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Check out Craw, a lost post-hardcore act from the 90’s with a new Kickstarter campaign

Posted by on April 16, 2014

If you’ve never heard of a Cleveland, OH band called Craw, you’re not alone; the post-hardcore act hasn’t put out an album since 2002 and the three albums that proceed it have been out of print since the late 90’s. Yet, in their prime, the band sat alongside acts like The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, and […]

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Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagal Discusses Battlecross’ Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, Taking Their Time To Find A New Drummer

Posted by on November 20, 2013

2013 has been one hell of a year for Battlecross. In support of their new album, War Of Will, the Detroit group embarked on endless touring that found them playing on numerous club tours, touring festivals, and even Metallica’s own music fest held in their home city. And along the way, they even helped prove […]

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Obituary announce tour, record following successful Kickstarter campaign

Posted by on September 9, 2013

After a long life on the metal scene, a successful Kickstarter campaign is allowing Obituary to tour next month and release a new album in 2014. The band has more than exceeded their original goal of $10,000 banking in at more than $45,000 from their crowdfunding efforts. The Florida death metal troupe, who got their start […]

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Obituary Successfully Crowdfund New Album

Posted by on August 6, 2013

  Florida death metal pioneers Obituary have been playing metal since 1984. After 25 years in the genre, one tends to gain a pretty solid fanbase. Obituary’s fans came through and helped them successfully crowdfund their upcoming album. They exceeded their original (humble) goal of $10,000, and have currently raised almost $20,000, which will allow […]

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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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Ice Nine Kills Launch New Video, Kickstarter Page

Posted by on November 26, 2012

Launching a Kickstarter campaign can be a great way for a band to raise money, as long as there’s a good reason behind it and the band is willing to offer up some cool premiums. Both of those are in play for Boston metalcore band Ice Nine Kills. They’ve given themselves a one month deadline […]

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Ghoul Launch Kickstarter Project For New Touring Van

Posted by on February 14, 2012

Imagine how difficult it is for a band to tour for over a month in a cramped van that constantly breaks down. Now imagine if that band was a group of mutants from Creepsylvania. We for one wouldn’t want to be riding in that van, especially when it breaks down. That’s why the band Ghoul […]

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Byzantine Reuniting, Financing New Record Via Kickstarter

Posted by on January 27, 2012

It’s been four years since groove metal band Byzantine released Oblivion Beckons, their last album before disbanding. However, it was announced today that not only is their  classic lineup (including guitarist Tony Rohrbough who didn’t take part in the 2010 reunion) reuniting, but is also working on a new self-financed album. Byzantine singer/ guitarist Chris […]

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Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Discusses His Twitter Outburst, The “Misconception” Of The Music Industry

Posted by on September 29, 2011

For the past two days, Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter has been going at it nonstop on Twitter. While his tweet-a-thon has included responses to fans’ questions and interactions with the likes of Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, a chunk of his tweets have addressed the core issues bands struggle with […]

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