Art Against Agony is creating Music & Videos
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Hello fellow art lovers,

Bands and musicians of our times see themselves facing the dilemma of a rapid economic decline within the music industry and oversaturation of music releases in all genres, while costs for production, promotion and touring for all musicians have remained the same.

Everybody knows that CD sales and downloads don't make any money these days; big names in the contemporary progressive music scene keep stating that just their band alone doesn't earn them a living [Misha Mansoor, Periphery; Ben Weinman, Dillinger Escape Plan], thus it has always been common sense also for Art Against Agony that any music track, any video, any photograph and any touring effort needs to be financed by ourselves only.

We are incredibly thankful for every handshake, every gratious compliment and admiring smile that we have come across touring the world and playing our music in front of hordes of progressive metalheads and jazz afficionados.
It has given our existence a wonderful purpose to spread our ideas of anonymity and human identity around the world from Siberia to Brazil.



However, we have no kind of agency and no major label behind us.
This has of course kept our artistic endeavours genuine and fruitful so far, yet as we have become more and more established in the progressive music scene since 2014, we see our future efforts requiring each member of the project to spend less time working for the project - and instead working in additional jobs in order to keep the engine running: To raise money for equipment, promotion, touring and of course music production.

We are losing more and more time to make art and instead spend more and more time to earn the money that enables us to stay active as artists.
Time that we would rather love to spend producing more music, more videos, more photographs.

Patreon is our attempt to re-gain a little bit of our time by giving you the opportunitiy to support us directly and unbureaucratically. Your contribution will also pay back immediately: Your monthly support will literally buy us time that will be invested straight into new art against agony materials - and regardless if you are a die hard fan or merely acquainted with our project, we are incredibly humbled by any range of contribution, because after all you are the reason why there is art against agony.

ART AGAINST AGONY - SHIVA APPRECIATION SOCIETY - NEW ALBUM 2018

What's next for 2018? A new album! The release of our third studio album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' in 2018 will bring a shitload of new sounds, as we have put a major focus on the_maximalist (mridangam) and the_surgeon (piano) during composition and recording.

Therefore, our Patreon campaign offers many rewards surrounding the new album and your support is scheduled until the release of the album in October, yet in case you want to continue supporting, we are planning to offer plenty of new rewards after the release!

Thank you.
Rewards
Thumbs up
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your help.
It is very much appreciated.
Shiva Associate
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!
Shiva Admirer
$10 or more per month 1 patron
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!

Shiva Apprentice
$12.50 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


Shiva Acolyte
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


- Get the album one full month earlier, as we send everything out for press promotion!


- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!



Shiva Scholar
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


- Get the album one full month earlier, when we send everything out for press promotion!


- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!


- Get a special "Art Against Agony Patreon" Tshirt (white) - PATREON EXCLUSIVE! Produced only on demand!

Shiva Champion
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!

- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!

- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!

- Get the album one full month earlier, when we send everything out for press promotion!

- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!

- Decide how the new album will sound like! You will be presented a number of raw tracks and given the chance to give the band feedback which WILL be taken care of.

- Get a special "Art Against Agony Patreon" Tshirt - PATREON EXCLUSIVE! Produced only on demand!

- Take part in a special rehearsal weekend with the band in September/October 2018 to get ready for the tour! (Travel costs not included)
Goals
$13 of $250 per month
Help us paying our monthly rate for our rehearsal room / studio!
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Hello fellow art lovers,

Bands and musicians of our times see themselves facing the dilemma of a rapid economic decline within the music industry and oversaturation of music releases in all genres, while costs for production, promotion and touring for all musicians have remained the same.

Everybody knows that CD sales and downloads don't make any money these days; big names in the contemporary progressive music scene keep stating that just their band alone doesn't earn them a living [Misha Mansoor, Periphery; Ben Weinman, Dillinger Escape Plan], thus it has always been common sense also for Art Against Agony that any music track, any video, any photograph and any touring effort needs to be financed by ourselves only.

We are incredibly thankful for every handshake, every gratious compliment and admiring smile that we have come across touring the world and playing our music in front of hordes of progressive metalheads and jazz afficionados.
It has given our existence a wonderful purpose to spread our ideas of anonymity and human identity around the world from Siberia to Brazil.



However, we have no kind of agency and no major label behind us.
This has of course kept our artistic endeavours genuine and fruitful so far, yet as we have become more and more established in the progressive music scene since 2014, we see our future efforts requiring each member of the project to spend less time working for the project - and instead working in additional jobs in order to keep the engine running: To raise money for equipment, promotion, touring and of course music production.

We are losing more and more time to make art and instead spend more and more time to earn the money that enables us to stay active as artists.
Time that we would rather love to spend producing more music, more videos, more photographs.

Patreon is our attempt to re-gain a little bit of our time by giving you the opportunitiy to support us directly and unbureaucratically. Your contribution will also pay back immediately: Your monthly support will literally buy us time that will be invested straight into new art against agony materials - and regardless if you are a die hard fan or merely acquainted with our project, we are incredibly humbled by any range of contribution, because after all you are the reason why there is art against agony.

ART AGAINST AGONY - SHIVA APPRECIATION SOCIETY - NEW ALBUM 2018

What's next for 2018? A new album! The release of our third studio album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' in 2018 will bring a shitload of new sounds, as we have put a major focus on the_maximalist (mridangam) and the_surgeon (piano) during composition and recording.

Therefore, our Patreon campaign offers many rewards surrounding the new album and your support is scheduled until the release of the album in October, yet in case you want to continue supporting, we are planning to offer plenty of new rewards after the release!

Thank you.

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Rewards
Thumbs up
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your help.
It is very much appreciated.
Shiva Associate
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!
Shiva Admirer
$10 or more per month 1 patron
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!

Shiva Apprentice
$12.50 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


Shiva Acolyte
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


- Get the album one full month earlier, as we send everything out for press promotion!


- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!



Shiva Scholar
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!


- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!


- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!


- Get the album one full month earlier, when we send everything out for press promotion!


- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!


- Get a special "Art Against Agony Patreon" Tshirt (white) - PATREON EXCLUSIVE! Produced only on demand!

Shiva Champion
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
- Get the new album 'Shiva Appreciation Society' (CD) once its out October 2018!

- Get two free tickets to a concert of your choice of the upcoming European tour following the release of 'Shiva Appreciation Society'!

- Get access to video lessons for new or old Art Against Agony songs (You vote on which songs you want to have featured)!

- Get the album one full month earlier, when we send everything out for press promotion!

- Have your name mentioned in the album booklet!

- Decide how the new album will sound like! You will be presented a number of raw tracks and given the chance to give the band feedback which WILL be taken care of.

- Get a special "Art Against Agony Patreon" Tshirt - PATREON EXCLUSIVE! Produced only on demand!

- Take part in a special rehearsal weekend with the band in September/October 2018 to get ready for the tour! (Travel costs not included)