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Myrtroen
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Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:37 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:54 pm 
 

Bud Metal Records and Avitas have signed an exclusive European distribution deal with PHD/Plastic Head Distribution (Plastichead.com) for the new black metal album "Northern Ghosts" on CD. The Northern Ghosts CD is releasing August 4/2014 through PHD exclusively for all of Europe, and worldwide as well, just ask your local metal shop that deals with PHD to special order it if you don't see it on the shelves. Limited to 300 copies.

For online orders here is the link: http://www.plastichead.com/catalogue.as ... BUDMCD1978

All of Avitas' currently available digital albums are now exclusively distributed by PHD/Plastic Head Media including Saga of the Nationalist, Northern Ghosts, and Politics of Nordic Terror: Live Rehearsals MMIII. Look for them on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

Here are a few reviews of the Avitas Northern Ghosts album, raw black/war metal with a psychedelic edge.

http://www.metal-rules.com/review/viewr ... ear=&pos=0
http://www.concreteweb.be/reviews/avitas
http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.ca ... metal.html
http://www.soulgrinderzine.blogspot.ca/ ... -2014.html

For audio samples visit https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/north ... d893661455 or http://avitas.bandcamp.com/releases

Many hails to PHD for the support!
British Columbian Black Metal Heathens!!!

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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:59 pm 
 

Official European Release date is today! European/Worldwide distributors and customers can now contact PHD/Plastic Head (plastichead.com) for Avitas "Northern Ghosts" CD's and digital distribution for all of Bud Metal Records current releases.

http://www.plastichead.com/catalogue.as ... BUDMCD1978

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Sixsixsixmusic
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Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:04 am
Posts: 55
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:22 pm 
 

Hi, it will be interesting to see how well they do for you.

I used to buy from PHD, wholesale, for my business. As an example, if a new Dimmu Borgir shirt was available, Play.com would sell it for about £11 including postage. If I wanted to buy it wholesale, my price was £7.99 + vat @ 20% = £9.58

I fear, your cd will get similar treatment. They are selling it retail for £11.50 and my complete guess is that the cd will be at least £7 or £8 wholesale
Only record shops will be able to afford to stock it as Metal distros will trade their stock for cheaper prices.

And this isn't aimed at PHD, as they are extremely professional, it's more of a view of how most major distributors operate.

When you deal with the big boys, that's the sort thing you are up against

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Myrtroen
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:01 pm 
 

Hails!!
Sixsixsixmusic's points are very accurate, and well made. It is a struggle to garner any interest from the few quality record stores in this era, and my view is PHD can reach areas of the world that are far too remote for regular mail to be feasible (Canada Post's rates are among the highest in the word, usually 3x the price of USPS shipping). Thank you for the input.
Myrtroen

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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:04 pm 
 

Here is an update on some of the reviews and responses to Northern Ghosts, perhaps they can describe the music with a little more detail, thank you for the continued support!!


Critical Response to Avitas "Northern Ghosts" (2014)


"There are certainly some ambient and progressive passages but not like that post-black Metal crap, this is the real deal, heavy, dark and misanthropic....3.5/5" - JP Wood, Metal-Rules.com
Full review: http://www.metal-rules.com/review/viewr ... ear=&pos=0


"A very raw and war like black metal sound dominates a good portion of the recording as well as injecting a good dose of the early NS black metal sound into their musical arsenal, and they also utilize a good mixture of slow, mid-paced and fast parts...8.5/10" - Occult Black Metal 'Zine
Full review: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.ca ... metal.html


"The tracks itself are based on pretty primitive, no-nonsense fundaments, but seen the exhalation of philosophical and spiritual purity, this could not have been executed any better."
"The first part, the Side Black, comes with a take-no-prisoners attitude, while the second half, the Side Green, is little more organic, psychedelic, and mesmerizing."
"Anyway, this album done with a decent production would have a score beyond imagination...81/100" - Ivan Tibos, ConcreteWeb.be
Full review: http://www.concreteweb.be/reviews/avitas


"While listening, their music was a bit nostalgic because it sounds like some of my favorite black metal recordings from the early '90's. It sounds like a fuse of Bathory, Mayhem, and a bit of early Burzum, all smashed into one."
"Avitas is extremely raw and primal...true fans of the raw style that they play will understand the beauty within this, which there is plenty of...8/10" Samyaza, Temple of Darkness 'Zine
Full review: http://templeofdarknessreviews.blogspot ... eview.html


"A powerful and heavy atmospheric black metal in the form of Darkthrone-Bathory, These tracks are played tightly and are well-thought with clever riffs and different moods set in each song. This cd kills!" - Paul Caravasi, Soulgrinder 'Zine
Full review: http://www.soulgrinderzine.blogspot.ca/ ... -2014.html


Here are a couple links to interviews:

http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.ca ... iew_1.html

http://templeofdarknessreviews.blogspot ... rview.html

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