Noob Heavy now only takes Black Metal submissions via PR Firms.
DIGITAL PROMOS FOR UPCOMING ALBUMS AND PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED. GET IN EARLY.
I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3 FOR DIGITAL
Here’s my email for sending GOOD promo packs: firstname.lastname@example.org – zero effort means zero coverage. Bands you are always competing with industry standard promos from PR firms or major labels so you gotta at least try. Here’s what my promos look like when I do PR for a band.
Submissions will be shared to my team via a private and secure channel. There is the potential for any submissions to be heard and covered by one of four team members. Noob Heavy offers a lot of free promotion every week. Nothing on the site in terms of reviews, interviews or news heavy is paid, we don’t believe in that shit. You can however hire Carcassbomb for real and affordable PR below.
If you don’t have a promo package and don’t want PR to make you one but wish to submit a release for me to listen to then this is what I want and what many other reviewers will want.
BAND NAME – ALBUM, RELEASE DATE – GENRE
Links to listen to the music – If it’s widely available (spotify, apple etc) then list them all (Improves odds). I prefer upcoming albums to download to hard drive so I can sort through them via dropbox, google drive, promojukebox and whatever.
Try to narrow down some of the core themes and ideas behind the work.
Include album art and promotional photos as an attachment. Lyrics can be an helpful too but don’t include them in the text body. I personally pay attention to both of these things but many places won’t.
Include your social media platforms with links.
The essence of a promo package is to make less research for the person reviewing it, or rather make research easier by including everything in one place (the email). Include the credits for the artwork and photos PLEASE. I often won’t review something if I can’t credit the artist.
Just a tip, it can pay to research the websites you submit to, to get a feel for what their angle is. They might not have one but if they do and they have a few projects, then you’ll benefit by being able to ask directly what you’re interested in. This will generally illicit a response.