Hadoken's final album

Help us finish recording the remainder of our last album and ensure we can get it mastered for the masses to enjoy.
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Eric Egavian
Music
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
1 Team Member

Update!: Please note that the actual days for the second recording are the May 13th to May 17th. It says May 9th to the 12th under that perk. Thanks.

We Are

Our History

Hadoken started as a collection of musicians five years ago at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With Will Theis and David Duran spearheading the progress of the band, things shifted and changed upon forming the true formation of this band around 2008. Like many bands we had humble beginnings playing in basements and local shows, while also discovering who we now are as a band. We have always done things independently until now, while also building upon the foundation of each other's styles and backgrounds. After the completely independent first album, "The Ancient Machine" we began to truly develop as a band and garner a sound true to our intentions and interests. 

We began to start playing with fantastic bands such as Caspian, Irepress and others often around the time we released our second album "Luminary" in 2010. Our sound was now more realized and together. With every step we took, we began to grow and really understand our craft. The album was a success, but we thought we could do better. There was more to our sound that was still a mystery, lost in translation.

The Immediate Past and The Future

Soon after the completion of "Luminary" we began work on our third album. We took what we learned from the past two albums and slowly enhanced our techniques and songwriting abilities during our practices. We have written four songs over the past two years, which we have fine tuned and tweaked. The combination of these songs will make a full length album clocking in at over fifty minutes.

Our Producer

We have teamed up with Kenny Eaton over at Mystery Ton Studios in Maryland for the production of this album. It has been nothing but an amazing experience for us working with him and we feel that he understands our sound in ways we never saw before. We admire his expertise and saw how pieces of our album have already come together in such blissful ways. His dedication to this album has already fueled our collective passion for the quality of this album and we know with his help we can bring you an album that is truly remarkable.

What We Are Asking For

So far the album is about half way done, with the drums (with side percussion) and two guitars already tracked. We used money from shows and merch to pay for what we have already completed.

We are asking for $3,000 to complete our album. 

What's left is the violin tracks including the double bass, acoustic violin, viola, and cello all performed by Alex Wagner with Will Theis recording his guitar parts, bass guitar, trombone/cornet, and vocoder.

This additional recording will cost us roughly between $1000 to $1,500 to complete with mixing as well. 

We will also need to mix the album once it is done recording which will be around $600.

Finally if we reach our goal we will need to have our album mastered. 

What You Get For Contributing

PLEASE NOTE: Each backing option listed except for the $5 "Download of the album" option also Includes "The Trilogy" an immediate digital download in 320 Kbps MP3 of our past two albums "The Ancient Machine" and "Luminary". Once the album is the complete you can download our last album in either 320 Kbps MP3 or FLAC Lossless.

As you can see to the right there are many ways you can help us and get great rewards in return. Any donation helps us and we are striving to make this the best album it can be with your help. Even if you can't contribute, just passing the word along to others will ensure that we can get this campaign out to as many people as possible and ensure the album's completion. We fully appreciate our fans and what everyone has done for us in the past to help boost our passion as artists. We hope in this campaign that we can ignite our fans with a blast of support, one final hadoken that will sing for years to come. With your support we can make something we've been wanting to make for two years now. We will only support you back with our work and rewarding you with everything we've got left, including all the rest of our t-shirts and merch.

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*$100 Exclusive "Hot Tips" Instructional Video from Member of Hadoken*

Get exclusive access to a short instructional video by one of three members regarding special techniques that they have uniquely developed over the course of being in the band. These include techniques pioneered personally throughout our journey's as musicians and tips not found elsewhere. Great for the musician and also interesting insight into techniques found in our music.

Choose your Path:

Matt Hopkins (guitar): Matt will give tips and instructions on proper technique when using the lap steel guitar, as well as some unique techniques of his combining effects pedals and other techniques with the lap steel. 

Alex Wagner (violin): For the violinist or any acoustic instrument player, Alex will give tips on adapting electric or electro-acoustic versions of normally acoustic instruments to the use of effects pedals and amplifiers. He will give detail on achieving the most natural (and unnatural) sounds using knowledge gained over years of personal experience in the band.

