‘Slechtvalk’ New Update Posted ‘Studio-plans, part 5. Decisions, Decisions.’


slechtvalk_logoThe Dutch extreme metal band Slechtvalk recently announced a crowdfunding-project to fund a new album, the recording proces has been pushed back to April 2015. Regarding the recording proces of the new album, the band posted the following on their facebook profile:

So we promised to launch the crowdfunding project this month, but there are several decisions we’ll have to make before we can go ‘live’ with it.’

‘Setting a realistic Goal is the first obstacle. The total costs of creating our next album runs in the 5 digits of which we hope that our fans will help us achieve half of it through crowdfunding.’

‘We’ve made a list of perks/rewards that we think our fans will find interesting, but some things (especially unique experiences/hand made items/ exclusives etc) are difficult to put a price-tag to.’

‘And there is the Kickstarter vs Indiegogo thing. Which is better? Indiegogo supports paypal, which is more widely known than Amazon Payment, but Kickstarter itself is more known than Indiegogo.’

‘And if we were to choose Indiegogo there is the option for ‘flexible funding’ or plain all-or-nothing. All-or-nothing seems to get better results (which are considerable), but nothing seems so final and might be just that…
So ‘flexible’ sounds more appealing, because we’ve already had to make a downpayment for the studio-reservation, which we’d lose if we cancel.’

‘Anyway, there are some decisions we still need to make and the life as an independent band has become much more complicated than back in the day we had a record company to worry about the financial things and we could just focus on writing good music.
And speaking of which, the new songs are so nice. We’re looking forward to share even some demo-teasers through the Crowdfunding-campaign.’


Slechtvalk started out as a one-man symphonic blackmetal project by Shamgar and released its debut album ”Falconry” in the year 2000. After the good reception by the metalcommunity a full band was formed and released its 2nd album ”The War that Plagues the Lands”, as well as a split CD ”Of Chaos and Warfare” with the Indonesian Kekal in 2002. ”The War that Plagues the Lands” reached #2 at the Lowlands Top 50 Metal Charts, the best-known Dutch metal-chart.

Shortly after, the band made its first live performances, incorporating many war and fantasy themes making the bands liveshows a visual spectacle, which eventually led to the live-DVD “Upon the Fields of Battle”, which was released in 2005, together with the third album ‘At the Dawn of War’, which contained alot of elements from folk metal.

In the subsequent years, the band toured and played with several reknowned acts [like Månegarm, Skyforger, Suidakra, Endstille, Eluveitie, Holy Moses and more], while working on new material for their fourth full-length album.

2009 saw the release of the anniversary CD “An Era of Bloodshed”, celebrating the bands 10-year anniversary and contained hand-picked songs from the older sold-out albums and some previously unreleased demo-songs. During the following winter the band traveled to Sweden to record their fourth Full-length album with some of the best the metal-industry has to offer: Johan Örnborg at Studio Mega and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street, both known for their work on Opeth, Amon Amarth, Swallow the Sun and more.

With the fury of blackmetal, the thunder of deathmetal and proudness of vikingmetal, the long expected ”A Forlorn Throne” album was released in the summer of 2010 through the German record label Whirlwind Records, and once and for all proved Slechtvalk’s dominance as one of the best Dutch Blackmetalacts, receiving excellent reviews throughout Europe.  To read our album review, click here.

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