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With a national radio & publicity campaign locked in for 2013, we are calling on our fans to help fund the creation of our debut album!
With a national radio & publicity campaign locked in for 2013, we are calling on our fans to help fund the creation of our debut album!
39 backers pledged $4,720 to help bring this project to life.

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Before anything else, please watch our video above ^^ 

...and keep an eye on "Updates" + post your thoughts in "Comments" near the top of the screen!

The fire is real... we worked with stunt legend Lane Leavitt to get this unique photo shoot done.
The fire is real... we worked with stunt legend Lane Leavitt to get this unique photo shoot done.

The biggest opportunity we've ever had to get our music heard ...but we need your help!

We released our 2012 EP "Slash & Burn" entirely on our own, and it was enough to convince one of the most reputable hard rock radio/publicity companies in the country that we have what it takes.

Now we need YOUR HELP to finish our debut full-length album and launch it THE RIGHT WAY, with a full national radio/publicity campaign beginning in January, 2013, and touring across the country!

Ocean Beach MuirFest 2012
Ocean Beach MuirFest 2012

Won't you help a band in need?

Why we are doing this ---

Until now we have always done everything on our own: under our previous name we booked our own tours, recorded our own albums, promoted everything ourselves... and paid for it all out of our own pockets. While we have accomplished some pretty cool things, there has been a ceiling to how far we've been able to get, and obviously we still have our day jobs...

This time things are going to be different! We have partnered up with Land Shark Promotions (w/ clients such as Slash, The Smashing Pumpkins, & Five Finger Death Punch) and together will be launching a national radio & publicity campaign to blow the hell out of this new album. This is a HUGE opportunity to get our music heard on a scale far beyond what we have been able to do on our own... the problem is, this kind of promotion IS NOT CHEAP, and neither is creating the album itself.

EarthFair 2012 in Balboa Park
EarthFair 2012 in Balboa Park

Pre-Order the album & exclusive packages, to give us the funding to finish the album!

Your pledge says "Rock on guys, rock on!" ---

We are NOT asking for a handout... this is an opportunity for our fans to become a real part of this album. We are offering an assortment of packages with the new music and items like T-shirts, posters, limited edition canvas prints, an airbrushed guitar, hand-written lyrics sheets, & more... along with unique experiences with the band, and even a lifetime membership!

Ordering one (or more) of these packages now will provide us funding we need to cover the expenses of finishing the album (mastering, manufacturing, artwork, etc). We are still recording and mixing the album entirely ourselves. Any money we raise above our goal will be a huge help contributing to the national radio/publicity campaign which we are funding out of our own pockets, and touring to follow!

Sample pic of how the "mask" emblem airbrushed guitar will look! WE WILL BE MAKING THIS PACKAGE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS THE GUITAR IS READY and we can post an actual photo of it! ...so keep an eye out the next few days!!
Sample pic of how the "mask" emblem airbrushed guitar will look! WE WILL BE MAKING THIS PACKAGE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS THE GUITAR IS READY and we can post an actual photo of it! ...so keep an eye out the next few days!!

What happens if we DON'T reach our goal?

If we don't reach our funding goal... then we get NOTHING. All pledges are returned, and that's it. We will probably sell our kidneys and find a way to finish the album, but it's going to hurt and limit how much we can do to get it out there. 


What happens if we DO reach our goal?

If we reach our funding goal, the money will be used to cover the expenses of finishing the album including mastering, artwork, manufacturing/replication & more. We will know our fans truly believe in us, and we will use the money out of our pockets to fund the promotional campaign.


What happens if we BEAT our goal?

Well, first of all we would know our fans are f*#kin' amazing!! On top of finishing the album, the money would go towards the radio/publicity campaign, and also into touring! The more we raise, the further out there we can get... we would be forever grateful, and would fight harder than ever for you guys. 

Brick By Brick, 8/3/12
Brick By Brick, 8/3/12

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I make a pledge?

To make a pledge and order a package, simply click the big green "Back This Project" button near the top of the page, and then select the package you want!

Can I order a package as a gift?

Yes! We will contact everyone who makes a pledge before anything starts shipping out... you can just tell us then who you'd like it sent to.

How do I let you know what T-Shirt size/color I want?

