Allegaeon in the news: http://www.rockfeed.net/2016/11/03/people-pissed-allegaeon/ Ne Obliviscaris created a Patreon account earlier this year as well. Opinions? I do not really care. If they can get the money, good for them. I am not interested in supporting a band in such a way though. Musicians are certainly fighting an uphill battle. Most people consider music to be free. Even weirdos like me who actually buy albums do not want to pay more than $20 for the product of the band's work. All I really care about is bands putting out new music that I appreciate. I do not really care if they can make a living being touring musicians. If a given band I like decides they will no longer make music because they are not making money at it, so be it. The market is saturated, and bands stop being worthwhile to me for all sorts of reasons - breaking up over non-financial factors, releasing music I do not appreciate, etc.