Oct 022013

Relapse Records has released a free fall 2013 sampler that includes 26 songs by 26 bands from the Relapse roster, including an exclusive new track by Toxic Holocaust. It’s an extremely diverse range of metal from an extremely solid line-up of groups. To download the sampler without charge, transport yourself over to Amazon via the link below — and to see which bands are on the sampler, keep reading.

RELAPSE SAMPLER

Red Fang
Toxic Holocaust
Windhand
Revocation
Exhumed
True Widow
Nothing
ASG
Ulcerate

May 302012

I like to think we were one of the first metal blogs to pay attention to Bandcamp, with this feature on the service back in March of 2010. Since then, the popularity of Bandcamp as a platform for streaming and distributing metal has exploded — to the point where, in addition to bands, almost every metal label worthy of attention has put big chunks of their catalogs on the site. (Metal Bandcamp has been keeping track of all the metal labels who’ve established a presence on Bandcamp, and you can see their pretty comprehensive list here.)

But yesterday, we saw what must still count as something of a milestone, notwithstanding the now-established popularity of Bandcamp: The venerable Relapse label has now put their entire 20+ year catalog on Bandcamp. The official Relapse page now features over 122 artists including (and these are the names that Relapse called out in their press release) Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and of course many more. This will allow fans not only to stream everything in the Relapse catalog, but also to get CD-quality downloads of the music (Bandcamp offers the FLAC format as well as 320k mp3).

But wait, that’s not all!

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