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No Label Needed: Radio Marketing

Posted by on July 29, 2010

Regardless of genre, radio airplay is still one of the key steps of marketing a band. 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 […]

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No Label Needed Update: Merchandise

Posted by on June 30, 2010

As the winner of the No Label Needed Contest and Series, Iron Thrones received several merch designs based on The Wretched Sun EP artwork done by Sons of Nero. With item options ranging from baseball caps to booty shorts, the band opted to keep it simple, going with T-shirt and a zip hoodie. This being […]

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Iron Thrones Gets A New Website & MySpace

Posted by on June 22, 2010

Among the many prizes given to Iron Thrones, the winner of the Scion No Label Needed Contest and Series, was a digital makeover, or redesign of their website and MySpace page.

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Behind The Camera With Metal Photographer Jeremy Saffer

Posted by on June 17, 2010

Metal Insider recently caught up with renowned metal photographer Jeremy Saffer to talk about a wide variety of topics ranging from his favorite bands to shoot to the upcoming seminar he’s hosting. You’ve probably seen his pictures in Revolver and Outburn, and he shot No Label Needed winners Iron Thrones, but here’s some insight from […]

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Benjamin Weinman From The Dillinger Escape Plan Talks About Self-Managing

Posted by on June 11, 2010

As part of the No Label Needed series, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Benjamin Weinman shared some thoughts on management. The Dillinger Escape Plan have acted as their own management for their entire career. Why does Ben self-manage?  That’s the kinda guy he is and always has been. Is taking things into your own hands the […]

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Screaming With Iron Thrones In Studio

Posted by on June 4, 2010

We continue to look at production of the Iron Thrones EP.  The final piece to the recording is the vocals. We’ll take a look and listen to vocalist Adam Clemans screaming.   We’ll also hear from guitarist Steve Henningsgard about not screaming at times. Once again, Will Putney continues to oversee things in the studio […]

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Tracking Guitars and Bass with Iron Thrones

Posted by on June 4, 2010

We continue to look at production of the Iron Thrones EP with a look at guitar and bass tracking. Steve Henningsgard takes us through guitars while Curtis Parker will jam some fat bass for us.  Of course, Will Putney continues to oversee things in the studio for Machine Shop Productions.  Click either image to watch.

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Drum it up with Iron Thrones – In Studio

Posted by on June 3, 2010

On the heels of last night’s Justin TV chat with Machine and Will Putney (which you can still watch) from Machine Shop Productions the No Label Needed series continues to look at production of the Iron Thrones EP. We start with a look in at drum tracking with Peter Clark of Iron Thrones and Will […]

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Chat with Machine and Will From Machine Shop Productions

Posted by on June 2, 2010

The No Label Needed series will be holding a chat with producers Machine and Will from Machine Shop Productions is at 8pm EST tonight. You can view the stream below. The chat is going to be with the crew of Machine Shop Productions. This includes Will Putney (Reign Supreme, Upon a Burning Body) who produced […]

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Up, Up, Away….It’s A Photo Shoot

Posted by on May 26, 2010

One of the prizes for the No Label Contest & Series winner (Iron Thrones) to receive was a photo shoot with a professional photographer.  Metal Insider chose Jeremy Saffer because of his history shooting bands like Every Time I Die, All That Remains and more.  You can see an example of the photo’s on the […]

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