Arriving on the black metal scene like a screaming banshee, London's GAYLORD made their intention clear from day one: They were here to destroy black metal - And the weapon of choice to do so is the target itself: Black metal.
Founded by Lord Gaylord (Richard Weeks of SUICIDE WRAITH, OLIVIA NEUTERED JOHN, WORLD CONTROLLER, and founder of BLACKENED DEATH RECORDS), GAYLORD was directly influenced by the antifascist war metal tyrants NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP. Taking equal parts humour and antifascist ideals, Lord Gaylord wrote and recorded "THE BLACK METAL SCENE NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED" in four sessions in his South London studio.
The debut album has sold hundreds of copies on Bandcamp reaching number two on the metal charts for an entire week. This has lead to a lot of noise about the band culminating in an interview with KIM KELLY for NOISEY.
Since the debut's release, GAYLORD have also released a split with comrades NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP. "UNITED ANTIFASCIST EVIL" saw continued support from a legion of like minded antifascists raising $1000 for Planned Parenthood.
And now... Starting the engines of the antifascist merch machine.
Due to the immense success of "THE BLACK METAL SCENE NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED", we are pushing forward with a Kickstarter to answer the calls (the loud LOUD calls) for a physical release. After the success of our OLIVIA NEUTERED JOHN Kickstarter for CDs and tapes (along with learning some important lessons), we are positive you will appreciate what we are offering.
Hitting the initial goal of £200 ensures we can print enough CDs or tapes for everyone. Tapes are going to be limited to 20 copies, whereas CDs will be more bountiful.
We are also offering 20 /super limited edition/ album art shirts for the £20 tier. First come first served!
For each stretch goal, /everyone/ who backs the Physical Tier at £6 or higher will get /all funded stretch goals/ - And stretch goal one is the most requested merch item after physical albums - The Gaylord "butterfly" logo patch.
Stretch goal 2 nets everyone FOUR exciting new stickers: "Ganon was a Fascist", "Queer Anarchist Black Metal", "WOMAN II", and "Depressive Suicidal Black Metal".
Our next stretch goal gets everyone two grim and sparkly pins / badges. One design features the Gaylord logo and one features a hanged skeleton.
Or for our SXE comrades: Root beer coasters.
As a huge THANK YOU to everyone for funding the project in /30 minutes/ and then getting us to well over /three times/ the initial goal in a few hours - everyone is getting BOOKMARKS! <3
Stretch goal five nets everyone Gaylord logo fridge magnets.
Our next stretch goal will allow us to print Gaylord logo guitar picks for everyone. We will be using NoLogo Picks who do amazing and professional guitar picks. Picks will be 1.14mm thick.
Our next stretch goal is a BIG one - If we hit stretch goal seven, we will additionally print physical copies of the upcoming Gaylord EP "Barbarism Supreme: The Prevailing Age of Unrelenting Annihilation of Abhorrent Nationalism". This is a six song EP of new and old songs that was initially going to be download only, but if we hit this goal we will print CDs for everyone (may be slipcases or card sleeves - we'll update after the campaign has concluded.)
Risks and challenges
Vinyl. Everyone wants vinyl. But it is very expensive. One day. I promise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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