Lovely Legend …
Do you remember the very first music album you bought yourself? Maybe it was still a tape or an old fashioned record? Maybe you are the generation that never went inside a record shop but buys its music straight from the internet….
In the end, what difference does it make? What matters is the music itself and the first album will always be something very special.
Today, we would like to invite you to the other side, here on Pledge-Music: How about we publish your first own album together? The good news is: We already recorded it and we can assure you that you will love it! “Stones at Goliath” is its title and with your help it will make the world shine in new sounds from the 9th of January on. Together we will become true Legends….
So, what is it all about?
Well, our music can be described as an energetic load of piano music, we call the style “Hand Hammered Piano Craft”. In 2010 we published our first album (Ballads ´n Bullets) with many gigs following. Since then we gained two pianists and in the spring of 2012 Bastian locked himself up to write 20 new songs.
Unlike our Label at that time, we saw a strong development comparing the new songs to those from our debut album, resulting in a need for high quality production which in the end we managed to handle completely on our own. To name but a few examples, on our new album you can listen to a children’s choir, a real gospel choir and a metal acapella choir. We included string music elements and found two giftet loonies, Benni Cellini (maybe you already know him from the band “Letzte Instanz”) and Henriette Mittag, who brought them to life.
Our drums are real, the world of piano music has never been as colourful before and Laura Vargas Contador from the band “Sacramento” added a Chilean touch by lending us her voice. The album itself shows as many facets as the people who have been working on it. We produced it according to our very own ideals which are at least as high as the Wembley Stadium – so, be prepared!
What we already took on for this album is either completely megalomaniacal or merely crazy, that is if you believe the people around us. But maybe it is pure genius and one of the most beautiful journeys our musical careers had to offer, because when it comes to matters of the heart we don´t believe in rationality or relativity, we´d rather do it according to our slogan “VollgasBallernWembley”. (origin unknown)
Over the next three months, we would love to tell you about this journey and invite you get to know our new album and the process of creating it – experience the studio madness and see for yourself how Stones at Goliath became what we would like to present the world with you on our side.
You will get an insight view of the everyday life in a music studio, you will meet Gerard, our French chef, you will see videos and of course listen to the songs. You will be in the first row when Stones at Goliath stops being imagination and starts shining in bright, fascinating lights for everybody to see.
The money we collect with your help will go directly into the production of the physical CD, except for the usual 15% for Pledge and 19% for taxes. Obviously, packaging and artwork have to be paid for before you can hold the CD in your own hands. As we hope those hands will be plenty and not all of them live in the same place, we also have to fund shipment to you – because, you know, it´s not some old socks, it´s an album.
Many artists donate a part of the money left over at the end. However, as it would be Utopia to have money left over as an artist and no good idea what to do with it, together with Sea Shepherd, an Organisation that we support with all our hearts, we found a very special Pledge that you will also benefit from. But you´ll have to wait for Christmas-time to find out what it is.
Whatever we do, you will be the first to know, here on Pledge – artwork, shows, and all the rest. Your support gives us the ability to make our ideas and visions become reality. This has to be rewarded and it will make you a Legend!
We would like to thank you for your voice, your support and your believe in our music. Besides from pre-ordering our CD you would help us a lot by spreading the word – tell everybody about us. Maybe you´re not the only one with an exclusively good taste for music and you can inspire others to also become part of our journey.
DON´T CALL IT YOUR DREAM BUT MAKE IT YOUR LIFE!
AccessPass™: „Stones At Goliath“ - 14 Track-Studioalbum digital
You don’t want to wait for the postman – get the download on release day and combat your own Goliath right away!
Physical CD - 14 Tracks
Stones At Goliath will be thrown at you as soon as the beast is unleashed (09.01.2015).
Signed New Album
Our new album signed by the entire band and mailed out to you as soon as it’s released.
Special “Thank You” Photo with Dedication + New Album
Your support will be rewarded with a unique photo of us holding your dedicated album and a special thank you into the camera! Limited edition!
3 Signed “Thank You” Cards from the Band
Three beautiful shots from the “Universe“ video set on high-quality postcards signed by the entire band.
Your Name in our Credits
Have your name or the name of someone you like mentioned in the “Thank You” notes
of Stones At Goliath. This includes either a normal copy or a signed copy of our new album!
Songbook Songs From Goliath
Juggle with Goliath! Our songs are not only a blessing to hear, but also to play along! Enjoy our piano sheets of all album tracks and call a dedicated version your own!
Handwritten Lyric Sheet + Candle + Bottle of Inspirational W
Bastian will write down the lyrics of your favourite song and dedicate it to you. This pledge comes with a candle and a complimentary bottle of the exact type of wine that he had while writing his divine words!
Stones At Goliath + Ballads ‘n Bullets + Piano Key from the
Get the mighty piano package, including both CDs (Ballads ‘n Bullets and Stones At Goliath) along with a very rare key from the legendary “Pandemonium” video shoot. Limited edition!
You can still smell the sweat, steam and excitement we had on stage in front of those epic and historical witnesses. Some are still splattered with blood… or was it red wine? Limited edition!
Signed Kick Drum Head used in the “Envoys of Peace” Video
“When love is our language our words are envoys of peace!“ Become a legendary envoy of our campaign by acquiring this glorious and unique statement of peace. Limited edition!
We proudly present to you our very first backdrop which had been with us from the very beginning. It is one of the most exciting moments in your career when you see your band’s name hung up over the stage. Unfortunately, it wasn’t so funny anymore when it fell down before the last song and hit our drummer… Packed with memories – limited edition!