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).
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!
Not everyone is on Twitter, so it’s high time we’ve all got someplace to hang out and chat about the music we love.
(Slack is an online place for real-time chat that can be accessed via the web and on mobile devices)
The #MetalBandcampgiftclub Slack Channel will be a home for talking about giving music, supporting artists, and new (and old) music discoveries. While other topics may come up, we hope to keep things positive, and focused on working towards good things with our love for #MetalBandcampgiftclub and everything it’s become since we started in early 2016.
If you’d like to be a part, simply email Seth for an invite: seth@MetalBandcampgiftclub.com
Hard to believe that this #MetalBandcampgiftclub train started rolling a year ago, yet here we are!
Check out a photo gallery of all the rad people who picked up a #MetalBandcampgiftclub tshirt! Get yours here, with proceeds going to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.
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.
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.
Our pal at XTAPOLAPOMETAL reviews two albums he got from some generous folks from #MetalBandcampgiftclub.
If Reddit is your thing #MetalBandcampgiftclub now has its own subreddit, thanks to BrettO_o.
Jeremiah Nelson spoke with Nikki from Everything and the Kitchen Sink about the beginnings and the background behind #MetalBandcampgiftclub!
Listen to it here.
Hey, this is fun!
Listen to TheShrevest stumble his way through some heavy rotation thanks to Metal Bandcamp Gift Club
Listen to the episode here.
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!