NLBMe MANAGEMENT

Halfway 2008 I started NLBMe Management, a low-profile, no-budget label and promotion spin-off, born from my encyclopedia and my design activities as V Xul Design. On this website I will show you what projects I was/am running through NLBMe Management. I stress that it is not a tool to promote only my own music and project, but also those of associates and friends, which I feel deserve attention or recognition for what they are doing or have done in the past. These are several subjects I (have) endorse(d), listed alphabetically.

Embernach
Because I have always always been a fan of the designs -logo's and otherwise- of fellow Coldeemstorft and Veghe musician / artist Embernach, I have cleared some virtual space for him, showing you his distinct artistry, mostly typified by well-balanced, but intricate and decorative line work. Although some of his logo's are still or have been in use by various bands, I feel he can really contribute more to the music scene. He admires old-school black metal, old-school Swedish and Autopsy-like death metal, traditional doom metal, and neo-folk, but it is no real problem to design for bands outside of this personal niche. However, I know he will not design anything that clashes with his personal ideology and standards.

Endemonized
After its start I first put my energy in releasing an mp3-version of two Endemonized live tracks, recorded in 1994 and 1995, the black death metal project I played in those years. I released them - compiled under the banner Crushing the Herd Mentality - on a now defunct blog with Dutch releases only. Perhaps I will redistribute it some other way in the near future.

Lanz
In the summer of 2008 one of my oldest friends, Paranoia of black metal band Lanz, recorded his third full-length release in both my own humble Noise Studio (the base tracks) and Hellchrist Xul's professional Necromanteion Studio (all instruments, sfx, and vocals). Because Lanz has always been a neglected but effectively original band, I decided to take up the promotion of this album of industrial black metal. Somehow it worked, and Lanz found a label in the young and upcoming Post Apocalyptic Music company. Because I felt it was not enough to just promote the band, (and because the Lanz website had been offline for some time), I also took it upon my shoulders to host the official (viually stripped down) Lanz website. To be honest, I haven't changed a lot of it. I only made sure it vaguely resembles this NLBMe website for unity's sake.

The Parents of Oude Pekela
During 2014 I have been sending out promo's to labels for the new CD of the controversial brutal black metal band The Parents Of Oude Pekela, As Satan Spawns from the Grave of a Thousand Infants, hoping to find this extreme project a small home with a label that hears the same spirit and aggression I hear.