Binary Code and MetalSucks Join Forces Digitally
Working with the luminaries at MetalSucks was a no-brainer for New Jersey's the Binary Code. "Those guys are the best! It helps when you have a friendly affinity, rather than a strictly professional cohesion," guitarist Jesse Zuretti told Noisecreep. "Who doesn't like working with friends?! There's a myriad of news heralds in the metal community regurgitating press releases as news, running contests and sponsoring tours, but Metal Sucks is comparatively unique.
"Those two wild cards, Vince and Axl, can be found raging it up. Their involvement and dedication to the music community is precisely the blueprint the other metal Web sites should be following. It's exciting to have them on our team." We at Noisecreep agrees; Vince and Axl are offering something different to the metal community.
Hailing from a saturated, hotbed metal market like New Jersey isn't the advantage that it once was for a band like the Binary Code. "The proximity to New York City is the best thing going for a band based in New Jersey these days," Zuretti said. "We are most certainly New Jersey commoners. However, we play our home state less than twice a year, if at all. The music scene in New Jersey prevails as unaccommodating to bands thinking outside of the box these days.
"Those bands will have better luck expanding their demographic in other states; Manhattan and Brooklyn are a good start. It's a shame, because the music scene here was very strong once upon a time. Being from New Jersey isn't of paramount significance anymore; there's much ambivalence in our relationship with the state."
Despite the local apathy, the Binary Code have been a band for five years and kept pushing forward because of their passion. Zuretti said, "We'd much rather do what we love, rather get in line with the sheep of the world, complacently drifting in and out of mediocrity in their lives. We've seen truckloads of bands give up because this lifestyle is monetarily unrewarding. When you're in a band because you enjoy creating and performing music, the fiscal aspect of the fray remains at the wayside."
MetalSucks guru Vince Neilstein, who has guested on Noisecreep's Creepshow podcasts, spoke about releasing the music digitally, telling Noisecreep, "We've decided to put out the Binary Code record as a digital-only release for practical reasons. Producing physical product and shipping it all over the place is expensive, and for a new band like the Binary Code -- who for the most part, people haven't heard of -- the chances of someone walking into a store, happening upon their CD and deciding to buy it on a whim are slim to none. No physical product means we can pass a lower price on to the consumer; to that end, 'Suspension of Disbelief' will be cheap. It's only $5 for 10 songs. We'll also be offering package deals with some of the sick T-shirt designs done by Jesse."
Furthermore, Neilstein said, "It's not about money at all, as we don't expect to earn much or even anything from this release. If we break even monetarily on our investment and the only 'profit' is that the band has more fans and new opportunities afforded them, we'll consider this release a huge success. We're not looking to get into the business of recorded music. That's a sinking ship if ever there was one. In the Binary Code we have an immensely talented band with a bright future and an incredible record, and what we want more than anything is to help them be recognized for that. As a somewhat respected Web site -- depending on who you ask -- with a large readership, we feel we are in a position to help."
The BInary Code's 'Suspension of Disbelief' will be available Dec. 15, and you'll be able to nab a copy.