Hogbitch's debut album

We're raising funds to pay for pressing CDs and vinyl of ur-metal/heavy psych band Hogbitch's debut album.
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Sanford Allen
Music
San Antonio, Texas
United States
1 Team Member

ur-: a prefix meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon. 

metal: energetic, highly amplified rock music characterized by a heavy beat, often accompanied by dark lyrics with fantastic imagery.

Short Summary

San Antonio ur-metal/heavy psychedelic band Hogbitch has finished recording its self-titled debut album. Pre-sales of this hotly anticipated release and accompanying merchandise will help us deliver it to your turntable, CD player and/or hard drive.

With its 2012 formation, Hogbitch brought together four of San Antonio's preeminent underground musicians: Suzy Bravo (Suzy Bravo & the Soul Revue, Hammered), Sanford Allen (Boxcar Satan, Evil Mothers), Patrick Sane (Boxcar Satan, Evil Mothers) and Chip Alexander (Martyrhead, Evil Mothers, Psychoholics). Live, the band has turned ears inside out with a blend of ultra-heavy riffage, soulful vocals, super-nova energy and lysergic experimentation.

Eager to capture that magic on a recording, Hogbitch six months ago holed up in scenic Doghouse Studios and began crafting its debut album with Bobdog Catlin (S.A. Slayer, Juggernaut, Evil Mothers, Pseudo Buddha) at the controls. The 11-track album documents Hogbitch's exploration of the sonority of space and the tempests of time. Its songs mix light and shadow, earth and sky, doom and the divine.

The debut album is scheduled for a fall release on high-quality audiophile vinyl, CD and via digital download — all with breathtaking packaging, including Chris Panatier's "Axecutrix" cover painting.

But here's the catch: the recording still needs to be mastered, pressed and distributed to media outlets.

What We Need & What You Get

You can help us raise the $5,000 needed to cover these costs by purchasing an advance copy of the album (on vinyl, CD or as a download), exclusive Hogbitch merchandise and other special packages listed here on IndieGoGo. You can even become one of the elite sponsors who win guest-list privileges and lifetime discounts on future merchandise, among other insanely cool perks.

But move fast, piggies! We only have a month to raise the money. The campaign ends Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Watch the video for music samples, footage of the band onstage and a sneak peak at the album artwork. Remember that the exclusive t-shirts, buttons and posters we're offering via this campaign will only be available to fans who get in on the ground floor. We won't be printing these designs again.

The Impact

We worked hard on this recording, and want to give our fans and supporters a chance to help unleash it on an unsuspecting world. With a new album released, we can also do extensive touring, which means we can bring the Hogbitch circus to your hometown (even if you live overseas). 

Any extra cash we earn above our goal will go toward shipping press packs across the globe, producing new merchandise and keeping our van running so we can spread the ur-metal gospel far and wide.

With both Hogbitch and our previous bands, you have shown us dedication, support and undying love for adventurous music. We have never taken that support for granted, and we know you'll come through for us again. No contribution is too small or too large.

All prices in the United States include postage. Airmail prices will apply to overseas orders.

If you're looking to live high on the hog, now's your chance! Thanks!

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can't contribute, you can still help:

*Ask your friends to help get the word out about the campaign.

*Share the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

*Bring friends to our gigs and help us make new fans.

Find This Campaign On
$5,080USD
raised by 90 people in 1 month
102% funded
No time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 20, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    BASIC DOWNLOAD package

    Code good for an online digital download of the album, including Chris Panatier's artwork, plus a button exclusively available to those who participate in this campaign.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $15USD
    BASIC CD package

    Signed copy of the album on CD in a high-quality, full-color digipak with eight-page lyric booklet, all featuring Chris Panatier's artwork, plus an exclusive button.

    28 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    BASIC VINYL package

    Signed copy of the album on audiophile vinyl with full-color packaging featuring Chris Panatier's artwork, plus a free digital download card and an exclusive button.

