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April 4, 2013, Milwaukee, WI – Misery Signals invites their fans to participate in the release of their fourth full-length album, through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com. This album will be the first independent release from the band after parting ways with label Ferret Music.
In the course of three full-length albums, Misery Signals’ unique style of aggressive riffs, bright guitar melodies and progressive time signatures have become a significant influence on bands in the genre. Their groundbreaking 2004 debut “Of Malice and the Magnum Heart” placed the band at the top of their genre for their talent and impeccable musicianship. Following up with the release of “Mirrors” in 2006, the band continued to cultivate a dedicated following with the addition of Karl Schubach on vocals. Their latest release “Controller” hit heavy and hard with crushing energy appeasing old and new fans alike. After a year of world touring, in support of “Controller”, and with the departure of long-time members Stu Ross and Kyle Johnson, the remaining members put the band on pause to focus on other interests and side-projects. With a revitalized lineup and an overflowing passion to create music again, Misery Signals are ready to be back in full force.
Founding member and guitarist Ryan Morgan explains, “We are very fortunate to be back in control of Misery Signals. Although it took time, lawyers and headaches, parting ways with Ferret Music in its current state was the absolute best choice. Ferret Music was a great label for years, but when it was absorbed by a major label, things became really impersonal and slow. We struggled with that at first but it turned out to be the impetus we needed to make a move towards being more independent and autonomous. The new album is now underway. It’s being made on our own terms and we couldn’t be more excited. We thank all of our listeners for the patience and support.”
The production itself will be overseen by Misery Signals members and co-producers Ryan Morgan of Paper Crane Audio (Lowtalker, Burning Empires), and Greg Thomas of Silver Bullet Studios (Shai Hulud, Enabler, Make Do and Mend). There will be further production contributed by Steve Evetts, Eric Rachel at Trax East, and Will Putney at Machine Shop
In addition to receiving the new album, Misery Signals is offering fans unique perks that will only available through the Indiegogocampaign. The perks range from digital downloads to a Vinyl Box Set, the guitars used to track the album and even the opportunity to provide backing vocals on the record.
Fans of Misery Signals should also expect to see the exciting second episode of “Transmissions”, the Misery Signals online series, produced by Matt Mixon, long time friend of the band. “Transmissions” chronicles the making of the album, the various studios and producers involved, the evolved line-up, and exclusive behind-the-scenes perspective.
Indiegogo.com has been used by artists as varied as OneRepublic, Protest The Hero, and George Clinton, and it’s fast becoming the go-to website for musicians wanting to raise funds for any number of projects. Indiegogo.com is an open platform and therefore does not curate which artists can launch projects. A flexible funding option allows artists to keep the funds they raise even if they don’t hit their goal.
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