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Perhaps one of the most interesting labels of Underground music, Pelagic Records is now joining the South African and African rock and metal scene courtesy of PR agency Plug Music Agency.
This is a label that is committed to the idea of the album and is set to release selected records that meet their vision of tastefulness and style.
While the label is interested in all variety of styles of music, they have been popularly associated with the genres of progressive metal and post metal. They have an interesting array of bands on their roster including the Swedish post metal act Cult of Luna , who are similar to contemporary post metal bands Neurosis and Isis.
Pelagic Records is now accepting submissions that meet the aforementioned standards and we hope that the nascent progressive and post metal scene in Africa will take up this once in a lifetime opportunity.