Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
Greetings! BlackSeed Productions was created back in 2003 by Luarth and Alhaz in Madrid (Spain) as a Death & Black Metal label and mailorder service.
Tell us a few words on each or the most important releases of your label, and which of them are still available for purchase.
Well, we have done 25 releases now (all CDs except for the Urgehal / Beastcraft split 7"EP). These are still available...
XXXXXXXX: ALLIANCE OF BLACK HORDES "Compilation" CD (Free promo CD with bands from BlackSeed and Mighty Hordes Productions!)
SEED024: ABORIORTH (Spa) "Anchorite" Mini CD (Dark, lugubre and negative Black Metal. Numbered and limited to 500 copies!)
SEED023: KILL (Swe) "Burning blood" CD (Last album by this well known Swedish Black Metal band. Their best work!)
SEED022: ABORIORTH (Spa) "The austere perpetuity of nothingness" CD (Second album of this raw misanthropic Black Metal one man band!)
SEED021: BALMOG (Spa) "Testimony of the abominable" CD (Debut album! Black Metal created under the pillars of devotioN and FundamentalisM!)
SEED020: PRIMIGENIUM (Spa) "Faith through anguish" CD (Pure Black Fucking Metal masterpiece. The return of the oldest Black Metal band from Spain!)
SEED019: DECAYED (Por) "Chaos underground" CD (Lusitanian Black fucking Metal cult. Last album! One of the oldest Black Metal bands from Europe!)
SEED018: SALVATION666 (Ger) "Anima pestifera" CD (Debut album of this True Satanic Black Metal band from Germany! No compromise!)
SEED017: ANAL VOMIT (Per) "Gathering of the putrid demons" CD (Last album from this Peruvian demons! Old school Thrash / Black Metal!)
SEED016: GRAVEYARD (Spa) "One with the dead" CD / Digi CD (Debut full lenght album! Old school Death Metal cult! Limited digipack with 1 bonus!)
SEED015: ARS MANIFESTIA (Ita) "The red behind" CD (Now relocated to Norway! Cold and grim Black Metal. Over 70 minutes lenght!)
What are the most important features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
We both are old Black & Death metal maniacs, so in first place, we both must enjoy the music of the band. Then we look for serious and honest people, bands knowing what they are dealing with. In most cases we know the band members personally so it helps a lot. All serious bands can submit their promo material for consideration but in most cases we are the ones who approah the bands we think they fit in a label like BSP.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
They can contact by e-mail at email@example.com better than sending any promo material directly, anyway they should know that it's not easy to get a deal with BSP. As I told in previous question, in most cases we are contacting the bands directly when we find them interesting enough. We know our limitations so we prefer to concentrate in very few releases and put the best of us on these than doing a lot of senseless releases.
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
Honesty. In most cases we try to met the band members in person, and talk about the conditions of the release. Not all bands and releases need the same at any point. We prefer to deal individually with each band and try to reach a point when we both feel confortable. We offer a honest and serious work, we do not promise anything we can not reach later, and so we expect the same from the bands. We all have heard about bad relations between bands and labels but I doubt you can heard any bad word from any band taht worked with us. Actually we are putting much effort in promotion as we think we can work harder in this point.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
Not really, just maybe some bands we contacted and tried to release under the BSP sign but it finally didn't work.
How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
Well, as you should heard from any label you ask this same question in Europe (and Spain for worst), these are difficult time due to crisis. Sales have gone drastically down during the last years and things does not look any bright in a near future... Anyway since BSP is more a personal realisation than any business thing, we will keep working hard and releasing bands and albums we feel they deserve all support. As future plans, we should be doing the new DECAYED album before this 2012 year ends, and later the new INTHYFLESH album, a fantastic Portuguese band!
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
Well, people can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also visit our site www.blackseedprod.com for more info, visit our E-Shop with hundreds of materials with the best prices and permanent discount offers at www.blackseedprod.com/catalog or listen to our bands at www.blackseedprod.bandcamp.com
Thank you for support!