Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Feb-March 2013 artists progress report!

So what are our artists up to?

Morodh went back into the rehearsal studio recently and are writing material for their first album-length release! You can keep up-to-date with Morodh's activities through Ragnaar's blog.

Miseria Visage is in the process of planning and collecting ideas for a new work, after only just releasing their first debut CD EP 'Vanish Into Dark' which you can get right now, from bandcamp!
You can get insights from the darkly eccentric world of Miseria Visage by visiting Theta's blog.

Mourning Hours is currently writing music for a new album, so far we've heard some samples of work-in-progress tracks that sound great, looking forward to this one. We are planning a short run CD release for this new work. Find out more on the Mourning Hours website.

After writing some new material for our 'Tribune Of Shadow' sampler, Koboloris has taken a short break to recharge their creative energies. Now they are showing signs of a new direction, centered around a different approach to the guitar sound and drums. You can hear a sample of this on soundcloud.

Bergelmir is waiting for the right conditions to finish off recording the debut release 'Infernal Solitude', you can't rush work like this, we know when it's ready we will have some excellent raw DBM on our roster. 
Check out the demo song 'Niflheim' on youtube!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Breaking the silence ..

We've been quiet recenty, so I decided it was time to give everyone a heads-up on the state of our label and what we're going to be doing for the year ahead.

Tough times for funding our label have forced us to re-think how we look at demo's and be realistic about honoring the promises made to our existing circle of artists. This means we will probably be putting out a maximum of two or at very most three album-size releases during 2013.

What we are now looking for are projects who are more bothered about getting their music out there and releasing through our name, rather than the commercial side of things. We are happy for our artists to always keep 100% of any money they make through download sales, we would only come to a deal with the artist if we were producing a CD EP for them, in which case we would agree on a percentage split, after manufacturing costs.

Something else we want to do more of , are promotional splits / compilations, but on a non-profit basis, either in digital form (as with Tribune Of Shadow), or as low-cost, but high quality CDR's sold at a low rate only, to break even on the manufacturing costs.

So to sum it all up, if you are looking for a label to invest big bucks in an album with a longer production run (1000+ copies), we are probably not the right label for you. Our main output from now on will be in shorter runs of CDR EP's, or short albums runs of 30-100 copies at a time (for our current artists only, at this point).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Koboloris new review - time to forge ahead!

A great review for Koboloris, from Desolation-Infinite,certainly worth a read! Hopefully we will hear more music from Koboloris soon, writing for some new material is set to continue shortly, so we will keep you updated on progress and possible release dates. In the mean time, let them know we want more 90's infused melodic black metal - you can give them a 'like' on their facebook page , listen to all their tracks on the Koboloris Last .FM page or go and download their 4-track debut EP, free, from Bandcamp!