Black River Drive Album 2

By Black River Drive

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Black River Drive Album 2

Project 2013-07-01 01:25:16 +1200

Toby Wright (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour) has invited Black River Drive to work with him at The Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN, in September/October 2013.

Black River Drive (Sam Browne, Mike Tan, Matt Stone and Russell McNaughton) have been performing together since 2009, releasing their debut album PERFECT FLAWS in 2010. This album included the radio hits "Bullet For Your Gun" and "Call The Doctor" and saw the band tour New Zealand three times alongside some of the biggest names in NZ rock.


Hear the band here:

Bullet for your gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QusrWS834Ss

Call The Doctor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD3ztBC_9M4

15 Minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MerQcVOU-SE

Earlier this year a chance meeting between BRD vocalist, Sam Browne, and internationally acclaimed producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Korn) resulted in the band being invited to come to Nashville, TN, to record their second album. With the opportunity of working with a producer of this caliber being simply too good to pass up, the band eagerly accepted.

Recording a rock album is incredibly expensive - the cost of a top international producer, a suitable recording studio for tracking and mixing, and a professional mastering engineer alone comes in at more than $70,000, and then there are flights, accommodation, equipment hire, car hire, insurance, album artwork design, promo photography and the promotion of the album. The band have kept the project as lean as possible to stretch every dollar as far as possible, and as an independent band with no record label to cover costs, the band themselves are contributing $20,000 to the album's creation. NZOA have generously contributed another $50,000. Even with this money factored in, there is still a large shortfall in funding the project, and this is why the band are asking for their fans' help.

As well as CDs and album downloads, the band have put together a huge list of unique rewards that offer something for everyone. Strictly limited to the pledgeme campaign, the rewards on offer include :

- Limited edition t-shirts
- handwritten postcards from Nashville
- tickets to the album launch party
- Listing in the album credits
- Special thanks album credit
- Skype session with the band while they're in the studio
- Music lessons with the band member of your choice
- Fishing charter with drummer/keen outdoorsman Mike Tan (drums)
- Handwritten album lyrics
- Gibson Explorer electric guitar (as used in the Call The Doctor video).
- "Unplugged" acoustic concert by the band.
- Live concert performance by the band.

BRD's Sam Browne says "Our fans have been the cornerstone of our success to date, and we hope they will get on board to help make this dream project a reality. We are putting everything we've got into this as we see this album as the turning point for Black River Drive, the album that will allow us to take on the world.  Many of the rewards we're offering are unique items and experiences that will never be repeated."

With no record label costs to cover and no manager to pay, every single dollar invested goes to assisting the band in bringing this dream to fruition. This project is the band and their fans and no one else. Additionally, the band are not taking a single dollar as payment - every dollar invested will go into the album's creation, pressing and promotion.

"We can't wait to hit the studio and make an album our fans are going to love, as well as doing all the fun stuff we've got planned for our fans through our pledgeme campaign. The next few months are going to be incredibly exciting and we're stoked to share the experience with our fans."

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Free Black River Drive show

05/08/2013 at 3:30 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/496970923722679/?fref=ts

We're thrilled to announce we're putting on a FREE OF CHARGE show at the incredibly cool new live venue PADDINGTON LIVE on Saturday 10th August.

This show is 100% free for everyone who has pledged $20 or more.  This is a little extra incentive for those who haven't pledged already to do so, and a little thank you for those that have.

We'll be playing a mix of old songs and a sneak peek of some of the material from the new album too.

Doors at 8pm, first band (These Automatic Changers) on at 9pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Be sure to join the event page here : https://www.facebook.com/events/496970923722679/?fref=ts

- Sam and BRD

    Pledgers 269

    Kenneth Leach
    2013-08-12 20:00:15 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-12 19:49:31 +1200
    Cathy Flavell
    2013-08-12 19:09:09 +1200
    Mark Geddes
    2013-08-12 18:37:30 +1200
    Steve Howden
    2013-08-12 18:21:20 +1200
    arend
    2013-08-12 18:06:40 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-12 17:58:30 +1200
    Heather Gaye
    2013-08-12 17:49:59 +1200
    Shannon Leggett
    2013-08-12 17:47:38 +1200
    Jemma Dixon
    2013-08-12 17:45:14 +1200
    Kelly Richardson
    2013-08-12 17:38:07 +1200
    Travis Logue
    2013-08-12 17:34:54 +1200
    Dean Powell & Laura Carter
    2013-08-12 17:31:11 +1200
    Jacob Mitchell
    2013-08-12 17:30:27 +1200
    Dylan Stace
    2013-08-12 17:29:46 +1200
    Richard Whale
    2013-08-12 17:26:42 +1200
    Kate Strong
    2013-08-12 17:25:48 +1200
    Margaret Manson
    2013-08-12 17:25:28 +1200
    Jay Izett
    2013-08-12 17:20:11 +1200
    Jay Izett
    2013-08-12 17:17:37 +1200
    Tracey Fensom
    2013-08-12 17:10:32 +1200
    Tessa Farrant
    2013-08-12 17:09:16 +1200
    Joel Petersson
    2013-08-12 17:07:28 +1200
    Andrew Davis
    2013-08-12 17:03:39 +1200
    Sussi Egneus
    2013-08-12 16:58:36 +1200
    Cam Hart
    2013-08-12 16:52:31 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-08-12 16:49:59 +1200
    James Lord
    2013-08-12 16:44:43 +1200
    Astrid Veltman
    2013-08-12 16:41:40 +1200
    Debbie Nancekivell
    2013-08-12 15:39:14 +1200

    Black River Drive Album 2

    Project 2013-07-01 01:25:16 +1200

    Toby Wright (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour) has invited Black River Drive to work with him at The Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN, in September/October 2013.

