ONIRIC RECORDS

September 9, 2013 by  
Filed under INTERVIEWS, ISSUE#3

1.WILL YOU TELL US HOW ONIRIC REC. GOT STARTED?
Greets! I started ONIRIC together with a mate of mine to promote the demo by NADA. After this, my friend couldn’t carry this project on so it was me alone. With a pair of balls and mostly with a lot of support and help from mates from the scene, I managed to make this idea go on and here we are, going off for our 3rd release and considering a possible 4th one.

2.HOW MAY BANDS THAT ONIRIC REC. HANDLED NOW? AND CAN YOU PLS. LIST ALL YOUR NEW RELEASES?
Right now I’m still promoting NADA, which isn’t going bad even though it’s a 200 copies limited edition – I still have some copies left in the catalogue. I’m also starting with the release of the 1st album by the brutal CRYFEMAL. This album I’ve released it together with the Portuguese label War Prod., limited to 500 copies, it’s a real maddening album! In October I’ll start to work with the devastating ERED. I’m gonna edit a MCD that will be called “The Realms of the Scorn”, technical blasphemous Black Death. I’m in negotiations with a Grind-Death band to release their first MCD… I can’t reveal names yet because it’s not closed but I assure you they’re brutal!!!! ONC01: NADA: Demo 2003 : twisted and dark black death metal (limited to 200, Cdr in slim case) 4€ ONC02: CRYFEMAL: Raising deads… buring alives!!!: Real brutal blasphemous Black Metal. (limited to 500, Cdr in slim case) 4€
ONC03: ERED: The Realms of the scorn: Hellish and devastating black death. Design by Juanjo Castellano (limited to 300, Cdr in slim case) 4€
These are my releases so far… I’m very much interested in trades!!!

3.DO YOU CRITISIZED SOME BANDS THAT WOULD LIKE TO ENTER YOUR LABEL? ANYWAY HOW CAN YOU RATE BANDS?
Since I like every style within extreme metal (black, death, grind…) I don’t rate bands in any particular way, I just have to like it, it’s not necessary to be original though some fresh air is always good to the scene. If I had to make an advertisement to search for bands like in newspapers it would be like this: Requirements: Honesty, ilussion and a good pair of balls hehehehe.

4.DOES ONRIC REC. IS OPEN FOR THE BANDS WORLD WIDE SPECIALLY HERE IN ASIA?
What I like most is to promote the scene within my own country, but of course I’m not closed to outer bands. It’s also that I get more promos from Spanish bands than from foreign coutries, it’s logical. I would love to be able to work with a band form Asia sometime, you are said to be very brutal headbangers!!!!

5. DO YOU KNOW SOME BANDS HERE IN ASIA? AND MOST SPECIALLY HERE IN PHILIPPINES?
Well man you got me on this one. I hardly know the Asian scene. Some time ago I loved Intenstine Baalism and Defiled… But I don’t even know if they keep on rocking, what can you tell me about these bands, are they still alive and kicking? Don’t know man, if anyone wants to trade material to help me know your scene better don’t hesitate to write!!!!

6.HOW’S THE RELATIONS BETWEEN BANDS AND YOUR LABELS?
It’s fucking toP, I always try to keep straight contact with my bands, Isaac (Nada) is a good mate, and we’ll be surely working together in the future. Ébola (Cryfemal) is also fucking mad about metal just like me, I talk to him almost daily and keep him updated on every news. And Shogoth (Ered) is also a good dude though we met not long ago and we’re not so close yet.

7.WHAT’S YOUR INSPIRATION IN RUNNING A LABEL?
Inspiration? Well don’t know, I just kept getting more into the scene and it was all like an evolution. First I carried my fanzine (El Ultimo Abismo) and later on the idea came up to start ONIRIC, it’s all been very fast. Of course my idea is to get and promote good bands that have not enough money, means or time to do it by themselves, to join the scene a bit more and get support from people.

8.SO YOU BASED FROM SPAIN. HOWS THE METAL SCENE THERE?
It’s a big moment for the Spanish scene, I could recommend you very good bands from here such as: Numen, Ered, Machetazo, Glut!, Daemonlord, Chamber of Shred, Scent of Death, Cryfemal, Xerión, Nada, Elffor, Barbarian Prophecies, Mydgard, Forensick, Crystal Moors, Greenfly, Velocidad Absurda and there’s a lot more I ain’t gonna name for space reasons hehe. There’s also very good zines that offer a great support to the bands. Although it can get better we’re on the right way, perhaps it’s necessary to get more union and honesty.

