I bash a lot of these crowd-funding campaigns because most have involved bands that shouldn’t release new music, and/or bands that should be able to self-fund their own releases, because, well, they have studios and are in otherwise successful bands.
But Early Man’s been quietly raising funds for their next LP online, and have just five days left to raise $15,000.
Early Man are actually fucking good, and never made it big in my opinion. In fact, they always remained underground. So, as far as fundraising campaigns for albums go, I can get behind this one.
Especially since they’re offering up a solo to someone on their next record. That’s kind of cool.
And then there’s this: For $15, which is nothing, “you choose the subject and/or write the lyrics, we write a 10-second death metal song and sing them. All songs will be released as a digital record called Early Death. Perfect for dedications to that special someone! Especially if that someone is Satan.”
Dude, that is one awesome idea. Basically, Early Man is writing a death metal record with its fans. That’s dope. That $15 also gets you a digital download of Early Death and the new Early Man record.
“After many years spent recording full length records on larger labels we’ve decided to take a DIY approach with this record,” says the band’s Mike Conte. “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.”
The band says “Any support is appreciated and will go directly towards funding Early Man’s new album. Why buy merch with an unnecessary middleman when you can make sure the artist gets the money directly? You can help make this Early Man record a reality.”
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