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[Fabryka] Review and interview opportunities
Fabryka Industrial Rock & Metal Encyclopedia's (formerly Fabryka Music Magazine) review and interview services have been paid services since April 26th, 2011 (*about why they're not free, read at the bottom of this page). These are handled by Katarzyna 'Draconina' Górnisiewicz, the magazine founder and CEO. She offers extended, honest and professional music reviews as well as interesting and original interview questions. Both are written specifically for bands/labels so you get more exposure and fans. Draconina can also send you a short, quote-like opinion about your song or album. To be fair however, she doesn't charge or provide reviews for music she dislikes or is little experienced with.


Submit a song, EP or an album for a review consideration based on music genres Draconina accepts. This should be a link where she can stream exact songs along with your contact email. Please don't attach mp3s unless requested. If she decides she can positively review your music, Draconina will contact you and we'll process with the review order. If she doesn't like your music, she'll shortly explain why it doesn't qualify for a review. It is nothing personal but a matter of an experience and a bit of a personal taste to deliver the most reliable judgement. Now, very few reviewers offer such a good deal - every detailed professional review signed by Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia will be permitted to use for your promotional and commercial purposes so that you can own it legally, entirely and share worldwide (non-exclusive license, you must credit the reviewer and Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia name).
Though, if you have no interest in receiving an extended writing along with publishing, then submitting for a simple quote may be your best choice.

PR interview may be a good solution to present your band in more or less official way. Draconina does her best to ask original questions, which refer to topics preferred by bands and oscillate between music and non-music related subjects. Therefore, we can make it interesting for readers and comfortable for you - to promote your release(s), merch, shows/tour, videos or anything important what people may listen to, watch and/or pay for.

Additionally, both detailed reviews and interviews will be published on various popular websites (this magazine, Google+, PureVolume, Tumblr, Blogger; links below).

DETAILED REVIEWS with a player - click

Jump to: Reviewer | Technical specification | Pricing: mini-review, detailed review, PR interview | Bonus opportunity | Music format & files safety | Publishing platforms | Q & A | Submission & contact

Music genres

Draconina will accept not only industrial rock and industrial metal releases, but also progressive metal, groove metal, hair metal, heavy metal, math metal, metalcore, djent and dark ambient music. Heavy guitar driven music is preferred. Other music styles are not recommended due to lack of experience. Please do not submit remixes, covers, live versions and hooks as well as not mastered demos.


Independent, paid reviews will be written and sent for your own commercial and promotional handling - for use on your website, social network profile, presskit, on-line store (item description), promotional materials (print or on-line) as well as a music recommendation or for use by a label. Review or interview, once ordered and approved, will legally belong to you (non-exclusive commercial license, must credit the author and Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia name).
According to Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia copyright policy, you must not use any reviews/interviews published in this magazine for your own commercial purposes (adding to promotional materials, on-line stores etc.) unless they were written based on your order.
Draconina does not accept requests and charge for reviews if your music does not fit our criteria or if she doesn't like it. She would rather enjoy reviewing your music than promote a review with a bad rating.
Check out my article: Methods of reviewing music here.

Technical specification

The length of such detailed reviews will range from minimum 150 to 600 words (a half of letter/A4 size page to full letter/A4 size page or more) depending on the type of release (single song, EP, album, double album) and reviewer's opinions. Draconina collaborates with an English editor who proofreads her writing.

File formats
The final review (or interview) will be delivered during 10-20 business days (since the payment is recorded) either to your e-mail address (if ordered this way) or through Music Xray system (incl. single song reviews). File formats: if ordered via the magazine - formatted .doc & .pdf with an artwork (band pictures if an interview) included; if via Music Xray - unformatted text only through their platform contact form.

Draconina's judgement is based on max 5-point rating scale if submitted via Music Xray and directly via Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia (max 4 stars rating was used before 2013).

Technically, Draconina pays attention to the idea, moods, arrangements, structure, depth, dynamics, potential, similarities to other bands music, musical skills, mastering, production, artwork (if any) and also if a song is useful for a radio play, commercial or a movie. The lyrics are less important.

Widgets, music store links
Draconina wants the readers and listeners to visit your websites, interact with you and buy your music. That's why every published review will include a few links to your official website, social profiles as well as on-line stores (iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and any other specified) where the readers can purchase a reviewed song (or your entire release). If possible, a player with a song will be embed on a Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia review site through SoundCloud, ReverbNation or Bandcamp widgets. No sales and views are guaranteed.

