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The virtuoso instrumental rock guitarist Sonic Temple is putting out a new studio album and we need your support!

London, UK Rock
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Since the start in 2007 Sonic Temple has thrilled audiences across London. Melting the essence of American rock, Jazz, Blues and Classical music creating a fresh and unique sound whilst not compromising the guitar’s role in the forefront.

Sonic Temple’s music is in the styles of guitar icons such as Joe Satriani,Steve Vai,Steve Morse,Ritchie Blackmore, and “Slash” with a post-grunge rock feel . Almost 2 years later after starting the act, with the love and support of so many of my fans and friends, I’ve had the opportunity to record and release the first EP “Reason 4 Light”.

Soon after the release I was featured in the September issue of Guitar Player Magazine 2008 for being one of the best guitar players in the worldwide "Broadjam/ Guitar Player Magazine Picks" contest and in the same year all of my songs from the first EP became Semi-Finalists in the Instrumental category of the UK Songwriting Contest. Also Sonic Temple was featured in Music Week Magazine UK as “an interesting act to look out for in the UK”.

On top of all that success with the first release I have been given permission by Maestro Ennio Morricone and EMI music publishing to cover and release the well known song track “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

I had a pleasure to get feedback from Mick Mashbir, who played lead guitar for Alice Cooper, telling me quoting: “Great tunes…My advice? Just keep doing what you are doing…and best of luck!” and also Michael Lee Jackson, who plays lead guitar in The Ian Gillan Band, saying “It was a treat listening to your music”.

This is my first big studio album undertaking since the release of my EP “Reason 4 Light” (www.myspace.com/sonictempleofficial) in 2009-10. We are ready to lock ourselves up in a studio in London and, with the help of producer/engineer John Robinson at Clique productions (who's worked with a lot of amazing artists), we are about to make what I believe is the best album to date in the post-grunge rock era in what we live in. It’s going to sound EPIC! Featuring bad-ass guitar arrangements with gigantic drum beats coupled with awesome orchestral arrangements that will blow you away. We're working on finalizing the songs before booking the studio.

Since I’m not with a giant label to front the pounds n’ pence and it always takes to record, mix, master, get artwork, manufacture, packaging and promote a record this big.  I'm coming to you to gather funds so that we have the capital to put it out with a huge bang. Every pound raised beyond the goal will be used for promotion of the album and setting up live concerts. However I'm eternally grateful for whatever you can do.

What I do have is a very supportive group of fans, friends and family who believe in the act Sonic Temple.

I think kickstarter and other crowd funding platforms like this are the best way to put out music this day and age - no label, no rules, no fuss, no strings attached and most importantly no standardizing artistic freedom. Just us, the music, and the art. I'm also making sure every product sold through this kickstarter is unique to this campaign, to reward all of you who knew me when and were willing to support me from Day One!

ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY PACKAGE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!

Please bear this in mind when you look at the prices. it was easier to do things this way, but it also means, in the spirit of art-in-the-mail-democracy, that those of you living in L.A might be paying a little bit more to cover the shipping to the people in, say, Tibet.

The Music

While I can't force you to listen to it...I can make sure that what you get in your mailbox containing said music is as badass and cool as possible.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is obviously not reaching the goal and delaying the release of the album. Every project comes with the inherent risk, for example, something could happen to me that would prevent me from playing the guitar. Outside of that, there is no reason that this project won't be completed on schedule. I have a near 10 year history of recording and releasing projects that give me the experience necessary to overcome any obstacles during process of creating and releasing an album.

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    Extra special super fan pack of good vibes, a virtual fist bump, a virtual high fiveand my sincerest thanks!

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    Free mp3 of the new album.

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    Free mp3 of the new album 2 weeks before the release date+ pictures of the recording session

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    A copy of Sonic Temple's new album 2 weeks before the release date + Free mp3 Download + free mp3 version of the first Sonic Temple EP "Reason 4 Light" + photos of the recording session.

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    Autographed CD of Sonic Temple's new album 2 weeks before the release date+ Digital Download + Your name listed in the credits of the new CD + photos of the recording session.

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    Autographed CD of Sonic Temple's new album 2 weeks before the release date + Digital Download + Your name listed in the credits of the new CD + Autographed CD of the first Sonic Temple EP "Reason 4 Light" + guitar pick.

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    A custom Sonic Temple Merch Package - 1 t-shirt, 1 Autographed CD of the first Sonic Temple EP "Reason 4 Light"+ autographed photo + new CD and Digital Download 2 weeks before the release date+ signed poster + Your name listed in the credits of the new CD + photos of the recording session + guitar pick + a guitar string used for the recording.

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    Name a song on the next album after you! + A custom Sonic Temple Merch Package - 2 t-shirt, 1 Autographed CD of the first Sonic Temple EP "Reason 4 Light"+ autographed photo + new CD and Digital Download 2 weeks before the release date+ signed poster + Your name listed in the credits of the new CD + photos of the recording session + guitar pick used during the recording of the song named after you + guitar string used for the recording.of the song named after you.

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    Write 1 song based on your vision which will be released on the next record + A custom Sonic Temple Merch Package - 2 t-shirt, 1 Autographed CD of the first Sonic Temple EP "Reason 4 Light"+ autographed photo + new CD and Digital Download 2 weeks before the release date+ signed poster + Your name listed in the credits of the new CD + photos of the recording session + guitar pick used during the recording + guitar string used for the recording.

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    You become the band manager for 12 months of Sonic Temple...Nuff said !

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