Ever growing in popularity it seems, is crowd funding. Here are a few that might interest you:
Help Toehider release What Kind Of Creature Am I. Find the project here. A brilliant explanation from Michael Mills:
Another one is for melodic hard rock band Lit Soul and their album Love At War. Find the project here.
And site regular Vanderlinde is also busy with raising funds to record the fifth album. Check in on their website to inform yourself of the possibilities (only in Dutch or German).