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 started in 2000 by me and my friend Daniel, we used to run small distro & tape label and then thought it would be nice to start releasing CDs by bands we have falled in love before.
For now its just me and some people that work on PR etc from time to time. Genres are grindcore, punk, thrash, death and doom 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.
Its definitely impossible to say even a word on every release I have put out in past +10 years because we just reached cat # 90 so its totally obvious it would be way too long even for web publication like yours.
But in general every release is or was very important to me at the time it was released otherwise I would NOT put it out back then. With most of them I feel like a personal kinship, there is some stories behind for many of them.
The one that it all has started and means something special is no doubt AGATHOCLES and "Mince Core History" series. Me and Daniel were chiling out and talking about "putting out entire AGATHOCLES discography", then wrote to Jan and he loved our idea. Its been 5 separate CD-releases in +10 years now.
What are the most important features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
Its music + attitude of a band members. If I like the music and like what people in a band are all about we can work together. These two always sit well, like a partnership or relationship. It works good either way: I know people in a band and then discover the music or like the music and then meet people.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
Any band can get in touch via email, facebook, or sending a demo but the best is to send just direct link to your bandcamp or promo website where I can stream/listen to your music the most easiest way without wasting time for downloading enormous files. Def. the worst way to contact is sending mp3 files via email or sending a letter w/ info about your band without writing down a name of it... but it happens too!
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
Like mentioned before its attitude, being totally sincere, dedicated and supportive in both ways, this makes perfect partnership for both every label & band.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
So many great releases are planned this year: ENCOFFINATION-Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh LP, DECREPITAPH CD w/ non-albums tracks, UNBURIED new full length, MASSGRAV 3rd full length, USURPRESS debut full length and many more!
How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
I just shared with all the major projects in previous answer, maybe I should mention also about ANTIGAMA's Stop The Chaos vinyl version, ANTIGAMA / THE KILL / NOISEAR split CD, BLOOD I BLEED / LYCANTHROPHY split CD...
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
The best is to contact us via contact form on www.selfmadegod.com, but you can also send us a message on www.facebook.com/selfmadegod
Also, I encourage you to check our You Tube channel (www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords) and Bandcamp profile (www.selfmadegod.bandcamp.com)
Thanks for your support!!!