Sent some money to the replicators and they are looking over the artwork. We received our barcode number yesterday for the album. we are so close to finally releasing this thing! We’ll keep you all updated! We are also trying to make an October 18th show workout too. Just trying to work out the job conflicts right now. We’d be playing with VYGR which would be a huge honor!
The concert is during a HUGE Volkswagen car show at the castle. The car show runs from 10am-5pm. Th concert will be from 3:30-5pm. Admission to the carshow is $5. this includes access to the concert as well as a tour of the castle if you would like one. You are also free to enjoy the car show! They are expecting 1000+ show cars!
In other news. We will have our mastered copy of the cd tomorrow (tuesday the 21st) and have a week to listen and see if it needs any tweaks. We are scheduled to meet at the studio the following tuesday for any final things that need to be done. After that we will be sending our stuff to the manufacturer and getting the cds done! We want to thank you guys again for all the support and encouragement.
we have already raised $865 so far. A lot can happen in 3 days. If you haven’t had a chance to get out the kickstarter please do. You can preorder our cd and really give us some help in funding the cd production. We are so blessed to have some many awesome friends, family and fans that are helping us make this dream a reality. This album is coming together quite nicely. Tonight we are back in the studio to hopefully finish up the mixing and get us one step closer to sending out our masters to the cd manufacturers. The closer we get the more its starting to feel like Christmas. The anticipation of being able to hold a physical representation of all of our efforts is killing us! Again, we are so thankful for all who have donated and anyone who will donate in the last days of the fundraiser. I mentioned on our facebook that the next person to make a $50 donation will the be the first and only person to get a sneak peak at the album art. its finish and ready for the presses. Also as soon as we hit $900 we’ll be posting another song to the youtube channel. This way you can enjoy it before the album arrives.
We are on a mission to get this CD finished asap! We have recorded and are almost done with mixing and mastering. All that is left is getting the CDs produced. All the funds from this kickstarter will go to the production of the CD and shirts. Everyone that donates $25 will get a cd $40 will get you a cd and a shirt (i’ll be designing the shirt this week) We really want to get this album in physical form as soon as possible. So please consider Donating aka Pre-purchasing our CD to help us out!
Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising solution. We set the goal at $600. If we dont get $600 in donations everyone gets their money back and we dont get a penny. So PLEASE share this link, repost our video, spread the word for us so that we can finally get this full length album done, in your hands and on the shelves of the local music stores.
You can read more about our project here:
Well, Its official. Vessel has finished Recording the album! We have a few tiny tweaks to make then its on to mixing and mastering. We are getting so close to being able to put our album in your hands. We are super grateful for all the support and encouragement from everyone out there. If it weren’t for you guys coming to our shows and buying our demos we wouldn’t have had the funds to even start this project. This record, we promise, will be worth the wait.
We have a concert this friday at 7pm at Grace Community Church (159 Rochester Hill Rd, Rochester, NH) We will be sharing the stage with The Lonesome Atlantic. Half of the money raised from the door will go to the Rebuild haiti Charity and the other half will be split with the bands. We are hoping to not only bless the charity with a sizeable donation but also have the funds to complete the mixing and mastering process so we can get our album in physical form ASAP!
April 20th 7pm Haiti Benefit Concert with The Lonesome Atlantic!
tickets are only $8 and half of all the ticket sales will go to the haiti relief effort!
Tickets can be purchased from either band, at the church or online at http://vesselnh.com/product/april-20th-haiti-benefit-show-tickets/
Online sales are subject to a $1.25 processing fee per ticket
We have enough room for 300 people at this event. Only 300 tickets will be sold. THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT So tell everyone and get your tickets. The money goes to a great cause and our money can do alot more in haiti than it can here. .
We are going back into the studio to do the next wave of recording on the 3rd of March. We can’t wait to get this album done. Its going to be so nice to have a legitimate professional sounding cd. We are also in the planning stages of a big benefit show in rochester to help raise money for Haiti. We want to pack the house and raise a ton of money for the charity. The house seats 300. I would have to see 300 people packed in there!
A couple very generous people donated enough to cover half of the next wave of recording!! So everyone gets a thanks from Vessel. You get to hear the rough mix of a new song set to a video of us recording it in the studio.
If you like it feel free to toss a couple bux in donations toward our recording. (Click the donations button on the right)
We appreciate all your support and help with this project!
