THANK YOU ALL!
Here at the XP8 HQs in London we are nothing short than humbled: you all made this possible in less than 24 hours. Thank you!
Where do we go from here? Due to the nature of these crowdfunding websites, we cannot stop the process and we need to let it run for the whole 40 days we originally planned, ending on June 16th.
This means two things: first of all, we can stick to our original plan and release the album on Bandcamp, iTunes and the other digital distribution networks on June 1st.
all of you who supported us and bought one of the perks including the immediate digital download of the album, will receive it in the mail between June 1st - June 4th.
This also means...
We never once believed when we set up this fundraiser that we would meet our original goal so quickly. And so, with another 39 days still to go, we've put together a couple of stretch goals.
These are for things we didn't think we'd be able to do when we set out with this album, and especially without a label. With your help, these dreams may become a reality. If you'd like to see these happen, then keep on sharing and reminding people that this is happening! We'd love to be able to do both of these things.
- If the total reaches $3000, then we will release a single off the album: on VINYL! These would be special collectors' items and severely limited, numbered and signed.
- If the total reaches $8000 we will also put together a brand new music video, joining our forces once again with SOLOBUIO VISUAL FACTORY, the videomakers behind our 2008's video The Art Of Revenge and the ones responsible for a lot of great videos in the past years, among them Dope Stars Inc., Nachtmahr, Rome, L'ame Immortelle, Spiritual Front, Ordo Rosarious Equilibrio and countless others.
Another huge thanks to everyone that's supported this release so far.
Here's the first glimpse at the stunning artwork created by kallisti:design for the digipack:
The T-Shirt (bigger image in the Gallery)
The USB "Pill"
Hello, we are XP8.We are original from Rome, Italy but now are living in jolly old London England. We have been producing music in the Industrial and EBM scene for over 10 years now. It all began with our first album Forgive[n] and just grew from there thanks to our fans. We are now working on our fifth studio album, called Adrenochrome and need your help releasing it.
Adrenochrome is based on a story written by Marko, one half of XP8, in the late 1990’s and recently revised. It takes place in the not so distant future in a third recession London. It follows two individuals, Liam Bateman and Kath Hastings. Liam is assisting Kath from being captured by various organizations for information she carries. You follow them through all the twists, turns, and deception. The story is full of intriguing characters with larger than life personalities. Adrenochrome is very cyberpunk in nature, calling upon all the classic themes of the genre and maintaining a distinct rivethead feel, but overall fans of Sci-Fi or suspense will too be captivated by the story. Every track on Andrenochrome is named after a chapter in the book and the music acts as the perfect accompaniment to the story, but of course will also be played as a standalone in a club, car, or your home.
Expect all the classic, unrelenting beat assault XP8 has trademarked in its career, an airy blend of EBM, electronica, techno and trance aimed at the heart of the dancefloor. The music will keep listeners moving through the night in timeless waves, emitting subtle hints of the 1980s while slipping easily into sounds of the new millennium: glitchy patterns, sharp simulated strings, and clear vocals travel through bright sequences and brooding atmospheres.
WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
Our goal is to put out Adrenochrome as a limited edition digipak, with a full color, 12 page booklet + a nicely formatted ebook in .pdf format sporting the stunning art of Vlad McNeally, aka kallisti:design.
Any of the perks you choose to your right will help use release Adrenochrome in a beautiful format with this great story in a nice booklet.
For those who prefer digital downloads instead, you will be able to select the option and receive the ebook in a download as well.
UPDATE: we announced the STRETCH GOALS!
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