Welcome Metalheads! Ever wonder where The Scribblers get all the awesome Indie metal we share with you? Well we get a large portion sent to us from band promoters like Asher Media and now you can check out tons of metal from them for FREE!!
I’ve loved samplers since I was a young kid just getting into metal and I know Cult was much the same. You kids growing up today have no idea how hard it was to not only find new metal but more importantly how hard it was not to waste money on an album you ultimately didn’t like. In the 80s there was no internet and radio stations playing any metal at all were difficult to come by so you generally learned about music from whatever “metal” magazines you could get your hands on (which obviously you couldn’t hear) and your friends. What I found myself doing most of the time was buying albums from bands I already knew I liked or pretty much going solely off the coolness of a band’s name or album art but generally a combination of the two. Sound pretty hit and miss? It was and I can’t tell you how disappointing it is to get a new album home only to find out the music totally sucked which happened quite often. One of the few ways to try combating this while getting plenty of bang for your buck was with sampler albums. The first time I heard Slayer was through a Metal Blade sampler for instance. Where I grew up (and I’m sure Cult was not much if any different) there was no radio station playing new or underground metal. The only metal bands I heard on the radio as a kid were Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and that was about it. Everything else was pretty much trial and error for me. It’s much easier to find new metal bands now and it takes no time at all to find them and listen to them to see if you like them or not. The problem today is that music is so readily available and easily accessible that finding bands that are pleasing to your ears can take a lot of searching through ones you don’t like first. This is why I still love sampler albums today. They give you a quick snapshot of a band so if you hear a song you like you can look up the band to hear more. Also sometimes I don’t like a band enough to buy a whole album like grindcore or brutal death metal or black metal but a song here and there is just perfect.
All of this rambling is really just to share a massive 51 song sampler from one of our media partners who have sent us just a massive ton of great music since partnering with us about midway through this year. If you’ve followed us for some time you may recognize some of the excellent bands featured on this sampler like Bleed, [Evertrapped], Silent Line, The Apex, Wilt, Vantablack Warship and many more that we’ve reviewed but there are a ton that we didn’t have time to get to or were promoted prior to Asher Media reaching out to us. What you’ll find on this sampler is a wide variety of metal across all genres so some you’ll love and some you probably won’t, we all have our own taste but I believe (there may be an exception or two) that all of these bands are available on Bandcamp so for the songs that catch your attention just search the band for more awesome from them. I’d like to thank Asher Media for initially contacting us and for all the awesome metal they have sent our way, most of which I probably would not have heard otherwise. I’m always on the prowl for new awesome metal bands and thanks to Asher Media I’ve found several that I hope to be following for years to come.
Merry Christmas from The Scribblers and Asher Media!!
As I said I love free samplers so in case you missed it another awesome one you should check out is the annual Relapse Records Sampler. Relapse is one of the best and largest metal labels in the world right now which you should already know but they also put out one of the best samplers in the business full of excellent music from some of their top acts as well as newbies and lesser knowns. I pick up their free sampler every year and usually find something awesome I missed over the course of the year. There are other samplers available on Bandcamp but these two are an excellent place to start. Enjoy!
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