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New canadian prog metal group featuring former members of Into Eternity and the Devin Townsend Band.

Winnipeg, Canada Metal
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Third Ion is a brand new band featuring former members of Devin Townsend Band and Into Eternity, along with Canadian singer/songwriter solo artist Tyler Gilbert and drummer Aaron Edgar (of Drums Etc. magazine, and youtube fame).

Aaron Edgar - Drums

Mike Young - Bass

Tyler Gilbert - Vocals

Justin Bender - Guitar

The band has been described as Alice in Chains meets Dream Theater, even a bit of Queens of the Stone Age or Tool. Largely progressive music influenced, with a ton of crazy time signature and technical parts, but also super grooves and memorable choruses.

We are all experience, full time working musicians, and are capable of doing a LOT of the work on our own. However, some of the bulk expenses involved in releasing an album, and hitting the road, are still just too far beyond our reach without record label support.

Basically - we need help to "launch" the band. We have gigs booked in Winnipeg, MB (Sept 11th), Regina, SK (Sept 12th) and Vancouver, BC (Sept 17th), and a record just about ready to be pressed - as well as a few more tour dates to fill in that gap (we will keep you posted on here!!)

We also need to book some more studio time at Blue Door Recording to finish tracking vocals and mixing - also to continue with more songs for the NEXT album (we don't sleep). If we can surpass our fundraising goal, we are going to try to raise enough to cover this, and put towards the next record.

Here is a rough breakdown of some of the (rising) costs involved in finishing what we have started. 

CD duplication - $2000 

Vinyl duplication - $2000 

Tshirt printing (for rewards and tour merch) - $1400 

Artwork - $1000 

TOTAL $6400 (+kickstarter fees and credit card fees of up to $650)

We have SO much to do! Here are some extra things we will try to cover if we go past our funding goal!

Studio Time - $2000

Van rental - $1500 

Fuel for tour - $1000 

Extra small merch items - $1000

Sound Tech for tour - $1500

And now for some fun pictures and video, relating to the rewards and the band!

T-Shirt design mockup by Harley K.
T-Shirt design mockup by Harley K.
Capitol Spill single launch image by Harley K.
Capitol Spill single launch image by Harley K.
Just a fun band shot by Marlin Marynick. Edited by Harley K.
Just a fun band shot by Marlin Marynick. Edited by Harley K.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with fulling doing what we want is cash-flow. We are all long time experienced, full time musicians - so we know we can confidently get this done.

We plan to have 3 songs online by the time we do our short tour in September, and after that we will release the full album and deliver on all the rewards in this program by December of this year, with some materials delivered in January 2015. Barring any major setbacks of course, but we are confident in this timeline.

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    Internet shout out!

    Every dollar helps and is appreciated very much - we'll give you thanks on our website and social media.

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    Digital Download of the album + internet shout out.

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    Digital Download of the album AND digital download of the "8-bit video game" renditions of each song - meticulously recreated with old school video game sounds.

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    Signed Third Ion poster! With photo by Marlin Marynick and artwork by Harley K. of Necrographix.

    Includes digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix, and internet shout out!

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    Physical copy (CD)

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    Physical copy (vinyl) with alternate artwork.

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    Get Third Ion "The T-Shirt"! Designed by Harley K of Necrographix in Regina SK.

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    "Audiophile Bundle" - Includes the CD, the Vinyl, digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix), and the internet shout out!

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    "Spread the Third" Bundle - This is a unique reward you can choose that not only helps us out - it is great for your friends too!

    You get TEN digital download codes for the album - to share with your closest music pals.

    That's half price and guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas!!

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    Album Credit - we will put a nice big fat thank you to you in the actual physical album booklet.

    Includes internet shout out, CD copy (so you can see your name, of course), as well as digital album download, and the "8bit video game" album mix.

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    One of a kind! The clock used in the silly skit of Mike in our kick-starter video.

    We will sign it, throw in the digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix, and thank you in the album liner notes!!

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    The MEGA Merch bundle!!

    Includes 13/8Bit on Vinyl, CD, digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix, signed poster, the T-Shirt - as well as the internet shout out, and a thank you in the album liner notes.

    Exclusive to this bundle ONLY, you will get a Third Ion sticker and patch.

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    One hour Guitar, Drum or Bass lesson, with Justin, Aaron or Mike. These can be in person or over Skype, and they include the digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix, album thank you and internet shout out!!

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    Signed artwork book! Includes concept drawings, ideas, final artwork, logo concepts, sketches and more!

    Includes digital album download, "8bit video game" album mix, internet shout out, and your choice of CD, Vinyl or T-shirt!

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    "Mix Master" reward.

    Record your band yourself, or with a pro studio anywhere in the world and send the multi-tracks to Justin to mix and master.

    This is per song, but with no length or track count limit.

    Includes the Mega Merch bundle!

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    The same as the Mix Master reward, except this is for your full length record. Songs can have as many tracks as you want, they can be as long as you want, or as many songs as will fit on a CD. We don't care, we mix and master your record for you!!

    Record it yourself or anywhere in the world, and send Justin the tracks.

    Mega Merch Bundle is included for every member of your band/project (Limit 6 members)!!

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    Signed Ibanez S-Series prestige guitar - used on the entire Third Ion record, as well as in the studio and on tour with "Into Eternity" and "digital doomzday".

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    Have a band and live near Regina, Saskatchewan? Or if you are willing to travel, this is the reward for you!

    This is the "Ultimate Ion Production" experience. Included in this reward are 3 full days of recording time at Blue Door Recording (www.bluedoor-recording.com) with Justin and Aaron co-engineering and co-producing your project.

    For as much material as you can lay down in those three days, in the following month you will receive full final mixes and masters of your song(s) AND, get this - multi camera angle footage of your studio experience, edited and ready for sharing online to promote the hell out of your band!!

    Also - every member of your band will get the Mega Merch Bundle!!

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