In a relatively short time, Metal Bandcamp has become THE go-to site for discovering new metal on the wonderful Bandcamp platform.
If you already know the name of a band or album that you’re after, Bandcamp’s search engine works fine. And if you’re willing to put in hours of effort on a regular basis, you can browse all the bands whose music is on the site by using one of the “metal” tags (e.g., “metal”, “black metal”, “metalcore”, “thrash”, “doom” or “progressive metal”). But who has that kind of time?
The valuable service that Metal Bandcamp provides is not only to keep readers abreast of what metal is being added to Bandcamp on a daily basis, but also to act as a filter — providing music descriptions, brief reviews, and sample music from new additions that are worthy of your ears. Virtually every day, and often multiple times a day, Metal Bandcamp’s tireless proprietor MaxR adds posts spotlighting what’s new in the Bandcamp world of metal. (He was also kind enough to annotate all of the 2011 “Best of the Year” lists at NCS with links to Bandcamp sites for the honored albums, where they existed.)
Recently, Max created a new page on his site that lists the record labels (from major labels to small independents) who have established Bandcamp pages for their releases, along with brief descriptions. In addition, on that page you can find links to each label’s Bandcamp splash page, plus a separate link to bands from each label that have been featured in Metal Bandcamp posts.
As Max notes on that page, it’s a work in progress, but it’s already a very cool feature. I get exhausted just imagining the level of effort that went into this (and will continue to go into it). It’s also proof that labels, as well as bands, have caught on to the user-friendly attractions of Bandcamp as a platform for streaming and distributing music.
So, go check out the new “Metal Labels on Bandcamp” page at Metal Bandcamp, and give Max a round of applause while you’re at it.
what sorcery is this? i was aware of bandcamp ofcorpse but i had no idea this website existed, thank you very much indeed!
This dude also is in charge of some aspect of the Pulverised Records bandcamp page (he says so in his post on graveyard) – not just making good bandcamp metal available to those of us too lazy to do the digging, but also making rad bands like Graveyard available there. Double Awesome.
I did the design for the Pulverised Bandcamp, or rather stitched it together using bits and pieces of logos from various Pulverised sites. I’m not responsible for adding stuff to it – and there are a LOT of albums I would love to see on it.
Either way, great job with metal bandcamp.
Bandcamp digging is the digital version of browsing a record store, just way less awesome.
Max does an awesome job. This is a great way to discover metal and check it out before you buy it. Keep it up!
good blog, and a much needed resource. the blog is a little doom heavy, but there is always something interesting i never would’ve discovered otherwise.
True about the doom. What I post on Metal Bandcamp very much reflect my tastes in metal, and I like doom / funeral doom. A lot.
This is great. I shall add as a link to my site pronto.
And I just added yours to mine — something I stupidly thought I had done long ago.
Ah man no worries but thanks:)
Has to be one of the best sites I’ve seen in a while. Looks like I’ll be spending a lot of money on Bandcamp in the near future.
I like. I visited this site like last week remembering how useful it can be.