I know deathcore has been a huge seller for record labels over the last few years. That’s all good and well, but when electronica-inspired mallcore starts crossing borders and entering lands where they don’t belong, that where the line needs drawn. No, I’m not bitching about Sumerian Records (this time) and their constant signing of questionable bands (Make Me Famous? Sirrusly?).
No, this time my beef is with the legendary Earache Records. Earache, the label that has been called home to bands like Napalm Death, Anal Cunt, Bolt Thrower and many, many more, has now signed one of the most questionable acts in the history of extreme music: Eskimo Callboy. Reported today by Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Earache’s owner Digby recently tweeted that Eskimko Gayboy would be releasing their album through the label. Bummer. I’m still hoping this is a joke, but you never know in today’s world… God help us