The support we received following the release of our latest album 'Uprising' was overwhelming. After what seemed like a lifetime between albums, we had created the first REAL Bleed From Within album. It was a fresh start, and a fresh sound that we wanted to mash into everyone's face!
We have been writing material consistently for about seven months now and are approaching the half way mark of album number four. Our writing process differs from most bands, given that each member has a say in what makes the final cut.
Based on our current work schedule, the new album will be released in early 2015.
Having overcome many hurdles to reach the point we are at today, it seemed like a perfect time to get involved with the people at IndieGoGo and create an opportunity to share something special with the followers of our band, both old and new.
Our label Century Media has been very supportive of this idea, letting us go out and do this by ourselves. This is a great way to connect with you guys and create something a little different to what we normally do.
The idea is to fund the recording of an exclusive four track EP that is being specifically made for YOU, the Bleed From Within fan!
The campaign will fund the entire recording process of the EP and the production amongst the various additional exclusive products and incentives. This may seem like an easy feat, but hiring a studio, an engineer, microphones, paying for someone to mix the tracks and master the EP is a lot of money to any band.
That's not to mention the money it will cost to transport five or six guys and a room full of gear (and beer) to a studio for X days, before finally putting the songs onto vinyl so you have something beautiful, and physical…
As we have never released vinyl before, we want to give it a personal touch, something that will make it really stand out. The artwork will come from our friend and merchandise designer, Grindesign to give this EP the face it deserves!
The EP will comprise of TWO BRAND NEW SONGS & TWO COVERS.
The brand, spanking new tracks will feature guest musicians from two amazing metal bands we have had the pleasure of meeting over the years, and the covers will be picked from the playlists of our many, many parties. Take it from us, you will not be disappointed.
We have been sitting on this new original material for what feels like years now, and given the slightly later scheduled release of new album, we want to give something back to you, the family that we've built along the way; our fans.
We know this isn’t giving too much away, but this can be considered a taste of what is to come with our next release. It's a chance to really involve yourself with the band and the people behind it. It’s a chance to invest in the future of Bleed From Within and get involved in this beast that we have worked so hard to build up from nothing.
Your money will give us the opportunity to push this EP far afield, let it be heard by people across the globe and let them know that, despite being from a small town on the outskirts of Glasgow, we are a serious band which means serious business when it comes to our music.
ANYTHING that you can put towards the cause is a MASSIVE shove in the right direction and helps us more than you could ever imagine. We have nothing to lose here, but there is so much potential in what we could achieve!
We will be filming the entire process, keeping you updated on our progress, and maybe letting it slip about our guest musicians at some point! Check out the perks at the right hand side of the page and see what grabs your attention!
Be sure to keep your eyes on here, our Facebook/Twitter accounts, and most importantly SHARE THIS PAGE AMONGST YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY to help us smash our target and deliver this EP to your door, all the while knowing, that we achieved this TOGETHER!
Thank you for your time and endless support.
Let's do this.
Ali, Kennedy, Goonzi, Martyn, Davie \m/
- IS THERE A CD OF THE NEW EP AVAILABLE TO BUY?
- I DON'T LIVE IN UK/EUROPE, CAN I STILL BUY THE PERKS?
Yes, International Shipping is available, be sure to add the perk separately after you've purchased your perk.
- DO I NEED TO ADD A SHIPPING PERK TO MY ORDER?
If you've purchased a perk that requires an item to be posted to you, then Yes. If you live in the UK, please add the UK shipping perk separately after you've purchased your perk, and the International Shipping perk if you live outside of the UK. Alternatively, you can add the correct amount onto your perk when buying it, have a look at the shipping perks for the correct amount.
- I CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE TO SPECIFY MY T SHIRT SIZE
Please add a note at checkout of which shirt size you would like between YL-XXL. If you've already ordered and haven't specified your shirt size, someone will be in touch with you at the end of the campaign.
- DO YOU GET A COPY OF THE EP WITH EVERY PERK?
Yes, you receive a digital copy of the EP with every perk.
- I WANT TO BUY MORE THAN ONE PERK, BUT IT ONLY LETS ME CHOOSE ONE
If you want to buy more than one perk, you have to buy them separately. Choose your first perk and go through the checkout, then choose your second perk and go through the checkout again, and so on.
- WHEN WILL THE EP BE RELEASED/WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PERK?
We don't have an exact date for release yet, but it will be after the campaign finishes. We plan to record at the end of June and have the mix in July. Perks will start to be shipped out after that. We'll update the campaign with more info & dates when we know them.
- WHEN/WHERE WILL THE GANG VOCALS BE RECORDED?
We currently plan to record the Gang vocals on Saturday 21st June 2014, this will be in the afternoon and will be recorded at the bands practice studio in Dalmarnock, Glasgow. If you've bought the perk, we will be in touch after the campaign finishes to organise the exact times and give you the address to turn up to. Travel is at your own expense.
- WHEN WILL THE 'HANG OUT AT BFW HQ' PERK BE TAKING PLACE?
We currently plan to have the studio day on Sunday 22nd June 2014, at our practice space in Dalmarnock, Glasgow. If you've bought the perk, we will be in touch after the campaign to give you exact times and the address. Travel is at your own expense.
- WILL THERE BE A RELEASE SHOW FOR THE EP?
Yes, we plan to have an intimate release show in Glasgow for the EP at the end of August. You'll get to see us in a much smaller venue than we're used to and get up close and personal and hear the tracks from the new EP as well as some old favourites. More info on dates/venue/tickets coming soon
- WHAT IS THE SIGNED ARTWORK PERK?
This is a signed and numbered Art print by our bassist Davie P, which will be loosely based on the Uprising album cover. He's an amazing artist and we're excited to offer his first ever print as part of this campaign. Keep an eye on the page for a preview of what it may look like.
- I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN'T ANSWERED HERE
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions and we'll get back to you.