Thank you for visiting! We've launched this kickstarter in order to help fund our upcoming, untitled sophomore release - the follow-up to our debut album "Olden Tales & Deathly Trails".
We are extremely excited to show you guys the music we've been creating. The new album picks up where "Olden Tales" left off, with many familiar epic folk and symphonic elements. However, we've brought many more influences and colors into the mix this time, adding even more progressive, dark, delicate, and emotional textures to our sound. The world of Wilderun is expanding much further than before.
It's been over 2 years since we released our first album, and there has been a growing demand for new material. Luckily, with our combined efforts, we've been able to begin the foundational tracking on the new album. In August, we tracked the drums, bass and rhythm guitar. So the groundwork has been laid! (Make sure to check out our whole video, there's a couple sneak peeks at the very end!)
Unfortunately, being a relatively small and unsigned band, we don't have the resources necessary to fund and complete the rest of the album. There is still a lot that needs to be done: Lead guitars, folk instruments, additional acoustic guitar, lead vocals, gang vocals, mixing, mastering, and the physical printing of the album.
Also, due to each band member's personal lives and jobs, we all live spread out across the country, which adds travel costs to our list of expenses (when we're unable to perform band tasks remotely).
Therefore, we've decided to launch this campaign in order to guarantee a new album to our fans in the very near future! With your help, we'll have the means to complete the recording of the album early next year, get it printed, and into your hands as soon as possible.
Your support over the last 2 years has been so much greater than we could have ever expected. Now we ask you to help give us that extra push so we can continue this journey together!
For those of you who are interested in our Kickstarter-exclusive prizes, here's what you'd receive!
$35 - Kickstarter Exclusive Patch (Includes copy of new album + lyric sheet)
$50 - Kickstarter Exclusive Beanie (includes Patch + Copy of new album + Your name in the booklet)
$100 - Kickstarter Exclusive Zip-Up Hoodie (includes Patch + Beanie + Copy of new album + Your name in the booklet + Early download + Sticker + Thank you video)
Risks and challenges
Recording and releasing an album is a very long and complicated process. Unfortunately, if we don't make our goal, the production of this album will have to be suspended for quite a long time, until we can find another way to fund it.
Even if we do reach our goal, there's always the possibility for certain complications, such as printing delays, layout problems, or setbacks with the mixing and mastering. But if these problems do arise, we guarantee that we will do everything in our power to get the album, and the various kickstarter prizes, into your hands as soon as we're able. We want to make sure our fans know that any donation, no matter what size, is going directly into helping complete this album - Which means You will be able to experience new music much sooner!
In the couple years Wilderun has been active, the greatest fulfillment has unquestionably been the connection we've made with our fans. No matter what obstacles we face while trying to get this task completed, we know its the teamwork between the band and the fans that's going to keep us going. We love you all!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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