Mission Two Entertainment just came on the scene as a brand-new hardcore label.
“Same job, different name, bigger mission,” promises CEO/founder Tony Brummel. “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 inaugural release will be delivered by hardcore legends Cro-Mags, led by founder, bassist, and vocalist Harley Flanagan. Debuting their first studio album since 2000 with the aptly titled In The Beginning, the album will be released on June 19, 2020.
As one of the founders of the Salt Lake City punk scene, the reunited Insight will issue Reflection later this summer. The 19-track collection spans their short but blistering career with four, brand-new tracks, rare, live tracks, and vintage, studio material. Brummel says, “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. Smalley says, “It is a new era for hardcore, and I am really happy with it.” Brummel adds, “DYS and Dag Nasty were huge inspirations for me, and I love Dave, the band, and their manager Matt Holmes.”
Mission Two Entertainment have also launched Amuxe Publishing, an independent music publishing agency, featuring writers: 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 & Micaiah Walker of Polaroid Summer.
Mission Two Entertainment and Amuxe Publishing are aggressively looking for great artists of all genres.