Thursday, 3 November 2016

Editorial: November, 2016

And like that it was time for another tutorial, and another reminder that we have a new compilation album in the works and we want your tracks for it!

We've already seen some brilliant tracks submitted, but there is always plenty of room for more. So if you are a solo artist or a band with a gothic, industrial, experimental, synthpop, etc. track you'd like to donate, hit us up at with the subject “Compilation Submission” and we'll let you know what we need and when we need it by.

As I said last month: 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 2017.

Outside of that, I feel like I must apologise for the slightly lighter posting schedule than usual over the past couple of months. The move of IVM HQ took longer than it should of and finding the time to progress through the backlog of review submissions has been a lot tougher recently. Please don't forget that aside from a small number of contributors, IVM is essentially a one man show fuelled by passion and sometimes a pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face. But rest assured we are progressing through things as best as we can.

Things to look forward too – not only are the mighty Killing Joke playing on Friday, and The 69 Eyes returning after five years away, but there is also Whitby Goth Weekend this week following on from what was on all accounts a fantastic Bram Stoker Film Festival last week. So Halloween may have been and gone already but there is plenty left to brighten up the dark nights.

Finally, if you haven't already got them, go get our three download compilations from our bandcamp – so much free music! What the hell are you waiting for?!

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