Guaranteed publishing

Additionally, Draconina also publishes these reviews/interviews for SEO* reasons on following platforms:
1. Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia (continuously discovering and promoting ambitious music during the last 15 years),
2. Blogger - Google's own blogging platform - blog post,
3. Tumblr - most popular blogging platform - blog post,
4. Verified Google+ page available to a few thousands of followers** (+11.800). Google+ is a social network opened for public in mid-2011, linked with YouTube, search engines, music players and other Google products.

*SEO means an improvement for your band thanks to indexing and archiving Draconina's reviews and interviews by the Internet search engines (Google, Bing). It will let others find your band easier (through keywords such as the band name, song title, album name, musician names, tagging other band names etc.) and become more familiar with your music. Why is Google+ important for a higher search ranking? Read this article.
**All the above social numbers were seen live on December 23rd, 2016

Music format and safety

Draconina can only accept digital files (mp3) since this is the preferable form of delivery. You don't need to pay any additional fees (like overseas CD shipping).
She guarantees that none of your songs will be used for any purpose other than the music review. This has been the policy at Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia for last 15 years – no sharing, no piracy. All the files you upload (you specify a source for a download) will be deleted from our storage disk once the review is delivered to you and approved and no additional copies will be made.
There's also a possibility to review your music from high quality streams (on-line music players).

DETAILED REVIEWS with a player examples - click


Draconina can also provide you with a 600-1000 character-long* mini-review, which you can use for promotional and commercial purposes based on the same non-exclusive commercial license as mentioned above. She will carefully listen to and analyze every release to give you the most reliable summary of your music.
Unlike full reviews however, the mini-reviews are not published on Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia's pages, blogs or social networks. However, they may be occasionally mentioned on the magazine and/or Draconina's pages f.e. Google+. Thus, if you're interested in guaranteed publishing, submitting your material for a detailed review is recommended. Available genres are listed above.
The mini-review can be ordered through Draconina's email or Music Xray. The price is the same for all types of releases (see: Current pricing below).

*or as long as necessary to describe a release, according to the reviewer. Band name, album/song title, label name, release year, rating, tracklist, reviewer's own footer data are excluded.

MINI-REVIEWS examples - click

Current pricing (American Dollar only):

Draconina's pricing is competitive to other professional review services. Your payment can be sent through PayPal in USD currency (not Polish Zlotych or other currency please). It's a verified PayPal account and when she approves your submission, you'll be sent either a Paypal's 'payment request' on your contact email or a direct link to PayPal.me (Draconina's PP page).

Music reviews
- Detailed review rates include: careful listening, professional writing + additional English proofreading, a non-exclusive commercial license while publishing & on-line promo are additional and free options;
- Mini-review price applies to all types of releases and includes: careful listening, professional writing + additional English proofreading, a non-exclusive commercial license, but no publishing or promo are offered.

Mini-review (a single, song, EP or album) = $10.00
1 song detailed review = $25.00
1 EP detailed review (up to 5 songs) = $35.00
1 full album detailed review (if max 6-10 songs) = $40.00
Single or double album (if max 11-20 songs) detailed review = $50.00 + bonus
Triple album (if max 21-30 songs) detailed review = $77.00
Random set of songs detailed review - contact us.


Reviews worth of minimum $50.00 and more are eligible for getting a bonus:
- promotional email interview with publishing incl. 3 original questions (publishing locations are the same as for reviews).

PR interview may be a good solution to present your band in more or less official way. Draconina does her best to ask original questions, which refer to topics preferred by bands and oscillate between music and non-music related subjects. Therefore, we can make it interesting for readers and comfortable for you - to promote your release(s), merch, shows/tour, videos or anything important what people may listen to, watch and/or pay for.

PR interviews (interview through e-mail, commercial/promotional use; rates include a non-exclusive commercial license, publishing & on-line promo)

5 original questions = $26.00
10 original questions = $40.00

When Draconina receives your payment, we'll first discuss topics of the interview. Then:
a) original questions will be sent on your email during 10-20 business days (.doc file),
b) send your replies along with 2-4 illustrative pictures on Fabryka IR&M Encyclopedia email during the next 14 business days,
c) Draconina will send you the entire interview (.doc + .pdf files) on your email during 3 business days when it's ready for publishing.

