Concrete Sledge is a metal band straight out of Rosemead, CA and has been around for three and a half years now. Since the start of our journey, we have had many incredible experiences. We've had the opportunity share our music, play a variety of locations, fund and venture on our own mini-tour, meet incredible bands that share our passion for music, meet incredible fans that appreciate the music, and share the stage with big name artist such as Destruction, DevilDriver, and Trivium. Along side these experiences, one of the most rewarding aspects is to see ourselves grow as a band and develop musically. While perfecting our stage presence, exploring a number of different areas, and playing a great deal of shows, the development of our musicianship is something that we are extremely proud of. While our music matures, we receive another rewarding feeling; when our fans can see that growth and maturity within our music and appreciate what they are hearing.
Concrete Sledge has recorded twice in their short lifetime. First in late 2010, straight out of the small garage in Rosemead, CA where everything from practice and songwriting to hanging out and shenanigans took place. Next in mid-2011, in a nicer, bigger, more professional garage in El Sereno, CA by the name of "Black Static Studios". That product is what most people currently hear when they listen to us. The reason why we are here is because Concrete Sledge needs YOUR help!
After three long years, we are ready to do things right and produce the best possible recording, packaging, and presentation that our fans deserve. We are planning on finishing a full EP with a whole new look and an even better sound than before! This project is something that will help establish us as a band and help promote our unique sound and passion for music. Together, we can make incredible things happen because in the end, we will all benefit from this amazing journey.
BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS AND WHERE THEY WILL GO:
$500.00: RECORDING/MIXING/MASTERING- This is a heart of why we are asking for your donations. We were able to find a great deal with a highly professional engineer, but this is only part of the battle!
$1350.00: Professional Packaging/Distribution- This is a major element in our E.P. release process. In planning this whole journey, we wanted to give our fans the best quality product we possibly could from high quality sound and music to high quality packaging. This includes a gloss, wrapped, CD slip, and UPC code (to make available in stores). Along side that, we are getting our music out to as many distributors as we can!
WHAT WE DID'NT MENTION IN THE VIDEO:
Because the E.P. is our top priority, we wanted to focus on that in the video. But here, we want to also let you know that a minor portion of your donations will be going to the following:
$125.00: 5% CUT FOR KICKSTARTER- In using this awesome service, kickstarter takes a small cut for their provided work which we have to take into account!
$525.00: MERCHANDISE- With this new E.P. coming out, we want to be ready to have the best quality march we can offer you. With brand new design and new merch options such as pins, decals, and posters, this portion of the funding will ensure that all of our merchandise production is covered so we could provide you with the best merchandise options!
**FOR ANY PACKAGE THAT INVOLVES FREE ENTERANCE TO SHOWS, THAT IS ALL IT INCLUDES. TRANSPORTATION, FOOD, HOTEL, IS NOT PROVIDED**
****HERE IS A MAJOR RISK THAT WE ARE FACING WITH THIS PROJECT****
In choosing to use kickstarter, we are following an "all or nothing" plan. This basically means that if we do not reach our goal, we do not receive one cent of the money! We chose kickstarter because of that element. We want to go all out for this! We truly believe that our fans will support and help us in reaching our goal!
Risks and challenges
Besides the "all or nothing" plan, the other risk and challenges that we face are pretty simple; time and money. If we cannot pull off this fundraiser then we will have to put recording and mixing to a halt which will push back the release of our EP! Besides the time lost, we will have to finish funding the recording and packaging process with what little finances we have left. Once those finances run out, we will have to start looking for second and third jobs to support this release. We are by no means scared of working hard and getting our hands dirty and doing what we have to do to get this project up and ready to go, but we want to try and release the best quality EP we can give you all in the most timely manner and with your help that is definitely a possibility!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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