Alissa White-Gluz

is creating music for the mind and art for art's sake.
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Welcome, Bronze Beastlings!
$2
per month

Bronze Beastlings enjoy:

  • Exclusive Patron-only feed
  • Access to my podcast
  • Early Access to content
  • Bonus material whenever inspiration strikes



Thank you for supporting the artists you love! We have formed an amazing community together over the years and I simply cannot do it without you. As a Bronze Beastling you will have access to Patreon-only content that won't be available anywhere else as well as early access to my regular social media content - you get it first!

I will post blogs, vlogs, photos, sketches, dream diaries (you know how my insomnia works by now!) and poems as well as random thoughts just for us to enjoy together in this safe space. This is the first point of entry into my Official Fanclub and your membership really makes a difference. THANK YOU!



Shout it out loud! Silver Beastlings!
$5
per month

Silver Beastlings enjoy:

  • Public instagram video shout-out
  • Discounts on all official ALISSA merchandise and early access to new and limited merch items
  • Exclusive Patron-only feed
  • Access to my podcast
  • Early Access to content
  • Bonus material whenever inspiration strikes


Amazing. This is a huge way to support an artist and you deserve the recognition for it! That's why I am going to thank you publicly in an Instagram video group shoutout from me for each month of your membership. As a Silver Beastling you will also benefit from all the rewards of the Bronze Beastling tier. You will also have access to some Patron-only content that I'll save just for you. Plus, you will get discounts on any Official ALISSA Merch you want! I can't thank you enough. Your contributions will allow me to outsource a lot of the DIY work I do so I can focus more exclusively on writing and recording music, animal activism and creating physical art such as paintings, photographs and of course, live performances. I enjoy doing everything myself but it CAN get overwhelming - I really want to be allowed to focus on what matters most: the art I make. THANK YOU!

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Virtual Meet & Greet! Gold Beastlings!
$10
per month

Gold Beastlings enjoy:

  • Invitation to my Virtual Meet & Greet sessions 
  • Public instagram video shout-out
  • Discounts on official ALISSA merchandise and early access to new and limited merch items
  • Exclusive Patron-only feed
  • Access to my podcast
  • Early Access to content
  • Bonus material whenever inspiration strikes


Wow! You keep art and music alive and your dedication is so very appreciated! As a Gold Beastling you will benefit from all the rewards of the Bronze and Silver Beastling memberships plus you will be able to participate in a monthly Virtual Meet & Greet with me. That will be a good way for us to discuss important topics in real time, build membership perks together and I will even bring some of you into the screen so you can ask me your questions "face to face"! I want this fanclub to be an awesome watering hole for us and our community so let's do this! Be sure to let me know that you are a Gold Beastling when we meet in person at Arch Enemy shows! THANK YOU!



Personalized Tour Postcard!Special Offer • 42 days left
By being a loyal Beastling you might win a surprise postcard from me in the mail! Bonus Giveaway!

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About Alissa White-Gluz



Welcome to the Alissa White-Gluz Official Fan Club! You are most likely here because you love music, animals, various forms of art or maybe all of the above. Well, you've come to the right place!

   Before we begin, allow me to introduce myself and my plan for this Beastlings watering-hole. I'm not going to hire out a writer to put together a fancy bio - I'm just going to give it to you straight. That's how it will be here on Patreon - just me and you - so welcome aboard!
   
   My name is Alissa White-Gluz and I am the vocalist for the metal band, Arch Enemy, with whom I currently tour the world. Making music is my life and, as such, composing and performing music devours my days and years at a blinding speed. It's been almost two decades, now, of losing my mind on metal stages and I have amassed an amazing, compassionate, unique community of fans over the years... so much so that I regularly have other musicians asking me how I've managed to get such awesome fans. That's right - you guys are awesome and everyone is noticing!

   I am "yessssed" (I'm an atheist and a weirdo so I say "yessssed" instead of "blessed") with four world-class, incredibly talented musicians as my band-brothers and I'm thankful for them every day. I truly want to be singing and screaming original songs on stage for as long as I am breathing! That being said, the music industry is quite different nowadays; musicians have to tour a lot more now than we used to to compensate for the change in market from purchasing albums to streaming them for free. Songwriters are really not fairly compensated anymore, so much so that there are all sorts of laws churning up to change that so the world doesn't end up music-less. Albums cost a LOT of money and time for those making them! Luckily, I love touring and - don't get me wrong - I want you to enjoy the music I make however you feel most comfortable at home and hopefully at live concerts too! We do our very best to perform as far and wide across the Earth as possible.

