Denver’s post-hardcore band Fathers digitally released their self-titled debut last year via Bandcamp. Its an album that bludgeons one minute with ferocious hardcore infused metal then goes quiet and reflective with post-metal atmospherics the next. But, over the course of 40 some minutes it is a fully enveloping experience that you cannot put down. And one you’ll find yourself returning to over and over again. Not only that, the message the band conveys is an extremely important one; its a rally cry for those that have been hurt or wronged to fight back and realize they can lift themselves up. Sailor Records has announced a vinyl edition of this album set for release on March 30 and for the next two weeks we have an opportunity for two lucky winners to get their own copy. Details inside…Continue reading
Press kits have changed drastically over the years, remember the days of kits like the one seen above? In today’s age of lightning fast contact press kits have been forced to change to fit multiple platforms and knowing how to create and properly utilize them is extremely important if you want your music heard while making the biggest (instant) impact possible. I’m trying something a little different this month, in lieu of a written piece you get to hear me talk. But if you’re a band working on your latest, greatest album and want to send it out properly take the 4 minutes and change to listen up, it might net you bigger coverage. Continue reading
Hello everybody! For the next couple of columns of How Not To Do It I decided to interview some bloggers to get their perspective on how to promote your band.
For this month’s installment, I decided to talk to Jack Fryer of Metal Recusants. I hope you enjoy it, as always if you’d like to get in touch with me please contact me at dewarpr.wordpress.com Continue reading
Hello everybody! It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything for Nine Circles, but now I’m (hopefully) back to a regular schedule. This month I wanted to go over some valuable PR tips that I’ve learned from cats. I have a cat, but half the time I hate her fucking guts. She howls in the middle night, knocks glasses onto the floor, claws my kids and is a general nuisance half the time and yet we still keep her. I was thinking about this and I realized that there are a few tips that bands can learn from cats. Continue reading
Hey everyone, long time no talk! It’s been a few months since I last posted anything here, but I am back and will (hopefully) be back on my once a month posting schedule. This month I want to talk about something that recently happened to me that I had previously never experienced: I got hired back in October to run a 1 month campaign for a group that was releasing their first album in a few years. The release date was only a few weeks away, but I was confident I could run a good campaign in that time period, due to the quality of the material. Continue reading