Following a successful Kickstarter campaign for the release of their massively-anticipated new album, death metal legends Obituary have discussed the idea of crowdfunding, admitting they haven't quite grasped the concept yet.
Chatting with Rock Hard magazine, drummer Donald Tardy commented, "It was a cool experience. It was different. The fans showed complete support, and that made us super proud.
Donald even noted that there were fans who interpreted the campaign as "begging," pointing out that the group will always try to step outside the box as much as possible.
"But it is a bit of a handful, and it's different enough to where a lot of people don't understand it and think we're begging," he said (via Blabbermouth). "It's just 'cause it's a new concept, I think, people don't quite get it, which, as a band, I don't think we quite got it either. But we went for it.
"We're the type of band that we're the first to try things, and we've always been that way. We're not afraid. To step outside the box is to experience the future, and that's kind of, I think, what's happening here with the crowdfunding. So it was cool to see that little bit of people raise the kind of money that they did and get some of the cool stuff that they got from us. So it was an experience," Tardy concluded.
The campaign itself ended as a very successful one in late 2013, and was followed with a Relapse Records album contract. More details regarding 2009's "Darkest Day" follow-up are yet to come, so stay tuned.