    Black River Drive (Sam Browne, Mike Tan, Matt Stone and Russell McNaughton) have been performing together since 2009, releasing their debut album PERFECT FLAWS in 2010. This album included the radio hits "Bullet For Your Gun" and "Call The Doctor" and saw the band tour New Zealand three times alongside some of the biggest names in NZ rock.


    Hear the band here:

    Bullet for your gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QusrWS834Ss

    Call The Doctor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD3ztBC_9M4

    15 Minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MerQcVOU-SE

    Earlier this year a chance meeting between BRD vocalist, Sam Browne, and internationally acclaimed producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Korn) resulted in the band being invited to come to Nashville, TN, to record their second album. With the opportunity of working with a producer of this caliber being simply too good to pass up, the band eagerly accepted.

    Recording a rock album is incredibly expensive - the cost of a top international producer, a suitable recording studio for tracking and mixing, and a professional mastering engineer alone comes in at more than $70,000, and then there are flights, accommodation, equipment hire, car hire, insurance, album artwork design, promo photography and the promotion of the album. The band have kept the project as lean as possible to stretch every dollar as far as possible, and as an independent band with no record label to cover costs, the band themselves are contributing $20,000 to the album's creation. NZOA have generously contributed another $50,000. Even with this money factored in, there is still a large shortfall in funding the project, and this is why the band are asking for their fans' help.

    As well as CDs and album downloads, the band have put together a huge list of unique rewards that offer something for everyone. Strictly limited to the pledgeme campaign, the rewards on offer include :

    - Limited edition t-shirts
    - handwritten postcards from Nashville
    - tickets to the album launch party
    - Listing in the album credits
    - Special thanks album credit
    - Skype session with the band while they're in the studio
    - Music lessons with the band member of your choice
    - Fishing charter with drummer/keen outdoorsman Mike Tan (drums)
    - Handwritten album lyrics
    - Gibson Explorer electric guitar (as used in the Call The Doctor video).
    - "Unplugged" acoustic concert by the band.
    - Live concert performance by the band.

    BRD's Sam Browne says "Our fans have been the cornerstone of our success to date, and we hope they will get on board to help make this dream project a reality. We are putting everything we've got into this as we see this album as the turning point for Black River Drive, the album that will allow us to take on the world.  Many of the rewards we're offering are unique items and experiences that will never be repeated."

    With no record label costs to cover and no manager to pay, every single dollar invested goes to assisting the band in bringing this dream to fruition. This project is the band and their fans and no one else. Additionally, the band are not taking a single dollar as payment - every dollar invested will go into the album's creation, pressing and promotion.

    "We can't wait to hit the studio and make an album our fans are going to love, as well as doing all the fun stuff we've got planned for our fans through our pledgeme campaign. The next few months are going to be incredibly exciting and we're stoked to share the experience with our fans."

    Comments

    Free Black River Drive show

    05/08/2013 at 3:30 AM

    https://www.facebook.com/events/496970923722679/?fref=ts

    We're thrilled to announce we're putting on a FREE OF CHARGE show at the incredibly cool new live venue PADDINGTON LIVE on Saturday 10th August.

    This show is 100% free for everyone who has pledged $20 or more.  This is a little extra incentive for those who haven't pledged already to do so, and a little thank you for those that have.

    We'll be playing a mix of old songs and a sneak peek of some of the material from the new album too.

    Doors at 8pm, first band (These Automatic Changers) on at 9pm.

    We look forward to seeing you there!  Be sure to join the event page here : https://www.facebook.com/events/496970923722679/?fref=ts

    - Sam and BRD

      Kenneth Leach
      2013-08-12 20:00:15 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-12 19:49:31 +1200
      Cathy Flavell
      2013-08-12 19:09:09 +1200
      Mark Geddes
      2013-08-12 18:37:30 +1200
      Steve Howden
      2013-08-12 18:21:20 +1200
      arend
      2013-08-12 18:06:40 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-12 17:58:30 +1200
      Heather Gaye
      2013-08-12 17:49:59 +1200
      Shannon Leggett
      2013-08-12 17:47:38 +1200
      Jemma Dixon
      2013-08-12 17:45:14 +1200
      Kelly Richardson
      2013-08-12 17:38:07 +1200
      Travis Logue
      2013-08-12 17:34:54 +1200
      Dean Powell & Laura Carter
      2013-08-12 17:31:11 +1200
      Jacob Mitchell
      2013-08-12 17:30:27 +1200
      Dylan Stace
      2013-08-12 17:29:46 +1200
      Richard Whale
      2013-08-12 17:26:42 +1200
      Kate Strong
      2013-08-12 17:25:48 +1200
      Margaret Manson
      2013-08-12 17:25:28 +1200
      Jay Izett
      2013-08-12 17:20:11 +1200
      Jay Izett
      2013-08-12 17:17:37 +1200
      Tracey Fensom
      2013-08-12 17:10:32 +1200
      Tessa Farrant
      2013-08-12 17:09:16 +1200
      Joel Petersson
      2013-08-12 17:07:28 +1200
      Andrew Davis
      2013-08-12 17:03:39 +1200
      Sussi Egneus
      2013-08-12 16:58:36 +1200
      Cam Hart
      2013-08-12 16:52:31 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-12 16:49:59 +1200
      James Lord
      2013-08-12 16:44:43 +1200
      Astrid Veltman
      2013-08-12 16:41:40 +1200
      Debbie Nancekivell
      2013-08-12 15:39:14 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 12/08/2013 at 8:00 PM.