Jun 17, 2016

Album and campaign update

The campaign ended June 11th having raised $9,392. This is no small feat! The band thanks everyone for their participation, for sharing, and taking the time to show support. Mercy Isle is not just a band; in spirit, it's a community for bandmembers and fans alike. This would not be possible without you, so you have the band's deepest thanks.

Keyboardist Joop de Rooij finished recording his key/piano parts a couple weeks ago, and drummer Ywe Van Der Pol finished the final recordings for drums last week with recording engineer Daan Janzing in The Netherlands. Next on the recording schedule are vocals (Kassandra and Chad Novell's turn). Scheduled studio dates for vocals are June 27-29, July 5-7 with recording engineer Kyle White in Milwaukee, WI. Guest guitarist Sebas Honing will be recording guitars starting July 3 and finishing mid-July. Chad Novell will begin recording bass on July 14 with Milwaukee recording engineer Chris Kringel.

Finished tracks will be sent to producer and mixing engineer Sander Gommans (After Forever) for mixing.

July also marks the start of album artwork creation by Jan Yrlund (Imperia).

Thank you for your continued support! More updates will be coming, so stay tuned.

-Kassandra, Chad, Joop, & Ywe