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Brewer, left. From the band’s Facebook page.

UPDATE (10:27 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20): It appears that as of Tuesday morning, the band’s fundraising goal has been met and surpassed. Congrats to Brewer and the rest of the band.

In January, we brought you the story of Sanford native Stephen Brewer, who recently made his heavy metal debut with Los Angeles-based band Westfield Massacre.

Now, with just more than a week to go, Brewer and company are nearing their $27,800 Kickstarter goal to raise funds for a second album and subsequent tour. You can donate if you want by clicking the link above.

The Kickstarter page says the band is “for the people, by the people” and that crowdfunding will help them make and release their album “without any middlemen or structured interference from corporate entities.”

Brewer’s family owns the Fairview Dairy Bar, and the restaurant has used its social media presence to promote the fundraising effort.

“These talented guys are working on a Kickstarter funding campaign for their second record. They offer many different ways you can help be a part of this journey. Digital downloads, CD’s, T-shirts, Hoodies, and more. You can even be a roadie for a day,” the locally-iconic diner’s post reads. “They’ve accomplished a great deal in 2016 and we’re very proud of them. If you like Metal music…. you’ll love’em. If you don’t, that’s OK, they would still love for you to be a part by sharing this with a friend that may be interested.”

As of 12:30 p.m. Monday, the band had raised just north of $25,000 with eight days left to go. Donations will only be drafted if the campaign is successful.