Sound Devastation Records
9 Marlborough Street
are Sound Devastation?
Sound Devastation Records is run
by Chris, in Nottingham.
Devastation was originally formed as an e-zine of the same
name, but became a record label when Chris became fed up
of receiving poor releases from signed bands and excellent
demos from bands going unrecognized. Some of you may remember
SD#1 and SD#2 compilation CD-Rs that were sold in 2005. SD
has come a long way since then and is now releasing a combination
of professionally pressed CDs, Vinyl, and DIY releases.
It is an independant label with a DIY ethic, with emphasis
on music, artwork, and what the bands want from their releases.
it is also non-profit based, with all earnings going towards
future releases. SD
bands cover a wide range of genres but with a focus on epic,
atmospheric and experimental music. Although the label and
many bands are firmly based in the UK, more and more upcoming
projects involve bands from all over the world.
I get SD releases in high street shops?
Yes, we are distributed by Shellshock
in the UK, who deal with all indie record stores as well
as HMV, Amazon.co.uk and Play.com. You should be able to
purchase any of our releases from these outlets. If you
cant find something, ask them to order it for you. We are
currently working on international distribution deals. Backs
- a division of Shellshock - endevour to get a few of our
releases into Europe, so stores may request through them.
Alternatively, just contact us directly!
I'm in a band, can I send you our demo?
Yes, you can. However, at the moment we would advise against
it, as we are extremely busy. If you still decide to send
us something, we'd rather listen to a demo CD than get links
to Myspace or elsewhere. We have a very full roster and a
busy release schedule, but we will listen to anything that
is sent to us. The address is on the left. Please email
us and let us know its coming, otherwise we will be even
less likely to take note of it.
run a label too, can I trade or buy wholesale?
Definitely. We're always interesting in trading, selling
and buying from other labels, whether they're based in the
UK or not. Email us and we can give you wholesale prices
and possibly sort something out.
a gig promoter, can I put on SD bands?
Of course. We don't deal with our bands' gig organization
as of yet, so please contact them directly. If you cannot
get hold of them, please email us and we will forward on