Former Glassjaw, Thursday, and From Autumn to Ashes members announce Kickstarter for new band

Former band members of Glassjaw, From Autumn to Ashes, Thursday, and Judge have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an EP to be recorded with producing heavy-hitter Ross Robinson.

Members of the band take time to talk in a video listed on their Kickstarter page to address the goals of their project.

Kickstarter is a website that allows people to seek funding for projects via crowdsourcing.

Earlier this month Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, a television show that ran from 2004 to 2007, sought to raise $2 million in 30 days to fund production of a Veronica Mars movie. Within 11 hours of the Kickstarter campaign the goal had already been met. As of right now the project has raised $3.8 million, and still has 19 days left.

The band is, quite fittingly, calling itself Get Involved! And consists of:

Todd Weinstock , one of Glassjaw’s two guitarists from 1996-2004.
Brian Deneeve, formerly on guitar, piano and back vocals for Autumn to Ashes from 2001-2008.
Tucker Rule, former drummer of Thursday from 1997-2012.
Lars Weiss, guitarist for 80’s hardcore band Judge.
Derrick Karg, who is the lead vocalist of Derrick and the Black Sea.

Vocalist Derrick Karg is the only member I had no knowledge of, and listening to his work with Derrick and the Black Sea I was pleasantly surprised. I am a big fan of heavier bands enlisting vocalists capable of really singing. Glassjaw and Thursday are among my favorite bands, and though I never really listened to Autumn to Ashes, I was aware of the band’s talent.

While describing the band members’ influences, Weiss gave future listeners a hint of what to expect. He seems to suggest a heavy sound influenced by 80’s new wave. “It’s not straight hardcore, but it’s not metal either,” Weiss said.

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