ABOUT X-MIST:X-Mist started as a tape-label back in those days (called ExtremMist then - but almost noone got the pun within the double-M...) when it was popular doing home-tapeing and annoying other people with the weird shit you recorded on cassettes. Naturally not too many people outside of the hometaping-world would have bought that crap anyway, so cassettes were mostly traded. That's how our mailorder started...
Sometime in the mid-80ies I found out that it was not impossible to manufacture vinyl-releases for a small label. And from that point on the empire of X-MIST grew into what it is now.
Speaking of "growth", I must admit that along the way we've made a few mistakes (releasing records that we're not that proud of anymore...). And I've learned my lessons and realized that success is most often spelled s-u-c-k-c-e-s-s. But I'll cut this short, and just want to let you know that our motivation and inspiration is pretty much the same like it's always been right from the beginning!
Also I feel like mentioning that I don't like our label and mailorder to be filed under "Punk and Hardcore". Simply coz "my definition of punk" could be pretty different from yours or anyone elses. While I can still esteem the importance of a band like (just for example) DISCHARGE back in the early 80ies, I'm completely bored to death by all those DIS-clones (or 77-style-retards, Oi-Punk-traditonalists, Hardcore-conservatives, etc. etc. ...)
So what are we into and what is X-MIST about? I don't feel like writing an endless rant here, so here's just some rough ideas right now:
That's all for now, yours truly
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS???
- Can I send you a CD for consideration to be offered in your mailorder?
ANSWER: We are MOSTLY interested in VINYL, and not too much into CDs!
X-Mist Mailorder &
Distribution is more focussed on vinyl, and during the last few years,
the sales of CD-releases have been going constantly DOWN here with us!
But with all the technological progress of the last few years, the
CD somehow lost its “special” value. Sooner or later the
CD will have the same value and standard as the cassette-tape used to
have in the previous century – and more than ever before vinyl
is the only soundcarrier that people really have to buy if they want
to own it...
So as far as we can see, this is not at all being nostalgic or anything
All we can say is, if your releases were on vinyl, we could see chances
of selling it through our mailorder. But as long as it is just a CD,
chances are really small, and they’re getting even smaller with