UK distributor Plastic Head Records announced the launch of a North American office today, in partnership with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution and Candlelight Records. Currently ranked England's seventh largest distributor, Plastic Head Music carries a diverse range of music and DVD titles from over 300 record labels.

American operations will be located outside Philadelphia in cooperation with label partner Candlelight Records. Plastic Head North America will start its US release schedule beginning August 10.

Planned titles include releases from 1349, Burzum, Dark Tranquility, Forbidden, Holy Terror, Meshuggah, Thin Lizzy and Vader. August 24 will bring titles from Bathory, Behemoth, Borknagar, Manowar, Sabbat, and Venom.