For me, running a record label was like balancing a dozen spinning dinner plates on wobbly spikes - always ready to come crashing to the ground at a moment's notice. That was my overriding feeling - of running a record label in the old days, on drugs.
Peaceville founder Hammy has just published Peaceville Life. Part bio, part label history.
Bands covered include: Opeth, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Darkthrone, Katatonia, Alternative, Kong, Baphomet, At the Gates, GGFH, Doom, Chumbawamba, Autopsy, Pentagram, Axegrinder, The Gathering, Deviated Instinct, My Dying Bride.
Highly recommend for a greater appreciation of one of the UK's most important labels that played a role in death metal, anarcho-punk and early Norwegian black metal:
They were like, 'we signed you up as a fucking death metal band, what the fuck are you doing here?
- Fenriz, A Blaze in the Northern Sky video interview