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Page link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334252514/new-spades-and-blades-album
Video by: Chad Ashton at Kountryjoe Productions
THE END IS NEAR. WE CAN USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO TELL THE WORLD!
Every band has a message, but not always the means to share it. Our message as a band is to share the joy we have in our relationships with God to a hurting world. Our message musically is to bring awareness to this world that we will all face judgement. However, the reality is we're one of many bands in an over saturated market, without label support to help spread our message. That won't keep us from making the most lethal record possible but it does mean we need to raise our own financing. We've already begun recording this album but can't financially finish it on our own. With our efforts and your involvement, we can release the new album in early 2013.
If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works, we'll break it down for you:
- We share our project and our goal to complete it, with our awesome fans
- Your pledges are rewarded with our finished product (see rewards --->)
- We can earn any $ amount more than our goal with your pledges
- We CAN'T earn less than our goal. If it isn't reached, you're reimbursed
- WE MUST REACH THE GOAL IN 30 DAYS! DON'T WAIT. DONATE!
We are shooting for the financial goal of $1,500. Your pledges will be used to pay for the mixing and mastering of our album by producer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague, Chelsea Grin, Impending Doom) at Lambesis Studios in Escondido, CA. He has already mixed and mastered our new single "Isolation" and we can promise the rest of the album will sound just as sick! Keep in mind, this budget covers mixing and mastering the album and shipping out your rewards only. Fortunately, we have the resources to record the songs ourselves for free. Just not the budget to have an expert finalize their quality.
Every dollar we raise over $1,500 will be used for such things as advertising, merchandise, and maintenance on our van to get it ready for touring.This is another HUGE burden that we must resolve in order to get out there on the road. It needs new tires, new brakes, a tune up, registration renewal and insurance coverage. Not to mention the cost of fuel these days is outrageous!
Those of you who know us personally know that we're a very hard working and self sufficient band, but that doesn't mean we are reaching our full potential. Your involvement in this project can help us realize that potential and help us spread our music to the online community, as well as to other people by helping us get out there on the road. Since forming in 2006, touring has been an unrealized dream. We know our passion for sharing our music on stage has made many of you become our fans. We greatly wish to earn more fans by traveling this hurting nation and pouring more of our blood, spit, and sweat onto it's stages. But we can't do that with the current state of our vehicle. I mean, just look at this thing....
Can you believe we drive this thing to our shows right now? It's on the verge of a blow out! As you can see, the $1,500 we're hoping to earn for the album could easily all go into the van alone. That's why your involvement in this effort is crucial! We assure you, we will keep you posted every step of the way. We want you to enjoy the ride as much as we do!
As a project "backer" you'll get awesome reward like, T-Shirts, Bandannas, Posters, Stickers, The Album, and even be in our next music video! If you want us to add more rewards or have a request for a reward, just let us know. We want to make you as stoked about the rewards as we are about your donations.
CHECK IT, COOL REWARDS BELOW!
Lethal T-Shirts. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, Valued at $15.00 each
Brutal Bandanna. Valued at $5.00 each
Prophetic Poster. Valued at $10.00 each
Be in our new music video. Valued at PRICELESS!
****Want to donate an amount we don't have listed? Contact us so we can discuss how much you'd like to contribute and we'll create a reward package that realistically reflects the value of that!****
JUST TO BE CLEAR:
- $1,500 WILL COVER THE EXPENSE OF FINALIZING OUR RECORD
- $1,500 MORE WOULD COVER REPAIRS TO OUR VAN
- ANYTHING ABOVE THAT WILL HELP COVER OTHER COSTS FOR MAKING MERCH, SHIPPING ORDERS, PAYING FOR ADVERTISING, COVERING FUEL COSTS FOR TOURING, ETC.
PS: If you aren't familiar with our band but would like to donate anyway, thanks duder! We're just five ruthless dudes from the heart of So-Cal working our tails off to make this dream a reality. You can ask some other gnarly people about us on our facebook page:
and check out our debut album from 2010 on our webpage:
"THE END IS NEAR" TRAILER.
Video by: Chad Ashton at Kountryjoe Productions
****Please Keep In Mind****
This is a creative project and even though it's already in the works, it may take some time to complete. Our goal is to release this album by early 2013. We will keep you updated on our progress, even once the Kickstarter campaign has ended. All rewards will be shipped out January, 2013 with the exception of the album. "The End Is Near" will ship as soon as possible, once completed. At the end of this campaign, we will send out a questionnaire and you will be able to pick whatever size T-Shirt(s) that you want. Pledges are paid for through Amazon.com.SHIPPING COST IS INCLUDED IN YOUR DONATION. NO HIDDEN FEES!
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Risks and challenges
This is a creative project and even though it's already in the works, it may take some time to complete. Our goal is to release this album by early 2013. We will keep you updated on our progress, even once the Kickstarter campaign has ended. Shipping your rewards is a high priority for us, but so are our jobs, families, other businesses, and our music. So, please be patient when waiting for your rewards. We promise we will begin shipping rewards in January 2013.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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