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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!
Johan Maldonado - vocals
Jon Russo - guitar
Mike Russo - drums
Chenzo Vidalez - bass
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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