Red Masque will release their new album, Mythalogue, in early 2013. This April they'll start recording at Orion Sound Studios with Mike Potter as engineer and Bob Drake doing the mix.
The band has started a http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/368221863/fund-the-red-masques-new-album-mythalogue" rel="nofollow - Kickstarter campaign to help fund this album.
Here's their description of the album and the Kickstarter campaign:
Mythalogue by The Red Masque
The Red Masque is an avant rock / progressive rock band from Philadelphia. We've been around, in one form or another, since 2001. We've released one EP plus three studio albums and one (download-only) live album in that time.
We are going to head back into the studio in April 2012 and will be recording at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore with Mike Potter as an engineer. Acclaimed musician and producer Bob Drake is mixing the album. The album, titled Mythalogue, will include such tracks as "The Dark Salt Sea", "The Wendigo", "The Song for Icarus", "The Minotaur" and "The Labyrinth" (an improvisation), as well as some audio surprises. Mythalogue is a thematic album using world mythology as inspiration. Lyrical content can be found on the band's discography page on their website at http://www.theredmasque.com/music.html" rel="nofollow - www.theredmasque.com/music.html .
The money that we are asking for will fund the recording / mixing / production costs associated with the recording. The total recording costs will actually be more than 1500 dollars, but this amount would greatly help the band fund the project without having to rob our savings accounts :). If we receive funding over the goal, or if there is any left over, we will put it toward band costs (like rehearsal room rental etc.).
Please note: We don't have an exact release date for Mythalogue at this time - it's looking like it will be early 2013 but exact release date will depend on the label's release schedule TBD. We will update backers as we have more information.
Additional Information / Links
For more on The Red Masque, click here: http://www.theredmasque.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.theredmasque.com
For more on Bob Drake click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Drake_%28musician%29" rel="nofollow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Drake_(musician)
We will also be taking the video camera into the recording studio with us and posting updates as we come along. We'll be posting these updates here and on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque
The Band wishes to thank every person that donates to this fund drive. We love you! (Even if Cthulhu does not!).
BONUS Pay-What-You-Want Download Now Available: As an added bonus / thank you present, we've made our second album, "Feathers for Flesh" (2004), available as a pay-what-you-want download off of our site. Enjoy! http://www.theredmasque.com/feathers-for-flesh.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.theredmasque.com/feathers-for-flesh.html
The Red Masque
Brandon Lord Ross, Lynnette Shelley, Nicholas Giannetti, Steve Craig
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