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Last updated November 25, 2014

Artilect - Music for humans by humans

Artilect has created their best music to date. Help us record and produce this blend of progressive, technical, melodic music.

Artilect - Music for humans by humans

Artilect has created their best music to date. Help us record and produce this blend of progressive, technical, melodic music.

$1,356
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 23 2014 9:37 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 25, 2014

About

Greetings Artilectuals!

We are Artilect, a progressive metal band from Jacksonville, FL. 

We have had our heads and hearts buried deep in progressive metal land, and have conjured up our most melodic, technical, progressive album to date! We have taken the best parts of our sound and style, and have written an album that delivers a unique concoction of musical energy for fans of Progressive Metal, Djent, Metal, Rock, Fusion, and Jazz.

We need your help to make this album a reality.

Artilect at Radiant Studios
Artilect at Radiant Studios

Our Vision

We are here because we are an independent band looking to create music that fuses the gap between different metal and rock sub-genres, with the ultimate goal of playing music for a living. Our fans and supporters are the reason we had the opportunity to record our previous album, Percept, and we're looking to you again to help make our new album a reality.

All the members of the band juggle full-time jobs to support ourselves and our families, but our passion for music moves and inspires us to continuously practice, write music, play shows and tour (when possible). We do it because we love it, and we want you to join us on our journey. 

A collection of experiences through time.
A collection of experiences through time.

Our Journey

Artilect has been together since November of 2011. Beginning with local shows at underground and small venues, we pushed to make a name and presence for ourselves in a genre that has gone unnoticed here in Jacksonville. We slowly began to land bigger shows at better venues with bigger acts, picking up a lot of steam and fans along the way. We continued to expand our network, branching out to Tampa, Orlando, and as far north as North Carolina. Along the way we have had the privilege and pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Virgil Donati, The Aristrocrats, Monuments, Soilwork, City in the Sea, Blackguard and many others.

With the generous contribution and support of family and friends, we were able to record our first album, Percept, at Radiant Studios (Neal Morse, Transatlantic, Flying Colors) and have it mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist). We spent a week in the studio with Jerry Guidroz, chatting with the gracious Neal Morse, and tracking drums on Mike Portnoy's studio kit. The result was Percept:

Album art for our first album, Percept.
Album art for our first album, Percept.

Our debut progressive metal album impressed and drew the attention of influential musicians and artists across the music scene. Some of their comments included:

"Killer!!! Heavy with great playing. Keep up the good work...I wanna hear more." - Mike Lepond (Symphony X)

"Have been listening quite a bit, killer band." - 05Ric (Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson)

"Your new album is sick...it kicked some serious tail from start to finish." - Pierre Lamont Gillenwater (former album reviewer for metalunderground.com)

"The style is quite unique and I've honestly not heard anything like it before. - Linus Abrahamson (Andromeda)

"Heavy and crazy technical!" - Matt Smith (Theocracy)

"This is progressive insanity! My mind just exploded." - JOLLY

Our Quest:

We want to reproduce the vibe and buzz from the first album, and bring you the very best we have to offer. Our new album and music has matured and grown into an original sound that defines each one of us and brings a fascinating blend and new air to our heavy roots. We know this sentiment can be captured by having the album recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording Studios, who is renown for his productions in the progressive metal scene. We are confident that he will do our album justice. 

If you haven't already checked out our Facebook or Bandcamp page, here is clip of one of our new songs, Foreign, being performed at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL. It serves as a great example of the direction this album is taking, and is a great representation of our highly energetic and entertaining shows. 

This is the music and energy that we want to bring to you, hairnados and all, and we need your contribution and support to do it! We look forward to producing our best album to date!

Artilect is:

Josiah Baker - Vocals

Johnny Cieslik - Guitars

Eddie Hidalgo - Bass

Joshua Hughes - Drums

Our Conclusion:

If the campaign succeeds: Reaching our $6500 goal will allow us to record, mix, master and distribute our new album, and send out the awesome Kickstarter rewards!

If the campaign falls short: The project will not come to fruition, and no one will be billed or get their rewards. The timeline and future of the album will be in limbo and uncertain.

If the campaign surpasses its goal: If we are lucky enough to surpass our goal, and hit or surpass a personal goal of $10,000, we will be able to take our incredible new songs to the road by setting up a tour, putting on heavy hitting, mind blowing shows (think hairnados again!) and heavily support the album and get it to the ears and hands of our fans!

We will keep everyone updated throughout the process, and include plenty of pictures, videos, merchandise, and more!

Contact

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions regarding the album, our music, or even life, email us at artilectband@gmail.com, or send us a message on any of our social sites.

Risks and challenges

With your amazing support, we will do everything within our power to make sure we record this album and have it ready for your sonic consumption by April. There are still a few things we need to ensure, but one thing is certain: We have chosen our producer (Jamie King), the time frame we want to record (March), and have had extensive discussions regarding the recording, pricing, timeline etc. He is excited to have us in the studio, as much as we are excited to have him work on this project. The songs are on their last leg of being completed. We are excited and looking forward to producing this amazing album and distributing all of your rewards!

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