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What is Metal Band Camp Gift Club?

Lindsey over at Scrap Yard Zine was the first to write about it in ‘#NiceMetalTwitter and the creation of #MetalBandCampGiftClub.’

Using Bandcamp’s fan account, anyone can create a wishlist by favoriting artists, albums, labels, etc. MetalBandCampGiftClub members buy, at random, an album for a someone else. From there, you pay it forward, buying an album for someone else.

Make sure you have a Fan account on BandCamp (sign up here). Then find people to follow (here is a list of people I follow), check out their Wishlist (here is my friend Jeremiah’s wishlist), and then click the “send as gift” link from their wishlist (this way it fills in the contact info for you).

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I also like adding “#MetalBandcampgiftclub” to the “Send a note to the band” field when making the purchase, so the band sees the love. Happy gifting!

Mentioned in the Monthly Missive

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Stoked to see a mention in Sophie Benjamin’s ‘Monthly Missive,’ an email newsletter filled with links to great articles and interviews.

This polite request for you guys to fund my music purchasing addiction is inspired by Metal Bandcamp Gift Club, which was started by one of the Missive’s biggest supporters, Seth Werkheiser, and a couple of his mates. His metal trivia email Skull Toaster was one of the inspirations to start this thing in the first place.

Check it out here.

#MetalBandcampgiftclub goes Full Metal Hipster

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The mighty Full Metal Hipster devotes an entire show to #MetalBandcampgiftclub!

“In lieu of conversations with interesting musicians, this week I present you with a plethora of great heavy metal music I’ve received courtesy of Twitter’s #MetalBandcampGiftClub. If you’re not sure what that is, listen to the episode to find out. Anyway, enjoy the music and I’ll talk to you again next week!”

Listen to the full show here.

More Hanging Out

There’s nothing quite like hanging out and talking about metal, right? If you couldn’t join us live now you can watch the full video hang-out of the crew talking about #MetalBandcampgiftclub!

Bands Talking about Metal Bandcamp Gift Club

On January 26th, at 9:30pm EST Jeremiah will be talking to members of bands like Clouds Collide, Slaves BC, Mortals, Old Thunder,  Void Ritual, Twilight Fauna, and more all about #MetalBandcampgiftclub, and the impact it’s had on their music.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to find the live video, and if you miss the live broadcast don’t worry – we’ll embed the full video right here once it’s complete!

[UPDATE: here is the video]

Make sure you’re following @_jeremiahn on Twitter for any changes.