Since 2005, Arctic Sleep has put out three full-length albums, completely self-released and self-financed. Arctic Sleep has never had any kind of record deal, and have never been signed to any label. Always without any kind of label backing, our albums and merch have been 100% funded out of the band's own personal pockets. We are not rich nor famous, and we have never so much as broke even from a recording. Enormous sacrifices were made by the band to scrape together the funds for each recording, CD pressing, t-shirt printing, etc, all for the sake of loving what we do, and being devoted to the small group of people across the world who appreciate our music, which is how we connect with one another.
We need your help in being part of the funding for our fourth full-length album. In exchange for this investment, you will have one of many different awesome merchandise packages bestowed upon you (see to the right there) all of which will include a copy of the new album upon its targeted release in September. So basically it's like a pre-sale of the new album, but with some really cool package options, including stickers, super high-quality t-shirts (a design by Brian Mercer printed on Next Level Apparel shirts), the rare Arctic Sleep pint glass, and even an individually unique acoustic recording of the Arctic Sleep song of your choice made just for you. To check out the t-shirt design, check the merch section at our website here: http://arcticsleep.com/shop.html
Also, if you want, with any package $25 and up, we'll throw in a free download of one of our past albums of your choice.
Once the pre-sale is complete on July 2nd, we'll send you an email asking for your information depending on which package you chose (mailing address, t-shirt sizes, etc).
The album is completely written, and studio time is booked for the last week of June and the first week of July with esteemed recording master Joel Wanasek, who was at the controls for our previous two albums, so you know it's going to sound incredible. There is no time-wasting on this next album, the new material is chock-full of heart-kicking riffs, heavier heavies, more intense beauty, more suprises and complex instrument arrangements, and the apocalyptic drumming of Nick Smalkowski fully unleashed in all of its furious glory! We honestly believe that this new recording is going to completely blow away everything we've done in the past. It is eight songs and should clock in just under an hour. Seriously, it is going to blow your mind.
We have already made three albums, and we have been working on our new material for the new one for over a year now. Trust us when we say we are going to DELIVER. This project is the culmination of all our blood & sweat & sacrifice over the last year and we are going in the studio at the end of June 2012 come hell or high water.
Our actual budget is quite a bit more than our pre-sell goal, but all we are asking for in this pre-sale is some help in that direction. By purchasing one of these pre-sell packages, you'll be really helping us out so that we can get this new album into your hands. These packages will be personally put together and mailed out by the band. Get a package that includes the physical CD and you'll have the chance to hear the album before anyone else does... before it's on iTunes, before it's for sale in the online retailers, etc. It will be directly from us to you, and seriously we will love you forever.
So be a part of Arctic history!
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