Yhdysvaltalaisen metallia soittavan System Of A Downin rumpali John Dolmayan on aloittanut Kickstarter -kampanjan, jolla mies toivoo keräävänsä rahoitusta 55 000 dollaria tulevaa covereita sisältävää albumiaan varten. Lue lisää nähdäksesi miehen virallisen viestin sekä videon aiheeseen liittyen.
“About two years ago, I began to feel somewhat incomplete. I was touring and having a great time with my friends in System Of A Down, but something was missing. After some soul searching, it hit me that I hadn’t given anything new artistically to the world in far too long. Though touring was fantastic, it didn’t fulfill a fundamental need that was growing day by day within me. A need to step into the studio with a blank canvas and share what comes out with fans across the world.
On one of my many trips to visit friends and family in LA, I was scrolling through the 10,000 or so songs in my iPod, and as different songs would come on – for reasons I can’t explain – I would rearrange them and change the melodies around in my head. I began noting the songs that changed the most profoundly, and a list began to form. Over time, it became clear that what I had on my hands could be the project I was yearning for.
Enter Mr. James Hazley, my close friend and co-conspirator since high school, who also happens to posses a wealth of musical talent. A close friend for decades as well as former drummer for critically acclaimed underground band Cockeyed Ghost, James brings to the project his vast knowledge of music, songwriting and producing.
Also feeling a bit dejected musically, James was ready for the challenge I presented him: to take songs and completely re-imagine them, while maintaining their original integrity. We took some risks with these songs. We pushed boundaries. We pushed ourselves. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we enjoy making it for you!”