After a jaw-dropping show at the Lounge in Camden, London on July 20th UK metallers NEONFLY happily announced to not only have reached but even exceeded the goal of the crowdfunding campaign for the production of their next album, »The Future, Tonight«. 326 backers raised £12,169 which equals 121% of the initially set goal of £10,000.
Commented the band: “The past 2 months have been an incredible rollercoaster, from the release of our new single, to our weekly live streams on Facebook, and our nearly sold out headline show in London last weekend, it’s been a wild adventure and we’re completely blown away by the positive response this has had. To all the people who backed this campaign, believed in us, helped us promote it, we wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We all got there together and this new album will be for you!”
The band is scheduled to enter Long Wave Studios in Cardiff with producer Romesh Dodangoda (MOTÖRHEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BRING ME THE HORIZON) from October 21 through to November 15 to record the eagerly awaited successor to 2014’s widely acclaimed »Strangers In Paradise«.
NEONFLY are also booked to play this years Indoor Summer Festival on September 13-14 in Hamburg, Germany, sharing the stage with renowned acts such as THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, RECKLESS LOVE or CRAZY LIXX.
Watch the video for the band’s current single, ‘This World Is Burning’ here: https://youtu.be/bQHNYj5VPGs
STREAM/DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE HERE: https://listnin.co/ThisWorldIsBurning
Fans can still contribute to the campaign, backing the album via http://bit.ly/NeonflyCrowdfund2019. The crowdfunding campaign places the fans at the heart of NEONFLY‘s world. The band have created an exceptional set of perks and experiences that will allow the fans insights into the creative life of the band on the road and in the studio, access to exclusive merch & memorabilia, one-off gigs & performances, unique personalised opportunities to meet and hang with the band as they tour & promote the album and a whole lot else.
The song and album will be produced by Romesh Dodangoda, whose work with MOTÖRHEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, Funeral For A Friend and most recently on BRING ME THE HORIZON’s #1 album »Amo« speaks for itself. On »The Future, Tonight« Romesh has brilliantly crafted the first steps of Neonfly’s journey into the new sonic territory that will characterise »The Future, Tonight«.
In the four years since their last release, NEONFLY have consolidated their live reputation storming festival main stages, and touring as openers for some of rock’s biggest names: ALICE COOPER, DRAGONFORCE, ANVIL, GAMMA RAY and MAGNUM, to name but a few.
With their new material, and a refreshed line-up, NEONFLY have adopted an aggressively modern sound and approach that is amply reflected in »This Word is Burning«. NEONFLY singer & co-songwriter Willy Norton says, “»This World is Burning« is a musical distillation of the anger we as a band feel at the world around us… too many metal bands exist in a bubble of fantasy… we’re living in a world gone mad and we feel responsible as musicians to present our response to that madness. In this song, we wanted to combine our feelings of rage and frustration with our sadness at how things are evolving. I’m confident we’ve achieved that and are presenting a compelling taster of where we’re headed musically and lyrically.”
»This World Is Burning« marks a welcome return to the recording world from a band that never really went away. The song’s blistering lyrics, co-written by Frederick and singer Willy Norton deal with the tumultuous current political and social climate. This new material marks a true development in sound and attitude and serves as a bridge between the first two albums, and what’s coming up on »The Future, Tonight«. There’s a real buzz around NEONFLY.