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Tag Archives: Indiegogo

Wintersun launch crowdfunding campaign

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Back in mid-2014, Wintersun expressed the urge to create a crowdfunding campaign for their nonexistent album Time II. Wintersun mastermind Jari Mäenpää once confessed: “…But the problem is this. I have a record deal with Nuclear Blast. If I would do a Kickstarter with a downloadable album for example, they would come with lawyers and […]

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Black metal documentary ‘Blackhearts’ launches crowdfunding campaign

Posted by on November 17, 2015

After a long process to finalize pre-production, black metal documentary Blackhearts is finally on the final stages and ready to be released and the only thing missing to do that is your help. We discovered the project last year during our attendance to Inferno Metal Festival in Norway and we even had the chance to get some […]

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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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Kittie reach crowdfunding goal of $20K in 8 hours

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Over the weekend, Canadian metal act Kittie launched a crowdfunding campaign for a DVD and biography detailing the band’s history from 1996 until now. The goal for the campaign was $20,000, which the campaign managed to reach in only 8 hours. Impressive, no? The band has since responded to the success of the campaign: “UNBELIEVABLE! […]

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Protest the Hero announce album release following Indiegogo campaign

Posted by on August 15, 2013

After raising funds to produce their fourth album, Protest the Hero will release the resulting product October 29th in North America on Razor & Tie. The new release Volition, will also mark the start of an international tour in support, beginning in November with dates yet to be announced. Fans supported the new album effort […]

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Protest the Hero Release First Album Update

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Good news! Protest the Hero have released their first album update, or ‘pupdate’, as they like to call it, giving fans a glimpse into their much anticipated fourth album. Of course, the buzz about this album is that it is the product of their extremely successful crowdfunding campaign. Oh, and drum duties are being handled […]

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Protest The Hero Teaming Up With Various Record Labels For Release of Crowdfunded Album

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Protest The Hero made waves in the metal music industry this year by opting to crowdfund their upcoming fourth release instead of going through the traditional means of producing music through a record label.  They not only hit their goal of $125, 000 practically overnight, but they currently have raised almost three times that amount. […]

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Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow Raise Over $15K For New Album (Also Feat. Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster)

Posted by on July 23, 2013

The teaming of former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis and musician Keith Merrow was inevitable, but an album wasn’t a definite until the duo raised more than $15,000 via Indiegogo. Loomis and Merrow, who have also recruited Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse and Alex Rudinger of The Faceless for their newly named band Conquering Dystopia, will […]

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Huntress and Battlecross Exceed Indiegogo Campaign Goals for Mayhem Tour

Posted by on June 26, 2013

In recent months, crowd-funding has been drastically changing the way the music industry operates. Canadian prog group Protest the Hero funded their upcoming album entirely through an incredibly successful Indiegogo campaign. Within a few days, the band had exceeded their goal of $125,000, with the current amount of money raised being almost three times that […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl: How Much Crowdfunding Is Too Much?

Posted by on May 10, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Blame it on Amanda Palmer. When the former Roadrunner artist turned to crowdfunding to finance her new album and tour, she had a $100,000 […]

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