At The Gates Slaughter of the Soul reissue vinyl


One album reissue I have been looking forward to working on while at Earache has been At The Gates: “Slaughter of the Soul”and last year I got to do that. recreating the vinyl layout and label artwork and running production on 8 different colour editions (First pressing) followed by 4 more on the second and third pressings.

5 Common Album Release Mistakes


Ok, so you have been practicing, rehearsing and writing away for months, you are in the studio next week to record your album. Have you thought whats next? have you planed the release properly? Here are 5 common mistakes you can easily avoid…

Make Your CD Duplication Order run smoothly


Making a physical album of you and your bands hard work can be very exciting but easy to get wrong and cause lots of problems that can set back the albums release and/or add unwanted costs on top of your bill.

5 ways to escape your creative rut


Getting stuck in a creative rut can be frustrating and costly especially if its how you make your living. Getting out of it can be done in a number of different ways. Here are five of my favourites.   Get out/change your environment – Just getting away from your desk/instrument can help, go for a […]

Earache energy drinks and 25 year beer


Last year saw Earache Records celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. One of the many things to crown the two and a half decades of noise were these… “Twenty-five Year Beer” brewed by Steel City Brewery and the Earache 25 Energy Drink. Featuring the Twenty-five year crest by Hydro74.

The Temperance Movement Deluxe Edition and press folder


The Temperance Movement Deluxe Edition and press folder The Temperance Movement’s debut album was originally released in September 2013, debuting at number 12 in the UK album chart.  THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have toured non-stop since the release of their debut album, with sets at T in the Park and Download, a sold out date at […]

CD Duplication vs CD Replication


So you are planning your album/e.p. release. There are lots of choices for which route to take to get your music out to the fans. So lets start simple with a CD, but even with this you are suddenly confronted with another choice for main production…. Duplication or replication?   What’s the difference between CD […]

Carnage: Dark Recollections Vinyl LP reissue


As a fan of Michael Amott it was great to get to work on one of his earliest outings in the metal world, “Dark Recollections” The cover artwork was created by Dan Seagrave who also created artwork for other early earache releases such as Entombs, “Left Hand Path” and “Clandestine”

Woods of Ypres – Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth Reissue


Woods of Ypres – Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth Reissue on CD and limited edition vinyl LP.

Getting to work on this album was a lot of fun and cleaning up the artwork for the new print run from the only copy we had in the office was a great challenge, but definitely worth it.

Boost your digital sales! 5 top tips


Having great platforms like iTunes and Google Play is a fantastic way to keep your music sales going when you are not out on the road or even when you are. Here are five ways to boost your digital music sales. iTunes preorder sale or instant grat trax. This is a great incentive to buy […]