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After a creative rebirth, Iris Divine is ready to introduce our first full-length record to the world in the early Fall of 2014!
After a creative rebirth, Iris Divine is ready to introduce our first full-length record to the world in the early Fall of 2014!
82 backers pledged $5,151 to help bring this project to life.

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Iris Divine is proud to present: KARMA SOWN

Our accomplishments over the last few years include:

  • releasing and selling out of the Convergence double-EP
  • developing an audience and earning the respect of our musician peers in the regional metal community
  • being named finalists in the Scion/ Metal Insider national No Label Needed competition for unsigned metal bands
  • features at MetalSucks.net and WashingtonPost.com
  • being named among the 50 Best Emerging Artists in DC by indie music site The Deli in 2013

After internal struggles fractured the band in 2012, Navid, Brian and newest member Kris have reinvented the band as a three-piece, maintaining our characteristic combination of metal, alternative, and progressive elements.  

The killer grunge-meets-prog vibe and shifting meters of Mother's Prayer, the downtuned metallic riffing on In The Wake Of Martyrs…soaring chorus of early fan favorite The Everlasting Sea, and dark ambience of Apathy Rains...we are ready to create a debut album with everything you hopefully could want from an Iris record.  

The album title, KARMA SOWN, reflects thoughtful lyrical themes that revolve around inner conflict and consequences, which all of us can relate to in some way. 

Our target for this Kickstarter project is by no means all that is required to achieve these goals, but with your help, we can together make sure that it is the best it can be.  We are recording and mixing with Drew Mazurek (Byzantine, Nothingface, Anna Phoebe) to ensure a professional quality release.  

Your funding will go directly into mixing, mastering and production.

We've tried to create some very cool rewards for you to get involved, including standards like digital and physical versions of the record and a new T-shirt design, along with more unique opportunities to:

  • hang out at band practice and watch the creative process unfold as Iris Divine writes and rehearses
  • obtain stems of individual tracks that you can isolate and remix
  • receive instrument tutorials or private lessons to navigate through some of our more challenging songs
  • connect yourself to the album forever by having your likeness (photograph or voice memo) incorporated into the concept of the album artwork or music

THANK YOU for believing in Iris Divine, as we try to deliver all of the emotion and musicianship we can on KARMA SOWN, our upcoming full-length record!

Risks and challenges

The songs are written, all pre-production and scratch tracks have been completed, artwork concepts developed, and studio time has already been booked! We are committed to this record.

That said, life being what it is, setbacks could occur such as technical problems during tracking or mixing. In fact, we had an issue with our first set of raw drum tracks, and rather than compromising on the integrity of our vision, we are re-recording ALL drums at a MORE EXPENSIVE studio with a track record of professional credits.

We fully intend to approach any setbacks with the same determination, and Kickstarter funding will be critical in ensuring that we have adequate resources to meet and overcome any such challenges!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (as soon as available, in advance of album release)

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    SIGNED DRUM HEAD actually used in recording or live performance + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    Your name included in the SPECIAL THANKS in the album liner notes + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    YouTube TUTORIAL of an Iris Divine song (guitar or bass; redeemable after album release) + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    EXCLUSIVE INVITATION to an Iris Divine practice as we work on new music (on a Wednesday evening between 5/7 and 6/25) + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    YOUR LIKENESS (photograph or voice memo) incorporated into the album cover art or music + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    STEMS for 3 songs (raw WAV files of all individual tracks that can be isolated and remixed by you at home) + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    STEMS for ALL songs (raw WAV files of all individual tracks that can be isolated and remixed by you at home) + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    ACOUSTIC 3 SONG Digital EP of covers by Navid + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY
    *******This will only be offered if FOUR backers select it, due to the time and cost of recording. IF less than four select it, the backers can redeem any combination of the rewards offered at lower tiers (we can negotiate a little if needed :)

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    ONE HOUR LESSON with Brian (bass) or Navid (guitar), in-person or Skype + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    GUEST SPOT by one member of Iris Divine on your band's song (guitar, bass, or keys/ programming) + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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    NEW SONG: Iris Divine will write and demo a new song specifically incorporating the time signature(s) of your choosing! (minimum length 4 minutes, estimated delivery date Jan 2015) + YOUR LIKENESS + SPECIAL THANKS + NEW T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + PHYSICAL COPY

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