It's July already?! Crikey where has 2016 gone? Well, to be honest it can hurry up and end – we have lost a lot of great artists, musicians and personalities this year, and not to mention the current political fiasco the UK currently finds itself in.
Another reason to start the countdown to 2017 is that on the 1st January we'll be unleashing another free download compilation in the form of 'Blood Pack Vol.4'. I'm entertaining the idea of making this one a pay what you will and donating anything raised to charity – Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Next month I'll aim to unveil the cover art for the next compilation and send invitations out to bands/labels who may be interested in contributing a track. We'll also have open applications from September onwards so we can make this a nice big release.
The previous three releases have been very popular so far and are still available to download for free if you haven't already.
If you're a band and considering donating a track and are wondering what's in it for you? First of all it is free – there is no cover charge to be on the compilation as it is a download and we're giving it away for free! We make sure every release comes with an A4 PDF brochure containing band biographies as well as relevant hyperlinks that will take people straight to your web pages. We're happy to feature new blood as well as established acts and all submissions will be considered based on their individual merit rather than whether they are well known or not. So far we have featured a range of acts covering a wide variety of genres including Attrition, Be My Enemy, Aeon Sable, Ultraviolence, Noir, Three Winters, Grypt, Petrol Bastard, ѦPѺLLYѺN'S ▼ISѦGE, Ca†hedra, Human Traffic plus many more bands.
Sound good? So what will we need?
First of all, we'll need your track as a WAV file. We're ideally looking for something exclusive or new – it could be in the form of an unreleased song, demo, a remix, or live track etc. We'll then need a 200 word biography, your links and written permission to use the track and that's it!
General submissions will be open from September with a cut-off date to get the tracks and info to us by the end of November. Advanced copies of the compilation will go out to all contributors around Christmas, and we will also make copies available to radio shows/podcasters interested in plugging the release, with the general release being made available through out bandcamp for 1st January 2014.
Be sure to keep an eye out for editorials over the next couple of months with more details.
Finally, if you haven't already got them, go get our three download compilations FOR FREE from out bandcamp – so much free music! What the hell are you waiting for?!
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