WORDS: Jack Fermor-Worrell
Australian prog/extreme metal titans NE OBLIVISCARIS have launched a crowdfunding campaign via Patreon!
Entitled The Ne Obluminati, the scheme will offer fans a variety of different rewards based on how much money they donate per month. These rewards range from exclusive merchandise sales and early access to new music, to gig tickets and regular Skype calls with the band.
The band released a video alongside the campaign, explaining their intentions and aims:
A full breakdown of the campaign’s reward tiers can be seen below. For more information, visit: www.patreon.com/neobliviscaris
$5+ NEOPHYTE IN THE ORDER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI
AS A MEMBER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI YOU WILL GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO CONTENT INCLUDING:
- Early access to *almost* everything (including new music!) before the general public
- Exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos
- Interactive tour videos
- (Behind the scenes, Gear videos, Cooking with NeO, Individual Member Video diaries & more)
- Exclusive Ne Obluminati Merchandise range
- Exclusive merchandise sales, ticket pre-sale options, giveaways & competitions
- New Album Recording Studio videos
- Ne Obluminati ‘Neophyte’ Lanyard (after 12 months of ongoing membership)**
- + more stuff we haven’t thought of yet!
- + more stuff you guys think of! We want your input so this can be the best possible collaboration between our fans and us as possible.
**Neophyte Level Only Reward
$10+ TEMPLAR IN THE ORDER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI
Everything from the $5 level PLUS:
- Access to Exclusive Video Tutorials from NeO Members (One Per Month). Some that we have planned to start with include:
- Dan Presland drumming tutorial on ‘And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope’
- Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown bass tutorial on ‘Painters Of The Tempest Part 2’
- Tim Charles Alternative Violin Techniques Tutorial
- Xen Vocal warm-ups Tutorial
- & more!
- Exclusive band interviews where YOU ask the questions (once a month)
- NeO Tour Podcasts & videos where we interview other bands and characters we meet on the road across the world
- Ne Obluminati ‘Templar’ Lanyard (after 6 months of ongoing membership at this level)**
- Exclusive live performance videos & more!
**Templar Level Only Reward
$25+ MASTER IN THE ORDER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI
Everything from all the lower levels PLUS:
- LIVE online chat with the band (once a month)
- Periodic access to live video streaming of NeO rehearsals
- OR if we are away on tour we’ll try and live stream some video of us on tour!
- Access to recordings of exclusive NeO cover songs not available to the general public.
- We may need your help deciding which songs to cover as well!
- Ne Obluminati ‘Master’ Lanyard (after 3 months of ongoing membership at this level)**
- Ne Obluminati ‘Master’ T-shirt (after 6 months of ongoing membership at this level)**
- Free Merch Item of Your choice (after 12 months of ongoing membership)**
**Master Level Only Reward
$75+ PATRIARCH IN THE ORDER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI
Everything from all the lower levels PLUS VIP EXPERIENCE REWARDS (LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE ONLY):
- Ne Obluminati ‘Patriarch’ Lanyard**
- Phone call from a member of the band upon signing up (plus another one every year on your birthday from a member of your choice)
- Free ticket to a NeO show upon signing up! Plus one additional free ticket every 6 months after that for ongoing membership *
- Come hang out with the band when we play in your town
- Come and watch sound check anytime you’re at a NeO show*
- Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album (after 6 months of ongoing membership)
- Ne Obluminati ‘Patriarch’ T-shirt (after 3 months of ongoing membership)**
- Free merch item of your choice every 6 months**
** Patriarch Level Only Reward
$250+ GRAND MASTER IN THE ORDER OF THE NE OBLUMINATI
Everything from all the lower levels PLUS ULTIMATE VIP PATRON LEVEL REWARDS (LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE ONLY WORLDWIDE):
- At this level as a Grand Master you get to be part of our inner circle with access to the band beyond what anyone else in the world gets. We’ll skype/call you with updates on what the band is working on, maybe even send you snippets of new material that nobody else gets to hear & much much more.
- Unlimited tickets for you and a friend to NeO Shows (ongoing members only) *
- YOU get to help choose our set list when we play in your town!
- Ne Obluminati ‘Grand Master’ T-Shirt Upon Signing Up
- Ne Obluminati ‘Grand Master’ Lanyard Upon Signing Up
- Signed Dan Presland signature drum sticks (after 2 months of ongoing membership)
- Ne Obluminati ‘Grand Master’ Signed Poster (after 3 months of ongoing membership)
- Additional free merch item of your choice every 6 months.
- Personal thank you in the liner notes of our upcoming album
- Dinner/meal with the band whenever we’re in your town
- Side of stage access during the show *
- Find out when we are touring and other band news before everyone else.
- And more! This is the ultimate level of support and basically we will be in your debt for life and you will eternally be a great friend of NeO. Thank You!
* This reward is guaranteed for any NeO headline shows, and is often possible on support shows, but not always. Does not include festival appearances.