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An album where melodic postrock music meets technical influences out of the metal-scene. Pressed on 12" coloured vinyl.
46 backers pledged €1,465 to help bring this project to life.

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We are happy to announce that work on our first full album has finally begun. We are recording this November at Deaftone studio in Zottegem (BE) with Jannes Van Rossem. It’s all very exciting. We want to be able to present you with something we can be proud of and you can enjoy.

Our music is melodic and cinematic but with a lot of technical influences. The title of the LP will be 'ABCD’. The album is dedicated to the naïeve but moving, powerful and beautiful survival instinct that humans possess. It’s strong, hopeful, but also a bit dark. ‘ABCD’ refers to the progression that leads one to this instinct. Might it be loss, doubt, fear or something else.

preview of the album cover, artwork by 55:12
preview of the album cover, artwork by 55:12

 

Scheme's of the artwork, illustration by 55:12
Scheme's of the artwork, illustration by 55:12

I Am Wolves exists of Dries Van Herreweghe, Pieter Wuyts, Grisha Verlinden, Gwen Verlinden and a gang of very loyal friends. We are very thankful to be surrounded by such a supporting crew. Up until now we have always been self-financed.

bandshot 2017, picture by Snaplöv
bandshot 2017, picture by Snaplöv

 

Antwerp Music City 2017, picture by Werner Roozen
Antwerp Music City 2017, picture by Werner Roozen

 

Grisha, picture by Snaplöv
Grisha, picture by Snaplöv

 

 

Pieter, picture by Snaplöv
Pieter, picture by Snaplöv

 

Dries and Gwen, picture by Snaplöv
Dries and Gwen, picture by Snaplöv

What will the money be used for?: We have partially funded the project ourselves with the savings from former shows and selling merchandise. Each band member has also put in an amount of his or hers own personal savings. Along with our existing budget, the amount we're asking for will fund the recording, mastering, artwork, manufacturing, packaging, delivery and a very small, basic budget for the videoclip we are working on.

Projected release date: We're aiming for Jun 2018. This gives us enough time to record, mix and master the album. The manufacturing of the vinyls can take 3 months. June is therefore a realistic date. As this is our first album and we have never gone through the entire process, we can't guarantee that nothing will go wrong and backers may get their rewards a bit later. We thank you for understanding.

Digital copies: Pledgers will receive a Bandcamp download code at least 2 weeks before release (of the physical album).

Allocation of numbered vinyls: We often have people asking for certain numbers. We feel the fairest way to allocate them is on a first come, first serve basis.

Postage & Packaging: We take every care to ensure products arrive to you safely, but we can’t be held responsible for mess-ups by the delivery service. Nonetheless, we will do anything within our power to make sure that you will receive your reward(s).

Shipping costs: All of the shipping costs quoted with the rewards are as accurate as possible. We want you all to know that the postage costs are out of our control but we’re doing everything we can to keep them reasonable.

How many will there be of the Special editions?: We will only press the exact amount of these editions that are ordered through the Kickstarter. The amount will be limited to 50. We may not even hit the 50 mark though, so your limited edition will be even more limited! These variants will NOT be available at any other time, you have our word.

Accountability: This Kickstarter campaign has been created to hopefully break-even on costs. The band nor any individuals will make no profit or gain whatsoever. Every penny we've ever made has gone straight back into recording, merch and so on. If we should surpass the target, we will simply spend more on the items and/or increase the quantities/quality of the standard stock.

How will the hardware of the album look?: The LP will be pressed on 12" coloured vinyl and will be protected by an innersleeve and a 3 mm spine jacket. If the Kickstarter raises significantly more than the 1000 euro goal, it is possible we will be able to make the album look even more amazing.

Who's doing the artwork?: We’re very happy to announce the artwork has been made by Chilean artist 55:12, a very talented, young illustrator who became our friend during the process.

What’s the videoclip about? The videoclip is something we hope to realise within the small budget we reserved for it, but some extra funding would be welcome. The present 1000 euro goal is the minimum amount we need to get the album physically released. Extra funds will go directly to the improvement of our products, including the videoclip. We will be collaborating with professional, Belgian dancer and one of our dearest friends Sytske Van Wesemael who will write and dance a unique choreography to one of our songs.

Got a question? Please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Risks and challenges

What happens if we don't reach our goal? Well, unfortunately that would mean that a physical release is not possible. We would still hope to release the album digitally at some point, although the recording would be delayed whilst we try to raise more funds.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    If you just want to donate

    You're cool like that. You just want to donate and don't want anything physical in return. That's cool.

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    Digital pre-order

    You are awesome. And you like awesome things. You will receive a super awesome pre-release digital download of the new album.

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    I Am Wolves T-shirt

    You're fabulous. This is fabulous. And you'll be even more fabulous with this limited edition I Am Wolves T-shirt. The T-shirts are beautifully printed on soft, heavy cotton, so you will FEEL fabulous too. We'll even throw in a digital download of the album!

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    Handprinted totebag

    Isn't this amazing? We think it's amazing. And to show just how amazing it is, we'll sent you a totally unique totebag, handprinted with the latest artwork. Plus you'll receive a downloadcode so you can get the album online.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    Vinyl pre-order

    Yes, it's vinyl! And to be more precise, it's 12" coloured vinyl with beautiful artwork by Chilean artist 55:12. Mmmh, so beautiful. Almost as beautiful as you are for supporting us. You'll also get the digital album.

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    • 12" Coloured Vinyl
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    Holiday gift card

    In need of an original gift for the holidays? We've got your back! You can give the gift of music - our music, before it's even released. Whoo! This festive card represents one 12" coloured vinyl and a digital download - a fun way to let the receiver know what's coming for them.
    ps: we will ship this giftcard as soon as our Kickstarter campaign ends (4th of December) so you'll have it in time for Christmas, Chanukkah, new year's eve or any other holiday you'd like to celebrate. The 12" vinyl and the download code will be sent as soon as the album is released (projected release date: June 2018)

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    Pledge €35 or more About $40

    Vinyl pre-order + I Am Wolves T-shirt

    Incredible. You can support us by buying TWO things at the SAME TIME. And you too are incredible for helping us realising this album. This rewards contains, as already clearified, two items: one 12" coloured vinyl and one I Am Wolves T-shirt. Also, you'll get the digital version of the album.

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    Special edition vinyl

    Wow.
    This right here is fantastic.
    Thank you so much for supporting us.
    The special edition vinyl is a handnumbered, limited edition, coloured 12" vinyl, hand-signed by all the bandmembers. It's comes with a handwritten, personal thank you note. And last but not least, you'll receive a downloadcode so you can get your hands on the digital version too.

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    • Personal thank you note
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    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    I Am Wolves super pack

    Oh my wolves.
    From fantastic to cray-cray in a good way!
    This I Am Wolves super pack contains the special edition vinyl (hand-signed by all the bandmembers and handnumbered), an I Am Wolves T-shirt, a handwitten, personal thank you note.
    And all these goodies are wrapped up for you in a unique, handprinted totebag featuring the lastest artwork by Chilean artist 55:12. And last but not least, you'll receive the digital album.
    Also, we love you!

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    Private gig at your house

    We'll tear the place up.
    Or we'll play accoustic. It doesn't matter. With this kind of support you must be a madly magnificient person and we'll try to make it a madly magnificient evening for you and your family or guests. Of course we'll also leave a special edition of our 12" coloured vinyl behind. <3

    Note: due to transportation costs and practical reasons, we can only grant this reward to people who want us to preform a show in a location not further than 100 km from Antwerp. Thank you for understanding.

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