[published]: 1988, May 7
[in]: Billboard, Vol. 100, No. 19, p. H20
[article]: Metal Indies: Still the Launching Pad for Tomorrow's Superstar Rockers
[by]: Jeff Silberman

New York-based Celluloid Records has been putting out metal on the affiliated Mercenary label since April '87.

Vancouver's Kick Axe is top act along with German's Victory featuring guitarist Herman Frank from Accept, Charlie Huhn, former vocalist with Ted Nugent, and Gary Moore.

Kick Axe's "Rock the World" is the label's top seller thus far, having moved about 25,000 copies, but it's still early in the game.