2012 – where did you go? Ah, but time flies when you are having fun. And boy, did we have some fun. Time to take a look back at the year that was, and revel in all that we’ve achieved.
Unirock Alternativo 2012, Cali, Colombia
The bellowing roar that echoed over the globe in March 2012 was the mighty Unirock Alternativo rockfest making its presence known to all and sundry. We sent Talento Crudo 2011 winners Chocloneta to Cali, Colombia, in March to rock out with the best of the South American rock and metal scene, and we have it on good authority that it was two days of the best rock music to be found this side of the moon. Bring on Unirock Alternativo 2013!
Talento Crudo, Santiago, Chile, October 2012
We just love supporting up and coming independent artists – it gives us that warm fuzzy feeling inside! Once again we were a key sponsor for Talento Crudo, Chile’s largest rock talent-spotting competition. From a field of over 50 bands, 6-piece prog rock band Aequo won the competition. They’ll be winging their way to Unirock Alternativo 2013 in March of next year courtesy of Bandplanet. Huge congratulations to Aequo, and all of the other bands that participated in Talento Crudo 2012.
We partnered up with Latin America’s biggest rock magazine, Rockaxis, to spread the Bandplanet word even further and wider than we would have ever thought possible. We love Rockaxis, and Rockaxis loves Bandplanet!
Under the expert guidance of Bandplanet Radio hosts Pancho Miranda and Jorge Carranza, we trained a spotlight on the best and brightest of Bandplanet bands in Chile, and took over the airwaves for a regular Wednesday night special. Listen to all of the podcasts here.
And then of course, there are all the thousands of new users, artists and bands that joined the Bandplanet community in 2012 – thanks for all your wonderful music, as well as your dedication and your support. We couldn’t do it without you!
Well, so long, 2012 – it was nice knowing you. And hello, 2013! Can’t wait to make your acquaintance.
Have a wonderful festive season, everyone. See you in 2013!
- Band of the Month – Æquo (thebandplanetblog.wordpress.com)
- Artist of the Month: Jayli Wolf (thebandplanetblog.wordpress.com)
- Beauteous Black by The Shimmer Effect made Bandplanet`s BEST NEW TRACK !! (theshimmereffect.wordpress.com)