It’s been four months since the crowd-funding campaign concluded and the band stepped into Phase One Studios to record their newest double-CD concept album ‘Wide Awake’. This journey has been an incredible one to say the least.
On July 15th the fans will get a chance to hear the results of their support and the blood, sweat and tears Sara, Josh, Andrea and David put into the making of this new material. We cannot express how much it means to the band and their management team to receive support from so many fans all over the globe – it was truly overwhelming.
As we begin to put together and ship out backer rewards and the album is about to be officially released, it’s now time to focus on something the fans have wanted for a very long time… live shows!! Stay tuned for upcoming live events on our shows page with the first one coming at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada on July 29th, 2017, where the complete ‘Wide Awake’ album will be played in its entirety.
As we approach our crowd-funding campaign deadline we would like to take this time to thank each and every one of our backers for supporting our ‘Wide Awake’ project on Kickstarter – YOU have made the difference. For those of you still looking to pledge there are only a few hours left with the finish line fast approaching at 12:00pm noon (EST) on Sunday, March 5th, 2017.
If you haven’t yet please join us on Kickstarter. There are many reward options available and exclusive backer merchandise along with of course the double-CD concept album from Motion Device called ‘Wide Awake’ which will be released this summer.
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We officially launched our band new Kickstarter campaign on January 19, 2017.
After dealing with music industry executives and having talks with some big name record labels, producers and recording engineers over the last couple years, we decided it was best for everyone involved to keep things under our control and work with the ones that mean the most to us… OUR FANS.
‘Wide Awake’ will easily be our most ambitious project to date. We started writing material for this album over a year ago and as the songs began pouring out we realized there was going to be a lot of music. The idea of a concept album was something the band was very excited about so we thought why not do it now while we’re growing and learning so much about the world around us. As the story and the music began to unfold we decided the songs were going to be perfectly suited for a double-CD album.
Most importantly we left it in the capable hands of our loyal fans to make this new dream become reality. The campaign is only a couple days old and we’re well on our way to reaching our goal. We have some very ambitious stretch goals in mind if we reach our first funding plateau so keep in touch for updates on our website, the Kickstarter project page and of course on Facebook.
To get an idea of what ‘Wide Awake’ is all about watch the video below or just visit our Kickstarter campaign… join us on our journey to WAKE THIS WORLD UP!!
We’ve spent the last couple years speaking with many music industry professionals including record label executives and some big-name producers and recording engineers. We have realized that they all have something very much in common – they want control – something Motion Device is not prepared to give up. That’s the reason we decided to do this our way, which we strongly feel is the best way for us and our fans. Besides the music… and the blood, sweat and tears, the only other thing we need is…YOU. With the help of our faithful fans and warriors, we’ll be looking to record a double-CD concept album called ‘Wide Awake’ which will be scheduled for release in the summer of 2017.
It’s been a long time coming but the band finally released another original song on Youtube. This one is called ‘Doves + Snakes’ and it’s from their 2015 full-length debut release ‘ETERNALIZE’ – stay tuned for lots more news coming in the next few months.
Motion Device’s new website has officially been launched!! We’ve created a completely new look with a few new bells and whistles to boot. Loads of band pics have been added to the photos page along with band bios, videos, music, show dates, social media links and even a site-wide music player located at the bottom of the page so you can listen to a few of your fave songs from the band’s latest album ‘Eternalize’.
The website will be a constant work in progress with lots of focus on news posts to keep you up to date with the band. We will slowly be archiving past news events as well so fans can check out everything that’s happened since the beginning.
Welcome to the new age of rock & roll people… it’s gonna be a wicked ride!!
Motion Device will be rockin’ Canada Day at the Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario on July 1st, 2016. Stay tuned for more details as the day approaches – the band is currently slotted in from 4-6pm. Some info has been posted on the Horseshoe Resort website.
Motion Device has been working on a ton of new original material over the past few months. In addition to rehearsing for live gigs, the band is focused on laying down as many demo tracks as possible at the home studio to prepare for their next album. Currently they have about 10 new songs written with another 10-15 in the works. The idea of a ‘concept’ album has been in the minds of the band members for quite some time so the tunes they are writing are leaning towards a theme that will lend itself to that goal.
The above video is a short clip of the first demo recording of ‘Divided’… ENJOY!!
A very big thank you to all the fans and Youtube subscribers for helping Motion Device reach 10,000,000 views on their channel. It’s safe to say that the band wouldn’t be where it is today without the opportunity to upload videos of their favorite rock and metal covers over the past five years. Youtube has recently proven to be an even more valuable tool now that Motion Device is strictly focusing on original music.
We can’t tell you how many times fans have contacted us through email or social media and told us that they had just been introduced to the band through Youtube. More often than not new fans have found themselves spending hours upon hours on the band’s channel watching video after video. Along with Facebook and Twitter the band has continuously grown its online fan base which has now reached more than 70,000 fans. On Youtube alone Motion Device averages more than 10,000 views a day.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, visit their Youtube channel HERE.
Motion Device sisters Sara and Andrea cover the Scorpion’s classic ‘Wind of Change’. It’s a perfect song for a band that’s going through a lot of changes and moving forward from doing covers with their main focus on writing new original material.
Time for change indeed…
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Official statement from Motion Device:
First and foremost we wish our long-time guitarist Alex DeFrancesco the best of luck – he will be missed. Alex’s decision to leave the band was a very tough one, we are sure of that. Musicians almost always come to a crossroad when it comes to balancing music with another career. That time came for Alex and he made his decision.
Motion Device will not be replacing Alex. As far as Andrea, David, Sara and management are concerned there is only one man that fits the bill when it comes to playing guitar for the band and that man is Josh. He has taken the bull by the horns so to speak, writing tons of new material along with his band mates, and can’t wait to unleash the band’s new music onto the masses.
In the words of Queen’s late, great, Freddie Mercury… ‘the show must go on’… and what a show it will be.
LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL
Motion Device brought their live show to the U.S. for the first time on July 25, 2015. The Brothers Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio was the setting for this historic event. Along with fans from Canada and even Norway, people came from all over the U.S. driving as much as 10 hours to see the band live for the first time. Motion Device had a wicked time playing a show that they’ll remember for a long time to come.
In addition to the live gig the band hosted a ‘meet & greet’ before the show where V.I.P. members spent time with the band taking pics and getting merchandise signed.
WE DID IT Motion Device fans!!! Or should we say YOU DID IT!!
Thank you to every single backer who supported our Kickstarter campaign. Now we can get ready to unleash a wicked full length album and ROCK THE U.S.A…. and hopefully one day the REST OF THE WORLD!!! Sara, Andrea, David, Josh, Alex and Motion Device management want to thank you from the bottom of our rock & roll hearts – WE WILL MAKE YOU PROUD!! (Visit the Kickstarter campaign site HERE)
We have a ton of work ahead of us and we can’t wait to keep you posted and let you know how everything is progressing.
LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL!!