Northern California metal act Defiler have teamed with PledgeMusic to raise funds for a new tour van. The band’s old van was destroyed during their last tour, leaving the band stranded and forced to cancel shows on their short headlining run.

Defiler is hoping to raise enough money to get them back on the road this fall in support of their upcoming studio album. Pledges range from a $5 digital only EP to $1,000 for a house party thrown by Defiler. Full details and pledges can be found here -http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/defiler.

A portion of all funds raised will go to MusiCares, established by The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 1989 as a place for musicians to turn to in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, primarily focusing the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Watch Defiler vocalist Jake Pelzl discuss the PledgeMusic campaign here.

Defiler recently finished recording their Razor & Tie debut which will be released later this fall. The band self-produced the record with mixing duties being handled by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, The Acacia Strain). More information on the album will be released shortly.

The band has made a new track available for preview. To check out “Lucky 38” click here.

Defiler has already earned itself a buzz with "Cryomancer" (which generated over 1.7 million views on YouTube). The song also appeared on last summer’s Mayhem Hatewear compilation, For The Headbanger’s 2. In 2010, Defiler released its debut album, Pangaea, and in 2011 Jamey Jasta re-issued the album on his Stillborn Records imprint. Defiler is led by 18 year old front man Jake Pelzl and is rounded out by Ethan Lewis - (guitar), Ian Poole - (drums) and Jesse Dhaliwal – (bass).

PledgeMusic is a full-service company offering a direct-to-fan system that maximizes an artist's exposure, getting their music out to the world while engaging fans through exclusives and a level of backstage access they wouldn't otherwise receive.

Launched in 2009 by independent musician Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic works with a wide range of artists from acts just starting out to more well-known bands on labels. Successful campaigns include Ben Folds Five, Rachael Yamagata, Rhett Miller, The Libertines, Juliana Hatfield, Luscious Jackson, David Lynch Foundation Music, The Damnwells, Funeral for a Friend, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Madi Diaz, The Lumineers and more. The platform has generated six Top 40 albums, and is currently launching and releasing two albums per day.