A Sound of Thunder have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their upcoming album and video production. The project has already successfully met the goals and there’s still 28 days to go! Lots of cool rewards for different pledge levels, check out the link at the bottom of the page for more information. Here are the details from the Kickstarter page
It wouldn’t be autumn without a new A Sound of Thunder album, so we’re baaaack!
This Kickstarter campaign will fund the completion of our upcoming covers album WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE. We put every bit of effort into this full-blown studio album as we do into our original albums, and churned out some Thunderized versions of classics by Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Mercyful Fate, Manowar, Tool, Kansas, Black Sabbath, Wrathchild USA, Dio, Dan Fogelberg, and Deep Purple! Production was once again handled by the platinum awarded Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios, so you can expect the same punchy modern production as our previous albums but beefed up with even heavier guitars and some of the best performances we’ve ever captured.
Recording is complete and was partially funded by The Lesser Key of Solomon Kickstarter campaign from 2013. Funds from this new campaign will be used for manufacturing CDs & vinyl, paying the legally required licensing fees for the cover songs, and for new cover art from A Sound of Thunder painter extraordinaire Dusan Markovic! We expect a late-November or early-December release for this album!
Excess funds will be used on several projects that are currently in the works. The most frequent demand we get from fans is to bring Udoroth back! Well, we’ve started to do just that! Animation is an expensive process, but we feel we have a video script that will be quite simply one of the most metal videos of all time, and that will hopefully allow us to turn Udoroth and the Queen of Hell into an ongoing series.
The “Udoroth” music video is by far the most popular project we’ve ever done, with over 300,000 views and gaining about 1,000 views daily even 2 years after its release. We have a killer expanded story revolving around Udoroth and the Queen of Hell that we are dying to share, and are ready to start bringing it to you. But on top of just putting out something cool, the animation helps grow our fanbase which will make it possible for us to tour more and come play for all of you! The current financial reality is that we lose money if we travel any significant distance to play a show. Therefore we can’t afford to come to many of the places that you have asked us to play. The expanded Udoroth and Queen of Hell story and universe can be the vehicle to get us out on the road to play for you, and if it happens, we’ll promise you’ll have some of the most badass, most metal animation every created!
Since we last came to you, we have been in the studio and maxed out our personal funds recording 12 original tracks, 3 covers, and 3 re-recordings of early A Sound of Thunder songs. After funding of the covers album and the Udoroth animation, any excess funds will go towards completing these recordings and preparing an all new original studio album for 2017 and a companion disc of bonus tracks!