I hate to have to reiterate this point, but it seems necessary to do so. I charge a flat $12.00 to ship an AOW release internationally. I know for many people this seems high, and it is, but I want to let you know that in almost every case, it costs me MORE than this to ship your item to you, regardless of where you reside in the world. I take a loss on pretty much every international package I ship, but I do so because I value my international support. I chose $12.00 as the number because it seemed fair to me based on actual USPS shipping costs. I take the loss to keep it as fair as possible, within reason. There seems to be an erroneous belief that AOW is an incredibly profitable venture, and that I am sitting on a giant stack of money, laughing. I can assure you this is NOT the case. AOW is pretty much a money-losing venture. I keep this label alive because I love it. While I certainly do generate income through the label, it is not enough to meet the costs of production necessary for the quality of products I wish to create. That extra funding comes from me. Please remember that this label is run by one person that does EVERYTHING. It is not a job for me. I don't make a living off of it. It is an artistic activity that i engage in in addendum to my academic responsibilities. I find the time when I can, and I think I do a pretty good job.
Which brings me to this point: I have absolutely no control over when your package gets to you. Once it is in the mail, it is out of my hands. Many foreign countries allow packages to sit in their customs offices for inordinate lengths of time, and this is an issue intrinsic to your particular country. It has NOTHING whatsoever to do with me or the manner in which I mail the package. The only way to insure faster delivery is to register the package, which generally costs an EXTRA $15 on top of the $12 I am already charging. I am perfectly willing to ship items in this manner, but the BUYER will be responsible for incurring that cost. If that is an option you'd like, then simply email me after placing your order, and it can be arranged.
Finally, everything created by AOW is made by my own hands. Sometimes, a mistake is going to be made. If you receive a defective item, then I will do everything in my power to correct that mistake, so long as you get in touch with me and tell me about it. Please don't get on a high horse and accuse me of "running scams." The longevity of the label, oodles of reviews of the label's releases, and the goodwill the label has generated amongst the artists it has worked with should be evidence enough that this is a real and honest venture. I am not infallible. I fuck up sometimes.
Thanks as always.
The next releases will be available within a couple months:
OTOMO HAVA "TRANS" 2CDr
LOVE KATY "SO WHY DON'T YOU BE HERE WITH ME?" CDr
NIGHTMARE CASTLE/FOUKE/DEAD BODY COLLECTION "MYTHOS AND LORE" CDr
MIDWICH "THE SWIFT" CDr
ERDSTALL 2CDr BOX SET
NIGHTMARE CASTLE "THE UNHOLY THREE: TRIBUTE TO NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL" 3CDr BOX SET
DHAMPYR "THREE EPs" 3CDr BOX SET
CORY STRAND "PARIS, DO YOU SPEAK FRENCH?" 4CDr + DVDr BOX SET