Necronomicon Crowd Funding New Album “Unleashed”

Necronomicon (the German thrash band, not the Canadian death metal group) has a long history and a very loyal fan base that is being called upon to help the outfit finance upcoming album “Unleashed.”

Alongside Agentur EAM and Into The LimeLight Records, Necronomicon is raising funds to finalize the production of theis new record and a re-release of previous album “Pathfinder.” Take a look at the perks for contributing to the campaign at via IndieGogo here.

Last but not least the band will be embarking on a tour across Argentina this coming July 2017. For further info, head over to the group’s Facebook profile.

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Wintersun Launches “The Forest Season” Crowd Funding Campaign

That long-awaited crowd funding campaign for the upcoming Wintersun album (no, not “Time II”) has arrived… and great ready to take a hit to your bank account. There’s only one pledging tier available: 50 Euro (around $53) and its digital only, with no physical edition of the album. Ouch.

The uber fans who are going to be into this no matter what can make their contribution for “The Forest Season” at IndieGogo here. Those who want a less-spendy physical edition can pick it up via Nuclear Blast at a date to be determined. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:41
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

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Wintersun Launches “The Forest Season” Crowd Funding Campaign

That long-awaited crowd funding campaign for the upcoming Wintersun album (no, not “Time II”) has arrived… and great ready to take a hit to your bank account. There’s only one pledging tier available: 50 Euro (around $53) and its digital only, with no physical edition of the album. Ouch.

The uber fans who are going to be into this no matter what can make their contribution for “The Forest Season” at IndieGogo here. Those who want a less-spendy physical edition can pick it up via Nuclear Blast at a date to be determined. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:41
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

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Sepultura’s “Machine Messiah” Hits The Worldwide Charts

Brazilian heavy metal icon Sepultura has entered the charts worldwide with latest output “Machine Messiah.” Andreas Kisser states:

“Thank you Sepulnation, we are so happy with the response and positive feedback for the new album, we can’t wait to bring the Messiah to the stage!

“Overwhelmed by the energy and the excitement of our fans, the charts positions just reflects this great momentum in our career! See you all on tour! Bow down to the ‘Machine Messiah!!!'”

These are all initial chart entries around the globe for the “Machine Messiah” album release:

Czech: #14
Italy: #14
Germany: #27
Switzerland: #27
Austria: #33
Portugal: #35
Belgium (VI): #35
Belgium (WA): #67
France: # 74
Australia: #82
USA: #86
UK: #165, #18 Indie, #9 Rock

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Aevum Launches IndieGogo Campaign For “The Elements” Video

Italian symphonic/neoclassic metal band Aevum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to release a music video for “The Elements.” Full info is available at IndieGogo here.

Stated the band: “2017, a new Aevum era is ready to begin. ‘Dischronia,’ the new outstanding album, will blast your ears with a brand new sound & a new powerful look will astonish your eyes. We are working on something special, something to fulfill our travel beyond space and time.

“And here we are: ‘The Elements,’ our new video clip! But… to accomplish our mission we need your help: Together we will go through this new great journey! You will bewitched, you bet, and we will forever be thankful and proud!”

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Carnifex Joining Lorna Shore, Despised Icon On Tour

New Jersey-based metal band Lorna Shore will be joining Carnifex on an upcoming North American tour in early 2017, presented by Nuclear Blast and Indie Merch.

The tour, which also includes Despised Icon, Fallujah, Rings of Saturn, and She Must Burn, kicks off in Las Vegas on February 1st, 2017, just a few days ahead of the release of Lorna Shore’s sophomore full-length album, “Flesh Coffin,” via Outerloop Records. Dates and venue information is listed below:

2/01 : Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock
2/02 : San Diego, CA – Soma
2/03 : Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
2/04 : Farmington, NM – Top Deck
2/05 : Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
2/07 : Dallas, TX – Trees
2/08 : Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
2/09 : San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
2/10 : Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
2/11 : Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
2/12 : Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
2/14 : Orlando, FL – Backbooth
2/15 : Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
2/16 : Margate, FL – O’Malleys
2/17 : Tampa, FL – Crowbar
2/18 : Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/19 : Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
2/21 : Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/22 : Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
2/23 : Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
2/24 : Long Island, NY – Revolution
2/25 : Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
2/26 : Reading, PA – Reverb
2/28 : Hartford, CT – Webster Studio
3/01 : Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
3/02 : Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
3/03 : Albany, NY – Trick Shots
3/04 : Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
3/05 : Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
3/06 : Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
3/07 : Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
3/08 : Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
3/09 : Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
3/10 : Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
3/11 : Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
3/12 : Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
3/14 : Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
3/15 : Louisville, KY – Diamond Bar & Grill
3/16 : Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
3/17 : Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
3/18 : Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s Music Hall
3/19 : Quebec City, QC- Imperial Bell
3/21 : Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
3/22 : Chicago, IL – Double Door
3/23 : Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
3/24 : Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
3/26 : Saskatoon, SK – O’Brien’s Event Center
3/27 : Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
3/28 : Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
3/29 : Spokane, WA – The Pin
3/30 : Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
3/31 : Bend, OR – Domino Room
4/01 : Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
4/02 : Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse

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Grim Ordeal Launches IndieGogo Campaign For New Album

Grim Ordeal just launched a crowd funding campaign through IndieGogo here and the band issued this statement about raising funds to record a new album:

“This is it folks! We are Grim Ordeal and we provide you with a ‘straight in your face!’ mix of Thrash metal, groove metal, and some more contemporary and even progressive elements. Featuring technical guitar work, gruff vocals and tempo fluctuations, Grim Ordeal has created a very unique yet recognizable sound.

“We are based in the Dutch city of Deventer and have been active for a decade now. We have released a 3 song demo back in 2011 (available to stream on Spotify) and a very well received first full release back in 2014 called ‘A Tragedy Unfolds.’

“We are asking you to contribute to our new album release so we can do it right. Our new material is more intricate and layered and needs expert sound engineering. We bring you songs you’ll be listening to for decades to come and we’re sure we have what it takes right here, ready to be recorded and unleashed upon the world!

“You, our fans and contributors, can help us realize a new and bold step in a direction that is likely to lead to bigger gigs, better venues, exciting collaborations and new markets.

“What YOU are supporting: we are actually still in the writing process, but have begun the recording of some of our new awesome songs. With 6 songs already to be heard on our current and upcoming live shows. And I bet you want to HEAR one of our new songs! Here’s a playthrough for ‘Disillusion of War!'”

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All Else Fails Crowd Funding New Album “The Forever Lie”

Canadian group All Else Fails today announces forthcoming album “The Forever Lie.” Vpca;ost Barrett Klesko comments:

“Almost 4 years ago we released a little EP called ‘Fucktropolis’ that exceeded all our expectations. It’s been a long time following up with a new album, but we finally have the new songs ready to go, and we are about to unleash ‘The Forever Lie.’ We’re extremely excited about it and can’t wait to let you all in on it!”

After completing the tracking of the album, with mixing to begin soon along and artwork pending, All Else Fails ran into a snag. In order to give fans the best album possible, AEF needs some additional funding. The pre-release date is set for December 2016, with full album release set for late winter / early spring 2017.

In order to complete the production, AEF has started an IndieGoGo campaign here, and in return is offering some great exclusive perks such as an alternate personal CD artwork, along many others.

All Else Fails New Album crowd funding campaign from FadeBack Studios United on Vimeo.

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Heavy Music Artwork Announces Upcoming Third Issue

A new upcoming issue of Heavy Music Artwork is now being funded at IndieGoGo, with the organizers of the rock/metal art magazine commenting:

“We are proud to announce our third issue out January 2017. Heavy Music Artwork’s third installment is an introspective outlook on music and art. Rock and metal have a long tradition on existential questions.

“Our approach is neither analytical or interpretative instead we will go and revisit the creative journey that our feature artists have taken. With this in mind, we named this issue ‘Human.'”

