What started out as a cool idea - Re-write the Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack as a Heavy Metal Soundtrack - turned into a year long project that challenged me musically and emotionally, but in the end became an epic piece of music that all who were involved in it are extremely proud of! It was a daunting task to say the least, and I could not have done it without the help of my assistant producer Jimmy Caterine, and all the talented vocalists and musicians who participated on this project. I wanted to do a project that showed the talented vocalists and musicians from Hawai'i in the Heavy Metal genre as well, and that is why everyone on this project is either from Hawai'i, played music in Hawai'i back in the day, plays music in Hawai'i now or has lived in Hawai'i at one time or another. Everyone did it for free. For the love of music, and to create something incredible. I think we have succeeded!
You can hear some of the tracks here: http://www.SoundCloud.com/JesusChristSupernova
Our goal with this funraising campaign is to raise the funds to pay for licensing of the songs, and there are a lot! - 27 tracks in all! And to begin the initial distribution of the album.
In return for your generous donations and support, we are offering some really cool gifts - "perks" if you will - including cd's from Sacred Rite and Aaronsrod who have three members each participating in huge capacities on this project, T-Shirts, Digital Copies as well as the 2-CD Jesus Christ Supernova album, and you can also be listed as an Executive Producer of the album!!
We know that some of you would like to but just can't donate money, and for you - as well as those of you who can donate, we ask that you PLEASE share this funraising effort with as many people as you can. Let's all put Hawai'i on the Heavy Metal map!
Mahalo for your Kokua!!
Gerard K. Gonsalves
Producer - All Drums