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Jim FarleyBy Jim Farley
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Jim FarleyBy Jim Farley
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$360
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 26 2014 2:53 AM UTC +00:00

About

Gunslinger is a heavy metal project started by Jim Farley in Olympia, WA. Gunslinger aims to bring the energy and musicality of true metal to those who have not heard it. And especially those in our area who have been forced to go without it.

Started in July 2011, Gunslinger started with Jim recording demos of songs he'd written with the help of Skelator guitarist Robbie Houston and Skelator bassist Zach Palmer. After the demos were recorded Gunslinger began to take shape with band members Brion McCoy, Sean McCoy, and Jon Neville. With greater opportunities about, Sean left to play bass with Mosquito Hawk and Jon left to play drums with Murder Your Gods.

In February 2012, bassist Alex Eddington and drummer Simon King were brought in to round out the current lineup. Our first show was April 2012 in Centralia, WA.  Since then we have been writing sci-fi themed heavy metal music and playing shows around the Puget Sound region. 

Now we're ready to start recording.  We have 10 songs ready for an album and we need your help to make this new NERD/TRUE METAL ALBUM happen.  Please check out http://www.reverbnation.com/gunslingeroly to hear demos of our songs and to see videos from our December 2012 performance.  Also, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gunslinger/205098746210224 to see what we're up to and for updates on this recording project.

Risks and challenges

The heavy metal community in the Puget Sound area is incredibly large. And incredibly helpful. We have had a lot of help from other bands booking shows and gaining exposure in the area. The big problem however is earning enough to fund recording projects and concert tours. So far the band has been entirely funded by band members, but we could either go broke and have an album in 2014 or stuff our bank accounts and not have an album til 2015. Of course we prefer to do it sooner rather than later.

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