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Tag Archives: Crowdfunding

Wintersun meet crowdfunding goal in one day; plan to buy building (!) with more

Posted by on March 2, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Headbangers Brawl on the subject of crowdfunding. How much support does a band need from their fans? Secondly, how much do they need the support after being signed by a label? Yesterday (1) Wintersun launched their first of three crowdfunding campaigns. For those who have been following […]

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Sirenia launches crowdfunding campain for upcoming North American Tour

Posted by on February 23, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago when Arkona and Sirenia announced their upcoming North American tour in May. It is a first in Sirenia’s career for their fans to see them in this area. During their initial announcement, Sirenia mentioned a crowdfunding campaign would soon be created. Earlier today, they kept their promise and launched a […]

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Cryptopsy launch crowdfunding campaign for new EP

Posted by on May 8, 2015

The latest addition to the on-going list of bands recurring to crowdfunding campaigns are Canadian titans Cryptopsy. After their decision to go independent back in 2012, they decided to launch a campaign to fund a new set of several EPs  called The Book of Suffering, instead of a full-length album. After being on a record label […]

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Within the Ruins suffer tour accident, van and trailer totaled, gear lost

Posted by on February 16, 2015

Massachusetts-based metal outfit Within The Ruins suffered a tragic weather related vehicle accident over the weekend. While trekking from their home state of Massachusetts, and through the grim and frostbitten wasteland that is my home state of Pennsylvania, the weather become too much to handle and they flipped and totaled their van, trailer, and gear […]

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Ne Obliviscaris to embark on successfully crowd funded world tour

Posted by on July 1, 2014

This week Australian extreme prog metallers Ne Obliviscaris started a crowdfunding campaign to raise A$40,000 (US $37,936) so that they could go on a world tour, reports Metal Underground. As another example of crowdfunding gone horribly right (ex. Devin Townsend’s Casualties of Cool 564% of initial goal), they have reached their goal plus $2,146 in […]

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Rigor Mortis needs your help crowdfunding their fourth and final album

Posted by on July 1, 2014

Legendary Texas speed metal group Rigor Mortis has begun an Indiegogo campaign in attempts to crowdfund their fourth and final album, Slave to the Grave. Having just finished the recording before the unfortunate passing of guitarist Mike Scaccia, all there is left is to release the album. With labels being reluctant to fund an album […]

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Devin Townsend’s Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches 249% Of Goal After One Day; New Song Streaming

Posted by on February 24, 2014

Here’s a textbook definition of “successful crowdfunding”: Devin Townsend’s campaign for Casualties of Cool got started last Friday and made some good first day progress. By good, we mean amazing, and by progress, we mean it reached 249% of its goal in the first day alone. Currently, it’s sitting at 275%, and the campaign has about three […]

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From First to Last reunite, crowdfunding new EP

Posted by on November 14, 2013

From First to Last have reunited without vocalist Sonny Moore, AKA Skrillex, to record a crowdfunded EP. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Good has been using social media to tease the band’s return since last week. The band is hoping to raise $25,000 through Kickstarter, and have already raised more than $8,500 in just one day with […]

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Orgy guitarist parts ways with the band following crowdfunding fiasco

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Orgy Guitarist and keyboardist Ashburn Miller has parted ways with the band, according to a statement he posted on Orgy’s official Facebook page today. The former member of Deadsy says there are no hard feelings towards Orgy and that everything is copacetic. The band went on to say that Miller was even classy enough to […]

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Protest the Hero Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi Won’t Be on Upcoming Tour

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Protest the Hero have been consistently making metal headlines recently, largely due to their groundbreaking album Volition, which is significant because it was produced by a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. It also doesn’t hurt that it featured legendary metal drummer Chris Adler, who filled in for former drummer Moe Carlson. The band now has a new drummer, […]

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