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Murp Crowd Funding New EP

Murp - the band featuring a pair of youngsters who shocked America's Got Talent with guttural vocals - has launched a crowd funding campaign to release a new EP. You can contribute and see the perks for taking part at GoFundMe.com here. The band also comments:

"With the help of our Patreon members (and my tax returns) Murp is going to release their second EP! Recording and mixing are complete. So the first half is done, but we are coming up short for the second half of the project.

"We still need to have the album mastered, CD printing/duplicating/packaging, digital releases, bubble mailers, promotions, and all the other fun stuff that seem to come up when putting out a record. We need to raise at least $2000 to cover these costs.

"We're reaching out to Murpsters, and anybody else that has hope for the next generation of Metal. Every donation helps and pledges of 25$ or more will receive a autographed copy of the EP, a Murp poster and badge! Donations over 100$ will get the same thing plus a Commemorative Plaque and a Thank You in the liner notes!

"Our first EP was a bit of a homage to the whole America's Got Talent experience. Aaralyn was 6 years old and Izzy was 9 when that was recorded. Now, 2 years later, Aaralyns vocals have matured, Izzy's drumming has exploded and we can't wait to show you what these two amazing kids have pulled off in the studio!

"his EP way more brutal then our debut, so obviously we are calling it 'Sweet Music.'" More...

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Typical Reactions When Mainstream And Metal Clash

It’s the age old argument, right? Mainstream ignores and/or shuns metal (unless Metallica is present) and at the same time many in the metal community would rather keep it that way. If metal is accepted by the mainstream with open arms we would all suddenly need to find another form of music to listen to, I guess.

I do not believe that metal accepted by the mainstream is entirely horrendous, since greater acceptance would recognize so many bands/musicians that deserve just as much as pop counterparts and open the doors for more releases and more tours, especially here in the U.S. It would also further validate those of us who spend our lifetimes promoting the scene. “Mainstreaming of metal” does not necessarily have to mean that the music turns commercial.

However, I live under no delusions that broad sweeping acceptance as a form of relevant musical art will ever come true, and I’ve accepted the situation for what it is. With that said, it still pisses me off when the two clash with the obvious tired and repetitious reactions. Case in point: the video of little six year old Aaralyn, who appeared on the NBC talent show “America’s Got Talent,” with her brother Izzy to perform the original song “Zombie Skin.” Check it out here:


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