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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

This week’s question:  Did Earache really try to sign Darkest Hour?  The version events I heard was that they were friends with a US label staffer who tried to get them on Earache, but said staffer left to go to A-F records and so Darkest Hour went to Victory.  Interestly, Darkest Hour gave A-F their first two EPs to reissue in 1999 because of their friendship with the guy who worked there who was ex-Earache.

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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

This week’s question: Why were Oceano’s pictures censored by Myspace?

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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

This week’s Question:  Why Did You Remove Cult Of Luna From Spotify?

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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

Question: As a Canadian thrash-addict who only recently discovered the greatness of Annihilator, I have this question for you. Why is it that your recent re-issues of Annihilator albums are Euro-only? Since Annihilator is culturally significant in every way, I think it’s unfair that us Canadians can’t get a copy, considering the originals are hard to find these days. Are you trying to break my heart?

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From 2005 through March of 2013, Digby Pearson of Earache Records ran an “Ask Earache” blog in which fans could ask Dig anything Earache related.  Since Dig no longer keeps the blog active, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more interesting questions here.

This week’s question: Hey Dig, what’s the story behind Rival Sons? I mean, they’re not exactly the usual Earache fare…Earache is predominantly an extreme music label and the only thing extreme about Rival Sons is that they’re extremely good; they’re a 21st Century Zeppelin.

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Question:  Dig, on a drunken night in Boston you told me that you had tried everything to get David Vincent to rejoin Morbid Angel to no avail. Now that the miracle has happened and they are playing new tracks will you be interested in signing them again? Have you caught them live? What do you think – reformed nostalgic rehash or essential cutting edge Death Metal?

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From 2005 through 2013, Digby Pearson ran an “Ask Earache: blog where he answered fan question.  Since March of last year the blog has been inactive, but I’ve selected some of the more interesting and informative posts here for your reading pleasure.

Question:  Since you’re very open and honest about the “business” of the music biz- can you just help set it straight on what the bands make as their “pay” JUST from album sales/downloads and what is Earache responsible for?

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Question: Congrats on signing Wormrot, they are now my fave band. Are Earache getting back into grind, and will you be signing more such grindcore from Far East countries?

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Question:  Recently I’ve noticed a few new T-Shirt designs on the website which correspond to classic albums from the Earache catalog.  What advice would you give to smaller bands or labels who want to get merchandise printed?

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Question:  Is there a specific reason that there were none, or a very minimum number of black metal bands signed to Earache records? I notice the only black metal band Earache obtained in sometime is Annal Nathrakh but that’s about all I can see from the catalog of bands.  Is it based on preference (maybe Earache isn’t too fond of the black metal genre) or is it based on just the idea that Earache is solely for death metal and grindcore?

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