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Chris Pelletier Joins Renegade Records

Renegade Records sends word that Chris Pelletier, formerly of Nuclear Blast America, has joined the team.

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Renegade Records, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of former Nuclear Blast America label manager Chris Pelletier to the company. Chris has the experience and knowledge in metal to lift Renegade Records to the top of the heap. Chris started in music as a dj and retailer of metal in his native New England. His twin brother, Pellet, got a job with Relapse and a year later, Chris began at Nuclear Blast as head of retail promotion and sales. He was quickly promoted to label manager for his unswerving dedication. Chris also acted as tour manager for the Death/Hammerfall and Satyricon/Immortal tours. His enthusiasm for metal music is unparalleled and he is rejoining Rhodes Mason, the former president of Nuclear Blast, to reclaim the excitement in metal they started four years ago. The two are partnered up to take advantage
of the great music being made in the genre and provide a solid home for bands in America. Says Chris, "It's time a label takes a music first approach again. The very ethics that make our genre great seem to have been lost or forgotten by some of the bigger labels that are following the trends. Metal is NOT a trend it is a way of life! Metal is the reason all of us are here in the first place and it is time to regain the attitude, unity and strength to bring metal music to the forefront where it belongs. We at Renegade will not stop until we reach these goals, and beyond!"

Renegade Records has also solidified their distribution with DNA in America and PHD in Canada. Rhodes Mason of Renegade Records says "DNA has made a solid effort to acquire metal labels such as Pavement, Peaceville, Osmose and SPV proving that they are capable of pushing the titles of Renegade. With our licensing deal with Season of Mist in France, our artists will get the ship
outs necessary to reach fans across America. John Ruch at DNA and the sales and marketing staff are very responsive and I believe DNA is becoming one of the best distributors of metal today. PHD Canada has always been a supporter of us since my early days with Nuclear Blast America and they have grown to be one of the top distributors in Canada with their personal interest in their labels. Metal will only stand to benefit with these two bringing us on board."

On June 12th, Renegade will be releasing the legendary Mayhem's new DVD/Video and their live CD titled "US Legions." Mayhem are currently scheduled to play Toronto June 9th, NYC on June 10th, Chicago June 12th and Los Angeles June 14th. In addition to releasing Mayhem, Renegade will be issuing Destroyer 666, Agressor and Yattering's first record in June as well. Watch for summer and fall releases of And Oceans' first two records, Anata's first record, new Necrophagia, My Insanity and Peter Tagtgren's band Pain. Renegade Records is also searching for American bands that have the talent to reach an international audience. All demos are to be sent to the PO Box and to the attention of Chris Pelletier.

P.O. Box 29364
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Source: Renegade Records

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