Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crowd-Funding Solstice Coil's 3rd Album

Solstice Coil is a progressive rock band formed in Israel in late 2001. They've released two self-produced studio albums in 2005 and 2011. You might have heard of them through their Dream Theater Parody, or maybe you saw them play live at the 2006 Prog Resiste Convention or on their 2012 tour in India. Maybe you know of them after having heard a track or two on this radio show. Or maybe you just know them because you know them. Or maybe you don't know them at all!

You can listen to them on Bandcamp, Youtube and their offical website. They are also on Facebook, Twitter, and pretty much every other social media platform out there.

For their third album, which is announced to be more epic in nature compared to their previous albums, they've decided to record all of the instruments and vocals in a professional studio to get that "big sound", instead of recording only some tracks in the studio and some in their home studio like they did on their previous albums.

Now they need your help. Your funding will allow then to hire a graphic artist to design the album's cover art, get the album professionally mastered and most importantly, print CDs rather than go with a digital release only. In order to achieve all of the above they need to raise $6,000.

Unfortunately I got the news about this a bit late, and there are only 62 hours left to the Indigogo crowd-funding page left to attain that goal, with,as of this writing, $1,727 already pledged. Pretty good deals are to be had ($6 for the CD and the download, $80 puts your name in the booklet, $250 puts your own voice on the album!!). 4, 000 to go, and even though  it looks like a lost cause, it's been done before - the crowd-funding for the Subterranea movie being one exemple.

So I invite you to go now and pledge: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solstice-coil-s-3rd-album

UPDATE: Solstice Coil have unfortunately not met their crowd-funding goal. Still, they promise to record a new album, albeit not with the producer or in the studio that was their first choice. The next album will also not be available on CD, but as a downloadable album, probably through iTunes and through their website.

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