We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Thundering Sky Studios, in South Berwick Maine, working on our full length. We recorded ”High Noon”, “Alexandria” and a brand new song called “I’m Going To Miss This When We’re Dead”. This is the beginning of the process to finally release our first full length album. We are absolutely excited about the progress so far. Chris Magruder, who runs and operates Thundering Sky is beast. His knowledge and attention to detail is going to shine through on this album. We can’t say enough about his professionalism and abilities. We have rough mixes right now in our possession that are better than most mastered copies we’ve heard from large national acts. We are sort of nervous that the final product will be so high quality that it might cause spontaneous combustion and the occasional socks being blown off. Be prepared that you might need a designated listener when first experiencing the full length.
When we were first looking to record we were under the impression that our area didn’t really have much to offer as far as professional studios go. We have a friend who studied under a man who worked on some platinum artists and figured if we were serious about our music we needed it to be recorded in a serious studio. Admittedly, we should have looked a little closer to home before making the assumption that our area didn’t have such a studio. We eventually found two studios we wanted to check out. We heard great things about both so we wanted to give them both a shot. We visited Both Thundering Sky and another studio locally. Both had great technicians and gear but when you first walk into thundering sky there is just this presence, an unexplainable comfort. I think we all knew the moment we stepped in the door, that we had found what we were looking for. Chris is super accommodating and we felt at home, turning handshakes to hugs and music into magic.
I kid you not, the rough mixes are better than most things we’ve heard. We can’t help but smile when we listen to the new recordings. A few times john broke out into fits of random yelling at the end of the songs. This is our passion and we intend to pursue it to the best of our abilities. We are three songs into the full length. We are guessing it will have a total of 8 or 10 songs. We have a couple other new ones we are in the process of writing that we will hopefully be able to get onto the album. This is a very expensive process but we are dedicated to putting in the work and time to make sure we give you the best possible album possible, not only sonically, but also musically. We hope to have it finished by late spring, early summer. We need to get back into the studio as soon as possible if we plan to meet that goal. We will be trying to play some big shows and come up with some creative fundraising ideas.
Throughout the weekend Chris’ wife Megan took photos and videos so that we could give you guys a glimpse into the recording process. We are excited to be able to tell you something… Not only do we have these songs recorded but we now have our first Music Video! Chris labored over the last couple nights editing and synching up the video with the new rough mixes. We are very happy with the result. Its certainly not professional.. but its not far from it. Megan did a great job with the videography which made Chris’ job a little easier.
So here is where you come in. We are going to show you the video and introduce our newest song to you. However, there is a catch. We are also in need of funding for more recording. We spent every penny and then some on what we recorded this weekend. So to give you our video a little incentive for helping us out. We have a donation button on the top right of the home page. As soon as we hit $100 in donations we will release the video (we will email you the link so you can watch it) We figure $100 is a very small amount considering all the fans out there. So a quick 1-5 dollar donation here and there should help us reach that $100 rather quick. We need $300 to get the songs we just recorded into finished mixes. So $100 would be a great start! If we get more than $200 Chris just might be able to give you guys another video of either alexandria or high noon. Hopefully this idea works,, we really want to get back into the studio to finish this album for you guys.
The Donation button is on the top right of the Home Page.
(update 2/10/12)( we recieved a $300 donation to get us back in the studio!) we still need about twice that to complete another weekend of recording. Thank you sooooooo much to those who believe in us and our music. We are extremely grateful!
Vessel will be hitting the studio this month! 2012 marks the year that we release our full length album. We will be recording at Thundering Sky studios in South Berwick, Maine. We are very excited to be working with Chris McGruder and can’t wait to get this project started and eventually finished. We believe he is the best man for the job and the only studio in the area with the ability really capture our sound and energy. We are so blessed to have so many friends and family that come out to our shows and continue to support us. We will be pouring out our hearts and souls, giving our all on this cd so we can present you with something amazing as thanks for your support and love.
Recording is expensive and the project isn’t going to be cheap. But we will be doing everything within our power to get this funded in a timely manner. If you would like to bless us with a donation toward the project feel free to hit the donation button on the fundraising page. We are eternally grateful for those who have donated so far and for those who will decide to donate.
We will be practicing wednesday night and will probably start around 6:00-6:30ish. you can visit the vessel vision page on our site and watch us live You’ll get to hear our newest song, something we havent played at a show yet.. and guess what.. its pretty freaking heavy.
thats all for now. Hope everyone had a great holiday season!
Chris & the Guys from Vessel