Wacken DVDs/BluRays/CDs, Subsignal, Megahertz and ex-Accept singer U.D.O. hit the German charts. Golden Core will also guarantee strong promotion activities that are being handled by the agency CMM.
Golden Core/ZYX will not just release the new album MYSTERIUM in early 2013 but also the whole back catalog (except of two albums). Some of the classic releases will contain bonus tracks. "METAL" is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, "Crystal Logic" in 2013.
For the record: During the last 12 years most of the Manilla Road CDs (new and reissues) were import items here in Europe. Even the world gets smaller and smaller it means that many CDs weren´t released in Europe. Same with "Playground of the Damned". With the new deal you will soon also find the CDs in European shops and not just in online shops or through mailorder companies.
The official press-release by CMM was sent out today to all the media.
PS: High Roller Records will go on handling the vinyls of Manilla Road, also in future!