As this year comes to an end I would like to give some updates. 2012 was an odd year for BGR since no physical releases were put out. Most of the focus was on distribution/promotion of our last two releases which we are very close to selling out of. Additionally, most of the time was spent on building a larger selection of products for our webstore and coming to agreements with several bands/projects for future releases. Here is what we are excited for in 2013:
Layouts and Vinyl Audio mastering is finished for both albums. "Famine" will be out first and then "Move" sometime shortly after. This will be the main focus in the beginning of the year. The estimated late 2012 release date has been pushed back.
Their debut album is very close to being done. It will be out on CD (Probably one of the few CD releases we will be doing) sometime in first quarter of 2013.
Icon of Phobos-
They have had a good amount of success this past year and are going to be recording their next album very soon. Discussions are ongoing about possible collaboration between them and BGR on new releases and a Vinyl version of the self titled debut album, regardless I fully support them and look forward to their new works.
Verbal agreements have been made regarding releases of their current and possibly future material. Nothing set in stone yet but either way i suggest taking note of their amazing brand of Doom Metal. They are also working on their second album.
Another band that surprised me this year. Crazy eclectic mix of post black metal and progressive/jazzy elements. Preliminary talks are ongoing about collaborations in the future.
Their lineup is being rebuilt. Work on the second album "Chiasma" will be more active beginning the year.
Most of the writing is finished on the debut album. Looking to record tracks sometime in May-June
.I would like to thank everyone that has supported us throughout the year (both band members and customers). The budget should increase in 2013 for Baneful Genesis Records and should make up for 2012.