We are Hills of Elysium, a 5 piece female fronted hard rock band from Seattle, WA. We just finished up recording our second full length album This Lost Generation at our studio here in Seattle. It's been a while since our last release and we're all really excited for this new album.
There's a whole lot that goes into making an album and as an independent band, we do it all ourselves. With a limited budget, we've done everything we can to reduce costs on this project by recording and mixing the album ourselves. But some expenses, like mastering and replication, are simply unavoidable. For this album, these costs are going to be around $3000. For some, that may not be a lot of money, but for a band with no real financial backing or label to depend on, it's a pretty daunting amount.
We've been working hard to raise as much as we can to cover this album's expenses, but now, we're asking for your help to ensure that we can get it finished and released this summer.
We've set a goal of $2000 and we have 30 days to reach it. With your help, we can raise the cash to get this album mastered and replicated and get it out for all of you to enjoy.
We've got some pretty cool rewards available for donors at every level. For just $10 you can get an autographed copy of This Lost Generation before it's even released. For $25, you get the album AND we'll send you a personalized postcard from Norway while we're there on tour this summer. Want to come to a barbecue at the HoE House? Maybe you'd like to go to dinner with one of us? Well, now you can.
Check out our list of donation options and pick the one that best fits your interest and budget. Every dollar helps toward meeting our goal.
...And we MUST meet that goal! The thing about Kickstarter is that if we don't reach that $2000, we don't get anything!
So show your support and donate NOW!
Whether you pre-order the new album or go nuts and buy 10 dates with Vibeke, your generosity is sincerely appreciated.
Also know that if we exceed our goal of $2000, we get to keep the overage. Anything over $2000 will go toward new merch and alleviating travel expenses for our shows in Norway.
We're all really excited to get this new album out and can't wait to share it with you all. We thank you in advance for your help. Be sure to check back for updates and share this video with your friends.
Funds will be collected on May 11th, 2012, and only if we reach our goal amount of $2000.
If we do not receive enough pledges to reach our goal of $2000, no funds will be collected and you will not pay anything.
If this project is successful, we will contact you once the campaign has ended with information on how to collect your rewards.
You can still make a pledge without collecting a reward. (Although we definitely encourage you to collect one!) When you select to make a pledge, you'll be given the option to decline rewards.
As we explain in our corny, yet informative video, anything we raise over $2000 will go toward new band merchandise (T Shirts, Posters, etc.) and will help to alleviate some of the travel costs associated with our upcoming shows in Norway.
Mastering is the final step in the process of post production. It involves preparing and transferring the final mix of our album to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced. This can only be done by an all powerful, expensive Master Engineer.
Replication is essentially the process of transferring the 'master' to physical CDs.
We have not yet set an official release date for This Lost Generation, but you can bet on it being out sometime this summer. If this project is successful, that date will be earlier rather than later!
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