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Iris Divine returns to the studio to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut Karma Sown, with 8 powerful new tracks!
Iris Divine returns to the studio to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut Karma Sown, with 8 powerful new tracks!
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Iris Divine has found its groove.  Our critically praised Karma Sown set the template with accolades including MetalReviews.com Surprise Of The Month, DPRP.net Album Of The Week and 9.5/10, Sea Of Tranquility 4.5/5, Hard Rock Haven 9/10, NovaMetalReview 10/10, described as "perfection in fifty minutes" by Background Magazine, and several 'album of the year' mentions, to name a few.

And now, THE STATIC AND THE NOISE promises to crank up the raw energy and continue the progression.  

Metal fans can rest assured knowing that the drop-tuned heavy guitars and gut-level grooves are intact.  Elements of alternative/ indie rock, industrial and pop add new dimensions to our progressive metal foundation on this record, and every killer riff and hook is balanced by our trademark rhythmic shifts and sense of atmosphere.  

The lyrics dig deeper, and the emotions are intense.  Building on our core lyrical themes of conflict and redemption, we take on political violence, personal empowerment, self deception, painful personal relationships, and other complex manifestations of the human condition.  

The album is 'progressive' not only in the sense of genre, but because we are truly progressing and developing our sound.  Our conceptual inspirations this time around include White Pony, Angel Dust, and other records that take a band's signature sound and add twists to challenge their fans, creating a new statement in the process.  

You can expect the same professional quality production that we achieved on Karma Sown - we are working with Drew Mazurek, Kevin Gutierrez and Brian J. Anthony to deliver a powerful, organic and big sound.  

We've been through some interesting 'firsts' since the release of Karma Sown, including our first experiences with management, a label, and proper PR, as well as a mid-Atlantic/ East Coast mini-tour...  

Which brings us now to THE STATIC AND THE NOISE.  The record will be fully funded by us (and hopefully you!), and we are counting on you to help us make this journey into the next phase of our musical career.

BUDGET:

Recording a great-sounding album, up to our standards, requires significant resources. Interestingly, when a band wants to retain a somewhat organic sound, as we do, it is actually more costly in some ways. Capturing real guitars, played through real amps, and real drums, require real studios and engineers!

When all is said and done, the total budget for the album, inclusive of recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, merchandise, pressing and related costs, will likely fall somewhere between $10,000 and $12,000.  

The Kickstarter goal we have set is extremely modest, considering this, and we have already invested thousands into starting the record.  We hope to meet and exceed our goal, so that this band can complete the record while remaining sustainable and able to move forward.

REWARDS: 

In additional to the standard and popular T-shirts, CDs etc., we have chosen to highlight our approaches to our respective instruments, and various glimpses into the songwriting process that gives Iris Divine its sound.  For all you musicians out there, this is an awesome way to connect and 'talk shop'!!  And, if you wanna create a combo of rewards that pull from different tiers, pitch it to us and we'll try to make it happen! 

Risks and challenges

We are well into the recording process, and intend to see it to completion. Technical difficulties may create delays, but with our professional team, there is no reason why the album would not be able to be completed.

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    -DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:
    A high-quality digital download of "The Static And The Noise" as soon as it is released

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    -PHYSICAL ALBUM:
    A physical copy of the album "The Static And The Noise", including full album artwork with liner notes/ lyrics
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    -EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER T SHIRT:
    Limited run "Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt based on the album artwork
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    -IRIS DIVINE T-SHIRT:
    A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee (per available sizes and quantity)
    -A physical copy of the album
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    -EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT AND LINER NOTES THANKS LIST:
    A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner notes
    -"Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt
    -A signed physical copy of the album
    -A high-quality digital download

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    -TWO T-SHIRTS (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER and previous IRIS DIVINE):
    "Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt
    -a choice of any previous Iris Divine tee shirt
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -A signed physical copy of the album
    -A high-quality digital download

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    -BAND MEMBER TUTORIAL/Q&A:
    A 20-30 min tutorial/question and answer Skype session with any member of the band (drums, keys/programming, bass, guitar)
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    -A signed physical copy of the album
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    -SIGNED DRUM HEAD:
    A signed drum head used during Iris Divine's live shows
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -"Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt
    -A signed physical copy of the album
    -A high-quality digital download

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    -HAND-WRITTEN LYRICS:
    A set of hand-written album lyrics
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -"Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt
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    -YOUR VOICE ON THE ALBUM:
    Your voice included as an audio sample used on the album
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -"Kickstarter Supporter" tee shirt
    -A signed physical copy of the album
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    -DRUM CAM VIDEO: A carefully edited 10-20 min video of exclusive behind-the-scenes studio footage of Kris laying down drum tracks for The Static and the Noise in the studio, with 'keeper' takes, outtakes and discussions
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
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    -SIGNED CYMBAL
    A signed, Sabian 18" AA metal china cymbal
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
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    -EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT with your name prominently printed on the CD back cover
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
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    -A signed physical copy of the album
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    -EXTENDED GUITAR LESSON: A detailed 20-30 min video guitar lesson of Navid playing through and teaching the song of your choice (off of either album). He will break down every guitar riff, analyzing chords and song structure, and discussing composition strategies, including his approach to note choices, arrangement, dynamics, and odd meters. Get "inside the head" of Iris Divine's primary songwriter!
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -SIGNED BASS DRUM HEAD with KARMA SOWN ARTWORK:
    A high-quality Karma Sown album cover bass drum head signed by the band
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -A signed physical copy of the album
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    -ORIGINAL SONGWRITING DEMOS of all the album tracks: Take a look inside Iris Divine's songwriting process with exclusive access to the private, original song demos with basic compositional frameworks for Guitar/ Programmed drums/ Vocal melodies (often as nonsense syllables) recorded by Navid at home
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    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -BAND MEMBER APPEARANCE ON YOUR SONG:
    1 member of Iris Divine will appear on 1 song of your band's recording of choice (vocals, bass, guitar, programming)
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    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -ACOUSTIC/AMBIENT COVER SONG:
    Iris Divine will record/ mix/ master a cover song re-imagined in an acoustic/ambient style, with acoustic guitar, vocals, and prominent programming/ sound design (you give us a choice of 5 songs and we pick one, of reasonable song length)
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -FULL BAND COVER SONG
    Iris Divine will record/ mix/ master a cover song, with full band instrumentation (bass, heavy guitars etc.) -- you give us a choice of 5 songs and we pick one, of reasonable length (no 2112 or A Change of Seasons, sorry!)
    -A personal thank you and name listed in the album liner
    -A choice of any previous Iris Divine tee
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    -A signed physical copy of the album
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