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I Fight Dragons funded their first post-major-label album via Kickstarter and proceeded to make a crazy rock opera that hit #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts upon its release
I Fight Dragons funded their first post-major-label album via Kickstarter and proceeded to make a crazy rock opera that hit #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts upon its release
3,423 backers pledged $115,052 to help bring this project to life.

8 hours of glory - thank you.

Posted by Brian Mazzaferri (Creator)

Guys.  Seriously.  This is nuts.

As of 8AM Central US Time, 8 hours into Project Atma, we have officially hit our funding goal, and we'll be making our album.

Project Atma is a go.

I am completely overwhelmed right now.  Not to get all mushy on you, but this past year has been a trying one for us as a band, artistically and emotionally.

When we asked to be released from our label deal, everyone thought we were crazy.  We were in the middle of the Warped Tour, driving ourselves around in our van because we couldn't afford to rent a bus, sleeping approximately 3-5 hours a night.

They all thought we were giving up, committing career seppuku, throwing in the towel.

They just didn't get it.  

You do.

And that's what matters.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.  I know with every fiber of my being that this album will mean as much to you as it does to me, and believe me, it means everything.

Here goes nothing :)

-Brian

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    1. Dre Paulsen on

      Awesome socks, I saw you guys when you came to Omaha, NE. Payed in a little bar with Whole Wheat Bread and MC Chris, you guys stole the show. We all know that the album will be the best yet.

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      Edward Moy on

      This is amazing and im really psyched for this project. It was an extremely bold move what you guys have done. I been a fan for a while and I finally saw you guys when you played with my brothers band Three Chord Me on Long Island with MC Lars. The show was amazing. Please keep up the hard work and dedication. To quote The Toasters "Dont let the bastards grind ya down."

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      Steven Di Tommaso on

      Happy to help!!! Can't wait for your epic new album!!!

    4. P13R4T on

      Right on Brian! Good on you guys for being released! You all have come a long way and I believe this project can only further improve your image on how independant you all can succeed.

      - J. Kyle Smith (P13R4T)

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      Stephen Doud on

      Woot woot Blue vinyl now! Congrats guys lets keep going!

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      Jonathon on

      Gongrats! Glad I could help support original music that doesn't sound all pop and the same like the music those record labels make

    7. Eric Reitz on

      Glad to help support you guys in getting to make another awesome album. Super excited to follow this album's progress.

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      Allison Ord on

      Congrats dudes! I and many others are beyond excited to see this project kick off! Anytime new IFD material is released, this 30-year-old fangirls like a 13-year-old Bieber fan. The only difference is I have great musical taste, and the latter... eh, not so much.

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    10. Wilbert H Frisko on

      If you beat your highest stretch goal, the prize should be adding a female back into the band. I know classic IFD lineup would be awesome, but I'd settle for any female vocalist. ;)

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      Edward Moy on

      This is amazing and im really psyched for this project. It was an extremely bold move what you guys have done. I been a fan for a while and I finally saw you guys when you played with my brothers band Three Chord Me on Long Island with MC Lars. The show was amazing. Please keep up the hard work and dedication. To quote The Toasters "Dont let the bastards grind ya down."

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      JHawkInc on

      Congrats guys! Thrilled to be a part of the awesome!

    13. Wilbert H Frisko on

      I didn't hear you once on the radio. What kind of ... ... label promotes a band by not getting them played on the radio for exposure. At least not in Philly. Makes me sad.

      Can't wait to rock this album!

    14. Sana Villman on

      I'm so happy for you guys. ;u;
      Excited to hear what you all produce. It's gonna be great, I just know it. C:

    15. Ernest Flatt on

      So happy you guys are killing this Kickstarter. You guys are an amazing band. I saw you in OKC in the fall and if you come back anywhere close I'm going again. Keep up the work guys! I'll support you in every thing you do.

    16. Greg Ceminski on

      congrats guys. you deserve it.

    17. Becky Kovach on

      So excited for you guys, you deserve this. I Fight Dragons is capable of making great things happen, with or without a label, and I can't wait to see where this project takes you.

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      Kaitlyn on

      You guys did great with everything else you have made, the tour was amazing, and this new album Atma will be too. Keep doing a great job! Your fans love you guys :)

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      Laura on

      I've been a believer since Dragon*Con way back when. Love you guys, love your music, and more than happy to contribute to an awesome cause!

    20. Emily Rubik's Vernon on

      You guys deserve it. You are so great to your fans it goes hand in hand that they will be great to you. Looking forward to the album, I can't wait!

    21. Lewis 'Lewbo' Golightly on

      Glad to be a member of the dragon fighters, and of the advance guard. Cannot wait.