*The initial funding goal has been reached and the project will be seen through to completion! Thanks so much everyone. - New pledges still count in a big way. Continued support will help the project immensely as far as quality and number of tracks are concerned. You guys rock. <3
Hey guys!!! This is Mikey "Hell" Levinson, drummer for The Megas and Agent 51. You know me as a drummer. Some of you also know that I play guitar, bass, and sing as well. You may not have realized it, but I played some guitar/bass on several parts of "Get Equipped" and "Get Acoustic"… including several guitar solos. I also did some high harmonies and screaming on the Megatainment record.
I've wanted to release an acoustic record for a long time, but I've never had the time, funding, or drive to make it happen. Now is the time. Playing drums comes naturally to me. I enjoy being the backbone of the band and its fitting of my personality that I get to hide behind my drums while the other guys do their thing in front of the crowd. While the spotlight generally isn't my thing I still enjoy writing and creating my own songs. I'm very proud of the work I've done on drums, but I'd also like to release a piece of music that is undeniably a piece of who I am as a person and an artist. This album I'd like to record is the Michael Hell acoustic album which I'm planning on titling "A Tell Tale Heart" in a nod to my favorite author and fellow troubled soul Edgar Allen Poe.
What can you expect in this record??? You can expect the inner workings of me. I love The Misfits. I love Alkaline Trio. I love joey Cape. I love video game music. I love too much music to come close to listing. Whatever the end product is, it will be an amalgamation of all my influences, and it will most likely have a dark melodic edge. I'm also planning several guest appearances from some close friends such as Eric and Josh from The Megas, Chris Lewis from Fenix TX, and Chris Armes from Agent 51.
All in all it has the potential to be a really amazing project and it would be my honor to present it to you if given the chance. SO… check out the incentives, pledge some funds and PLEASE help me make this happen! The amount of funding I'm shooting for is the minimum I can see this project happening for. If we are lucky enough to raise more than that amount than the project will turn out even better, so by all means PLEASE DON"T STOP PLEDGING.
Whether this happens or not you all have my sincere thanks for even considering pledging. "I look ahead with open arms to the unknown". - MJL
* If the goal is reached or in the best case scenario surpassed I will do my best to ship out incentives as quickly as possible. The 8-bit paintings, and the digital album will take a little longer than other incentives.
*This project will NOT delay the release of "History Repeating" in any way.
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