2012 was a crazy year. The year brought new releases, new alliances, new friends and fans and a good workload. Ominous Black released their 10″ recorded by the master, Steve Albini. The album turned heads and continues to do so. I released a successful edition of the Anthrosphere series that served as a gateway for many of the bands featured. I participated in Decibel Magazine’s, Queens of Noise-Women in Metal, issue which was mind-blowing and humbling. I signed Hivelords to Anthropic Records and they will have their debut release in 2013 that will destroy everything you thought you knew about blackened sludge doom wizardry. Ominous Black, Sadgiqacea and Hivelords spent a ton of time out on the road, delivering doses of cosmic doom to unsuspecting cities across the US. Sadgiqacea recorded their new monster full-length with the help of Chris Grigg (Woe, phillymetal.com) which will be released in April of 2013.
Overall, 2012 was fruitful and exciting. I am looking forward to another bad-ass year. Thank you to everyone who helps make us grow, to everyone who bought a record, to everyone that grabbed a sticker or a pin and wears it proudly. Thank you to the awesome people on the road who help book the bands and take care of them while they are in your towns. Thank you to the people who care enough to open their emails and packages and listen to the music we believed in so much that we put it on record or on cd or as a download. Thank you to the people who review the music and hype it up and show us endless support.
I look forward to some nice surprises, new alliances and crazy releases I have up my sleeve. I hope all of you are paying attention to what we are doing over here in our little universe of doom. We are coming at you whether you are ready or not. Here’s to 2013. Get psyched.