We could talk for hours and write a whole book trying to explain the endless obstacles we had to face for publishing this cd but SevenGates want only to say they are very satisfied about how the things came to an end and especially about the possibility to share our songs on INTERNET which will be the FUTURE for all the next SEVENGATES works.
We are tired about deals asking us money for pressing the cds,tired to see cd with very small distribution both in space (10/15 stores if we are lucky) and in time (cd are in those stores for less than a month,then they disappear) and mostly tired to see people selling cds at 18/20 euros when, actually, the real pressing cost is about 2/3 euros! Yes: the press of ONE cd is about 2/3 euros. We can reach a selling price of 5€, which seem a good and honest price to us. A nice price for those fans who want a "real cd" in their hands, with booklet ,cover, artwork, and "master glass" pressing with high audio quality.
5€ : THIS WILL BE THE PRICE FOR THE NEXT SEVENGATES ALBUMS.
We will ask only for the shipping price too. This is what we willa sk for the next cds. These cds will ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD IN MP3 FORMAT.
This choice will be not good for reviews of our cds.
Most of the webzines and magazines consider a cd in a better way if that cd is pressed by a record label, even if its quality is worse than a self published cd, which will be considered as a "DEMO CD". We hope media will judge us for the quality of our products and not for the record label we signed or not. This is the way we want to take,and we will take it 'til the end, trusting in our love for Metal and in our fans support!
The future is the web.
The future is the legal download.
The future is a high audio quality cd with booklet for 5€ its real cost.