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Manic Bloom, an epic, melodic, rock (epi-melodi-rock) band, is recording a new album to fight off death.
Manic Bloom, an epic, melodic, rock (epi-melodi-rock) band, is recording a new album to fight off death.
208 backers pledged $16,683 to help bring this project to life.

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Every band hears the same thing when they start out. Get out and play shows! Put yourself in front of people and the fanbase will build. Then, after a long time of playing shows to huge crowds of ten people, one realization always hits. IT TAKES MONEY.

  • You want to record a new album? IT TAKES MONEY.
  • You want to get on tour w/ a regional act? IT TAKES MONEY.
  • You want to do promotion for your new album? IT TAKES MONEY.
  • In essence, lack of financial backing for a band means one thing...DEATH.

With Death coming for Manic Bloom, we have decided to look to our fans for the way out.

We are an Epic, Melodic, Rock band from Nashville, TN. Our music has been featured in videos of YouTube sensations Dude Perfect, on The Jim Rome Show, MTV's The Real World, Oxygen's Bad Girls' Club, and Good Morning America. We have won many awards as a band, including Ourstage's October 2008 Finals, Music City Mayhem Best Rock Band of 2011, Stereofame.com's Artist of the Month for July 2010, and the "Best New Artist of 2009" award from Nashville's 102.9 The Buzz.

Official website: http://www.manicbloom.com

Movie Trailer in HD on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SXTOzOW3aQM

We are looking to raise at least $15,000 for our new album.

Here's what the money will be used for.

  • Studio time (we are able to record a large portion in our basement, but we need studio time primarily for drums and guitar)
  • Mixing (typical cost for our mixing is around $800/song) and this album will include 8-10 songs.
  • Mastering
  • Duplication (this is the designing and printing of the cds)
  • Album promotion (this will be to hire a PR rep and do a press release)

If we are able to raise more than our goal, the additional money will be used for the following.

  • Radio promotion
  • Tour support (our goal would be to buy our way onto the tour of a mid-level band)
  • Additional merchandise purchases for touring

1. Donate - any amount is appreciated, and if there is a reward not listed that you would like to see, let us know.

2. Pass this on - please send this to as many people as possible (friends, family, strangers, etc.)

We are grateful for all of our dedicated fans, and thankful for everyone that supports Manic Bloom!

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    Our sincere gratitude & a digital "good-game".

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    Reward #2 - Pre-release digital download of the new album.

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    Reward #3 - Pre-release signed album on CD - for US orders.

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    Pre-release signed album on CD - for International orders.

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    Limited edition signed poster of Manic Bloom + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Signed Manic Bloom t-shirt (your choice of design and size) + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Signed Manic Bloom t-shirt (your choice of design and size) + Limited edition signed poster of Manic Bloom + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    A personal phone call from Hildee who will tell you his dad's hilariously true, real life encounter with Chuck Norris + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Personal thank you call from a member of Manic Bloom + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Manic Bloom will record a personal voicemail greeting with your name in it for your personal use + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Handwritten & signed lyrics for the song of your choice + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    You get a used drumhead or battleworn cymbal signed by the entire band + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    We'll send you a signed key from Hildee's keyboard + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Deluxe Merch Package - Signed Manic Bloom t-shirt (your choice of design and size) + Limited edition signed poster of Manic Bloom + personal thank you call from a member of Manic Bloom + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Personal Skype lesson on how to play one Manic Bloom song w/ band member of your choice + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Backstage passes to the show of your choice + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    Two members of Manic Bloom will play Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies with you for two hours + Choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    You get a flash drive with all existing Manic Bloom music loaded on it, and the free download of all future Manic Bloom music.

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    Personal one hour training session with Andy (bassist of MB, owner/operator Funkytown Fitness) + choice of Reward #2 or #3. (must come to Nashville)

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    A member of Manic Bloom will film a personal thank you with your name in it, and upload it to our band YouTube page + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    We will send you one of Andy's legen...wait for it..dary dread locks + Delux Merch Package.

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    Minor role in an upcoming music video we film for this new album + Deluxe Merch Package. (must travel to filming location - probably Nashville)

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    You get the actual chess board used for our first music video, "Death and Conversation" + Deluxe Merch Package.

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    You get Brink's used snare drum (Black Panther 14" Maple) + choice of Reward #2 or #3.

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    We'll send you a hard drive with all the pro tools files and audio files for the new album + Deluxe Merch Package. (all Pro Tools files will be pre-mixing)

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    Bring a guest and share a meal with Manic Bloom in Nashville.You pick the cuisine and MB will pick the restaurant and take care of the tab + Deluxe Merch Package.

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    Signed guitar (acoustic or electric) + Deluxe Merch Package.

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    Hildee will play piano at your wedding + Deluxe Merch Package. (must also cover travel expenses & subject to scheduling)

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    One member of Manic Bloom will be the best man (or usher, or groomsman, or flower girl...seriously) at your wedding + Deluxe Merch Package. (must cover travel expense & subject to scheduling)

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    Personal full-day tour of Nashville given by Manic Bloom for you and one guest + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    Matt (guitarist of MB, director of MB Kickstarter video and owner/operator Push FOCUS Productions) will film and edit a video project (ex. music video, commercial, training video, etc.) for you or your band + Deluxe Merch Package. Must cover travel expenses or come to Nashville. (email for terms and conditions)

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    Andy's signed Warwick Pro Line 5 bass used to record Manic Bloom's first two albums, videos, live shows, etc + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    Manic Bloom will play a private party for you and your friends (over 5 hours of drive time from Nashville will have travel expenses added) + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    Matt's signed Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier amp head used to record Manic Bloom's first two albums + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    Matt's signed PRS Custom 24 guitar used for all MB albums, shows, videos, etc + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    Hildee's signed Yamaha Motif 8 keyboard used for all MB albums, shows, videos, etc + Deluxe Merch Package + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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    You get Brink's entire drum set (drums, snare, cymbals, hardware, pedals) used for all MB albums, shows, videos, etc + Deluxe Merch Package + 1 Skype Drum Lesson + Backstage pass to all future MB shows.

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Funding period

- (30 days)