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Canada’s White Lung Vocalist Calls Allegaeon the “Laziest, Most Pathetic, Sub-Human Beta Males in America”

Vancouver, B.C based White Lung’s frontwoman Mish Barber-Way has written an open letter to Allegaeon (via Clrvynt) concerning the band’s recent decision to attempt to crowdfund their band via Patreon. In a foaming diatribe the indie-rock band’s singer states:

“Dear Pussies,

I just stepped off the airplane and the first text I got was a link to an article about your Patreon page. Apparently, you need some money to keep your metal career alive. Well congratulations, Allegaeon! You are officially the laziest, most pathetic, sub-human beta males in America.

Rock isn’t what it used to be. Some guy named Neill already schooled you about that in Decibel Magazine. I’m not going to repeat what he said regarding over-saturation and personal responsibility. I’m just going to add the things he was too polite to say.

Your begging video was a complete joke. As I listened to your “TM” [tour manager] spout off all the money you owed (over $8,700), I was shaking my head. If you were a small business, you would fold. I listened to your tour expenses, and you guys are such morons. You are paying people you don’t even need. First off, management. If your manager was doing his job, you wouldn’t be in this position. Fire him. Two, a driver? Can none of you drive?

Continues Mish Barber-Way:

Stop ruining his life and let him go after a lucrative career – unlike you lazy shit brains. Don’t fire your agent. He is your only hope. Have none of you any business skills? Stop hiring people to do jobs you are capable of. Cut the expenses, except essentials like gas, shelter and water. Do you pay taxes or collect? Do you even file?

What makes you think you are entitled to our money and pity? Why should I spend my hard earned money to help you when your misfortune is by choice, not chance? I’m seriously asking.

I’ve been in a band for a while. It’s called White Lung. Look us up because you probably don’t know us, which is why I’ve had no shame in a day job. I noticed that one of your band mates does have a job at a head shop for $10 an hour. There are single moms out there raising a kid on that amount.

Surely in your years of the music industry, you can’t weasel your know-how connections into a more challenging and well paying position? Are you too “busy” booking tours and juggling the books to work? Appears not. Most men your age have families to provide for, not guitars to buy. Grow up.

Being in a band is awesome and easy… and annoying and taxing, just like everything else in this world. Touring is a young man’s game, and you have hit your expiration date. The free market doesn’t lie.

This is more pathetic than people who fake disability or rob small stores for money. At least those people are ashamed of themselves – they know what they are doing is sad, sub-par human behavior. They don’t publicly reveal their wrong doings. You “men” have deemed it perfectly acceptable to slouch on your Pikachu pillow and lament that you need money from your fans via a poorly shot video and free website page.

I hope that pillow belongs to one of your children. Actually, I don’t. That would mean one of you is so unfit to be a father that you can’t put your pipe dream aside to provide for your family as an adult.

You guys are annoying and dickless. I blame myself. Feminism did this to you weaklings. I knew you would take any chance to break free from responsibility and run like the wind into adolescence. Disgusting. Nothing dries a vagina as quick as a blow dryer, and your whole campaign is the Dyson Supersonic.

I have to go. I caught a 7am flight to Minneapolis to transfer to Iowa City to play a festival, then fly back to Austin, Texas for another. I leave that night and land in my home of LA that morning to and go straight back to my job as an account executive. I’ve got shit to do and it doesn’t include begging my “fans” for money. Don’t try to even fake that sitting in a van all day is hard. Day time on tour is a fucking nap.

I can’t tell you what to do. This is a free country, but I can let you know that I think you are sad excuses for humans. Being able to happily and modestly live off your music is an achievable and realistic goal – it involves internal business management, cutting expenses, working a day job and being FUCKING REALISTIC. If you need to borrow a reality check, I know a few people who might be done with theirs.

Feel free to contact me and talk if this offends you. I’m might be busy but I’ll return the message happily.”

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