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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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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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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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cranialcrusherabc
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Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 11:39 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 am 
 

Old flyers may also give you a hint about potential bands to be added to the archives :thumbsup:
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putrevomitory
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Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:36 am
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:24 am 
 

I think Bandcamp has so much material of small bands before trawling it was the go-to. I can attest to that. That'll have to be anything released below year 2013 or 2014 at most, but good luck with actually locating them if you don't know them. I've seen most with just below 20 minutes demos, after which they disappear. Facebook also proves to be a treasure trove when scanning gig fliers and related artists pages.
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PaganiusI
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:33 am 
 

And before we started accepting digital-only bands, so anything before 2013.
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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:42 am 
 

Ok, thanks for the clarification. Helps a lot.
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MetalCuresHeadaches
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Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:35 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:37 pm 
 

Honestly, with GraveWish more or less gone, I don't know that we've got a Bandcamp Trawler of his scale to replace him. It's probably a prime spot to dive in to.
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Lord_Of_Diamonds
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Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:23 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:10 pm 
 

MetalCuresHeadaches wrote:
Honestly, with GraveWish more or less gone, I don't know that we've got a Bandcamp Trawler of his scale to replace him. It's probably a prime spot to dive in to.


0th currently reigns as the Bandcamp Trawler, from what I can see.
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Midnightwards666
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Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:05 am
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:54 pm 
 

No reason why you can't give him some assistance!
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