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$898
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 2 2012 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hey friends!!

From This Fire here.  We had a projected vision for the life of the band for 2012, and things started out at full-steam ahead, as they usually do in FTF land, but then life happened (i.e.: bills, mortgages, car payments, insurance costs, growing families, etc.). We've had to delay going into the studio by some months now, while saving everything we had to go into our band account.  In order to speed our effort along in creating the best music we have ever created, we thought of Kickstarter immediately to get our fans involved first-hand in getting this album done.

The guys hangin' after playing the Filter show at State Theatre in downtown St. Pete, FL
The guys hangin' after playing the Filter show at State Theatre in downtown St. Pete, FL

We are friends with many other bands who have gone this route, to much success.  We have carefully weighed each incentive to make sense, and, unlike other Kickstarter campaigns, we feature merch items and even an EP exclusively for our friends who contribute.  These items you won't be able to get anywhere else unless you're a backer for this, and the EP won't be available on iTunes.  It will be for those FTF friends who push us on our journey of making an incredible album to melt faces and continue in the rockin' spirit in which this band was created!

Ben & Drew
Ben & Drew
Gabe
Gabe
Derek
Derek
The guys rockin' for YOU!!
The guys rockin' for YOU!!
Ben
Ben

It costs $500 to engineer (record/track) a song at the studio we use.  This includes mixing the song as well (usually once tracks are recorded, they are taken to a separate mixing studio with separate mixing fees: our producer provides us with a package all-in-one deal).  There will be a total of 18 songs for this project: $9,000.00.

It costs us $100 per song for mastering.

It costs us anywhere from $500-$1,000 for album artwork, depending on who we use for this record.

It costs us around $1,500 for CD replication of the full-length album.

It will cost us around $1,000 to replicate our 4-song semi-acoustic CD exclusively for our Kickstarter peeps!

$14,300 is the total we are going to need for this FTF album, and that is around the budget for a normal album for us.

As you can see, we don't want this Kickstarter campaign to make it seem like we are unfairly taking advantage of our fans.  We have thought carefully and thoroughly reviewed all of our incentives to make sure they make sense and that each backer will feel a part of this thing like we do.  We have incorporated incentives that you will only be able to get by contributing to this campaign and nowhere else.

Goofing off: pretty much a staple with FTF!
Goofing off: pretty much a staple with FTF!

And...

we're only setting up the campaign for almost half of what we need to complete our entire goal.  We are in this with you, saving every extra bit of money to get this thing started and seen through to the finish line.  We do not, nor will we ever, expect our friends to give us the entire amount to see this project through to fruition.

If it happens, and we overshoot our goal, than obviously, that's awesome!!  We will pray and believe that this will be the case, but we do not expect to rely so heavily on our friends - we are treating this as a symbiotic relationship, helping each other to get out the best music we can get out.

We are extremely excited about this, and ready to take the FTF vision to the next level!!  Come share our passion and be a part of this with us!!

FTF

Drew, Ben, Derek, Gabe

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    Backers will get a digital download of the new album 1 week prior to release with exclusive bonus tracks for kickstarter contributors only.

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    For contributing 20 bucks to the album, you will get all the above + you'll receive the physical CD (with 2 exclusive bonus tracks) 1 week prior to official release!!

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    If you are awesome enough to get 25 dollars our way, you'll get all the above + we sign and personalize your CD. =)

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    For $30, you'll not only get everything above, but you'll receive a signed exclusive poster (designed &
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    For a pledge of $50, you will receive all the above + an FTF bandana + an exclusive FTF T-shirt (designed & printed specifically for contributors to this campaign)!

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    Now things start getting good! Backers who contribute $75 to our cause will reap all of the rewards from the $10-$30 pledge incentives + a bonus 4-song semi-acoustic EP + a used drumstick signed by Gabe and used guitar picks signed by Drew and Ben!!

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    For $100, our awesome friends will get the rewards of the $10-$30 pledge incentives + YOUR NAME in the liner notes + the bonus 4-song
    semi-acoustic EP + the exclusive FTF T-shirt + hand written lyrics of one of the off the songs off the album, autographed and personalized by the guys!

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    For pulling out all the stops and sending us $125, you'll get all the rewards from pledges $10-$50 + your name in the liner notes + the bonus 4-song
    semi-acoustic EP + a signed used drumhead + 2 free tickets to next FTF show in your area.

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    For the frenzied FTF fan who is cool enough to send us $150 for the album, you'll get all the rewards from pledges $10-$50 + your name in the liner notes + the bonus 4-song semi-acoustic EP + a live Skype performance for you and however many friends you can squeeze in front of your computer!! Bring popcorn :-D

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    This is way cool and way above and beyond anything we'd expect from anyone! So for this pledge, you'll get all the rewards from pledges $10-$50 + your name definitely in the liner notes + the bonus 4-song semi-acoustic EP + Dinner at Applebee's (or comparable restaurant) with the
    band, our treat (unfortunately you would be responsible for your travel expenses). Applebee's is one of our favorite after-show hangouts, and we think it'd be way cool to hang out with such great fans!!

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    For the particularly crazy and awesome FTF fanatic who gives us $500 for our mission: you will get all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + your name in the liner notes + special access to one of our pre-production rehearsals & access to the studio for a day to hang out with us during one of our recording sessions for the album (again, any travel expenses may incur would be out-of-pocket, but we're pretty sure lunch would be on us on the studio day!)!!

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    For this pledge, you'd definitely be tipping the scales!! This backer will receive all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + their name in the liner notes + they will get to be an honorary FTF member for a show night!! You will get the full band member experience from loading out, setting up, and you will even get to play/sing a song on stage with us!! This pledge AND the reward is NOT for the faint of heart!! =)

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    We're getting into insane territory with this one! You will get all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + your name in the liner notes + 13" brass Crush
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    For the completely obsessed FTF fan!! The fan who contributes $1,000 to our rocker dreams of world domination will receive all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + your name in the liner notes + Ben's black Ephiphone Les Paul style guitar that was used on to record his parts on "The Serenade EP!" The guitar will be signed and personalized by the band!!

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    This really would be a rocker's dream come true!! For the FTF fanatic able to send $2,500 to go into the next album, you would receive all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + your name in the liner notes + Drew's Dean telecaster guitar used on many of his parts on the self-titled debut album "From This Fire!" The guitar will definitely be signed and personalized by the guys!!

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    For any FTF friend who is brave enough to test these waters, you'd be the backer who would receive all the rewards from pledges $50-$75 + your name in the liner notes + a lifetime of VIP
    access to all FTF shows (includes full show access to soundchecks, backstage, and to the shows of your choice plus 1 guest)!! You bet your life!! ;-)

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    For the completely over-the-edge, crazy and insane and seriously passionate FTF friend, this final incentive is the final plunge! If you are able to give $6,000 toward our album, here is what you will receive: all the Rewards from the $50, $75, $100, and $200 pledges + your name in the liner notes + the bonus 4-song Semi-Acoustic EP + an extremely RARE Ernie Ball Music Man Petrucci 7-string guitar signed by all of DREAM THEATER (with original founding member Mike Portnoy)!!

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Funding period

- (45 days)