BELZEBUBS / Counting the Coronavirus cost
3 August 2020
Occult visionaries Belzebubs have invited fans to get involved a new and unique animated, facemelting 360 degree mini-gig, which you will be able to immerse yourself in using computers, tablets, smart phones or VR goggles.
Cancelled festival appearances in appearances at Hellfest, Wacken, Summer Breeze, Rock Fest Barcelona, Tuska, Provinssi and Ilosaarirock have resulted in the band being €50,000 in debt.
Belzebubs Vocalist/guitarist Sløth told MetalTalk: “Due to the nature of our act, the pre-production for the live gigs has been in the works since August 2019, costing us an arm and a leg and some other bodyparts.
“Despite our current financial distress, we’ve never wanted to organize a simple donation-based fundraiser, but offer something special to our amazing fan base instead.”
To produce the animated show, called the ‘360° HEXPERIENCE’, the band will need the help of their fan base and need to raise a minimum of €20,000 for the project to go ahead. Through Indiegogo, fans can contribute to be part of the voice cast or as an animated 3D character in the audience.
The project will be drawn by Belzebubs creator JP Ahonen and modelled by Madrid-based 3D animator Oscar Díaz Castillo.
Sløth says: “This isn’t just another cool music video. We’re inviting our loyal cult to participate in creating this mind-boggling ten-fifteen minute show. We want to hear and see you inside our monochromatic realm, first row, dead center.
“No social distancing needed.”
With 29 days left of the Indiegogo project, the band have already received a number of pledges.
As they say “Thank you so much, take care, stay safe, wash your hooves and remember to satanize the house.”