Blackbriar | Crowdfunding Campaign 'The Cause of Shipwreck'

OVERVIEW

The time has come for us to give you our very first full-length album called ‘The Cause of Shipwreck'! We are filled with pride and excitement about how well the songs fit together on the album and we can't wait to share them with you, but first, we are kindly asking for your support.


INTRODUCTION

Who are we?

We are Blackbriar, a Symphonic Gothic Metal band from the Netherlands. After successfully releasing three EPs ‘Fractured Fairytales', We'd Rather Burn' and ‘Our Mortal Remains', we have chosen to continue the independent route. We would like to take you into our fantastical gothic world bolstered by addictive hooks, magnificent arrangements, and dark beauty. We are working with none other than Joost van den Broek (known for his work with Epica, After Forever, Xandria, Powerwolf, and many more!) at Sandlane Recording Facilities. He's done an incredible job in helping us with the arrangements and the production of this album and reaching our full potential. We have never felt more proud of these new songs altogether and we can't wait to share them with you, but first, we are kindly asking for your support. Your support truly means everything to independent artists like ourselves!


THE RELEASE

"The Cause of Shipwreck"

Song quote: “I am a liar by nature, the cause of shipwreck. Like the song of the sirens, luring you to sin with my witchcraft”

We strongly felt like the time has come for us to record our debut full-length album and we have been working on it for quite a while now together with Joost van den Broek. With songs about primeval forces of nature, mythological creatures, bygone times, ghosts hoping to be noticed, darkness and love. ‘The Cause of Shipwreck' will have 10 new songs.

Song titles (in no particular order):
  • Walking Over My Grave
  • Deadly Diminuendo
  • The Séance
  • Weakness and Lust
  • Confess
  • You're Haunting Me
  • My Down-To-Earth Lover
  • Selkie
  • Through the Crevice
  • Lilith Be Gone

WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET

What we need

Since we are an independent band, we greatly rely on your support to make this release happen. Close contact with our fans means the world to us and this campaign will hopefully bring us closer together. Your support truly means everything to independent artists like ourselves.

We need to cover all the expenses concerning the production and release of a full-length album, which include:

  • Pre-production days at the studio
  • Recording, mixing, and mastering
  • Artwork and booklet design
  • Promotion

We need €25.000 to fully realize this album. This album will be released no matter what, so we can guarantee the delivery of each perk!

Stretched goal:
If we reach €30.000 we can make a music video

What you get

If you purchase our album through this crowdfunding campaign:

  • Your name will be in the booklet!
  • You will get a SIGNED copy!
  • The digital download will be sent to you before the official release date so you will be the first to hear our new songs!

Throughout our campaign, we will have some nice perks for you. Such as:

  • Instrumental version
  • Handwritten Lyrics
  • A Cappella versions
  • Tabs
  • 'Behind the lyrics' booklet written by Zora
  • ‘The Cause of Shipwreck' T-shirt (NEW)


Other Ways You Can Help

It would be amazing if you decide to join us on this campaign and back us but we do understand if you can't contribute. You can still help us! Share our campaign with your friends and family and help us reach as many people as possible.

Release and delivery

This album ‘The Cause of Shipwreck' will approximately be released at the start of APRIL 2021! However, we will release one or two singles sooner. The official release date will be announced later.


Details of Perks

T-Shirt 'The Cause of Shipwreck' Male



T-Shirt 'The Cause of Shipwreck' Female


Filled Basket Used By Snow White and Rose Red



Top Worn By Zora In Official Music Video



Handmade Dress Worn On Stage



Bart's ESP LTD Guitar



'The Drummer' Package Vol. 1



'The Drummer' Package Vol. 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you signed to a label or independent?
We have chosen to continue the independent route which gives us all the freedom and control over our music and choices we make. So we are launching this album without a record label. You are contributing to an independent artist and we can’t do it without you!
What happens if the goal isn't reached?
We have been working on our full-length album for a long time and if our goal isn’t reached, we can guarantee you that the album is still going to be released, but it might take longer. You will receive your perks no matter what happens.
When will the album be released?
The goal is to release this album early April 2021. We will treat you with a single (or two) beforehand, of course!
When can I expect my perk?
All perks will be shipped at the release date of the album! However, the digital album + digital booklet will be sent to you before the release date!
Can I add more than one perk to my shopping cart?
Yes you can!
If I add products that are not part of the crowdfunding campaign, when will I receive them?
Any item you have added to your order together with a perk from the crowdfunding campaign will be shipped at the release of the album. If you want to receive the non-crowdfund item sooner, please make a separate order.
Update 3: 19-10-2020
Thank you to all the people who contributed to our campaign! We have reached our third stretch goal, your support has set our hearts on fire, we love you! Since we still have 47 days of campaigning left, we have been contemplating what our next stretch goal should be and we came up with something very cool. If we reach our next stretch goal, we will print a second edition of the sold-out 'Snow White and Rose Red' hardcopy single and we will add it to all physical orders from our campaign as a gift! By physical orders, we mean all orders that include shipping costs. This also counts for earlier campaign orders!
Update 2: 11-10-2020
You have managed to blow our minds even further by making us reach our first stretch goal already! This means that we will be able to shoot a music video for one of the new songs and we feel immensely grateful for that, thank you! We can't wait to show you what we have in mind! We have now added new stretch goals to our campaign!
Update 1: 10-10-2020
OMG! We did it, you guys! We’ve reached our 100% goal within 24 hours!! Thank you so much!! Words cannot express how much this means to us. We still have 55 days of campaigning left, so please feel free to keep showing your support.

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Advanced Digital Album + Digital Booklet

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Handwritten Lyrics

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'All Physical CDs' Bundle

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Stories Behind 'The Cause of Shipwreck'

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'Instrumental & A Cappella' Package

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'Tablature' Package

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Video Chat With Blackbriar

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'Fractured Fairytales' Backdrop

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Bonnet Worn by Zora in Official Music Video

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Top Worn By Zora In Official Music Video

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'We'd Rather Burn' Backdrop

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'The Drummer' Package

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Filled Basket Used By Snow White and Rose Red

€175 EUR

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Bart's ESP LTD Guitar

€1000 EUR

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Handmade Dress Worn On Stage

€300 EUR

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'The Drummer' Package Vol. 2

€150 EUR

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'We'd Rather Burn' Stage Side Banner

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