After over a year of ceaselessly touring North America, it comes as little surprise that the time has come for Black Crown Initiate to retire their van – especially when that van was a 1991 GMC Catholic school bus well past its expiration date to begin with. But replacing a van is no easy — or cheap — task. That’s why yesterday, the up-and-coming progressive death metalers from Reading, Pennsylvania launched an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of laying “Captain Planet” (their current monstrosity on wheels) to rest.
The band hopes to raise $25,000 in order to pay for a newer, and, more importantly, safer 15-passenger van in its entirety, so that they may brave the often-inhospitable North American terrain worry-free. Winter is a particularly dangerous time in North America, especially in Canada and the northern United States, and a more reliable vehicle would help guarantee tour dates are made.
So far, in one day, the band has raised 5% of their goal. The campaign, which is set to last for sixty days, will end on January 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM.
Of course, your contributions will not go unanswered. The band has offered up a number of perks in exchange for your generousity, ranging from one-of-a-kind doodles to moustache clippings shipped straight to your home. For a full list of perks, and more information on how you can personally prevent the demise of these promising young lads, visit their campaign page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-black-crown-initiate-play-more-music-for-you/x/9120184
In the words of vocalist James Dorton himself, “Oh God, please don’t let us die, please God.”