We will contact everyone who makes a pledge before anything starts shipping out... you can just tell us then what size and color you want for T-shirts, and what color you want for canvas prints.

Do you ship packages internationally?

Yes! All packages ship internationally (except the house parties). There are some small extra fees for shipping internationally.

I have a question about a package or pledging, who do I ask?

Feel free to ask us at: band@psychothermia.com

When will albums be shipped out?

***Downloads of the album will be sent out in early January, 2013

***Hard copies of the album will begin shipping out in early February, 2013

Here is a sample of the "Regime" artwork, created by badass Indonesian artist Ipoet Poetra, that will be featured on T-shirts and limited-edition canvas prints in the packages... You get to choose between the white background and black background versions!

"Regime" artwork by Ipoet Poetra - white background
"Regime" artwork by Ipoet Poetra - white background
"Regime" artwork by Ipoet Poetra - black background
"Regime" artwork by Ipoet Poetra - black background

Some reviews of our 2012 EP "Slash & Burn"...

"This EP is front to back stellar… You won’t forget their sound once you have heard it!" - Macavity, MuenMagazine.net

"Psychothermia is one of the best independent bands to come out of America in a long time…” - Christine Caruana, LoudMag.com.au

 "Psychothermia will melt your face off!" - Rob "The Rob" Bleetstein, Director & Host, Sirius XM Radio

"Crazy X’ has one of the most memorable bridges I’ve heard in a long time.” - Fred Archambault, Producer/Mixing Engineer (Avenged Sevenfold)

"...these guys deserve to heat up the charts." - Mark Allen, HardRockHaven.net

Watch us burn! "Crazy X" music video...


"Anarchy" music video!

Psychothermia "Mask" Emblem - featured on posters in the packages, as well as on the airbrushed guitar and printed kick-drum head
Psychothermia "Mask" Emblem - featured on posters in the packages, as well as on the airbrushed guitar and printed kick-drum head

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!

Johan Maldonado - vocals

Jon Russo - guitar

Mike Russo - drums

Chenzo Vidalez - bass

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http://psychothermia.com

http://www.facebook.com/psychothermia

Risks and challenges

We have a very tight schedule over the next month and a half to get everything with the album done in time, and that will surely be one of our biggest challenges. But we have faced time crunches many times before, and if history has anything to say it tends to bring out the best in us. Then when it comes to touring we hope to find an opportunity to hold a support slot for a bigger act, but even if nothing materializes we are more than prepared to hit the road independently once again. There's no guarantees with the promotional campaign either, but this is some of the most powerful music we've ever created, and it's now or never!

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    Thanks for donating a gallon of gas! You will get us that much closer to our next gig, and to show our appreciation we will email you a download of one song off the album before it's released!

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    JUST GIMME THE MUSIC! *** Signed hard copy of the album + download of the album before it's released + stickers.

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    VALUE PACK! *** Download of the album before it's released + T-shirt with "Regime" artwork + stickers.

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    CLASSIC PACKAGE! *** Signed hard copy of the album + download of the album before it's released + T-shirt with "Regime" artwork + signed/personalized 11x17" poster with "mask" emblem + signed hard copy of our 2012 "Slash & Burn" EP + stickers.

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    TRUE SUPPORTERS PACKAGE! *** Everything in the "Classic Package" + we will list YOUR NAME as a supporter in the Thank You section of the album!

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    FACE-TIME PACKAGE! *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + a 20 minute chat with the band on Skype! We can jam a couple live tunes of your choice, you can ask us about our favorite flavor of ramen, or whatever you want!

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    HOW'D THEY PLAY THAT!? PACKAGE! *** Everything in the "Just Gimme The Music Package" + Two 1-hour music lessons with either Jon (guitar), Chenzo (bass), or Mike (drums)! You choose the instrument (only one of us per lesson)... learn one of the new songs, one of our old songs, another band's songs, or just get some tips & pointers!! It's all up to you! Any skill level (as long as you're not better than us) and the lessons can either be at the band's home studio in San Diego (transportation not included), or we can come to you (within 20 miles of San Diego zip 92107 only please). Learn how we do our thing!

