Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
The label was born in the year 2009 in Germany. The first years I did it on my own and since mid 2012 James from the band As Autumn Calls joined to help me with the growing amount of work. First we had no genre borders, but nowadays we specialise in black metal in all variations and doom / 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.
Ouh well, each release is an important step forward, if not in selling numbers then in experience. We reached now the number of 50 releases, so it would be quite a list to add here. We have stuff from the whole world and we did ambient music and neofolk as well and all sorts of black metal too. Our oldest releases, which were realised in small amounts are all gone though. Some larger pressings from 2010 are yet available and the most of 2012 till now as we increased the amount of pressed items.
But you can still download nearly all releases via bandcamp for a fair price.
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 band must have a certain character, musically and personally. And it must have a certain feeling of independence. And of course we must like it.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
Well, they can contact us via facebook or email. At the moment we do not seek new bands though.
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
The most important thing is honesty and dedication. No half things and no lies. So basically a good friendship. And a certain level of professionalism.
We can offer as well said professionalism, honesty and dedication. We do it for the music/art and the "scene". Also bands get at us a very fair share which is higher than the standard level of the industry and high quality products. Our promotional work is becoming better and better as well.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
Interesting question. Well I plan many things. hehe Much great releases are coming, but otherwise I am happy with the all around picture and situation of the label. But there are always things to improve of course. But yeah, our new homepage is nearly ready and will be published soon.
How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
Hm, that is always hard to say in a long term thought. But this year as said above many nice releases will see the light (Enshine, Black Autumn for example). Also we have some nice re-releases in motion. But I can not offer more details at the moment. The next ones will be the second masterpiece of Agael (at NP since 2009) and also the second album from Sado Sathanas, which are quite known in Romania I think.
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
Web Shop: naturmacht.com/shop/catalog/