    16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $40USD
    SWAG package

    Signed copy of the album (you pick the format), a T-shirt exclusively available to those who participate in this campaign, a signed limited-edition 11” x 17” poster and an exclusive button.

    20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    SAMBA package

    In addition to your signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button, you will receive Chip's samba whistle used on the track "Skin Don't You Know Me." (How many metal bands can say they used a samba whistle on their album?)

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $70USD
    DOUBLE SWAG package

    Two signed copies of the album (you pick the format), two exclusive T-shirts, two signed limited-edition posters and two exclusive buttons. We'll also thank you by name on our website.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    PIGGIE package

    Signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button — and your name appears on our website and the album’s thank you list as one of the superfans whose generosity helped make it possible.

    7 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $125USD
    PERCUSSION PIGGIE package

    In addition to your signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button, you will receive Chip's China cymbal used on the album. The band will even autograph it if you so desire. Just for good measure, we'll also put your name on the album's thank you list.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    MUSICIAN PIGGIE package

    Signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button and a one-hour private lesson with Sanford Allen (guitar), Chip Alexander (drums), Patrick McManis (bass) or Suzy Bravo (voice). If you live more than a two-hour drive from San Antonio, you must pay the band member's transportation costs. Your name also appears on our website and the album’s thank you list.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $175USD
    MOVIE STAR package

    Signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt, sticker and button, plus you will appear as a character in a forthcoming Hogbitch music video. You'll actually appear onscreen for more than a quick cutaway — and not just as an extra in a concert crowd. Transportation to the shoot will be your responsibility. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $200USD
    TEST PRESSING package

    Signed copy of the album's vinyl test pressing. This is the one-of-a-kind first press from the plant before it begins producing the full run of vinyl — typically a hot item for vinyl collectors. In addition to this unique document from the recording of our debut album, you will get a limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $250USD
    PIGGIE ON TOUR package

    You'll get a signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, exclusive T-shirt, plus you will receive a "Guest Piggie" card that entitles you to free admission at any ten Hogbitch gigs at which we are allowed to have a guest list (and that's ALMOST all of them). You’ll be responsible for your own transportation. The card also entitles you to lifetime discounts at our merchandise table and via our online shop. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $300USD
    PIGGIE AT THE TROUGH package

    Signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt, sticker and button — and Sanford Allen comes to your house and cooks a vegetarian Indian feast for you and up to seven friends. If you live more than a two-hour drive from San Antonio, you must pay airfare or other transportation costs. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    SILVER PIGGIE package

    You’ll get 5 signed copies of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, two T-shirts, a button and a signed hand-made scrapbook of Hogbitch photos, art and handwritten lyrics — plus the ten-show "Guest Piggie" card and your name on the thank you list. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,000USD
    GUITAR PIGGIE package

    In addition to your signed copy of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, T-shirt and button, you will receive Sanford's Ibanez Talman guitar used to play slide parts on the album and on some Boxcar Satan recordings. The band will even autograph it if you so desire. Just for good measure, we'll also throw in a ten-show "Guest Piggie" card and your name goes on our website and the album's thank you list.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $2,000USD
    GOLD PIGGIE package

    You’ll get 10 signed copies of the album, a signed limited-edition poster, two T-shirts two buttons, a handmade scrapbook and a “Guest Piggie” card. PLUS, Hogbitch will play a free gig at any event of your choosing. If you live two hours or more outside of San Antonio, you must pay airfare or other transportation costs. Your name also appears on our website and the album thank you list.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $3,000USD
    PLATINUM PIGGIE package

    You’ll get 10 copies of the album, 5 signed Hogbitch posters, 2 T-shirts, 2 buttons AND executive producer credit on the album’s back cover.* Plus Hogbitch will play a free gig at any event of your choosing. If you live two hours or more outside of San Antonio, you must pay airfare or other transportation costs. *Credit is in name only and does not give purchaser any claim to ownership of the album or any percentage of sales, nor does it give purchaser artistic control over music or package.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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