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Lord_Of_Diamonds
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Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:23 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 am 
 

What I want to know is: how do other users manage to dig up so many bands to submit? Users like joecubbie and Witcher have nearly constant streams of submissions in the queue, and 0th always handles the Bandcamp stuff before anybody else can get to it. What are some of the “tricks of the trade”, if you will, to be able to discover so many bands?

I don’t get it.
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droneriot
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 am 
 

Read zines, new and old, read distros new and old, read trade lists on forums new and old, follow "gem hunting" facebook groups, especially ones with old tape traders, talk to people who are in bands, usually they've been in previous bands that they wish never existed but released a demo tape, etc.
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PaganiusI
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Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:49 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:31 pm 
 

There are tons of Youtube chanels focussing on obscure/forgotten metal stuff, too. Or check Discogs for new additions. Going to local shows or getting involved in your local community often leads to getting some freshly released demos of newcomer bands that aren't listed here yet.

I personally have the luxury of having access to the list of rejected and deleted bands and I'm currently going through the abandoned rejections from 2013 or something, trying to dig up acceptable stuff the submitter didn't care enough about to provide some real proof.
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Derigin
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Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:35 pm 
 

There's also the age-old method of Bandcamp/Amazon/iTunes/etc. trawling, too. ;)
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