Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
Cold Raw Records was born in the end of 2012 in Castleford (United Kingdom). I decided to make own label for reissues of a Pontefractum Melancholicum (my own project) releases label. In the end of 2013 I decided to be open for other black metal bands. I am Doctor - one person with all responsibilities for Cold Raw Records. I promote only black metal bands, but not NS black 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.
All of my releases are important, but I am extremely proud of make a reissues Zaimus "The Unholy Spells Of Night"EP and  Midnattsvrede "Demo 13" Ep. All of my releases are available for purchase (except two first Pontefractum Melancholicum albums. Available now only for download). All releases I do on CDr as limited edition to 66 copies and sell for symbolic money. Lot of them I spread as a trade.


What are the most important features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
I release bands which I would like to hear and potentialy I would like to buy a CD. I digging in deep and looking for something special what may kick my ass. I am looking for honest, true, black metal bands.


How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
The best ways to contact with Cold Raw Records are: official website, facebook page, or e-mail: I promise to answer all the proposals received. I expect a full project of release: music and artwork.


What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
Cold Raw Records is not a "every day facebook release label". If you are in Cold Raw Records - you are choosen, you are special one I do not offer money for release and I do not take any money from bands. Band gets 5 copies of release, I put advertisement and some informations associated with the band on my sites and I send some copies of releases to WebZines with asking for review. I spread releases as a trade... I do not like a bands which put one (same) release in many labels.


Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
Time will tell what happens. I never say never. But at the moment everything looks as I would like. I do not do this for money, I do this for plesure, for my pleasure...


How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
Two excellent bands from Spain: Servi Diaboli and Fathomhell very soon, also Moribund / Excrementum Luciferi / Pontefractum Melancholicum split. I hope to hear in this year a new, full length material of Zaimus from Montenegro... and many other kicking ass bands...


How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
Official website:, fresh news:, contact and orders:
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April 2014