Crowd-Funding Update: Sworn Enemy, Huntress and Allegaeon Seeking Your Moneys
Lots of bands have been jumping on the crowd-funding bandwagon of late for various reasons. Let’s take a quick look at the crowd-funding wire.
Queens, NY bruisers Sworn Enemy are asking for $20k to record, mix and master a new album. It’s been almost four years exactly since they released their last album and I really haven’t heard much from Sworn Enemy since on the touring or online fronts, so I wonder what the true demand for a new record is? I suppose we’ll find out. $20k is a bit much to ask for to make an album these days, but it’s not unexpected these guys would wanna go bigger given Sworn Enemy’s stature in the industry.
Huntress are attempting to raise $15,000 so they can split a bus with Battlecross on this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem tour. I get wanting to be comfortable on the road and all, but why don’t they just take their van — that they’re selling for $17,500 as one of the items in this Indiegogo campaign — and just slog it out that way instead? As of right now they’re at $5,500 raised with 21 days left, so we’ll see if they reach their goal. $150 gets you a vulgar drawing by Jill Janus on a drumhead and three horny fanboys have ponied up for it so far.
Allegaeon are taking a tack a bit more modest: they’re asking for $7k to help repair their van and buy a new trailer for an upcoming tour. That seems totally reasonable to me given a) the stature of this band, b) their current predicament. They’re about halfway towards their goal with only $3k left, so I do hope they get all the way there.
In sorta related news, the wife of late ex-Eighteen Visions bassist Mick “Mickdeth” Morris has set up a memorial fund to help benefit the couple’s two-year old son Jude. There isn’t a crowd-funding campaign, but there’s a Facebook page for the fund on which they’re asking for donations via PayPal. Give if you can.