Hi there, folks. My name is Oliver Dahlbäck and I want to tell you how a zine called ‘Black Lion Productions’ turned into a record label. Never did I make a plan on turning this zine into a label or even make it go further than my apartment door. Not in a million years did I expect something I started for fun could attract such a large following.
Once, I just wanted to make a difference and help young and upcoming bands make their way into the scene and get better known. We were not very impressive as a zine, 10 people at most visiting, but it was done with passion. This spark attracted others who believed in the same as me and that’s how I met Marcos Cerutti. He saw my passion and vision, but most importantly he saw WHY I did it. In the end it doesn’t matter what you do, we’re no different or better. It was the reason, the WHY we did it that sparked interest in people and it spread amongst others who shared the same vision. That’s more or less where it took off, when I found why I did it. It just so happens that a record label was the way for me to reach out and help bands and I don’t regret anything. The reason for just releasing Black/Death Metal is because it is the genre I love and where I am still a part of. No deeper meaning behind it, it just felt natural.
We are focused on keeping a steady flow ahead, but we are proud of all our releases, as they are all memorable somehow. We were hoping to be noticed, but none one of us ever expected the terrific and positive feedback we’re receiving. We are rolling and growing with the bands we have now and it’s been an amazing journey together. There is still a long road ahead of us, but we are eternally grateful to everything.