We, GODSLAVE, urgently need an own band bus! As we already put all our savings in the creation of our new album (recording, artwork, releasing…), there is no money left for a bus. Though it is urgent, so we ask you for your help! With your support we achieved great things over the last years, together we will take this hurdle too!
As you know, we’re a proud selfmade band. That means, everything you see or hear from GODSLAVE is organised by ourselves and financed from our own private pockets. Creating, recording and releasing a new record for example, needs several months of saving money from all of us. This autumn, it is time again to record a new piece of music and we’ve been saving every penny for that. Though, we now urgently need an own band bus.
Bad timing you might say and I have to agree, but without an own bus, we really ha ve a problem.
Why is that and why do we need that bus? Well, we used Bernie’s private car for years, being the only car in the band, that can actually fit in 5 dudes with tons of equipment in the trunk and a jetbag on the roof for more equipment. With this heavy load we’ve been driving through Germany, Benelux and twice to the UK (Beermageddon 2014 and Breaking Bands Festival 2016). These thousands of miles with constant overweight di this car no good… we battered it pretty much over the last years.
We cannot keep doing that, we really need a car that is made for such an impact. And therefore, we need YOUR support!
It is not about begging for money and we do not want any donations from you! Crowdfunding is based on rewards and therefore we want to offer you something very special and unique for your support that is only available via this campaign to be able to finance this urgently needed bus. A small contributions from YOU can make a huge difference for US! Thank you so much for your support!
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Our goal is to fund enough money with your support to be able to finance this bus!
We don’t want donations, you will receive something unique and special for your support!
We are releasing a Live-CD which will only be available via this campaign and only when the funding goal is reached. This CD will be strictly limited and hand numbered to the exact amount the CD will be ordered as a reward! After the campaign, the CD will not be available anymore. This CD is JUST FOR YOU, those who supported this important step!
We have several other rewards to choose from, take a look and find the one you like most, or the two. If there is anything lacking, anything you would want – please contact us directly, we can manage that :)
Why would you support this project?
We consciously decided to go our way without a label and external money. This selfmade method only works, when you take the expression serious. You gotta do everything by yourselves, put in the lion’s share of your free time for management and organising and especially invest your own money for it! We’ve been doing this for almost ten years now and it has always worked out well for us. We have good partners and we are proud of what we achieved!
But now, we are heading towards the biggest step of our careers. If this campaign doesn’t work out, we can’t afford this band bus. In this case, we have to rent a bus for every show which we did the last months. At the end, we will have to pay on top of every gig that we play, so we have to practically pay to be able to play. That can’t be it, can it?
Playing live is the foundation of everything we do, playing live is the reason why we always put so much effort and work into it! We LOVE to meet all of you on the road and have good time together!
With a bus, we can also take more stuff with us and finally get to realise all those ideas to improve our show we’ve been talking about for years now!
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
All of the money will go into buying that bus. We researched a lot already and we can get a good, used bus that can bring us to our gigs safely for the next couple of years. We hope to get one already for our next trip to the UK to mighty Beermageddon!
A word about the rewards: Usually it takes about 2 weeks to get the money from Startnext and we will try to prepare everything so that we can send you the rewards in due time! Please check your messages on Startnext every once in a while, we want to keep you up to date about what’s going on :)
Who are the people behind the project?
Behind this project, there is GODSLAVE, a Thrash Metal band from Germany. We’ve been playing for almost ten years now and we still have lots of fun writing, recording and playing our stuff live for all of you.
Behind this project is also YOU, the slavecrew, which has been supporting us throughout some turbulent years. Without you, we would have probably thrown in the towel. Thank you for your support!