Until recently, the Zombeatles have been dormant ... but that's about to change. And you can help!
Resurrected by none less than the Paranormal Research Society, this band of unctuous (but somehow sweetly lyrical) musicians are back. And they're just as undead as ever! This Halloween season, they'll be killing audiences up in Northern Wisconsin and on the East Coast in what can only be described as a bloodbath of Romero proportions.
So it only makes sense to get some of these new rumblings recorded. And that's where you come in. Since their early days in the Pool of Liver, this Fab Gore - Jaw, Pall, Gorge and Dingo - have been playing music together. Their first record "Meat The Zombeatles" was downloaded and maligned continually for years. Now they're hungry for more and need your help. (Well, they need your brains, but that's for another Kickstarter.)
This new release will feature more Beatles songs from the ZPOV, or Zombie Point Of View. They're literally falling apart over new songs such as "Yellow Subdermis," "I Peel Spine," "Let It Feed," "Torture Doctor's Garden," "In My Unlife" and more. And to make this project even more zombie-rrific ... some fantastic artists are contributing their visual interpretation of what it means to a Zombeatle to the package.
The truth is that this type of z-animation takes some funding and that's just one of the ways they need your help. Give them your brains, I mean your bucks, and in exchange, you can choose from tons of exclusive premiums and ways to get zombified for real. Like a Zombie Girl competition - four hot Z-Girls are needed for the unholy cover art - awesome t-shirts, the new record pre-release and a chance for YOU to rock with them onstage, as a zombie! Plus, in exchange for joining their z-mail list, you can get a FREE Zombeatles mp3! Just bite off an email to "theZombeatles@gmail.com"
Pick a pledge level that fits your budget and help spread the infestation to the next pandemic level.
Mastering has been donated! Super thank you, early backers!!!! Spread the viral zombie music love !!
To break the numbers down =
$3000 to record & mix the record at a local studio (a hopeful target)
$1000 to pay the musicians
$1000 to pay the graphic artists
$1000 to manufacture the art book & CD package (which will cost at least twice this amount)
10% goes to Amazon & Kickstarter combined, so ironically that's the last 666.
Challenges and risks to this project - well, working with Zombies is always risky and challenging - so some risks are obvious: Will Dingo eat another engineer? Will Jaw turn another producer? Will Gorge bring the Scary Krishnas? Will Pall remain undead? And more importantly, will they all be able to record the tracks without decomposing horribly? Since we were able to do this before with Meat The ZB's, we feel we can do it again--heavy chains (and bowls of brains) are a big help. Other challenges include rendering the Art Booklet & music wonderfully - and we are very confident we can not only do that, but exceed everyone's expectations in bringing this project to life!
Any pre-release single off the new album as a download for you (deliverable when released) OR any single from MEAT THE ZOMBEATLES as an immediate download just for joining the email list - and for having delicious brains! We tried to make this free, but KS needed at least a buck!
Official Zombeatles black tour T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, XXL add $3) plus pre-release of physical compact disc with art booklet mailed to your door, plus a Zombeatles bumpersticker. Overseas pledgers please add $8 for shipping ($38 pledge)
Thank you credit! on the record, plus an Official Zombeatles black tour T-shirt (S, M, L and XL; XXL add $3) plus pre-release of physical compact disc with art booklet mailed to your door, plus a Zombeatles bumpersticker, plus a Meat The Zombeatles copy. Overseas pledgers please add $8 for shipping ($43 pledge)
Zombies: Eat Flesh T-shirt! Plus, thank you credit on the record, plus pre-release of physical compact disc with art booklet mailed to your door, plus a Zombeatles bumpersticker, plus a Meat The Zombeatles copy. Overseas pledgers please add $8 for shipping ($48 pledge)
The Autographed Dead Fan level. For your $50 pledge you'll get a Fab-Gore autographed (plastic but realistic) body part, thank you credit on the record, copy of new and old records, sticker and an official t-shirt, mailed to your door. What, are we crazy? Of course! Only lower functions remain in brain activity in the average zombie. Overseas please add $8 for shipping, $58 total pledge. Brains!
You (dressed as a zombie) get to appear onstage w. the band! Plus Admission for 1 to any 2012 Halloween show, plus a backstage package that includes the official tour t-shirt, 2 stickers, official VIZ backstage pass and signed pic of you appearing onstage with the Fab Gore! Plus brain juice shots and cortex cakes with the band before the show! Plus a copy of "Meat the Zombeatles" and the pre-release of the second CD with art booklet mailed to your door! Plus thank you credit on it!
You and a friend (dressed as zombies) get to appear onstage w. the band! Plus admission for 2 to any 2012 Halloween show, plus a backstage package that includes the official tour t-shirt, 2 official VIZ backstage passes, stickers and a signed pic of you in your Zombie costume appearing onstage w. the Fab Gore! Plus brain juice shots and cortex cakes with the band before the show! Plus the pre-release copy of the new physical CD Signed by the Fab Gore themselves mailed to your gore. I mean door. Plus thank you credit on the album!
The Zombeatles party level! The band will come to your party with acoustic instruments, and play their undead rock for your private group! A more intimate experience, you'll achieve high social marks from the friends you invite who will be able to hobnob with not just zombies, but the actual Fab Gore! T-shirt, albums and more gore are included, as well as brain cakes and bloody brain daiquiri shots… Obviously, they've got to be in your neighborhood, or you agree to provide travel...
The Creepy Zombeatle doll pledge level - Your pledge at this level gets you an original, one of a kind Zombeatles doll, autographed! These dolls will be used in the cover shot of the new album, so they are of historic importance! There are only 4 in existence - you'll also get producer credit on the record, a t-shirt, stickers & both albums sent to your door! And brains. You'll get brains.
Z-Executive Producer Credit on the new record, plus t-shirt, stickers & signed Meat The Zombeatles plus a signed pre-release of the new album nailed I mean mailed to your door. Oh and the Dead Fan Part as well, of course.
Price drop! Book us for cheap! One set of music performed by the Zombeatles, with full production, anywhere you want them. You will provide transportation costs and overnight accommodations if farther than 150 miles of Madison, WI, USA (unless they happen to be infesting your town--like late October--where they need a show FRI OCT 26 near NYC)! Plus the new & old records signed, the official T-shirt and stickers and Z-Executive Producer credit on the new record. Plus all the brain juice you can drink - backstage pass, and - if you want, they'll turn you into zombies. But they won't if you don't want to be turned. Totally up to you.
Private Zombeatles concert at your place in New York City, New Jersey or Philadelphia - Friday Oct. 26 or Sunday Oct. 28! Plus brain juice, backstage hootenannies, stickers, t-shirts and the FAB GORE, oh my! Plus executive producer credit on the record, copies of Meat - wow! Only two slots available on Friday - (an early show, and a late late), and then a show possible on SUNDAY ! Do you have a costume party that needs Zombiefied music and a massive injection of the Fab Gore? Yes, I think you do!
Wedding band level! Book the Gomers and their live band Gomeroke for your wedding for $750 a set instead of their regular (higher) rate. They must be available on your date-email first if you're after this option-we already have several weddings booked in 2013. So, save $$ on Madison's favorite wedding/cover band and set the Zombeatles free!
$1,000 or more pledge = Skype or live voice, mandolin, banjo, violin, keys, guitar, bass, drums or mallets lesson (approx. 1 hour)! Mallet guy/drummer is Geoff Brady; he's in the Madison Symphony. Keys guy is Dave Adler, guitar/banjo/mando/slide guy is Stephen Burke, Bass is Gordon Ranney, vocals/violin/viola/ethnic, Biff Blumfumgagnge. Google 'em and know this is a professional music lesson, on any instrument pretty much, just for you, on Skype or Google + or live in meatspace! Ethnic instruments include Nyckelharpa, Oud, Morin-Khuur, Banjo-mandolin and Erhu. Great chance to make this album happen and get a helpful and lasting music lesson / memory out of it !