Domenic Romeo (owner) A389 Recordings
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Domenic Romeo/A389 Recordings
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
Anything on A389 or related. Our bands were pretty much all I listened to this year..A lot of KISS and Pentagram as well.
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
ASTAROTH: Super brutal/barbaric late 80's death metal from Columbia. I've never heard anything like it. Also been digging CHAPEL from Canada a whole lot.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Busiest year for A389 yet. 2013 is going to be even bigger and better.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
I've still got some tricks up my sleeve. We'll have to see if they pan out.
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
Manpig LP on Deep Six and Charles Manson - Water on Magic Bullet.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
I think it ultimately comes across as the band not believing in themselves. If they don't believe in themselves, then why should anyone else?