Ancient Bards – crowdfunding campaign success

Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, launched a Crowdfunding campaign for the release of their fourth album “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” on Monday July 2nd and they met their goal in three days.

“The support we received from the very beginning of the campaign is so incredible we’re speechless. We knew we had many loyal fans ready to back us, but we would have never dreamed for them to be this generous and trusting. We’re extremely grateful!

Our first goal was set on 17.000€ and we reached 100% of the funding in 79 hours. The sum, after all the fees, is going to cover the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.

This gratifying success has the potential of becoming even bigger, because the campaign will be live until August 12th and we set some stretch goals that would allow us get even closer to our true vision. Our next targets are: 20.000€ (which would get us the funds to make a second video clip), 25.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Willemeen”), and 30.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Wacken Open Air”).

The album is called “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” and, through this campaign, we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition of it that will be available only for our backers.

Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.

ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2
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Ancient Bards Crowdfunding Campaign

The Black Crystal Sword Saga continues, join the Knighthood!
Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, are launching a Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of their fourth album.

Join us on this epic adventure, join the Knighthood here.

“We’re psyched to announce that we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of our fourth album. We’re set out to raise 17.000€ as a first goal to finish the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.

We’ve been silent for almost two years, because of some issues we encountered on our way. Even during our most difficult time, our fans never stopped showing their support so we want to properly repay them, and to do so we can’t come out with less than a great album. We decided to run a crowdfunding campaign because we want to release the album in the best possible way, with the finest package ever, amazing videos and more killer goodies: we do it for ourselves and for our fans, but we lack the resources to make the step forward we dreamed of.

Through this campaign we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition which will be available only for our backers, it won’t be found in any store after the campaign is ended. The Deluxe Edition consists in a double feature Digipak: one CD with the regular album version, one CD with Sara singing over an especially re-arranged orchestral version that lets the symphonic elements of our music stand out.

We also want to build a community where like-minded people can get together, talk about music and feel part of something special, knowing they helped us realize our vision and share our art with the world. This is the purpose of what we call the Ancient Bards Knighthood, the Order of our most loyal fans. Every one of our backers will be dubbed Sir or Lady of the Ancient Bards.

Our first three releases (The Alliance Of The Kings – 2010, Soulless Child – 2011, A New Dawn Ending – 2014) together make up Part 1 of The Black Crystal Sword Saga. We left our fans in a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of our latest album, so we are happy to be able to share more of the story now. We think people are gonna be surprised by this new chapter, the beginning of Part 2!”

The Crowdfunding already started July 2nd and will continue until August 12th.

Campaign pitch video:

Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.

ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2
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BURNING BLACK to support ROSS THE BOSS!!!

BURNING BLACK will be playing some gigs with the legendary ROSS THE BOSS in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. The tourdates are:

18.04.2018 – DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
19.04.2018 – NL Breda, Mezz
20.04.2018 – DE Leibertingen-Kreenhinstetten, Burgerhaus
21.04.2018 – CH Zug, Chollerhalle
22.04.2018 – IT Brescia, Circolo Colony

CD – Download – Streaming:
www.burningblack.bandcamp.com
BURNING BLACK on iTunes
BURNING BLACK on ebay
BURNING BLACK on Forever Rock

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MASTERS OF DISGUISE merchandise available!

Masters of Disguise merchandise is now available at Forever Rock. Check out the cool zippers and T’s at this location.

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FIREFORCE announce new album title

The new FIREFORCE album will be called ANNIHILATE THE EVIL and is slated to be unleashed on mankind on September 1st, 2017.

The album was recorded and produced by the same team (Producer RD LIAPAKIS and engineer CHRISTIAN SCHMID) and in the same studio (THE PROPHECY STUDIOS) as the previous releases. The cover artwork was done by UWE JARLING and the booklet design by ANESTIS GOUDAS, who also did the DEATHBRINGER cover.

JONAS SANDERS, the drummer for PROPAIN, and a good friend of the band, was enlisted to play the drum tracks for this new album.

Be prepared for 12 COMBAT METAL tracks that will get you in their grip!

The band:
Filip “Flype” Lemmens: Vocals
Erwin Suetens: Guitars
Thierry van der Zanden: Guitars
Serge Bastaens: Bass
Jonas Sanders: Drums

Enjoy a sneak peek of the fantastic new artwork…

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DRAGONY video for “Lords Of The Hunt” available

Dragony took part in a project of a group of aspiring students for the video of the titletrack to their last release “Lords Of The Hunt”. The extended EP (as in extra glorious), especially released for the bands 10th anniversary, is featuring two new tracks, as well as new renditions of fan favorites and songs, previously only available as bonus tracks.

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MINOTAURUS release video for “Cemetery”

MINOTAURUS and eHrlebnisfilm have teamed up once again to bring you the successor of their last effort “Erlkönig”. This time they chose the track “Cemetery” from the last album Insolubilis and the video surely takes you back to medieval (or rather evil?) times. The video was filmed on location in the Volkskunde- und Freilichtmuseum Roscheiderhof and features famed (horror-)actor Mika Metz.

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CHRISTMAS SALE at Forever Rock!

Christmas is coming – and it’s always coming faster than one expects. The guys at Forever Rock are already in the christmas mood and thought they share it with you.

Visit their shop at www.forever-rock.de/en – and save up to 71% on selected items throughout December 2016! Ho ho ho…

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