Katagory V say they are days away from calling time on the band unless a crowdfunding campaign reaches its target.
Katagory V fight for survival with campaign
Band say they will quit if crowdfunded album plea fails
The American metal act recorded Resurrect the Insurgence in 2011 but it has never been released due to a lack of funds. The band launched an Indiegogo campaign in June, asking fans to pledge a total of $5400 (£3200) to help release the record – but with just nine days to go, they have raised just 44% of the target.
In a statement, the band say: "It appears we may not meet our goal in time. If this campaign fails, the fifth album will be shelved indefinitely and Katagory V will be no more. So, we really need your help."
Katagory V formed in Salt Lake City and released their debut album Present Day in 2001.