SECRET TO SUCCESS? FAN POWER!!!

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We still can’t really believe it… This Saturday we had our most successful event so far. We pulled a virtual arena and received 11,477 USD from our fans. We played all around the globe, even in Antarctica! But it was completely, totally unexpected.

It all started with the lockdown and our UK tour getting postponed to September. We hadn’t played for a year since the previous tour, and we really wanted to go on stage and see our fans.

So Aor had this crazy idea – what if we play an online concert, but not the standard acoustic-guitar-from-your-couch type – but a fully produced, plugged show with stage sound & light? And he decided to make it free for all, as opposed to selling tickets, and just have a donation button.

Natalie Cherry and Belf did a tremendous job in organizing the event, which involved a crew of 16 people and costed us 2,600 USD. We rehearsed for a month (the band had to acquire special working passes to travel during the lockdown) and since we could not travel with public transport, Paul, Aor and Jane had to drive the entire band across the entire megalopolis because all rehearsal places are closed – except one or two. The last three rehearsals were 6 hours each.

Our most optimistic expectation was that we would recoup the show and earn just a little bit on top.

However, the results of the concert literally blew us away, and we are still in shock from what has happened.

The only thing we can say is that we LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE ARE AND WILL BE DOING OUR BEST TO JUSTIFY YOUR TRUST IN US. THANK YOU SO FUCKING MUCH!!!! 🙏🙏🙏

– always yours,
Alexander OsipovJane OdintsovaAnna KiaRaPaul MaryashinDima BelfMax Talion

P.S. If someone tells you that Symphonic Metal (or Metal in general) is dead, or that you need tons of money or connections or a record label to achieve success – just show them this and say: “ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR FANS!!!”

6 Comments

  • Ali says:

    Excellent show. really enjoyed it. The sound quality was pretty good and fiming also very professional.Bot the same as a live show with other fans, and now cannot wait for the UK tour which will hopefully start September

  • Ulano says:

    The concert was spectacular, I loved it, thank you very much for offering the possibility of enjoying it for everyone. Although I would like to know if the video could be played again. Or the possibility that the audio of the songs would come out on spotify. The audio was really spectacular.
    Thank you

  • Matthias says:

    I really enjoyed the concert. And I just orderd 3 tickets for your concert in Weinheim/Germany at 27th February 2021. My boys and I are looking forward to this event. It´s going to be there first concert.

  • David says:

    That was really an astonishing show!!!! I enjoyed it so much! You guys are all fantastic (maybe with a special mention for Anna, playing Karina in “The monastery”…).
    Thanks to Aor for this wonderful idea !

  • Kevin says:

    Great idea, great show.
    It provided a whole new insight into the band and your songs, even to a long time fan like myself.

    Cannot wait until September.

  • Ann Hamilton says:

    I wish i had seen your concert. Your sound is extraordinary, your apparel and stage effects are amazing. Im going to order your CD.
    I LOVE YOU ALL AND YOUR MUSIC!!!!

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