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Topic: Donate to ASPCA and get the new Shadow Circus Free
Posted By: jplanet
Subject: Donate to ASPCA and get the new Shadow Circus Free
Date Posted: October 06 2009 at 10:04

We are now accepting pre-orders of Whispers and Screams, the follow-up to our 2007 debut, Welcome to the Freakroom. The new release is available at a special pre-order price of $9.99, until November 1st when the CD will be officially released.

Several streaming samples of the new songs have been made available ( http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/audio - http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/audio ). Included are clips from the 33-minute “Project Blue”, a progressive rock epic inspired by the Stephen King novel The Stand. The band has also posted the cover artwork by illustrator Randy Pollack and  photographer Brian Silak.





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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: October 06 2009 at 10:11
I love The Stand.  That sounds like it is going to be awesome. 
 
Edit:  And now pre-ordered and eagerly awaiting.


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: October 06 2009 at 10:15
Cool! Looking forward to it. 

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Posted By: Atkingani
Date Posted: October 06 2009 at 11:10
These are good news, M'sieur Fontana!

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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: October 06 2009 at 20:47
Yay!!!! Thumbs Up

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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: October 08 2009 at 10:23
Wow...great news! I loved "Welcome to the Freakroom".
 
King is a favorite author of mine and The Stand is one of my favorite books of his.A 33 minute epic inspired by that book has me eagerly awaiting this release!


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 08 2009 at 16:21
Thanks to all for the kind words and pre-orders! Be sure to check out the interview Eric just posted...

Of course, many of the collaborators and admins here will get reviewer's copies, but why not buy some for friends and family, too! Wink

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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: October 08 2009 at 19:50
no, no, I got a reviewer's copy for the Freakroom... this one I'm buying (and hoping my music budget allows me to do it before Nov 1Thumbs Up


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: October 09 2009 at 12:54
Originally posted by jplanet

Thanks to all for the kind words and pre-orders! Be sure to check out the interview Eric just posted...

Of course, many of the collaborators and admins here will get reviewer's copies, but why not buy some for friends and family, too! Wink


I pre-ordered one to give as a gift for a friend who likes prog but doesn't know you guys. I'm sure he'll like it.




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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 12:24
Thanks! We really appreciate the support!

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 12:30
Hi John.  I'm not sure if you have any intentions of touring or playing live, but if you think of coming to Michigan, a place that you might consider is the Magic Bag in Ferndale.  http://www.themagicbag.com/ - http://www.themagicbag.com/  
I've seen Tiles, Discipline and Matthew Parmenter there, and when Peter Hammill came to town this is where he played.


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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 16:31
I ordered one for a friend as well. You're a good salesman John. Wink (It doesn't hurt to have a quality product as well)

I'll throw in support to Scott's suggestion as well. The Magic Bag is a great location, and it is Discipline's home base in a way. Ann Arbor has the people that would appreciate you, but unfortunately there really isn't a good venue for a prog band. I was having this very discussion with Matthew Kennedy and Paul Dzendzel, and we couldn't come up with anything.


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 16:49
Thanks for your order, HT, you rock!

And thanks for the tip on the Magic Bag. I'm making notes of all possible venues for when the time comes. We'll be rehearsing for live shows soon, and will play some in the NY/NJ/Philadephia area at first, then probably look to get out of town and on the road sometime in the Spring (fingers crossed)...


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 17:18
Originally posted by jplanet

We'll be rehearsing for live shows soon, and will play some in the NY/NJ/Philadephia area


Please let us know when and where; we'd love to come see your show.



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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: October 10 2009 at 20:21
Originally posted by avestin

Originally posted by jplanet

We'll be rehearsing for live shows soon, and will play some in the NY/NJ/Philadephia area


Please let us know when and where; we'd love to come see your show.


Yeah, me too. I'll have to make good on one of these threats to head out east for a show. My best friend moved to from Manhattan to Brooklyn, so he has more space for guests now. LOL


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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: October 11 2009 at 01:36
Whoa! Just saw this!


I freaking love the cover. I have complete confidence since the debut, so let'er rip!


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 12 2009 at 11:21
Well, NY is a definite!

Cool, Mike! I think you'll dig this one - we definitely spent a lot more time on the production and writing this time around - 2 years as opposed to maybe 6 months on the first one...


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Posted By: GentleGiant
Date Posted: October 12 2009 at 11:31
Pre-ordered Thumbs Up

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Posted By: progmetalhead
Date Posted: October 12 2009 at 11:36
Originally posted by GentleGiant

Pre-ordered Thumbs Up
 
+1 Wink


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 12 2009 at 13:52
You guys rock! Smile

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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 26 2009 at 14:10
We just posted some new clips from the album as the masters are becoming available...The new clips really showcase a heavier side of the band, especially on "Hand of God" and "Willoughby" (which, btw, is based on the legendary Twilight Zone episode, in case there are any Rod Serling fans here):

http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/audio - http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/audio

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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: October 26 2009 at 20:33
Heading there now.

And it's not in broad daylight so it must be okay. Wink


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Posted By: bhikkhu
Date Posted: October 26 2009 at 20:46
Sounding very good John. Thumbs Up

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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: October 27 2009 at 00:13
@HT - LOL LOL!!!! Exactly! (at the broad daylight reference)...


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: November 01 2009 at 10:16
I've heard a couple of the advance tracks and if the rest of the album is like that then whoa! 

