Feature / Music / Year End 2012
Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

January 5, 2013

Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012
Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Terence Locrian / Land of Decay

What is your name and band/label/etc?

Locrian / Land of Decay

What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
  1. Trepaneringsritualen "Deathward to the Womb" 10" (Release the Bats)
  2. Sutekh Hexen "Behind the Throne" LP (Magic Bullet Records) 
  3. Deathspell Omega "Drought" CD (Season of Mist)
  4. Andy Stott "Luxury Problems" CD (Modern Love) 
  5. Swans "The Seer" 3xLP (Young God)
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?

I was really excited to get Günter Schickert's Überfällig on Bureau B, a gem of the classic German experimental rock scene.  Forward thinking, interesting textures, weird rhythms.  Just an interesting listen and a deep cut into what only proves to be one of the most fertile music periods in history.

How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)

How little music I actually saw live yet how much I made.  I guess that is a pleasant imbalance.  Having two kids seriously makes you a daytime person, even if your best intentions are to get out.   

What can we look forward to from you in 2013?

New Locrian full length Return to Annihilation on Relapse Records.  Land of Decay will be releasing tapes from Oko, Oikos, Vomir, Skin Graft and Dead World (YES!!!).  Also, part two of my art newspaper and solo cassette series, Dread Majesty put out by Accidental Guest Recordings, as well as parts 3-5 and a box set at the end.  Also, an art book of my paintings and collages from Kiddiepunk in France, and solo LP and zine from Shelter Press in Belgium.

What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?

Voivod Target Earth, Esben and the Witch Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, IceageYou're Nothing, Low The Invisible Way, and a new Locrian being out that isn't a repress or collaboration.

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 don't think about it.  I've seen it really help interesting projects, make big turds and allow great projects to go overlooked even after the so called benefits of social media.  So essentially the same as any label can do I guess.  It is just an option, not a revolution.  Everyone needs to calm down.

Skip to page

View as a single page

— the SPB team • January 5, 2013

Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012
Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Pages in this feature

  1. Opening page
  2. Aidan Baker - Nadja
  3. Alan (drums) - Nephelium
  4. Alex "Shmalex" Dontré (drums) - Psychostick
  5. Amos Pitsch (guitar/vocals) - Tenement
  6. André Foisy - Locrian, Kwaidan, Eolomea
  7. Andreas Weiss (vocals) - The Rabid Whole
  8. Andrew Gomez IV (owner) - Glory Kid Limited
  9. Andrew Nolan - Column of Heaven, Pick Your Side
  10. Andy Nelson (bass) - Paint It Black, Ceremony
  11. Anthony Anzaldo (guitar) - Ceremony
  12. Aslan Freeman (vocals/guitar) - Unifier / Future Ghosts)
  13. Ben Crew (vocals) - In Defence
  14. Ben Hendricks (vocals) - Annabel
  15. BJ Rochinich - Ancient Shores, A389
  16. Brent Eyestone - Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything
  17. Bubby Hussy (guitar/vocals) - The Hussy, Kind Turkey Records
  18. Casey Ory (drums) - Titans Eve
  19. Chris Mason (owner) - Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture
  20. Cory von Bohlen (owner) - Halo of Flies / Protestant
  21. Daryl Gussin - Razorcake, God Equals Genocide, Margin Mouth
  22. Dave Drobach (bass) - Grabass Charlestons
  23. Davey Quinn (guitar/vocals) - Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, Dan Padilla, International Dipshit
  24. Denver Whipple (bass) - Edge of Attack, Spread the Metal Records
  25. Dimitri Gervais & Mathieu St-Amour - Chariots of the Gods
  26. Domenic Romeo (owner) - A389 Recordings
  27. Eddie Gobbo (vocals) - Jar'd Loose
  28. Frank Turner
  29. Franz Nicolay
  30. Gil Markle (producer)
  31. Graham Scala (guitar) - Highness, Bleach Everything
  32. J. Wang (Owner) - Fast Crowd Records, Dan Padilla
  33. Jacob Lentner
  34. Jake Lang - Sweet Weapons
  35. Jay Cross (drums) - Mortor, Accursed Spawn
  36. Jennifer Shagawat (drums) - Shellshag, Starcleaner Records
  37. Jihad M. Rabah (Owner) - Twelve Gauge Records
  38. Jim Blaha (guitar/vocals) - The Blind Shake
  39. Joe Mullen (drums) - Odium
  40. Joesph Steinhardt (owner) - Don Giovanni Records
  41. John Cate (singer/songwriter)
  42. Jonathan McMaster (bass) - Stickup Kid
  43. Jordan Baker - Pastepunk
  44. Joseph D. Rowland (bass) - Pallbearer
  45. Josh Lyford (vocals) - Foxfires
  46. Kathleen Stubelek (bass) - Circle Takes the Square
  47. Kevin Gan Yuen (guitar) - Sutekh Hexen
  48. Mars - Project Mars
  49. Matt Copeland (drums) - Adrenechrome
  50. Matt Fox - Shai Hulud
  51. Matthew Donlon (guitar) - Lunaire
  52. Matthew Wade (singer/songwriter) - My Silent Bravery
  53. Matty J ("bass moose") - Psychostick
  54. Michael Phillips (owner) - Escapist Records
  55. Miguel Chen (bass) - Teenage Bottlerocket
  56. Mike Browne (vocals) - Son of Man
  57. Mike Cheese - Gehenna
  58. Mike Park (owner) - Asian Man Records
  59. Mike Riley - Firestarter Records, Toxic Pop Records, Paper Dragons
  60. Nick 13 - Tiger Army
  61. Nick Harris (guitar) - Luther
  62. Pat Kennedy (guitar/vocals) - Light Years
  63. R. Loren (owner) - Handmade Birds/Pyramids
  64. Rennie Resmini (vocals) - Starkweather
  65. Roo Pescod (guitar/vocals) - Bangers
  66. Ryan Bram (guitar) - Territory
  67. Sam Russo
  68. Seth Gile (vocals/guitar) - Arms Aloft
  69. Steve (guitar) - Valerian Swing
  70. Steven Hess - Locrian
  71. Steven Williams (owner) - Init Records
  72. T (vocals) - StIth Panzer
  73. Terence - Locrian / Land of Decay
  74. Tobias Jeg (owner) - Red Scare Industries
  75. Wes (drums) - Comadre

Series: Year End 2012

A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music — More from this series

Related features

2012: A Year In Review

Music / Year End 2012 • January 20, 2013

It's time to complete our year-end coverage, summing up the best things 2012 has had to offer. In our now-customary roundup, we uncover the best EPs, hip-hop records, mixtapes, album artwork, live shows, free albums, worst releases, reissues and a ton more - all from 2012. If you feel like … Read more

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2012)

Music / Year End 2012 • January 12, 2013

Well, we're all still here: the year 2012 didn't see the world end, thankfully. And it's just as well -- it's been a brilliant year for music (according to SPB's review data, it's been a return to form after a mildly disappointing 2011). In this roundup of our favorite albums … Read more