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Huge apologies for two messages about this project within 24 hours, but we just got the biggest confirmation of the entire project and couldn't sit on the news:
THE MELVINS to join Pallbearer, ASG, Ruby the Hatchet, Greenleaf and more on Pink Floyd tribute project 'The Wall [Redux]'
Friday March 3, 2017 in the late afternoon, iconic proto-stoner rock legends THE MELVINS confirmed that they would participate in Magnetic Eye Records' The Wall [Redux] Pink Floyd tribute project with less than 50 hours left in the Kickstarter campaign.
The project had already gained serious momentum in the final week of its crowdfunding campaign with the confirmation of several higher-profile artists signing on to bring their distinctive voices to the project. But the label had no reason to expect an addition of this magnitude at the eleventh hour.
In the past week alone, numerous bands have joined and confirmed their songs, including ASG taking on "Mother," Mars Red Sky tackling "Comfortably Numb," Pallbearer lending its grim vibe to "Run Like Hell," Ruby the Hatchet reinventing "Pigs" (for the "Best of Pink Floyd" companion LP), and Solace performing "In the Flesh." The increase in bigger artist commitments also prompted Magnetic Eye to add an exclusive "Best of Pink Floyd" companion LP to the project that will feature additional songs from Floyd's catalog.
Artists confirmed to appear on the project include:
- Ghastly Sound
- Low Flying Hawks (featuring Dale Crover of THE MELVINS)
- Mars Red Sky
- Mos Generator
- Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
- Ruby the Hatchet
- Sergeant Thunderhoof
- The Slim Kings (featuring drummer Liberty DeVitto of Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, and Rick Wakeman fame)
- The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (featuring Ed Mundell, formerly of The Atomic Bitchwax / Monster Magnet)
- The Melvins
- Yawning Man
- Year of the Cobra
With barely two days left in the pre-order campaign, Magnetic Eye has already achieved its initial goal, which means the project will indeed move forward.
However, those interested in reserving copies of the first limited vinyl edition have just a few short hours left to head over to the Kickstarter and do so at:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magneticeye/the-wall-2