FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I PLAY IN THIS SHITTY BAND, CAN I SEND MY DEMO IN FOR CONSIDERATION?
R: Sure, we’d love to check out what you’re doing. Email us with a link to where we can listen out songs on the web (BandCamp, YouTube, etc.) along with a brief descriprion about your band / shows / tours you’ve played. If we like what we hear, we'll be in touch.
Q: Do you have a specific music genre in your label?
R: No. We listen to a lot of music. Grindcore, Powerviolence, Punk, Hardcore, Doom, Sludge, Noise, Experimental, Thrash, Death Metal and a lot of other shit. To better understand our tastes: we love Ian MacKaye, Scott Kelly, Mark McCoy, Greg Ginn and Seth Putnam. The best bands we ever saw live were Botch, Reversal Of Man and Unbroken. Other great bands we dig are Coalesce, Adrenalin O.D., Disembodied, Charles Bronson, Doom, Deadguy.
On the metal side we'll go for Voivod, Carcass, Sodom, Pestilence, Neurosis. The best damn band in the world is Old Man Gloom. If we should list the best labels ever we'll go for Hydrahead and Slap A Ham. And to avoid mistakes, no we don't like Black Metal. Black Metal and Christian Metal is same bullshit, different pile. Unless you play in The Black Satans, don't bother.
Q: WILL WE EVER GET RICH BY SIGNING TO VERMIS RECORDS?
R: No. And we won't either. Vermis Records is a DIY label, we don't offer royalties on record sales. What we do, we totally support our bands by giving them free records and merch to sell at shows, while we take care of all promotional and distribution issues. We strive to create a mutually beneficial and friendly relationship with our bands, based on transparency and mutual respect.
Q: I RUN A ZINE / MAGAZINE / WEBSITE / RADIO SHOW. WILL YOU SEND ME PROMOS?
R: Maybe. Contact us by e-mail and include all infos, links and contacts about your activity and we'll see what we can do.
Q: I WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW ONE OF YOUR BANDS. CAN YOU HELP ME OUT?
R: Sure. You can start by checking our Media Kits page by clicking here, you can download hi-res pictures, hi-res band logo, etc. We'll do our best to arrange a mail / phone / skype interview with the band. We'll work something out for you, don't be afraid to ask.
Q: WHERE IS VERMIS RECORDS LOCATED?
R: We're located in Europe, between Italy and France, but we're all lazy italians working.
Q: WHO RUNS VERMIS RECORDS?
R: Two middle-aged punks named Alan and Lorenzo "Tubo" are behind Vermis Records. Both musicians and avid record collectors, Alan is the "computer guy", taking care of communications, PR, advertising and stuff. Tubo is the "analog guy", he takes care of everything with knobs and buttons.
Q: WHO IS THE GUY GETTING PUNCHED IN THE FACE ON THE sPLASH PAGE VIDEO?
R: That's Richard Spencer, an american white supremacist. Read more about him here. He got punched in the face on January 20, 2017, while attending the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. The background song is obviously "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" by The Dead Kennedys. The original video was edited by Rhods, you can see it here.
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