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Epic progressive metal band Spires are making their full length follow up to 2010's Spiral of Ascension, and your help is needed!
Epic progressive metal band Spires are making their full length follow up to 2010's Spiral of Ascension, and your help is needed!
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Spires are in the final stages of recording their second LP, the follow up to 2010's 'Spiral of Ascension', and 2012's acoustic mini EP 'Lucid Abstractions'. The album will be entitled 'The Whisperer', and it is our aim to have an early November release.

The crowdfunding campaign is to finance the mastering and pressing of the album.  It will feature extensive artwork by Daniella Morrison (which is looking fantastic!), on a 6 panel Digipak, and will also incorporate a 6 page lyric booklet.  Because of this, it's gonna be fairly expensive to produce, but as a thank you for the support we've received on previous releases we want to reward you lot with something really worth having!

We are only pressing 500 copies, so it's very much a limited edition product.  We will also be signing a limited amount of the albums, making them practically priceless.  We will obviously also be offering downloads for those who live exclusively in the future.  These will not be signed.

As is already obvious from this funding campaign, we don't have much money, and advertising doesn't come cheap.  We are therefore offering you the chance to become a walking advert for the band by purchasing one of our upcoming run of T-shirts.  These will feature the album artwork, which, again, is looking fantastic.  You'll just have to take our word for it!  

We will of course be posting updates to this project, including videos / soundclips / photos of our dinner.  These will exclusively be available to kickstarter pledgers.  

Thanks for reading,

Spires

edit:  Here's a few clips so you know the kind of stuff you're getting.  

Firstly a heavy tune from our debut 'Spiral of Ascension':

And a nice long proggy number from the same album 

 And finally a gentle (but proggy)  number from our acoustic EP 'Lucid Abstractions'

Risks and challenges

The majority of the recording is now done, which just leaves mixing to go. I (Paul) shall be mixing this myself again, and am notoriously picky (anal) about these things, usually sending myself mad in the process. It will then be sent off for mastering. Artwork is not far off completion, and once funded we should be in a position to give birth to the album in November 2014, assuming all goes well with pressing and mastering.

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    The full whammy!
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    PLUS: signed copies of the debut 'Spiral of Ascension' and acoustic mini EP 'Lucid Abstractions'

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