Iron Thrones Gets Merchandise

As the winner of the No Label Needed Contest and Series, adidas femme Iron Thrones received several merch designs based on The Wretched Sun EP artwork done by Sons of Nero. Pencil Cases adidas zx 750 pas cher air jordan 1 soldes With item options ranging from baseball caps to booty shorts, the band opted to keep it simple, Nike France going with T-shirt and a zip hoodie.

This being the No Label Needed series, we could show how bands could screen print their own shirts but truth be told, nike soldes if you’re an active and touring band or you have full time jobs that don’t give you the freedom to print your own merch, asics soldes you might need some help.

Radio Marketing

Regardless of genre, radio airplay is still one of the key steps of marketing a band. adidas powerlift 3 New Balance UK It creates awareness and drives sales, and hopefully finds fans. Of course, being a metal band creates interesting waters to navigate through.

Iron Thrones received a radio promotion campaign as part of winning the No Label Needed contest and series. new balance 2017 On a marketing level, radio promotion compliments a PR campaign very nicely. nike pas cher It’s all part of the puzzle to see a band online or in print and then to be able to hear the songs on the radio.

The first obvious hurdle is to find out which radio stations play metal. There is only one 24-hour radio station that plays metal, but there are plenty of college and commercial radio stations that play metal in blocks. Commercial stations will usually have one show per week, like KROX/Austin, for example. ugg men College radio stations may have block shows, include metal in their regular programming, or both. Jackets windproof ray ban cats 5000 And of course, there are national outlets, like SiriusXM’s “Hard Attack” and cable service Music Choice that play metal all the time as well.

Similar to a PR campaign, you need to know who your fanbase is and be available to them. new balance 991 Metalheads know where to find music – whether it’s on on the internet, magazines, clubs or the radio.

Getting your music played on the radio isn’t an easy task, but it’s one that you can take into your own hands by learning who the DJ’s and music directors are in your town. You can find out as easily as going into shows or calling the radio station. Everything starts in your home market. adidas alphabounce Nike TN For Iron Thrones these stations would be commercial stations like KXXR (93X) and college stations like KFAI and WMCN

As you tour the next best step is to promote your band in the markets you’re playing. mu legend power leveling nike air max 90 Club promoters can often help as they work with many of these radio stations to promote their shows. In addition to attempting to get airplay, you can also try to do an interview to promote an upcoming show and possibly give away tickets.

Iron Thrones Blog: No Label Needed Day 6

“No Label Needed” Trip – Day 6

This morning, we decided to wake up at 8 and see what this free continental breakfast was all about. legend zen for sale It turned out to be pretty much what I expected: a spread of decent-quality bagels, danishes, croissants, a variety of juices, fruit, and some really great muffins. legend zen for sale I had a bagel with cream cheese and some OJ. adidas homme Sure, it’s nothing like the crazy non-free buffet they offer, but as a bunch of broke hungry dudes, we’re really happy to have it! Many thanks to Marc and Kristin for hooking that up.

Still not sure of exactly how we were going to get there, we started out for New York and BigMachineMedia (the PR company working with us). Maps in hand, we made it over to the light rail station a block or so from the hotel. I use the word “station” lightly, as it was really more of a platform with a couple of automated ticket machines. While we were purchasing tickets, a train came into the station, which we immediately jumped on for fear of missing it. It was an unfortunate decision, as it quickly became apparent that we were going the wrong way. air jordan 8 We ended up at the last station on the line, waiting for the correct train to come back. At this point, we started to realize just how cold and windy it was. Pete was the only one smart enough to bring and wear a coat: nice work Pete.

We ended up getting on the right train, which took us to the beginning of “The Path”; a little subway that took us right into 33rd street in Manhattan. Very convenient, I’d say. Rather than switching to the NYC subway, we decided to walk the 20 or so blocks over to BigMachine, via Times Square and 30 Rock. On the way, Curt welcomed a busload of tourists by flipping them off. asics soldes It was pretty funny. I ended up grabbing a street-gyro, which wasn’t that great but made me happy. Read the rest of this entry »

Iron Thrones Photo Shoot

One of the prizes Iron Thrones won was the chance for a photo shoot from a professional photographer with the No Label Needed contest and series.

Iron Thrones Blog: No Label Needed Day 5

The winners of the No Label Needed contest and series presented by Scion were Minnesota’s Iron Thrones. adidas zx flux pas cher As the band receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop, they’re blogging about it every step of the way. Stay tuned to No Label Needed and Metal Insider to get their side of the story.

“No Label Needed” Trip – Day 5

This morning, I woke up to find Pete sleeping on the couch. Apparently, last night he tried to get into his & Curt’s room (where Curt was already asleep) and the key didn’t work. Rather than knocking on the door for a long time, he just gave up and slept on the not-entirely-comfortable couch, with no blanket or pillows. Adam called Curt, but he didn’t answer. Apparently, he never received the call. He also claims that the door wasn’t locked. cheap mu Legend zen nouvelle collection lunette ray ban femme Strange…

We went back to the food court where we’d eaten Subway the day before, and found a fair amount of business-type people there, all wearing the same outfits. Apparently, you’re expected to wear an upsetting button-down and ugly khaki’s or suit pants when dining in the $5 food court in Lincoln Harbor. Be sure to take note if you’re ever in the area, unless you want to attract a lot of strange stares. Which we did, of course. One guy asked if we were a band, and if we were from Minnesota. I didn’t know our accents were so obvious, but apparently we just scream Minnesotan. Read the rest of this entry »

Iron Thrones Blog: No Label Needed Day 4

The winners of the No Label Needed contest and series presented by Scion were Minnesota’s Iron Thrones. As the band receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop, they’re blogging about it every step of the way. Stay tuned to No Label Needed and Metal Insider to get their side of the story.

