Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FROM THE DUST...



















A Hydra Head ad from approx. 13 years ago. Small revelations in the details: no website address, fax number listed for our distributor, prices were low, demos existed, downloads did not, no email address, actual mailorder (you know the kind where customers sent their order through the mail...), most of these bands no longer exist, some of them still do.... Oh, and this ad was printed in an actual zine, newsprint at that. The ranks have dwindled considerably since then...

Late summer seasonings: Avichi "The Devil's Fractal", Haxan Cloak s/t, Pyramids and Horseback "A Throne Without a King", "The Invisibles" Grant Morrison, Skull Defekts "Blood Spirits and Drums are Singing", The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud "The Smell of Blood but Victory", Surprise!....

5 comments:

jhulud said...

It's a bit mind-boggling (and disturbing) how this wasn't that long ago when you think about it...but yet it was a completely different world then. Damn...I feel old now.

The Watcher said...

I wish I worked for Lumberjack when they actually had good labels on their side like you guys.

Artur said...

The good old days of marketing. Nowadays it is too easy and as a result, not as effective if you are not a big band

Jens said...

The last record I remember ordering through actual mailorder was the second press of We Are The Romans. No tracking number to watch on the internet. No idea when your record would arrive, just anxiously checking the mailbox everyday for weeks. That record is still my favorite colored vinyl of all time.

Anonymous said...

That is pretty cool to find. I do enjoy some of the changes now, got some great new bands. Jodis ;) Need some more of that.