Tag: Record Labels

THE ACACIA STRAIN – “Death is the Only Mortal” Review – Release Date October 9th 2012

New record label, new album, The Acacia Strain are going from strength to strength and seem to be progressing quite nicely. Originally formed in 2001, a relatively new band when compared to some of the other big boys who have been doing this since the 70’s and 80’s, have gone through a few band members …

ALL SHALL PARISH: 80 Fans Getting Sued for Illegal Downloading Despite the Band’s Objections

According to an article by Nic Huber at MetalInjection, a lawsuit was filed last month by the Central American publishing company who owns the licensing rights for All Shall Perish’s music.   On April 20, World Digital Rights filed a lawsuit in Florida against 80 IP addresses who downloaded and shared the band’s latest album, This …

NUCLEAR BLAST, VICTORY, VAGRANT Among Labels Affected By London Warehouse Fire (video)

A warehouse containing stock for more than 150 record labels — including Nuclear Blast, Victory and Vagrant — was burned to the ground in north London, England during the riots last night. The stock, which was to be distributed by the [PIAS] Group, was being held at a three-story, 20,000 square-meter building in Enfield, owned …

Unsigned Bands Get An Advertising Break

Are you an unsigned band?  Are you an unsigned band and would give your left nut to be advertised and promoted and pay less for that advertising than what record labels pay?  Blast Beat Network – the agency that handles online ad sales for Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Decibel, MetalUnderground, MetalInsider, and a bunch of others …

Dear Record Labels and Bands: Please Start Using Bandcamp, Stop Using MySpace

Here’s a blog that I came across over at MetalSucks.com by a guy named Vince Neilstein.  Thought you guys might dig reading it… There aren’t any reasons to be using MySpace in 2011. I suppose it can’t hurt to have a band profile there just in case someone happens to stumble upon it, but that’s …

The Rising Popularity of Stoner Rock

Over the past decade the “stoner rock” sub-genre of metal has made a huge push into popularity. With it’s heavy, down-tuned, fuzzy guitar riffs and it’s slow, crushing tempos, the live experience is unlike anything else most people have ever experienced. This is helped out tremendously by small venues. Playing smaller places keeps the sound …

Amazon.com Celebrate’s ‘March Metal Month’: Free MP3 Sampler, Huge Metal Sale

March is Metal Month! Through the end of the month (March 31), Amazon.com has a metal sale going on where all titles are priced at $6.99.  There are over 50 titles included in the sale coming from the following record labels: The End Records, Southern Lord, Eleven Seven Music, Prosthetic Records, Facedown Records, and Essential …

Skeletonwitch’s “Crushed Beyond Dust” Available for Download on the Rock Band Network

SKELETONWTICH’s “Crushed Beyond Dust,” from 2009’s critically acclaimed Breathing the Fire is now available for download via the newly launched Rock Band Network. Rock Band Network, announced in July, is aground-breaking initiative that gives musicians, publishers and record labels the ability to author their original recordings into gameplay files to promote and sell their music …

New Metal VJs, New “Headbanger’s Ball”

MTV Greece has announced today its two new VJs that will be hosting the legendary TV show “Headbangers Ball”. The music show, which is powered by Greek magazine ROCK HARD, had been running so far with back to back music videos. Last summer MTV Greece launched MTV Search dubbed “The Metal Hunt Project”, which consequently …

Trivium Craft 30 Songs for New Album

TRIVIUM have over 30 songs racked up and ready for their next album. Matt Heafy spoke out about a few things to our buddies at Metal Sucks: Do you have a ProTools rig on the bus? I’ve been using Apple Logic which I’m absolutely in love with. What’s amazing about Apple Logic is that you …

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