Today we said goodbye to the wonderful Hampton Inn. Jackets windproof adidas messi 2017 This was easily one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed in, mostly because of the little extras like free tea and fruit, and the totally laid-back staff that occasionally made some sort of soup for the guests. They clearly enjoy their jobs and wanted our stay to be as nice as possible, and it showed!

The drive to New Jersey wasn’t nearly as bad as it could’ve been, partially due to the time of day in which we drove, and partially due to the Liquid Metal station continuing to redeem itself with Opeth’s “Demon of the Fall”. new balance 420 We hit a bit of traffic close to New York City, but that quickly dissipated. New Balance Outlet UK Once we made it to the Sheraton (again, thanks to Jeebus, our GPS), we knew our time with the Dodge Grand Caravan was quickly coming to an end. We put our things in our rooms (which are on the top floor, apparently the “Club” floor (which means absolutely nothing as far as I can tell) and drove the car to the nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car; around 15 minutes away. I ended up talking to my dad for a few minutes: he might stop by to check out the studio while on a business trip. Might be fun to show him what we’re up to and have him meet the band. ugg sale outlet After the phone call, the manager showed up and was nice enough to give us a ride back, with a quick tour of the various restaurants & bars in the area (which we’ll no doubt investigate for ourselves). Read the rest of this entry »

Iron Thrones Blog: No Label Needed Day 3

The winners of the No Label Needed contest and series presented by Scion were Minnesota’s Iron Thrones. As the band receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop, they’re blogging about it every step of the way. Stay tuned to No Label Needed and Metal Insider to get their side of the story.

This morning, I stumbled down to the breakfast area and had something called a “bagel topper” with Marc and Jason (SF Drummer). They were both fervently typing away on their iPhones, which I’m now even more jealous of, but still can’t afford one. cheap mu Legend zen I’ll be using my BB Curve until it officially dies.

After breakfast, Brian came down for a quick intro piece with him/Jason for the interview we had filmed yesterday, and then after a few hand shakes they took off. Both really good dudes! Once they left, there was still a quick intro & interview with us to do with the MetalInjection guys, which went sort of well. We’d never really been interviewed on camera before, and I think we’re all a bit nervous and didn’t really know what to say. We discussed it a little bit afterwards, and will hopefully do a better job of presenting ourselves next time. Hopefully we didn’t come off as dumb as I think we might’ve, as this will be the first some people will see of us.

That pretty much concluded filming for the next several days, so the majority of the afternoon was spent working on a few solos and some lyrics. air max pas cher And eating some home-made clam chowder I found downstairs in the hotel. In retrospect, I wish I’d taken a nap, but we have a few “days off” coming up, so hopefully I can get some extra rest then. cheap nike air max We still have a lot of work to do on the record, and have our pre-production tracks with us, so it’s definitely some welcome “get shit done” time. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside The Machine Shop with Iron Thrones

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Iron Thrones Blog: No Label Needed Day 2

The winners of the No Label Needed contest and series presented by Scion were Minnesota’s Iron Thrones. ray ban clubmaster glasses As the band receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop, they’re blogging about it every step of the way. Stay tuned to No Label Needed and Metal Insider to get their side of the story.

Last night, I didn’t sleep very well for some reason. adidas powerlift 3 Kids Air Jordan The temperature in the room was nice, the bed’s comfortable, and Pete doesn’t snore (unlike me, who sounds like a mixture between coffee percolating and a dying elephant), so I’m not sure what was up. I did have a strange dream in which I’d woken up at 6AM (when breakfast started) and there were dozens of people in line for the continental breakfast, and I didn’t get any.

Fortunately, that was all an elaborate scheme conjured up by my vengeful subconscious, whose world had been completely rocked by many an ill-advised late-evening acid-producing meal in the past 26 years. There was plenty of hotel food, including suspiciously small bacon and powdered eggs, and the room was completely empty with the exception of one nice lady who made me a waffle without even asking. Fortunately, stuff always tastes better when it’s free, and today’s breakfast was no exception. nike air trainer The free apples/oranges/bananas make me happy. Read the rest of this entry »

Iron Thrones Gets A New Website & MySpace

Among the many prizes given to the winner of the Scion No Label Needed Contest and series was a digital makeover, Jackets casual mu2legendzen Adidas Noir or redesign of their website and MySpace page.

Contest winner Iron Thrones unveiled their new website and MySpace designs this week to coincide with a pre-sale of The Wretched Sun, mu legend redzen for sale adidas zx 750 pas cher cheap uggs for sale the EP they recorded at the Machine Shop as a result of winning the contest.