The Atlanta, GA post-hardcore band Of Machines were planning to record a follow up to their 2009 release on Rise Records, As If Everything Was Held in Place. Like many bands these days, they went the crowdfunding route using PayPal donations to fund their next release.
The band eventually raised $2,096, but that was back in 2013, and there’s still no EP. Of Machines finally gave an update via Facebook:
With a heavy heart.. it doesn’t seem like the chroma season ep is going to happen… After months of trying to contact Dylan he, unfortunately, is MIA. Music has been written, but without a vocalist this ep doesn’t seem possible.
Thank you to everyone who believed in us so much enough to give us a second chance to record. We really wish we were able to provide you with more.
As far as refunds please contact Dylan Anderson, we hope he will do the right thing and refund everyone their money they donated. If anyone else in the band had access to any of the pay pal accounts refunds would have already be given. But unfortunately the donation account was under his name.
The release seemed to have a few different names; Chroma Season is mentioned above, but a song released in 2014, “All Along The Greyscale” (below), mentions Chroma Dreamcoat. Either way, the vocalist Dylan Anderson bolted and Of Machines fans are left with nothing.