Hey Wintersdawn, I don't quite understand either. Do you mean that a label or a band should set out rumours or discuss openly everything that is going on and being considered? Should a label discus openly release dates, coverart and everything and therefor also let the people join in with opinions on everything? Wouldn't that make a lot of people dissapointed when a release does not happen? Or doesn't happen the way "they" wanted?
You mention the Admonish and Pantokrator releases. If you read the original announcements of these releases at the Momentum Scandinavia forum, you will see that they were announced in December to be RELEASED 1st of February. We received the discs a couple of weeks before this and then started selling them forehand as well as sending pre-orders.
The people that pre-ordered from Endtime was also treated with the possibility of pre-ordering the new Crimson Moonlight EP at the time that was announced without a specific release date and then later a bit delayed because of some printing mistakes done by the manufactor. (Explained by Endtime earler). Ofcourse these are things that you should know could happen when you pre-order as you are ordering a product that does not exist. And also that the entire order must be shipped together or else the shipping charge would be twice or third than you have payed for.
So, anyone else who pre-ordered the Once Dead album in October?