We have been around for over 10 years. Since day one we’ve strived to maintain a level of excellence that the music industry and fans of the band have grown to expect. We’ve always had a blue collar, do what needs to be done type approach. No rich uncle, no corporate sponsorship to pay the way, no big label advances that could be spent on tour expenses or recording (or hookers and blow!)… just good old fashioned hard work and sacrifice. We’ve bootstrapped everything we have ever done – 4 albums, 3 tours spanning a dozen countries, and everything in between. We all work day jobs and sacrifice personally so we can pay to go on money-losing tours or make albums, because we love to play for you. We believe that our hard work, sacrifice, and investment will pay off eventually.
What we're doing:
We believe that a music video is long, long overdue for Halcyon Way. Not another live footage video, but a cool and unique one that would play on MTV…That is if they still played videos!
In addition, we’re mixing down our 4th album and hope to release it in the fall of 2013. Trust us when we say that it’s epic in scope.
AND, if these two things weren’t enough, we’ve just been confirmed for the largest tour of our career, but we can’t make the announcement for a few weeks.
Here’s where you come in.
We need your financial support here. And trust us, with all of the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve put in this band, along with the cash, we feel torn about doing this, because we don’t want to beg for anything.
So here’s our plan – we are asking for a fairly modest amount from our fans and supporters, and we’re not going to ask for anything from you that we wouldn’t do ourselves.
Our most immediate order of business is to film our video. Here’s the budget for that:
Filming, Production, Post, and CGI: $1000
Location Rental: $750
Hair & Makeup: $600
Total Budget: $3050
We’re asking our fans to help us out with only $1500 – like we say, we will always put our own money where our mouths (and the rest of our faces, in this case) are.
If you guys see fit to contribute to our project above our budget, we will apply the excess funds as follows:
Album Mixdown/Art/Etc: $9500
New Merch For Tour: $1500
Tour Expenses (travel, buy-on, gas, etc): $26,000
At the end of the day
We believe that no one will care about our band more than us, no matter the label, management company, publisher, etc. We want to make sure that anything we release to you, the fans, will stand the test of time and be of the highest quality possible.
So, help our dreams and vision become reality. We truly appreciate the love and support of our Nailhead family around the world. See you soon \m/(^.^)\m/
Steve, Jon, Ernie, Max & Sergio