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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

July 3, 2009


With a thirteen year history that takes in 5 studio albums, 10 million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, Placebo return with their first new album since "Meds" in 2006. Recorded over three months by producer Dave Bottrill (chosen by the band largely because of his work with Tool and Muse) in his Toronto studio and mixed in London by My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode, The Killers, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Nine Inch Nails supremo Alan Moulder,

Placebo's 6th album "Battle For The Sun" is a startling, vital and boundary-vaulting record that marks a whole new era for the band. Musically refreshed by their new line-up (now with new drummer Steve Hewitt) Placebo also set about re-vitalising their business dealings, leaving major label Virgin/EMI and jumping at the opportunity to retain complete artistic control by funding the album themselves. Placebo's sixth studio album "Battle For The Sun" gives the long-running modern rock trio an instant #1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart - debuting at #1 in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Top 10 in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Italy and New Zealand!

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