Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
The existence of label started in the mid of 2010, though since end of 2009 I run webzine under the same name. I'm the only bastard behind Till You Fukkin Bleed. Putting it simply, I mostly deal with Death Metal, but track also other extreme metal genres.
Tell us a few words on each or the most import_ant releases of your label, and which of them are still available for purchase.
First releases in 2010 from my label were two split tapes from brazilian bands: Exterminatorium/Necrobscure and Escarnium/Inside Hatred - each of them is the fine example of Metal da Morte. In 2011 came out USA's Monument of Bones tape lp "Cemetery Dirges" - they call their music Horror Metal - and Spanish Eldereon "Blood of the Dying" CD/tape - uncommon mix of
Death, Black and Doom Metal. Later same year I released demo tape from Malfeitor "To Hell, Farewell" (finest Sweddish Death Metal) and 4 way split cd from AORLHAC/DARKENHOLD/OSSUAIRE/YSENGRIN (co-release with 2 other labels - and my only Black Metal release to date). Year 2012 brought 3 tape releases so far: Cauterization (Bra) "Males Infestus" demo, Esarnium "Rex Verminorum" and Dhwesha tape.
As for availability - first two split tapes are sold out from me, but can be obtained from some distros around. Monument of Bones and Malfeitor - have last copies. Other releases are available – check my Distro page for details.
What are the most import_ant features you look for in a band that is or has the chance to be signed on your label?
Two factors counts most, when it comes to bands I tend to work with. First - is their music of course. I focus mainly on Death Metal bands, prefer rather old fasioned music, no matter - can be pure but I seek acts who try to intruduce some uncommon parts, as long as there is some ancient note in them. I'm not interested in modern, experimental stuff in my label - I can listen to them from time to time though.
Second significant thing is bands enthusiasm towards playing music and showing their efforts to the world.
But most important thing - I prefer to dig and seek undiscovered underground gems for my self and get a lot of joy doing it. Then if I find something that catch the ear to contact them myself and ofeer release of their stuff. I can be real pain in the ass and will not rest encauraging them to cooperate, haha.
How can a band get in touch with you? What should bands know before submitting their promos for your consideration?
Like I said before, I prefer to seek for bands my self and hate being persuaded in any way. Still, I listen to every bands who contact me, but usually my answer is polite: "Thanks, I'm not interested". Anyway - if you think your band is worth enough, do not hesistate to contact me and try your luck, I'm available at email@example.com. I do not cross out bands for sending mp3 files or
streaming links sent via e-mail, so these are ok for initial assessment. Funny story: one band sent me e-mail asking if I could interview them for my webzine, but when I asked them to send their demo, they was like: "Fuck off, we will not send demo to webzine".
What's the most important thing in the relationship between you and your bands? What is your label offering to its bands?
Whatever pompous it would sound there should be some similar view to underground scene, which links me and the band. At least, but not limited to, they should know what tape cassette is, haha.
I can offer them releasing their stuff with real heart put in it, help with finding artwork, interesting layout (I desing most of my releases inlays). Also I will do some noise around the band in underground sending promos to radios and zines.
Is there anything you planned with your label and has not yet been completed?
I'm slowly working on putting together a video of Escarnium live performance in Berlin which took place this year to put it possibly on DVDr.
I'd also like to put my stuff on vinyl one day, but cannot afford it at the moment.
How does the future looks for your label? Any major projects you would like to share with us?
I'm working now on tape release from Finlands band Saatovaki - great mix of old Finnish Death/Grind with Entobmed's death'n'roll era. Check'em out!
How can anyone get in touch with you? Please list your website, webstore and/or social media links.
Fastest way is via e-mail, I guess: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also track my activities on tillyoufukkinbleed.blogspot.com - there are news, releases, interviews and distro sections. Thanks for this interview, get morbid and rejoice.