Metal supergroup launches crowdfunding campaign

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Project Rogue campaign artwork

Hold the horses! Stop the press! What the hell is all this then?!

A veritable feast of metal music stars, including members of System Of A Down and Fear Factory, have launched one of the most ambitious music-related crowdfunding campaigns ever seen.

Under the band name Project Rogue, the campaign aims to raise $70,000 (£40,000) to create an album called Titans, that will feature performances from Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler, Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris, Cannibal Corpse’s Rob Barrett, alongside Paul Masdival from Cynic.

System Of A Down bass player Shavo Odadjian and Fear Factory’s founding drummer Raymond Herrera are also involved, alongside various established and up-and-coming metal musicians.

Designated Project Rogue leader Herrera says: “Ive been looking into the crowdfunding aspect of the music industry and it’s been pretty interesting to see how people have taken to it. Something like this is very unique because it allows us to deal or work directly with the fans, where they actually invest or be involved in something that is direct with the artist.”

JD Schmidt of Nociceptor adds: “It’s awesome for a band to be able to seek out to a financial resource without having to sign their lives away to a bank to see a project through. And on the other side of the coin it’s great for fans to be a part of the music that they love in whatever way they can.”

“I was floored when they asked me to be a part of it. Deeply humbled and kind of overwhelmed. I think I peed a little bit.”

Odadjian describes crowdfunding as “the future” and says he will offer his bass playing skills as well as writing and arrangement to the songs.

Pat Lachman of Damageplan says he hopes the album will “scare the shit out of people.”

A host of funding options are available for investors, including a digital copy of the album priced at $10 (£6), up to $10,000 (£6,000), a level of contribution which will see your very own composition worked into the music of the album.

To find out more about the project, along with all the details of the levels of funding that are available, head on over to the Project Rogue IndieGoGo campaign page. The project has until the 8th of July to reach it’s target.

Watch the Project Rogue official campaign video below:

The result of metal masterminds, or a sizeable and grand folly? We’re hoping for the former and will be watching with anticipation. Let us know what you think about the news!

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Reptilian Death release video for ‘Soaked With The Imperfections of Puerile Blood’

Ever wondered what kind of mad skills and stamina are needed to play the fiery strains of death metal?

Well now you can see first hand, as Mumbai’s very own Reptilian Death have released a play-through video for their track, “Soaked With The Imperfections of Puerile Blood.” You can watch it below.


RD-Cover-ArtworkThe track is taken from the band’s 2013 album, The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence, out now on Old School Metal Records.

Watch out for our album feature, coming soon.

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Paul McCartney receives ‘successful medical treatment’ in Tokyo

Paul McCartney Performs At The Joint At The Hard Rock

As has been widely reported, Paul McCartney was hospitalised in Japan recently, leading to the postponement of several tour dates.

Representatives for McCartney have now released an official statement saying that the musician was indeed admitted to hospital in Tokyo, and has now received “successful medical treatment.” The statement read: “Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world.”

McCartney postponed two dates in Tokyo last weekend, explaining that he had come down with a virus and was told by doctors not to perform. A message on his website confirmed the cancelled dates with doctors ordering him to have a “complete rest” and that he “hates to let people down”. Later this week, all his Japanese tour dates were cancelled, to be re-scheduled at a later date.

McCartney’s next confirmed live dates are a 19-stop US tour beginning in June.

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young to take a break from band

Malcolm YoungAfter days of rumour and wild speculation, AC/DC have confirmed that founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young is to take a break from the band.

An official statement was posted on AC/DC’s official Facebook Page:

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”

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