Unsigned and Unholy, Presented by Indiegogo: Mandroid Echostar
Crowd-funding albums is all the rage these days. While the fact that established bands can raise money for pretty much any project through crowd-funding is well accepted gospel at this point, there’s been some debate as to whether the model is viable for lesser-known unsigned bands still trying to make a name for themselves in the metal world at large. At MetalSucks we certainly believe that it is, so we’ve teamed up with Indiegogo to highlight four MetalSucks-approved, up-and-coming, unsigned bands that are currently running campaigns on the platform. Up first, Ontario, Canada’s Mandroid Echostar.
Mandroid Echostar first piqued our interest back in February when they posted this very impressive triple-guitar-playthrough video. The band release a self-titled EP last year — which you can stream in full and download for a price of your choosing here — but things have been on the up and up with a series of tours, videos, and the increased popularity that comes from hard work, and they’re now seeking help to fund the recording of a full-length album.
Mandroid Echostar are recording their new album right now with Jordan Valeriote (Intervals, Dead and Divine, Silverstein, the first Mandroid Echostar EP), so they’re forging full-steam ahead whether they reach their fund-raising goal of $7,000 or not. But we think that once MetalSucks readers hear the band’s music they’ll be more than willing to fork over a few bucks to these very deserving gentlemen. The vocals are very reminiscent of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez, but the music is decidedly heavier, more shred-happy and a touch more diverse. Check out “Lost Luminaries” from last year’s EP:
Donate to Mandroid Echostar’s Indiegogo campaign here. Watch the pitch video below: