Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
LORD TYPHUS: DHR was started in 1997 by myself here in Fort Wayne, INDIANA (USA). DHR was started in a spare room/closet and has grown into a full warehouse distribution. It is a means to spread the propaganda of my own activities/bands as well as other like minded individuals/bands I choose to support. TYPHUS, HOLOCAUSTUM, MYTHERIUM, GREY WANDERER, FOG, MORPHEUS DESCENDS, FORMALDEHYDE SLEEP, SATANIK, SUBCONSCIOUS are present and past projects that I am or have been a member of. Starting DARK HORIZON RECORDS was the best way to promote and distribute my hard work creating music for these bands. I still run the label by myself and will until the apocalypse or my death, which ever comes first. Dark Horizon Records releases numerous genres of music, Black Metal, Death Metal, Neo-folk etc... We release what I choose to support regardless of genre/style.
Tell us a few words on each or the most important releases of your label, and which of them are still available for purchase.
LORD TYPHUS: DHR released the first official recordings for the cult bands: FOG, TYPHUS, HOLOCAUSTUM, BLACK WITCHERY, CONQUEROR, REVENGE, LUCIFUGUM, ENGORGE to name only a few, when other labels turned their backs and did not see their true spirit/potential, DHR supported these great artists with no intention of profit! Others on our alumni roster are, ABIGOR, ASTRIAAL, WALLACHIA, HORNA, CROWNED IN SEMEN, SAURON, ALLFATHER, THE LURKING CORPSES, NECHOCHWEN, OCTOBER FALLS... Since then quite a few of our artists have stepped up to bigger labels and have gained even stronger recognition due to the hard work of their band and the undying support of DHR. We are honored and proud to be the first label for some these great bands! To see our full release roster and what is still available go to: http://www.darkhorizonrecords.com
What are the most important features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
LORD TYPHUS: The bands music, philosophy and work ethic must appeal to my liking. That is it.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
LORD TYPHUS: All the pertinent information can be found at the official DHR website... http://www.darkhorizonrecords.com
Physical address: DARK HORIZON RECORDS, 6435 W. JEFFERSON BLVD. #666, FORT WAYNE, IN 46804.
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
LORD TYPHUS: Once again, the music, philosophy and work ethic are most important. Honesty, sincerity, integrity are also very important. We offer our artists a solid release, promotion and the ability to gain recognition and opportunities within our underground network.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
LORD TYPHUS: World Domination and the eradication of religion!
How does the future look for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
LORD TYPHUS: DHR will continue to release cult records/cd's. Some spotlight releases for 2014 are new albums from HOLOCAUSTUM, TYPHUS, MYTHERIUM, GREY WANDERER. We also have some re-issues planned as well as some cult split releases in the works. Keep watching the Dark Horizon Records website for current news.
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, web store and/or social media links.
DARK HORIZON RECORDS & DISTRIBUTION
6435 WEST JEFFERSON BLVD. #666
FORT WAYNE, IN 46804
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