March Is Metal Month 2012

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Hey guys, in case you haven’t realized it from the last few years, March is Metal Month.

March is Metal Month - 2012

For four years now, the guys at EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution have been celebrating the releases on the labels they distribute, which include Century Media, Nuclear Blast, Candlelight, Earache, Elm City, Season of Mist, Prospect Park and more. The real meat of what this is about is working with independent record stores to help support metal.

The campaign encourages consumers to connect with their independent music retailers to access goodies such as a special CD sampler (get the March is Metal Month - 2012 Sampler), a limited edition T-shirt designed by artist Rich Hall, exclusive prizes and more.

March is Metal Month continues the tradition of working with the best rock labels to showcase top tracks from their roster of talent. This year's sampler includes the tracks 'Undaunted' from Adrenaline Mob's upcoming album 'Omerta'; Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah's 'The Demon's Name is Silence' and Five Finger Death Punch have added their previously digital-only release 'The Tragic Truth'. Fans of Southern hardcore metal band Corrosion Of Conformity are in for a treat with their track 'The Money Changers' also included - their first release in 25 years.

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Andrew Hosner, VP of Sales for Century Media - whose label have included seven tracks in the sampler including 3 Inches of Blood's 'Leather Lord' - commented, "MIMM has become a mainstay in the metal community and an event that huge numbers of metal fans look forward to. MIMM 2012 promises to be the strongest yet!"

Season of Mist label President, Michael Berberian said: "MIMM is the perfect way to celebrate the insanity of the music we like and the stores that are so crucial to bringing it to us. This spring, metal is marching on."

As with previous years, Metal Insider, Metal Injection, Metal Sucks, The Metal Club and Metal crew will all host competitions to encourage fans to visit their local record stores. There are some great prizes up for grabs including a Megadeth autographed guitar, Mike Portnoy autographed drum head and an autographed Lacuna Coil microphone, plus there will also be prize packs, signed albums and ticket giveaways.

You can find out more about March is Metal on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themetalcrew; Twitter: http://twitter.com/themetalcrew; or log onto their website www.marchismetalmonth.com. The website has full details of which local retailers are participating in the MMM promotion.


Submitted by PPNSteve on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 18:36. categories [ ]