   This, however, means I am always on tour and have very little time to devote to writing new stuff (for both Arch Enemy and ALISSA). Not to mention all the painting and sculpting projects scratching their way out of my brain! Plus, I would really like to be able to create music and music-videos that are extremely personal with my ALISSA solo project - I'm not interested in doing anything halfway. It's all or nothing. I want to be fully present every step of the way - and these things take time. I can't clone myself and send one Alissa out on tour while the other stays behind in studio, although I wish I could!

   So, I've decided to connect directly with you - the amazing fans (the Beastlings) who are already such an important part of my life - right here on Patreon. This is a way that you can DIRECTLY support me as an artist; no labels taking a cut, no agents, no bullshit. Just you and me. I want this community to be a safe space for us where we can feel confident in expressing ourselves, promoting causes we believe in and sharing our thoughts without worry of crazed internet judgement (very, VERY long-time fans might recall that this was the format of my Facebook page for many years). This Fan Club will be more private, sort of like attending one of my club shows where I can high-five you from stage versus a giant outdoor festival with hundreds of thousands of people attending. I also want to have an open line of communication so we can build this community together; it's not only about me, it's about us.
   
   I've set up 5 membership packages that I think will be fun for you and give you a lot of options. I will continue to take your feedback into consideration to make this community as mutually rewarding as possible. The beauty is that this whole thing is completely optional - YOU decide if you want to join and how much you would like to pledge and every pledge is greatly appreciated. I can't say it enough - thank you for keeping music alive!



Now. Real Talk. The awkward part nobody wants to mention.

   This part is going to suck so let's just get through it together. Listen: I know talking about money is a bummer. It actually grosses me out. I have never been good at asking for money for my art. I've done most of my work for free (even now, 17 years in) just because it is so hard to even perceive that oneself might actually import a value. The unfortunate reality is that we are all human, we all have bills to pay, unexpected medical emergencies, families to support, regular boring bullshit nobody wants to acknowledge. But there is no magical "making it" ledge you jump off into a world of wealth and luxury when you are an artist. Bills don't suddenly disappear. No dude in a suit shows up, shakes your hand and gives you a briefcase full of money. Fame and followers do not equal dollars and banks don't accept instagram likes as a form of currency. "Making it" just means you get the opportunity to work longer and harder... and I am always up for that challenge and burst through any door or window that is ajar. 

   In all honesty, I've been offered all sorts of lucrative partnerships where, basically, I would advertise some sort of stupid product to you on Instagram and they would pay me for that because I have a large reach. I have NEVER accepted one of those offers. Advertising is a widely accepted way to generate income for tv and radio shows, podcasts, youtube videos, etc. We don't even notice ads because we are so used to them. (Funny enough, people might cry and moan over an artist asking for tips and not bat an eye over an artist wasting their fans' time with ads! But, I digress...) I just didn't want to do that to you. It's not in my nature. I didn't want to become a product. I want to remain myself, remain an artist. I think I will respect myself a lot more earning pledges directly from those who appreciate what I create rather than selling myself out. I only EVER show you guys companies that are run by personal friends of mine, that are ethically sound and/or things that I genuinely love. That's a promise. I've also never used any hidden methods to grow my following. It's all organic and I want to keep it that way. 

Exhale.

   So, here it is. I am singing on the street corner and my open guitar case lays in front of me. Many people smile and nod, a few stop and clap and several more continue by without acknowledging me. You might stop and enjoy a song or two. This page is my open guitar case on the pavement. You can toss in your pocket change as a tip for the moments of joy I've given you. You can dance or mosh or sing along. Or you can walk past it if you're not digging what I'm playing. It is completely optional and completely up to you. Direct, honest, and ready to grow together. This is it, Beastlings. Welcome to my official Fan Club.

Goals
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Thank you for helping me reach my goal of 300 Patrons! To celebrate I have now incorporated a new bonus feature: postcards in the mail! By being a patron you automatically take part in the giveaway and might just end up with a surprise in your mailbox one day! Let's aim high - next goal is to have 666 Beastlings in this community because... well... you know!
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