Cormorant's 3rd Full Length Album Release

Cormorant invites their fans and listeners to participate in the release of their third full-length album, through the crowd funding organization Indiegogo.com
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Cormorant -
Music
San Francisco, California
United States
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Hello, Music Fans!

Bay Area blackened prog/trad metal band Cormorant is recording their third full-length album in September 2013. This fundraiser is intended to help ease the financial difficulty of creating the album as we have always done: 100% independently. All the funding will go toward tracking, mixing, mastering, awesome artwork and cool merchandise.

For the past two years, we've been working through many of life's interesting twists and turns in an attempt to continue pushing our skills and crafting a sound that challenges and intrigues the listener from beginning to end. Almost immediately after the last touches were put on our second full-length (2011's "Dwellings"), we began to feel a natural evolution that pulled each of us in our own individual ways. Not long after returning from two successful U.S. tours in 2012, we were presented with a unique situation that required us to push ahead as a three-piece. Ideas began to flow, riffs came together and our songs grew, but we soon realized that we needed a fourth member to complete the balance. That's when we came across Marcus Luscombe. An Australian-born San Francisco Bay Area native, Marcus has been active in the metal scene since 1999 as lead guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist for Vengince (Ivory Tower/Cargo Records) and lead singer, lyricist and guitarist for Cloakwheel (Nightmare Records). His unique stylings and weird, proggy bass lines have added new elements to the Cormorant sound, and we can't wait for you to hear how he sounds on the album!

This upcoming album is the culmination of all our lessons learned over the past two years—all the adapting,  learning, compromise and growth. We started out with a goal in mind, and watching it grow and develop is a truly beautiful thing. So, even though it sounds cheesy to say, we hope that you'll be a part of the next step in the musical journey that is Cormorant. We got some post-black metal weird-shit for y'all.

What You Get

$5 - Simple donation. 

$10 - Digital Album Download

$35 - CD + download + Name included in Credits (includes shipping)

$45 - CD + T-shirt + Name included in Credits (includes shipping) (specify shirt size)

$50 - CD + T-shirt + Skype Call + Name included in Credits (includes shipping) (specify shirt size)

$55 - CD + T-shirt + Poster + Name included in Credits (includes shipping) (specify shirt size)

$60 - CD + Zip-up Hoodie + Name included in Credits (shipping included) (specify shirt size)

$65 - Drum Head Autographed and CD + (includes shipping)

$70 - CD + Zip-up Hoodie + Signed Poster + Name included in Credits  (shipping included) (specify shirt size)

$75 - CD + T-shirt + Hoodie + Name included in Credits (shipping included) (specify shirt size)

$85 - Handwritten Lyrics from one song from new album. Signed by band. Includes CD

$90 - Deluxe Package: CD + T-shirt + Hoodie + Poster + Name included in Credits (shipping included) (specify shirt size)

$100 - Banjo or Fiddle lesson with Nick or Guitar Lesson with Matt over Skype (1 hour)

$350 - Jam with Cormorant

$350 - Nick's Volume Pedal Used on Dwellings (beginning of Unearthly Dreamings) + please add shipping $

$400 - Nick's Line 6 Delay Pedal used on The Last Tree, Metazoa, Dwellings + please add shipping $

$400 - Nick's Line 6 Delay Pedal used on Metazoa and Dwellings and US Tour 2012

$500 - Custom Song: Have Cormorant write a song on the topic of your choosing.  Genres can include R&B, Hip hop, Metal, Old-Time Fiddle Tune.

$600 - We'll play a show for you and your homies anywhere in the United States! (Doesn't include travel costs)

The Impact

All funds will go toward supporting this third full-length. Our fans have been extremely supportive since our first EP, "The Last Tree," when we were just a 3-piece. We felt that the EP only scratched the surface of the sound we wanted to make. Enter "Metazoa." Due to the overwhelming international DIY support, for which we are truly thankful, and our own deep urges to create something more epic and all-encompassing, we wrote an released our long epic "Metazoa," recorded by producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Primordial, Neurosis, Eyehategod) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. "Dwellings" was our 2nd full-length and actually our first successful attempt at crowd funding. Each participant of $30 or more received their name printed in the album. The campaign was so successful that PayPal actually froze our account because they thought Dwellings was some hacker scam. Thank you to all who participated in that adventure—you have allowed us to follow our dreams! Now, as we embark on our third full-length recording, we again invite you to become a part of this musical journey. 

TrakWorX Studio

With this album, we really want to put an all-out effort into the quality of the sound. As we did with Dwellings, we've tracked all music live to analog tape with engineer/producer Justin Weis, known for his work with Slough Feg, Agalloch, Hammers of Misfortune, Andre Nickatina, Ludicra and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. In many ways, this release is our most focused album as we have learned that every tone counts, and nothing can be skimped on sonically. www.trakworx.com/

Where does the money go?

We have made every effort to reduce the cost of this album without sacrificing the integrity and feel of the music.  

