As previously announced, PROJECT ROGUE is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a fresh, new studio and video project. The world of crowd-funded projects in metal is nothing new – but you’ve never seen anything like this! Click the links above to donate, and see below for all donation incentives!
All PROJECT ROGUE-TITANS artists will collaborate together – a full rundown of PROJECT ROGUE artists as of June 9, 2014 is listed below:
Raymond Herrera – Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian – System Of A Down
Chris Adler – Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett – Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin – Devildriver
Paul Masvidal – Death/Cynic
David Davidson – Revocation
Sean Reinert – Death/Cynic
Jon Howard – Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris – Napalm Death
Jed Simon – Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins – Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static – Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers – Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman – Damageplan
Logan Mader – Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt – Nociceptor
Robert Luciani – Means End
Vincent Zylstra – Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink – Akeldama
Connor Reibling – Akeldama
This project allows us to connect with our fans/members, YOU, in a way that we have never been able to. As the music and video elements come together, we can engage with fans/members like you who support our project.
What do I get?
We will be offering T-Shirts, limited edition vinyl, CD’s, posters, drumsticks, remixing opportunities, Tama snare drums, DW drum pedals, Ibanez guitars, location visits via recording studio and listening party. If you are a musician yourself, we give you the opportunity to be part of the album by playing/recording with us.
When will it release?
Rogue Records America will be releasing the first PROJECT ROGUE album in the fall of 2014 on Digital, Digipak CD, Limited Edition Vinyl and even a DVD with studio interviews and more.
How will Artists collaborate?
All the artists on the roster will be collaborating with each other, finding the songs that they click with and then working on that song. Songs can have full performances from some members with others just having a solo, or a rhythm part or a chorus with that artist’s part on it.
As Raymond Herrera puts it, “Rounding out these songs will be a matter of getting tempo and guidelines on the aspects of a song/s that may still need a verse or bridge or intro etc…then getting those elements to the proper musician etc…, then to start adding those elements to pick the best ones.
We have a great list of very strong songwriters and players. I think that our biggest challenge may be weeding out the bottom 10% of material, BUT since we are doing this via crowd-funding, we will be able to have our contributors help to pick those very songs and be part of the record at this granular level. Which brings me to the next points…”
The important thing is that the music will be a direct collaboration from all those involved, including Rogue’s emerging artists. Allowing them to work with touring / studio full time musicians they were inspired by, establishing new relationships in the industry.
How will backers be updated?
All backers will receive a link / QR code for a mobile / web application that will have progress reports, videos of studio work as well as to candid interviews, performances, updates, concept art and more. Backers will be able to comment on all work thru a forum on the internet. All feedback will be read by the artists.
You can find out more by going to the Official Indiegogo Campaign Page or the Official Facebook page.
FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/ProjectRogue2014
Sean Reinert talks about other artists and inspiration: http://youtu.be/vkQWWT7Tx9U
Shavo Odadjian, Paul Masvidal and Pat Lachman and Raymond Herrera touch upon Collaborations: http://youtu.be/H1CH1OqFS54
Paul Masvidal talks about being a musician: http://youtu.be/c4_oy-CBwfw