We had a good go at it throughout the year for sure & delivered some really high quality music with the 2nd album from Sepulcher, the Ego Death from Lydia Laska, the glorious Hard Rocking sophomore album from Magick Touch & the deathrashing warriors in Dreadful Fate We also had some cool cassette releases as well and more!
We had some well needed advancements as well as we changed to Border Music for physical distribution in Scandinavia, changing our digital provider (as we speak) to INgrooves (except North America which is still being handled by AISA – All Independent Service Alliance) and also opened up to the Chinese digital market through NetEase.
SO, what will the new year bring us? Well, we have some info up our sleeve which we wont reveal yet, but we will have a kickstart with the brand new Inculter album! We have heard the album and its REALLY strong. It will surprise some fans as well. Being mastered these days btw. Apart from that, we have our newly signed TELEPORT which we will reveal details about soon (best demo of 2018 FOR SURE with “The Expansion”), brand new Asagraum album is also in the making, another Lydia Laska release (allready??), Vitriol is also stirring the witches brew right now & more releases which will be announced at a later stage.
To celebrate this year & the coming of the new one, we decided to make a kind of “best of 2018” list for you. Stuff that we had playing around the office & which is bands that we really admired in 2018. They are proof that 2018 was indeed a VERY good year for music! Enjoy the party & see you next year!!!
Oh and thanks to all media partners, collaborators, customers, all our artists (!!) & colleagues around the globe which is making our job much easier. We could not have done this without you. A big shoutout to Season of Mist HELLS HEADBANGERS Border Music Norway Border Music Distribution Fysisk Format Apollon Platebar The Orchard Nathanas T. Birk Jorn Soulseller Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH Morbid Skull Records & Distro Katakomben All Independent Service Alliance – AISA
Stian & Misje @ECP