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The Red Masque will be heading into the studio in late April to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Mythalogue".
The Red Masque will be heading into the studio in late April to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Mythalogue".
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Mythalogue by The Red Masque

The Red Masque is an avant rock / progressive rock band from Philadelphia. We've been around, in one form or another, since 2001. We've released one EP plus three studio albums and one (download-only) live album in that time. 

We are going to head back into the studio in April 2012 and will be recording at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore with Mike Potter as an engineer. Acclaimed musician and producer Bob Drake is mixing the album. The album,  titled Mythalogue, will include such tracks as "The Dark Salt Sea", "The Wendigo", "The Song for Icarus", "The Minotaur" and "The Labyrinth" (an improvisation), as well as some audio surprises. Mythalogue is a thematic album using world mythology as inspiration. Lyrical content can be found on the band's discography page on their website at www.theredmasque.com/music.html.

The money that we are asking for will fund  the recording / mixing / production costs associated with the recording. The total recording costs will actually be more than 1500 dollars, but this amount would greatly help the band fund the project without having to rob our savings accounts :). If we receive funding over the goal, or if there is any left over, we will put it toward band costs (like rehearsal room rental etc.). 

Please note: We don't have an exact release date for Mythalogue at this time - it's looking like it will be early 2013 but exact release date will depend on the label's release schedule TBD. We will update backers as we have more information.

Additional Information / Links

For more on The Red Masque, click here: http://www.theredmasque.com

For more on Bob Drake click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Drake_(musician) 

We will also be taking the video camera into the recording studio with us and  posting updates as we come along. We'll be posting these updates here and on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque

Thank YOU!

The Band wishes to thank every person that donates to this fund drive. We love you! (Even if Cthulhu does not!). 

BONUS Pay-What-You-Want Download Now Available: As an added bonus / thank you present, we've made our second album, "Feathers for Flesh" (2004), available as a pay-what-you-want download off of our site. Enjoy! http://www.theredmasque.com/feathers-for-flesh.html 

Thank you,

The Red Masque

Brandon Lord Ross, Lynnette Shelley, Nicholas Giannetti, Steve Craig

http://www.theredmasque.com

The Red Masque live at PhilaMOCA, November 2011

Watch the band perform "The Dark Salt Sea" live in May 2011 at an art gallery / performance space in  Washington DC:

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    A signed postcard from the band thanking you for your donation. Front of the card will feature artwork (print) by band vocalist / artist Lynnette Shelley or by bassist Brandon Lord Ross (your choice).

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    1. A digital download of one track off of the forthcoming album.

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    1. A digital download of one track off of the forthcoming album.

    2. Listed as a donor on the new album.

    3. A thank you card signed by the band and featuring artwork (printed) on the card by either Brandon Lord Ross (bassist) or Lynnette Shelley (vocalist).

    4. Handwritten lyric sheet for one of the songs on the album, signed by vocalist Lynnette Shelley.

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    1. A CD copy of our second album Feathers for Flesh, signed by Lynnette Shelley and Brandon Lord Ross. There are only very limited supplies of this CD left in existence before it becomes OOP.

    2. A digital download of the entire album as soon as it's released.

    3. Listed as a donor on the new album.

    4. A thank you card signed by the band and featuring artwork (printed) on the card by either Brandon Lord Ross (bassist) or Lynnette Shelley (vocalist).

    5. A signed print of the album artwork once it's been finalized. Album artwork will be by vocalist Lynnette Shelley and the print will be signed by her.

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    1. A small original drawing by bassist Brandon Ross and vocalist Lynnette Shelley.

    2. A digital download of the entire album as well as a signed copy of the CD once it's released.

    3. Listed as a donor on the new album

    4. A signed 8x10" archival (giclee) print of artwork by Lynnette Shelley (Your choice). You can view examples of her artwork on her website at www.lynnetteshelley.com

    5. A thank you card signed by the band and featuring artwork (printed) on the card by either Brandon Lord Ross (bassist) or Lynnette Shelley (vocalist).

    6. A custom t-shirt in your choice of size featuring artwork off of the new album. Some color choices / style options will also be available (Short or Long-Sleeve, women's cut or general cut etc).

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    1. An original artwork by band vocalist Lynnette Shelley (You can see some examples of her artwork here: www.lynnetteshelley.com) OR by bassist Brandon Lord Ross (You can see some examples of his work here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/lordmasque )

    2. A signed copy of the new album once it's released through the record label (this may be in 2013 depending on schedule of the label) as well as a digital download of the entire album as soon as it's released.

    3. Listed as a donor on the new album

    4. A thank you card signed by the band.

    5. A copy of the band's entire back catalog. For out of print releases (the first EP and first album) a download will be provided.

    6. A custom t-shirt in your choice of size featuring artwork off of the new album. Some color choices / style options will also be available (Short or Long-Sleeve, women's cut or general cut etc).

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    1. An original artwork by band vocalist Lynnette Shelley AND an original artwork by bassist Brandon Lord Ross.

    2. Listed as an Executive Producer on the new album.

    3. A signed copy of the new album once it's released through the record label (this may be in 2013 depending on schedule of the label) as well as a digital download of the entire album as soon as it's released.

    4. Go out to dinner with the band! Meal will be provided by the band at our expense in the Philadelphia area. If you prefer the band to come to you, then accommodations and travel expenses for the band must be provided if the location is more than 100 miles from Philadelphia.

    5. A signed print of the album artwork once it's been finalized. Album artwork will be by vocalist Lynnette Shelley and the print will be signed by her.

    6. A copy of every CD from our entire back-catalog. For out of print releases (the original EP and the very first album), a download will be provided).

    7. A custom t-shirt in your choice of size featuring artwork off of the new album. Some color choices / style options will also be available (Short or Long-Sleeve, women's cut or general cut etc).

    8. A drum lesson from Steve Craig (one hour) OR free video editing / filming services for one video (under ten minutes in length). Accommodations and travel expenses for Steve must be provided if the location is more than 100 miles from Philadelphia.Alternately the lesson can be provided by skype if preferred.

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    1. An original artwork by band vocalist Lynnette Shelley AND an original artwork by bassist Brandon Lord Ross.

    2. Listed as Band Patron on the new album.

    3. A signed copy of the new album once it's released through the record label (this may be in 2013 depending on schedule of the label) as well as a digital download of the entire album as soon as it's released.

    4. Go out to dinner with the band! Meal will be provided by the band at our expense in the Philadelphia area. If you prefer the band to come to you, then accommodations and travel expenses for the band must be provided if the location is more than 100 miles from Philadelphia.

    5. A signed print of the album artwork once it's been finalized. Album artwork will be by vocalist Lynnette Shelley and the print will be signed by her.

    6. A copy of every CD from our entire back-catalog. For out of print releases (the original EP and the very first album), a download will be provided).

    7. A custom t-shirt in your choice of size featuring artwork off of the new album. Some color choices / style options will also be available (Short or Long-Sleeve, women's cut or general cut etc).

    8. A drum lesson from Steve Craig (one hour) OR free video editing / filming services for one video (under ten minutes in length). Accommodations and travel expenses for Steve must be provided if the location is more than 100 miles from Philadelphia. Alternately the lesson can be provided by skype if preferred.

    8. Private performance from the band anywhere in the world (exception for those in war-torn / violence heavy areas). Venue / gear / soundman should be provided. Travel expenses and accomodations should be provided for the band if venue is more than 100 miles from Philadelphia.

    9. Good Musical Karma!

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