9.WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE FUCKING RIP-OFF SCUMS THAT DESTROYING THE U.G. TRADING SCENE WORLD WIDE?
Well fuck them all those knobheads!!! It’s their fucking fault that more people are not so interested in trades anymore. All that we can do is to get and track them all down!!

10.DO YOU KNOW SOME BANDS THERE THAT WOULD BE WORTH TO CHECK OUT?
Oooooooooooofff, a lotta them man! You should check all the Spanish bands I named before out… Mostly my bands hahahaha!!! Off the last promotional copies I got there’s a German band that has surprised me quite a lot, it’s called The Martyrium. Flagellum Dei from Portugal, and Morbosidad from America.

11. How can you compare the scene there in Spain to other foreign countries?
Here I must say that of no one being a prophet in their hometown, Spanish labels look more at outter bands, though this is changing little by little. But the worst thing here is to find people to make a band. For example, our band (ECLOSION) has been playing since 1999 with another name, and we still haven’t managed to record even a demo, we’ve changed drummer 3 times, currently we don’t have a real singer, the town council wants to put us off our rehearsal room.. Just by this you get the idea of how difficult it is to carry on with a extreme metal band in Spain. Keeping this in mind, I think we have an scene with many young bands, relatively speaking, that are gonna make the Spanish scene one of the strongest in the world, and if you don’t believe you can listen to the last albums by Wormed, Numen or Ered, they fucking rock!! Here I also like to comment that I miss in our escene bands of genuine old school death metal… there are many good bands of brutaldeath but it’s not the same.

12. what are the mediums that you’ll use in editing a MCD?
They’ve all had kind of the same proccess. First the bands send me their promo and if there’s anything that surprises me, I get in contact with them to see if they want to work with me. They send me the master and I myself make the copies at home. About the design I grant them complete freedom if they don’t ask me for help or advice, but I prefer them to design it themselves. I put it all in a professional printer and ready! Now I’m thinking of making some edition in professional cd, I’m contacting with cd factories and asking for prices.. Time will tell.

13.Can you pls. estimated how much do you spent money in running a label like ONI RIC RECORDS?
Hahahah, that’s a difficult question. You see, it’s only me that works in Oniric, that’s why I don’t keep any control on money, it all comes out of my pocket!!! For the moment I can assure you that it’s a lot of money put on it and very little back. One of the biggest expenses for me are the high posting taxes. I usually send many promotional cds of my bands to zines, labels, distros… And it’s there that I really have to spend money on. Further on it’s not too expensive… well, I can afford it cause I have a job, I will never be able to make a living out of Oniric, definitely.

14. I think ONIRIC RECORDS is so very underground there in Spain. So how’s the sales status of your Label in Spain?
You’re right, I guide by myself and I don’t fucking care where I can sell more or less. For instance, I don’t send promos to big magazines, but to the ones that treat me well, wether they’re big publications or small zines like mine. I neither send many catalogues and that’s why I don’t sell too much, by now everything I’m distributing is limited material and I own few copies, that’s why I don’t publicize it so much. Of course if I manage to make Oniric grow as a label editing professional cds I will have to pay more attention to this aspect, since it’s not that I want to be left down and outta money!!! If I spoke about sales you would laugh at me, hahahah, very few people buy underground material.

15.What’s your message to those metal freaks who would like to run a Label like yours?
Never give up!! At first no one pays attention to you cause it’s a new label and they don’t know you, it’s difficult to get trades and you lose quite an amount of money, there are bad moments in which after the hard work you don’t feel paid back, but the most important thing is to go on with a pair of balls and never come down.

16.END OF INTERVIEW IS HERE LAST FUCKING WORDS ARE YOURS?
Thanks a lot for this chance mate!!!! If anyone wants to get in contact with me, do it now!!! I still carry the zine El Ultimo Abismo and they can send their works for an honest promotion in Spain. Bands, distros and labels interested in collaborating with ONIRIC RECORDS write now!!!
One last message:
To guys: drink a lotta beer that makes your cock grow!!!!!!!!
To girls: drink a lotta wine that makes your boobs grow!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahhahaa See ya soon!!!!!!!!

David Prado C/Olmo nº1, 7ºI 06400 Don Benito (Badajoz) -SPAIN- http://oniric.en.wanadoo.es oniricrec@yahoo.es

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