PledgeMusic, the website which allows fans to pay for their favourite bands' recording costs in advance, crashed this evening within minutes of Ginger (former Wildhearts frontman) posting his new project.
Ginger's project was well advertised in advance. When it actually went live at 7.00pm tonight (Friday 3rd August) such was the rush by fans to pledge their money that the website crashed under the wieght of visitors.
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Ginger's new project is called 'Mutation & Hey! Hello!' and also features appearances from Rich Jones (Black Halos/Amen), Tom Spencer (The Yo Yo's), Chris Catalyst (Sisters Of Mercy/Eureka Machines), Denzel (Young Legionnaire), Dom Lawson (OAF), Paul Catten (ex Medula Nocte). The album is due to be mixed and mastered at the end of the Summer.
The website has now recovered and pledges can be made at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gingerwildheartmutation.
Ginger previously held the record on pledgemusic.com of being the fastest artist to reach his target (in only six hours) with his last project. His new project launched tonight at 7.00pm.
The website's servers couldn't handle the incoming traffic. Adam Dingwall, a keen Wildhearts fan told MetalTalk: "I finally got my order placed at 8.00pm, and at that point he was at 50% of the target. Looks like he's about to break another record!"
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