I don't normally go for new  " prog " bands but these guys have captured the spirit of the genre. They remind me of what Marillion did in the early eighties when we all thought prog was dead. Very unique and forward looking with definite nods to the past. I kinda like the past.  


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: November 02 2009 at 14:35
Just dropping in for a quick update - I am sending a newsletter today to everyone who ordered that shipment of the CD's is delayed until November 12th. The good news is, this extends the pre-order, so there's still time to get it at the discounted price!

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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: November 29 2009 at 13:31
While awaiting the next batch of CD's (the first one sold out!), we are offering a digital download of the entire CD for $7.99, a choice of FLAC or hi-quality mp3 (320 kbps)...

http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=1&products_id=2&zenid=4b56c25676a9743301c08a68c3b471e5 - http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=1&products_id=2&zenid=4b56c25676a9743301c08a68c3b471e5



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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: December 07 2009 at 12:25
This just in - we have just started a holiday special to promote the CD and contribute to charity as well:

Donate $10 to the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and get the digital download version of Whispers and Screams for free! More details at http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com - http://www.shadowcircusmusic.com .

Help spread the word!


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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: December 13 2009 at 23:26
Hmmm, sounds like you http://www.yaksongs.com/JOty4.html - share some ethical ideas with another band listed here named Yak. 

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Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 00:37
I'm not much of a fan of the music, or the font on your album cover, but props to you for streaming the full album. Wouldn't it also be a good idea to extend to other charities as well? I'm not opposed to ASPCA, but I feel that there are more pressing issues in the world than animal cruelty...

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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 01:59
Honestly, I have gotten many notes form people who thought it was a good idea, but one week later there hasn't been a single donation...At best, I got a few notes from people who said that they already donated at some point in the past, and so now want a free album for having done so.

LOL, Henry, the font, really?


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Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 02:11
Yeah, I think the writing (I misspoke, I don't think it's actually a font even though the e's are copied) for Whispers and Screams is silly. Shadow Circus is a pleasing cursive so that's OK, and more suited to the music contained within. I'm not a typeface nerd or an aesthete, but I do like to try to tell when things are good or bad, and that is the type of style that looks like it belongs on a DeviantArt picture. Not that the art itself is bad, but the ugly JAGGED INTENSE WRITING jump out at you. 

Somehow, it doesn't surprise me that nobody's taken you up on your offer when you also offer $7.99 downloads. ;-)

Also, if you wrote the intro to Captain Trips, that was definately the best part that I listened to, after that it sort of got into things that I don't like.


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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 02:55
Thanks, Henry, actually I do see what you mean about the font - as a composer of the music, such things are not so obvious to me...It's hard for me to see the forest through the trees, especially after so much time crafting each and every leaf! :-)

Thank you for the complement on the intro, that is indeed mine...There are a few other moments like that, such as the intro to Horsemen Ride and The Hand of God - based on your taste the only track I might recommend to you from this would The Hand of God - purely instrumental and very little repetition or anything resembling a standard song structure, but other than that I would think that this is, on the whole, more of a traditional rock album for your taste...

No, wait, The Seduction of Harold Lauder is fairly twisted and maybe you would appreciate the insanity it is designed to convey, but it's not without it's share of repetition and nods to ELP...

Good point about the price of the download vs. the charitable donation! This is all an interesting lesson in marketing... Maybe we need you on our senior advisory committee! (not even kidding as much as I may sound like I am - I really do appreciate your thoughts very much)...


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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 21:21
I'm downloading the Flac now. But I do donate to the local SPCA, here in Moncton NB Canada. As for the dollar difference in the download vs the donation, does the donor still get a tax receipt ?

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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: December 14 2009 at 21:23
add to that the nice feeling of helping out a charity, and getting good music ... all for $10 !

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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: December 15 2009 at 00:10
Originally posted by debrewguy

I'm downloading the Flac now. But I do donate to the local SPCA, here in Moncton NB Canada. As for the dollar difference in the download vs the donation, does the donor still get a tax receipt ?


Thanks for buying the FLAC, I hope you enjoy it!

I'm not sure what we can do about the tax receipt - one thing that made me think of doing this for the ASPCA is that they don't seem to accept any donations under $30, so I thought that by pooling them together, we could enable many people to make small donations that they couldn't do otherwise...In any case, we'll let the offer roll until the New Year as promised, but I'd like to bring back the idea of charity in something else we do later down the line...I think it would be great if more bands and businesses of all kinds figured out ways to do things like this...


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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: December 15 2009 at 02:03
Originally posted by jplanet

Honestly, I have gotten many notes form people who thought it was a good idea, but one week later there hasn't been a single donation...At best, I got a few notes from people who said that they already donated at some point in the past, and so now want a free album for having done so.



Sheesh. Scrooge, anyone?


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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: December 15 2009 at 10:51
I say we sick a few stray Rottweillers on them !
Maybe a short message from Cesar Milan added to the "ad" would generate more donations.



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Posted By: jplanet
Date Posted: December 15 2009 at 11:48
Originally posted by debrewguy

I say we sick a few stray Rottweillers on them !
Maybe a short message from Cesar Milan added to the "ad" would generate more donations.



See, now THAT'S what I call Christmas spirit! I'm putting you in charge of customer relations!


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 26 2009 at 18:39
Great job gents.  A real treat for someone who enjoyed the book.

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=257914 - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=257914


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