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    ANARCHY MASKS! *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + a signed security guard mask prop from our music video for "Anarchy"!! There are only three of these true pieces of Psychothermia history!

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    LIMITED EDITION CANVAS! *** Download of the album before it's released + limited edition 16x20" mounted canvas printed in full-color with the "Regime" artwork! An extremely cool item to put on your wall...

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    WHO LIKES DRUMSTICKS!? *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + signed pair of drumsticks used by Mike during the recording of the album! Also written on the sticks will be the name of the song recorded with them.

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    HAND WRITTEN LYRICS! *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + a lyrics page hand-written by Johan and signed by the band! Only one page will be written per song, so you will be the owner of a unique and meaningful piece of this project!

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    FULL CANVAS BUNDLE! *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + limited edition 16x20" mounted canvas printed in full-color with the "Regime" artwork! An extremely cool item to put on your wall... and everything else with it!

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    HOLY KICK-DRUM BATMAN! *** Everything in the "True Supporters Package" + unique Psychothermia 22" kick-drum head signed by the band, printed with the band's "mask" emblem and used by Mike at live shows since April, 2012, & during the recording of the album!

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    CV STUDIOS PACKAGE! *** Got a band? Want Jon to record 3 of your songs?? Then this is the package for you!! Our guitarist Jon Russo runs a professional home studio in San Diego (CV Studios) and this is where we record ALL of our songs! Jon has also mixed every song except one we've ever released (including all Canobliss songs)... and with this package he will set you up at CV studios to record & mix 3 or your tunes!! (up to 15hrs total time). Any style, any skill... you will also walk away with everything in the "True Supporters Package", all signed and personalized.

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    VIP PRIVATE SESSION! *** Bring a friend and come hang out with the band in their home studio in San Diego for an evening (transportation not included), have them jam a private concert with Psychothermia (and Canobliss) songs of your choice, see how they record their tracks, have a few "refreshing beverages" and grab dinner with the band, take pictures & videos, and walk away with everything in the "True Supporters Package" & more, all signed and personalized! Come hang out!!

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    SO-CAL HOUSE PARTY!! *** Anywhere within 120 miles of San Diego, the band will come to your home/back yard/block party, etc. and perform at least a full 35-45min electric set!! We will bring our own equipment and basic sound system... all we need from you is electricity and a place to park! You will also walk away with everything in the "True Supporters Package" all signed and personalized!

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    PERSONAL SONG PACKAGE! *** Got a song idea but don't know how to create it? Want us to write a song about you, with you, or about someone/something you love/hate? Come meet up with the band at their home studio in San Diego either in person (transportation not included) or on Skype/phone/email, and we will make it happen! We will work together to write and record a brand new, unique song, and we won't stop until we're all happy with it!! Then you can walk away with the only hard copy, or we can actually release it on a future album... your choice! You also get everything in the "True Supporters Package" all signed and personalized. Guaranteed to be a fun, creative experience with the band.

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    SOUTHWEST HOUSE PARTY! *** Anywhere within 500 miles of San Diego, the band will come to your home/back yard/block party, etc. and perform at least a full 35-45min electric set!! We will bring our own equipment and basic sound system... all we need from you is electricity and a place to park! You will also walk away with everything in the "True Supporters Package" all signed and personalized!

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    LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE! *** Tired of all the fuss having to order show tickets, CDs, and shirts whenever we release them? Well then this is the package for you!!! You will get 2 tickets to ANY & ALL public shows we perform at that you would like to attend... FOREVER! (Does not include transportation, and YOU must attend... can't just ask for tickets then sell them). On top of that, you will have no problem looking stylish and singing along, because we will send you 1 of EVERY CD, T-Shirt, Hat, lighter, or any other standard merchandise item we release... FOREVER! As the title suggests, you will become a true lifetime member of our Psychothermia family.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE! *** You get everything in the "Lifetime Membership" and "VIP Private Session" packages + you will be listed as the Executive Producer on the album!! This is the ultimate package for someone who truly believes in where our project is headed... and thinks it would be f'n cool to be a part of it!!! It is mainly a ceremonial title (you won't actually be controlling production in any way), but we will be forever grateful, your name will be attached to the strongest album we've ever created, and you will always be a close part of the Psychothermia family!!

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