If you are quick, and can get to the Open Grave Records site, the heroes there have decided to put up 9 albums for FREE (absolutely) download (as long as you respect the “do not distribute” request) 9 albums from their catalogue. This is absolutely amazing, and sees OGR conform to a similar state of thinking as the fellas down at Hi.Arc.Tow (similar, because they don’t ALWAYS put music up for free, let alone their entire catalogue).
In an age were many in the recording industry are interested purely in money (the “American Idol” scourge is an example of this) and where music is a passenger to economics, moves such as these bring music back to it’s roots, and what it really should be about – enjoyment. Many bands these days are getting underpaid, while the bigwigs at the top are raking in the cash (according to Viventi, Universal Music raked in nearly 5 billion euros (~A$8.5B) in the last financial year.), bands are getting screwed over. Now, I admit, releasing music for free isn’t helping anyone make any money, but it is providing individuals with a taste of what’s on offer (and in this instance, all 9 CDs are stunning!), gives the customer insentive to go buy CDs! Hell OGR even have a massive list of CDs up for US$6 on their website.
The titles that are up for grabs (for a few more hours) are across the genres of death metal, grindcore, black metal and thrash metal (Primative Graven Image the most notable). Get clickin’ and get your free music!
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