Extreme metal -which includes black metal and death metal and associated genres – is a heavy metal genre that is increasingly forced into the underground.
While it has legions of fans that connect with the music, the obviously non-commercial appeal of the music acts as a catalyst to many to write the music off, often without even listening to it.
Australia and our surrounding regions has a wealth of talent in these genres, but unfortunately don’t have the infrastructure or means by which to get their music to the masses.
That is all about to change with a new musical entity named Gutter Prince Cabal emerging from the shadows with a dedicated team of industry professionals that are aiming to bring extreme metal out of complete darkness and provide access and opportunities to those who wish to pursue such music.
It is a collection of not just professionals, but, more importantly, fans of the music that seeks to give musicians and artists in extreme metal a voice and hope for the future.
One of the members of Gutter Prince Cabal, Stu, joined HEAVY earlier this week to discuss this exciting new addition to the marketplace.
“What we’re aiming to do is trying to showcase some of Australasian talent that we’ve got in this region,” he explained. “The team that are involved with this label have been around the music scene for a long time. A lot of us are musicians, artists, mixers, recorders, basically everything that goes into creating a new release. Our goal is essentially to find the best of what we can in the extreme music section – black, death, doom, whatever it happens to be. If it’s something that fits our aesthetic and our ear then we are going to try and work our best with it. What we’re trying to do is give new bands that first shot, so something that we all could probably relate to is the fact that when you’re a new band you start out you don’t really have the chops, the knowledge, or the connections to get yourself moving in the right direction when it comes to making your first release. What we’re trying to do is once we’ve found bands with a good sound and some scratch tracks or demos that we can put on line we will send them a message and see if they’re interested and then basically work with them to help refine what they need.”
In the full interview, Stu talks more about the services offered by Gutter Prince Cabal, the people who make up the group and their experience, getting extreme metal more exposure and how they plan to do it, how to approach them for assistance and what minimum requirements you need, the future of extreme metal in this country and more.