PR INTERVIEW examples - click

Questions & Answers

1. Do you send your reviews to other magazines, forums, news aggregators, etc.?
No, I do not offer any extended promotion due to lack of time. I offer my highly responsive ear along with creative, professional writing which comes under a useful, non-exclusive commercial license. Publishing and short promotion are additional, free services accompanying my review and PR interview offers. I only publish these on platforms listed above, see: Publishing platforms

2. Do you guarantee any views, music sales, FB likes for my band?
No, this environment is difficult to control and you need to talk to a true promoter to have these things done. I'm a music reviewer. I guarantee careful listening to your music, in-depth music analysis, wise & useful opinion, high quality writing, on-time delivery. I do my best to have reviews read by writing them in a professional manner and publishing on various platforms.

3. How professional is your review?
I focus only on an album, EP, songs - music content, but not on myself. I don't charge for writing about me, my dogs, my CD collection, items on my desk, meals I just ate, alcohol I drank, or my expectations towards a release. No ego.

4. Why can't I get it for free?
Paying for my reviews won't give you any better opinion and therefore, it's not any 'shady' business. I keep things fair. I hear what I hear and I'm honest about it. Writing is a regular job thus, there's a need for being paid yet it grants you receiving a music review/PR interview under a proper, useful license. My articles are original and copyrighted. The license lets you avoid a copyright infringement.
To compare, when you own a newspaper and need an article obtained in a legal way but hire no journalists, you can either find a suitable article and pay for a license to be able to use it or pay a writer to provide you with a brand new article. The same, if you need a photo/drawing/illustration for your T-shirt, album artwork, website, you must pay the author to be able to use their work for your promo and/or commercial purposes (unless they agree to let you obtain & use it under other conditions, creative commons, royalty-free, bartering etc.) In case of photos, a license is usually limited to a number of items, editions, time period, but in case of my reviews, the non-exclusive commercial license doesn't expire anytime and is not limited to a number of websites or print materials. I do paid work only.
And yet the music industry has changed on both ends; music magazines don't hire so often because journalists can do things on their own, through their own blogs etc. and offer own job quality and rates directly. This allows to keep a complete control over one's work. I've 14 years of experience in the music industry, a diploma in marketing & management, know-how, careful and professional writing, a great sense of hearing and finally, bills to pay & things to buy (so have you too!). More here and Harlan Ellison - Pay the Writer video.

How can I submit?

Mini-reviews, detailed reviews, PR interviews - directly
Please send Draconina a message to specify your order. Your message should include:
- number of songs planned for such a review plus any necessary info,
- link(s) to an on-line preview of your music - only these tracks you'd wish Draconina to review (streaming on Reverbnation, SoundCloud etc. or f.e. Dropbox download) and links to the official website or social profile(s),

Single song via Music Xray
You can submit your single song for a short and detailed professional critique via Music Xray. This on-line network allows both artists and music industry professionals for an easy interaction and finding all the matching opportunities with guaranteed feedback. Sign up is free, submission fees may apply, you can link your songs from SoundCloud as well. Read more about Music Xray here.



Feel free to email me at I request do not include this email to any mailing lists or attach any mp3s until I agree, otherwise I'll mark your messages as spam.

This offer has been updated on June 15th, 2016

Katarzyna 'Draconina' Górnisiewicz | Founder, CEO, webmaster, reviewer, illustrator, designer
Draconina (formerly 'NINa') established Fabryka Music Magazine in 2001 and was supporting the industrial rock and industrial metal music scenes until 2016 when she turned the magazine into the Industrial Rock & Metal Encyclopedia. Draconina is an artistically talented person (s/f writing, ink illustrations, woodworking) who has a great sense of hearing what is on the cutting edge. Working within the magazine has allowed her to greatly increase her knowledge of music industry insights as well as develop many other skills. She writes reliable detailed reviews of heavy guitar driven music.

Draconina has a degree and license in business management and marketing. Since graduating in 1998 from business management she also obtained a license in graphic design in 2000. Polish is Draconina's primary language, but she speaks English fluently, allowing her to communicate with a variety of foreign nationals from all over the world. She's been designing original CD cover artworks since 1994 and working on her debut post-apocalyptic multimedia book (Heatwave) since early 2010. Her creative approach has also resulted in woodworking (see original chest boxes & tea light holders) as well as ink drawing.
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