Early Man Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For New Album
Early Man, the traditional heavy metal band founded in 2003, is asking for pledges to help fund a new album through IndieGogo. The band is currently without a record label and is hoping with fan support for the release of the album. On the subject, Mike Conte, vocalist/guitarist of Early Man says:
"After many years spent recording full-length records on larger labels we’ve decided to take a DIY approach with this record. We have all of the tools at our disposal necessary to make an amazing record, including songs that are already written. We want to make that record free of any outside involvement from labels, managers, producers, etc."
Check out the funding campaign at this location. What do you get for pledging money towards the new record? Early Man has set up a series of perks through IndieGoGo that make supporting the group more like a pre-order rather than a donation. The perks vary wildly depending on how much you pledge and some of those include: A CD/signed poster bundle, writing lyrics for your own personalized song, autographed vinyl records, attending the listening party, recording a solo for the album, guitar lessons, and even having Early Man record an acoustic cover of any song you can think of.
Mike Conte goes on to say, "Our first record 'Closing In' put us in the hole about $150,000 BEFORE it even came out and the second one 'Death Potion,' about $50,000 BEFORE it was out. We still haven't recouped on tens of thousands of dollars on both of those records. This record, however, will be a refreshing change of pace."
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