(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Underground metal and hardcore-oriented label A389 Recordings announced yesterday via Facebook they are closing up shop.
The statement reads the following:
“Closed down the official A389 webstore today. Most of our titles are out of print / won’t be repressed save for a few popular ones that will be available via distributors / stores. It’s been a wild ride from operating out of the bedroom of my old house to two huge storage units to the final spot in my current basement.
Most of the stuff is gone and can be picked up via Cobraside Distribution Inc., RevHQ.com and State Of Mind Records / Distro or of course from the bands themselves.
A few things will still be available on our bandcamp page and our discogs page as well as on across all digital platforms. (working on redirecting the websites)
Thank you to all our customers and bands for the insane 14+ years of love and support. Most of our active bands bands have since released music on the best label going: Relapse Records.
So yeah that’s it. As for me, it’s been a wild ride and I’ve been enjoying the quiet. Catch me playing in INTEGRITY if we’re in your neck of the woods. See you around <3
A389 Recordings 2004-2018″
The one-man operation run by Domenic Romeo, also known as the guitarist in Pulling Teeth and Integrity, had been operating for almost fifteen years. Some of the artists the label has issued releases from includes EYEHATEGOD, Integrity, Noisem, Primitive Man and Full Of Hell, to name a few.
Find the A389 Recordings available, while supplies last as mentioned above, here: