Good day Ladies and Gentlemen, we are Gehtika, an independent metal band from the UK combining aspects of death, black and melodic metal (with a dash of groove) to create our distinctive, layered sound.
For our new album we wanted to create something unique, something with tons of BIG riffs, sweeping solos, fierce vocals and enough blast beats to make your ears bleed...and so, from the deepest darkest reaches of our twisted little minds, our heaviest, most accomplished, release to date; "A Monster in Mourning" was born! A collection of dark, brooding and brutal compositions which travel through a larger-than-life fantasy saga of betrayal, vengeance, redemption and countless revelations.
We have worked tirelessly over the past 7-8 months writing, rehearsing and perfecting this absolute behemoth of an album; making sure every aspect of every song is as epic as can be. We're extremely proud of what we have created and can't wait to share it with all of you, our fans, who have been the backbone of this band for many years! We wanted to make this into something special for all of you as a great big THANK YOU for all of your support! We hope that all of you Ladies and Gents will love it as much as we do!
Recording begins in March with a release planned for around July, with our tour also commencing around this time...exciting stuff!
Check out our Kickstarter video here:
We have funded the recording ourselves and have also budgeted for some awesome PR with Future PR - so we've already put a fair wedge of our own cash into this project...and now need YOUR help to take the next few steps to put the album into production; including the artwork, CDs and some merchandise. In return for your HUGELY appreciated pledges, we're offering some limited edition/album exclusive merchandise, including T-Shirts and Art Prints, along with some one-off/unique items! Plus discount gig bookings, behind the scenes recording video updates and more! EVERY Kickstarter backer will receive their chosen version of the album (or digital singles) in advance of the album's release date!
Anything extra we make will not only be a massive help with our UK and European tours, but will mean that we can reward you guys further by being able to release bigger and better music videos, more merchandise items, even more tours, more PR...the list is endless!
The Kickstarter campaign is an ALL OR NOTHING platform so if we don't meet or break our target then your money will be refunded, however, that would unfortunately mean that we won't be able to fund the huge release we're hoping for...and wouldn't be able to give you any of these spiffing rewards!
Any donation, big or small, will go a long way and mean the world to us! PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD about our Kickstarter campaign and help us achieve (if not beat) our goal! Facebook, Twitter, word of mouth...however you can spread the word of this campaign...it really will mean everything to us! Once again, we can't put into words just how much your awesome support is appreciated!
We're once again working with the mega talented Scott Davidson, who also created our Impossible Question EP artwork and Stack the Pyres single artwork. We'll post up some previews as the various pieces we have planned are completed...but here's Scott's Stack the Pyres creation for now...
After recording our Stack the Pyres single with Owen Davies at Loud Noises Productions and not only being MASSIVELY impressed by the finished product, but also having a blast recording it with him; we simply had to go back for our album! We definitely feel that Owen brings the best out in us when it comes to recording, so going back was a no-brainer! We can't wait to see/hear what he brings to this album!
Risks and challenges
We are feeling as prepared as we can possibly be going into recording and have planned out, as much as we can, all the other bits we want to achieve with this album. HOWEVER, we are still at the mercy of those who we'll be working with and their equally busy schedules; recording studio (mixing & mastering), merchandise printers, press etc...so we will try our best to stick to the timeframes we have set out for the various deadlines, but should we encounter any delays along the way, we will of course keep you all updated!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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