The total we need to make this record is $7,500. This breaks down into the following:

  • $5,000 for Studio, Engineer, Producer, Mixing and Mastering Fees
  • $2,500 for Printing/Artwork/Promotion/Distribution Fees

Other Ways You Can Help?

If you can't contribute any money, don't worry about it.  

235, attack! Get to the presses. The fan who recommends our campaign with  Indiegogo share tools the most will win a hoodie and signed poster!

Ultimately, your support is vital to the creation of album and we could not be more thankful.

 

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This campaign ended on October 25, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Simple donation

    Everything helps! For $5, you will have helped our cause, and in return, you have our eternal gratitude and the promise of a frosty high-five if we ever see you in person.

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  • $10USD
    Digital Album Download

    Digital download of the album (high-quality format) prior to release date.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $35USD
    CD + Download + Name Drop

    Digital download and CD (signed if desired) sent out before release date. Your name will be listed in the album booklet's credits page as a benefactor. Shipping Included

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  • $45USD
    CD, T-shirt, Name Drop

    Limited edition T-shirts designed by Sam Ford along with a signed CD. Your name listed in the album booklet's credits page as a benefactor. Also comes with a digital download of the new album. 2 stickers Shipping Included

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  • $50USD
    CD, Shirt, Call, Name Drop

    Donate $50 and get the new Cormorant Sam Ford designed shirt, 10 minute Skype conversation with Matt or a band member of your choice AND Get an autographed physical copy of the next Cormorant album before it's release date, a thank you tweet or a Facebook post about your band. Your name listed in the album booklet's credits page as a benefactor. Shipping Included

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  • $55USD
    CD, T-shirt, Poster, Name Drop

    Get an autographed copy of the next Cormorant album, the Sam Ford-designed shirt, a signed poster, a thank you tweet, and a Facebook shout-out! AND Your name listed in the album booklet's credits page as a benefactor. Shipping Included in price.

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  • $60USD
    CD, Hoodie, Name Drop

    Zip-up hoodie, CD (signed if desired) and album download. Your name listed in the album booklet's credits page as a benefactor. Shipping Included in price.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $65USD
    Drum Head Autographed and CD

    Get an autographed drum head used on this recording. 1st order will receive the get snare, 3rd order will get floor tom, 4th order will get rack tom #2, and 5th order will get rack tom #3. The kick drum head has been taken already. Shipping Included in price.

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  • $70USD
    CD, Hoodie, Poster, Name Drop

    Contains the CD, Hoodie, Signed poster, and your name in the album. Shipping included.

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  • $75USD
    CD, T-shirt, Hoodie, Name Drop

    Get the CD, T-shirt, hoodie, and your name in the album. Shipping Included in price.

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  • $85USD
    Handwriten Lyrics

    Get the lyrics to one song from the new album handwritten by Cormorant and autographed. Only one person per song means this is an extremely rare item! Includes CD + signed if desired.

    2 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $90USD
    Deluxe Package!

    Pretty much getting it all. Hoodie + Tshirt + CD (signed if desired) + Signed Poster and extras such as stickers and finger nail clippings. Oh yeah, your names in the album credits! Shipping Included in price!

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  • $100USD
    Banjo/Fiddle/Guitar Lesson

    Get a Skype 60 min clawhammer banjo or old time fiddle lesson from Nick or a guitar lesson from Matt at your time of choosing.

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  • $350USD
    Jam with Cormorant

    Ever wanted to jam with us? Well, here's your chance. Sit in with us at our practice studio in San Rafael, CA for a complete session. We can go over a song of choice, or you can bring in some riffs and we'll rock on them. Travel expenses not included.

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  • $350USD
    Volume Pedal from Dwellings

    Get Nick's Volume Pedal used throughout the recording of Dwellings. Hear it in use on the epic track "Unearthly Dreamings". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_xpxKLeas Please add $15.00 for US shipping Please add $20.00 for international shipping

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $400USD
    Nick's Effects Pedal

    Get Nick's Line 6 MM4 effects pedal. This pedal was used on Dwellings and you can hear it on the solos for Unearthly Dreamings, Funamblist, and for all Hole in the Sea. Pedal works beautifully. Please add $15.00 for US shipping Please add $20.00 for international shipping

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  • $400USD
    Nick's Line 6 delay pedal.

    Get Nick's Line 6 delay pedal. This pedal was used on Last Tree, Metazoa, and Dwellings and you can hear it on the solos for Unearthly Dreamings, Funamblist, and for all Hole in the Sea. Pedal works beautifully. Please add $15.00 for US shipping Please add $20.00 for international shipping

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  • $500USD
    Custom Song!

    We will write and record a custom song (with lyrics) on the topic and in the genre of your choosing. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, metal and old-time fiddle tune.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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    $600USD
    Cormorant Concert

    We'll play a show for you and your homies anywhere in the United States! (Doesn't include travel costs outside of 2 hours from San Francisco)

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