Distributor MetalHit, whose catalog includes numerous releases from underground artist and labels, has announced it is shifting the price of 95% of its digital releases to a $5.25 price point. From the label:
We are pleased to announce that our entire catalog of releases are now just $5.25 for full albums!!! We decided to make this change after studying the opinions of buyers of digital music. A rare handful of titles from labels outside of our influence will have albums available at alternative prices in our store, however, about 95% or more are available for only $5.25!
Is $5.25 a good price point for metal albums? With most of these releases being from unknowns, is 5-bucks low enough for you take a chance on these releases? Is Metalhit they selling themselves too low? Sound off in the comments!
Hit the jump for some of the releases available from Metalhit.
Releases from MetalHit:
AOSOTH “Ashes of Angels” (filthy black metal w/ ANTAEUS members)
ARTERY ERUPTION “Driving My Fist through her Chest” (sicko death metal)
BETHLEHEM “Dictius te Necare” (re-master of this classic dark metal album)
DISMAL LAPSE “Eon Fragmentation” (latest off of Deepsend Records)
INFEST “Moshroom” (crazy death metal off of Metal Age Prod.)
MIND ASYLUM “L’Aisle de l’Espirit” (French black metal)
NATRON “Rot Among Us” (classic old-school death metal from one of Italy’s first death metal bands!)
NECROPTIC “Meticulous Pathology” (technical and insane death metal)
NEUROLEPSY “Disintegrated Cognizance” (brutal death metal from NY)
SEPSIS “With No Mercy” (killer tech-death)
THE BEAST OF THE APOCALYPSE “A Voice from the Four Horns…” (occult/mystical black metal)
VIOLATED “Only Death Awaits” (Norwegian thrash metal!)
Plus titles from:
ASPHYXIATE RECORDINGS (Vassafor, Diocletian, Paganizer, Denial, etc.)
DEATHGASM RECORDS (Quinta Essentia, Nominon)
IBEX MOON RECORDS (Nervo Chaos, Fatalist, Goreaphobia)
MY KINGDOM MUSIC (almost their entire catalog of releases including bands like Crest of Darkness, Rain Paint, and more!)