Will Theis (guitar): Will shall outline several tips and instruct the viewer in the adaptation of a violin bow to the use of electric guitar, using knowledge from his own experience including achieving proper tone, effects combinations, etc.,  as well as practice exercises to help you develop sounds similar to a cello and also some otherworldly tones (with some practice).

THANK YOU!

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Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Download of the album

    Get an immediate download in the format of your choice (either 320 Kbps MP3 or FLAC Lossless) of our third and final album when it is released.

    5 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Trilogy

    Get a digital download in 320 Kbps MP3 of our past two albums "The Ancient Machine" and "Luminary". Once the album is the complete you can download our last album in either 320 Kbps MP3 or FLAC Lossless.

    27 claimed
  • $15USD
    "Luminary" CD

    Receive an out of production CD copy of our second full-length "Luminary". Displaying beautiful artwork and CD design, this is a great way to own a piece of Hadoken history while also having the chance to play us anywhere.

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $15USD
    "The Ancient Machine" CD

    Receive an out of production CD copy of our first full-length "The Ancient Machine". Displaying beautiful artwork and CD design, this is a great way to own a piece of Hadoken history. Also Includes immediate download in the format of your choice (either 320 Kbps MP3 or FLAC Lossless) of our third and final album when it is released.

    3 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    DVD Copy of “Elemental” (2010)

    Receive a copy of "Elemental". A biographical 25 minute short Film by Will compiled from various show footage and voiceover work. Comes with 9-Page Essay on the creation and meaning of the film by Will. Receive an exclusive download of a "behind the scenes" video composed of compiled footage from in the studio recording the album. Receive one bonus item, along with a download of our last album in the format of your choice when it is released.

    6 out of 70 claimed
  • $50USD
    T-shirt and bonus merch item

    Receive a special "Dinomantis" shirt designed by Dave DiAngelis at Emulsion Apparel. Colors come in: forest green, cranberry red, black and heather grey. Please specify what color and size you want when backing as sizes and colors are limited (this is first come first serve). Bonus items are random and may include: "Luminary" promotional poster, kanji pins, "Hadoken" sticker, or a random show poster from Dave's massive collection. Includes a download of the final album when it is released.

    15 out of 53 claimed
  • $100USD
    Super Street Fighter IV Battle

    Battle guitarist "Eric Egavian" (an experienced fighting game player) in a friendly set of matches in Super Street Fighter IV on the Xbox 360. If you think you have what it takes to take down Eric with a flurry of hadoken's in a set of five matches this is the perk for you.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $100USD
    Spanish or French Lesson

    World Languages Teacher, "David Duran"(Drums) will instruct you in a half hour skype session (Spanish or French) tailoring to your current skill level in either language.

    1 out of 3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Exclusive "Hot Tips" video

    Get exclusive access to a short instructional video by one of three members regarding special techniques that they have uniquely developed over the course of being in the band. These include techniques pioneered personally throughout our journey's as musicians and tips not found elsewhere. Great for the musician and also interesting insight into techniques found in our music.

    2 claimed
  • $250USD
    Hang out with Hadoken

    Hang out with Hadoken in one of their personal residences in Western MA when the album is complete, while you listen to the album before anyone else does. Also guarantees free entry to any CD Release or Reunion show IF (and only if) they do occur. Also Includes "The Trilogy" an immediate digital download in 320 Kbps MP3 of our past two albums "The Ancient Machine" and "Luminary". Once the album is the complete you can download our last album in either 320 Kbps MP3 or FLAC Lossless.

    1 out of 8 claimed
  • $500USD
    Be apart of Hadoken

    Get to do a short vocal part on the album, singing a sustained C# in the song "Shadow People" along with the rest of the band. Get to hang out alongside Will and Alex in the studio in Maryland during May 9th-12th while they finish Bass, Guitar, Trombone, Violin, and other tracks to complete the album, and hear the recordings as they are constructed piece by piece and long before final release. Also Includes "The Trilogy".

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Inked Up

    Guitarist William Theis will get the three kanji characters for Hadoken tattooed. A video will be shot of this, including any and all whining that may occur for the currently never-tattooed guitarist, which will be made public and include a personal shout-out to you including your name. This will occur within 4 months of album release. Just what the world needs, another white guy with a japanese script tattoo. Also includes a download of "The Trilogy" and our final album.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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