NewsDecember 5, 2014 12:16 PM ET3,162 views

Alkaloid unveil Indiegogo campaign, new song

Official press release: Germany's most extreme progressive metal supergroup, Alkaloid have launched a crowdfunding campaign on to fund their highly anticipated debut album The Malkuth Grimoire. Consisting of a pedigree of extreme musicians, including current and former members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid, Alkaloid set out to push the boundaries of progressive, extreme music on their full-length debut. Their debut single "Carbon Phases" can be heard below, along with an album teaser here. A trailer for the crowdfunding campaign can be viewed here. Besides CDs, downloads and T-Shirts, the band is offering perks which include personal items, equipment of current and previous recordings plus the offer to do session work for a contributor's own project. The campaign is running for 60 days, in which the intended amount of 12,500 euros will be raised. Fan's can contribute to the project HERE. Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex­-Obscura, Ex­-Necrophagist) commented on the campaign: "Even though all of us have worked with record labels for years, we're not going to work with a label this time. Labels just expect music that you can label! However, the music of Alkaloid is very diverse and sometimes radically new. We are music lovers ourselves and write music for other people who love music. And to keep it as simple as that, we'd like to connect with these people as directly as possible. Crowdfunding is the perfect instrument to do that." Describing the band's music, singer Morean states: "One thing that has been clear since the beginning is that there will always be more than one element present. We define this band through the field of tension created between opposites. All of us are active death metal musicians who nevertheless all have a much broader view of music than blastbeats and growls. We can try to establish from the beginning that we have many faces, and that oscillating between (seemingly) contrary or mutually exclusive styles is a factor."

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