After considering the future of the New White Trash relative to the passing of our friend and bandmate MICHAEL C. RUPPERT, we are moving forward with plans to record and release a third and final NWT album titled BEYOND THE RUBICON. This album will include unreleased material featuring Mike Ruppert from the DOUBLEWIDE and AGE OF AUTHORITY sessions, as well as new songs written while Mike was housing with bandmate DOUG LEWIS at Red Cloud Ranch in southern Colorado.
Beyond The Rubicon will be dedicated to the life, work and memory of Mike Ruppert.
Our focus, as always, will be on releasing material relative to the original NWT manifesto – matters of head and heart, war and peace, love, longing, loss and joy.
Beyond The Rubicon will complete the NWT trilogy begun in 2009 at the Venice Arts Club in Venice, California. Along with Lewis, original NWT band members KRISTEN VIGARD and ANDY KRAVITZ will be deep in the mix.
We have launched a fund raising campaign on STARTJOIN (www.StartJoin.com/btr
) with the intention of raising enough funds to appropriately record, mix and master Beyond The Rubicon.
We cannot complete this project without you – friends and fans of Mike Ruppert and the NWT. In addition to the StartJoin campaign, we have released the first track of Beyond The Rubicon titled WHO I ONCE WAS, featuring MCR. While this song is available as a free download, we encourage listeners to give a little or a lot both here on Bandcamp and also through the StartJoin campaign (www.StartJoin.com/btr
Another opportunity for friends, fans and listeners to move this project forward is to purchase an electronic download or Sponsor Edition of Doublewide and/or Age Of Authority. Leave a short message indicating that your payment should go towards BTR. Anyone doing so will in return receive a gratis copy – via electronic download – of Beyond The Rubicon before its official release.
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