Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
I have started the label in 2006. It started as an underground demo-cassette label, but as times was passing things went bigger and after 2009 I focused on vinyl releases, which is my favorite format. Since 2009 most of my releases come on vinyl format with a few CD exceptions. I run the label alone, so I am the only person responsible for Black Vomit Records. The genre I specialize is ancient and primitive black/death metal.
Tell us a few words on each or the most important releases of your label, and which of them are still available for purchase.
Some of my most important and best selling releases which are now sold out are: Bestial Summoning/Heretic – Split CD (this release took place right after Conscicide commited suicide), Almighty Sathanas/Blasphemophagher/Tyrants Blood – Split CD, Rotting Christ – Non Serviam LP and Necro Schizma – Discography LP (the CD format is still available,but the LP is out of print) and Sentenced – Shadows Of The Past LP. Talking about important releases which are still available I have to mention: Nebiros – Guerreros De Lucifer LP (killer black metal from Columbia, recorded in ’94 in the vein of early Samael and Rotting Christ, Genocidio – Genocidio LP (extreme death/thrash from Brazil recorded in ’88 and bonus songs), Almighty Sathanas – Tisha B’Aν 7’’EP (primitive black/death metal summoning the ancient ones), Rotting Christ – Thy Mighty Contract LP (no words needed for this!!!), Absurd – Discography ’91-’92 LP/CD (Swedish death metal GODS from the early ‘90’s with an 7’’ released on Seraphic Decay and bonus unreleased gig), Interment – Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy LP (Killer death metal from Sweden), Samael – Worship Him PIC-DISC LP (no words needed for this too, for the first time in picture disc format).
What are the most important features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
The most important feature is obviously the music. I like primitive black/death metal from early 80’s and mid 90s. I mostly work with old bands and I am mostly interested in re-issues of old material which is either unreleased or is out of print. Do not get me wrong, I like some bands of nowdays scene, but I am a fanatic of late 80s-early 90s era in black/death metal and I follow this path since the mid 90s. The thing with our modern scene, is that it is static and all the worth-mentioning bands follow the recipe and sound of the bands of the past. Why releasing something that comes out in our days and is a copy of a legendary past band, rather than releasing the original band of the past? This is my motto.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
I like to find and sign the bands my by myself. I receive a lot of promos and proposals which I do not have the time to check by myself because of my busy program and schedule. If your band is worth, allow me the pleasure to find you by myself.
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
Honesty is indeed the most important issue and thankfully until now I did not face any problem with the bands on my roster. Depending on how big a band is and if other labels are involved with the "rights” of a release we can sign a contract, which is the issue with the "big” names. The deal can be paid either in money or with free copies, which is 15% of the total produced copies. It really depends on the band, not all deals are the same.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
Regarding to Black Vomit Records everything is going well and I will keep continue releasing primitive black/death metal music. I am considering to open a sub-label, not connected with Black Vomit at all, focusing on neofolk/neoclassical music but it is just an idea yet.
How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
Necromantia – Vampiric Rituals LP and Necromancy (pre-Necromantia) – Visions Of Lunacy LP are at press right now and when maniacs read those lines both releases will be out. Other project which will be released in the future are the two first albums of Mystifier , "Wicca” and "Goetia” on LP format. Old Funeral (featuring Varg Vikernes of Burzum) Grim Reaping Norway will be released in LP format soon and also the legendary Necromantia/Varathron Split in LP format too.
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
The website of my label is www.blackvomitrecords.com . People can place their orders and check the distributed releases on www.blackvomitrecords.com/catalog and regarding social media the facebook account is www.facebook.com/blackvomit.recs