Yesterday, progressive metal band Protest The Hero announced that they would not be signing to a new record label and that instead they would be recording and distributing a new album on their own. To do this, the band took to Indiegogo and asked fans to contribute a total of $125,000 (a number that I felt was quite high), which they broke down to explain each cost.
But what happened next is pretty remarkable as the goal of $125,000 was reached in less than 24 hours. The fundraiser still has another 30 days, so who knows how much more money will be raised.
It’s a rather amazing event to witness as this demonstrates how dedicated fans can and will pay for material they want when faced with the distinct and very real possibility of ultimately never getting it. After all, a band can’t record an album if they don’t have the funds.
For more information, you can watch the band’s explanation video below. READ MORE
A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go and check out TesseracT, one of my favorite new bands, rocking the Magic Stick in Detroit, Michigan. Calling them new is a bit misleading as they’ve been in the underground scene for years. However, since signing to Century Media Records, their rise in popularity is nothing short of astounding. They’re currently nominated in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods as “Best New Band” (cast your votes here), they’ve toured all over the world and they have several surprises up their sleeves for 2011 alone (I can’t say what yet, but it’s awesome). Check after the jump for some live photos and a review.
Jacksonville, FL hardcore act Evergreen Terrace have released the video for the song “Enemy Sex” off 2009′s “Almost Home”. The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone who has worked with bands such as Suicide Silence and Bring Me The Horizon. Enjoy!