You bite them you buy them.
Sorry for the long hiatus, belzebuddies, we’ve been hard at work figuring out how to remedy our financial situation. As most of you know, our European tour was cancelled due to the virus outbreak, leaving us 50 000 euros in debt from all the hefty pre-production costs. Many of you have extended a helping hand already, asking how and where you can donate (you’re way too awesome), but we’ve wanted to offer something in return. Hence we have a two-part campaign in the works!
1. Backstage Rock Shop has generously set up an exclusive shirt campaign in which we’ll get 100% of the profits. 🔥 You’ll find the options for the “Gigs That Never Were” tour shirt (and finally, some artprints!) on backstagerockshop.com/belzebubs. This campaign ends on the 21st of June.
2. We also have an Indiegogo campaign coming up for something we’re quite hexcited about, the Belzebubs 360 Hexperience. Please check out the pre-launch page if you’re interested and sign up for the updates, you’ll be the first to know when the campaign is online!
In conclusion, we wish to thank you all from the bottom of our blast-beating black hearts. All support is warmly welcome, whether it’s financial or simply spreading the news online! Cheers, everyone, you rule. See you soon with more comics, can’t wait to get back on track with those.
Stay safe, stay healthy, hail Satan.
Jokes aside, the tour is indeed off (to no surprise).
We were really looking forward to rocking Hellfest, Tuska, Provinssi, Rock Fest Barcelona, Ilosaari, Wacken and Summer Breeze this summer, but here we are…hopefully we’ll have a slot in each festival’s lineup in 2021.
However, the current situation is indeed stressful. We’ve invested quite a bit of time and money to the pre-production/planning of our special show, all of which were to be paid with the concert fees. We won’t go into detail how the shows are done (that’ll remain a surprise) but as you know, Belzebubs is not your average band (yes, there’s tons of animation involved)…Now that the gigs won’t happen, we’re looking at a 50 000 euro debt, due in a couple of months. Naturally this is a financial disaster to Belzebubs, as we weren’t expecting to make any money off the first tour anyhow. We were barely going to cover the pre-production costs, crew, materials, flights, accommodation, etc. in the first place.
That’s the status quo in a nutshell.
So bare with us, we’ve been figuring out a way to claw ourselves back from this situation, but there seem to be a lot of things limiting our plans at the moment; time, money, contracts, etc. Seems quite fitting that the minute Belzebubs is getting its shit together, a global pandemic sets loose. 😅But we won’t yield, and hope to see you all very soon.
Take care, stay safe, wash your hooves and remember to satanise the house. 🤘
Smells like teen spirit.
Heads up! We’ve updated our official store at Backstage Rock Shop with new shirts, a mug, and a refill of our Stygian Comfort tea! And while we remember: we’ve seen quite a few shirt designs in the Belzebubs strips, but is there one you’d want to see made for real?
Thanks for your support!
I don’t know about you, but I could sure do with a night out in good company right now, a nice bottle of red and a hearty meal and… 🤤 *incomprehensible drooling*
Compliments are hard.
Anyone else have jerks for pets?
Happy Friday the 13th, everyone. Hope you’re doing ok.
The Day of Reckoning.
No rest for the wicked.
Happy Valentine’s Day then 🖤
Everyone needs some alone time.
Cheeses Christ, Sløth…
What Obesyx said. We can’t wait to come over to Ilosaari next July!
Cut the chit chat, Hubbath, let’s get down to business.
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be storming three festivals in Finland next summer, starting from Tuska in June! See you in HELLSINKI!
Heads up! Backstage Rock Shop has a Black (metal) Friday sale throughout the weekend with some pretty neat Belzebubs offers. We’re also doing a limited print-run of these Obesyx t-shirts, so check that out if you’re interested! 🤘 Cheers!
In other news, more comics and tour announcements dropping in next week. Stay tooned!