Posted by Zach Shaw on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Relapse Records have been one of the few well known metal labels to actively use Bandcamp. Now Relapse has become an even bigger supporter of the “name your price” online platform, having just uploaded their entire catalog on their page.
Relapse’s Bandcamp page now features music from 122 bands, including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Revocation and many others. Not only are they offering high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads of albums from their artists, but also free streaming and select free downloads. In addition to the catalog from their current roster, Relapse has created another page for alumni (including Mastodon, Neurosis, Nile, High On Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan and others). Albums from these past bands will also be available for download with select streaming.
Bandcamp has been showing lots of potential for growth, with recent reports suggesting that the platform is helping fight piracy. The service has been helping many unsigned bands expand their reach online, but maybe more labels will eventually follow Relapse Records’ (and others like Candlelight Records) lead.