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We've got our entire 2nd album written and ready to go, but we need your help getting it recorded and out to the world!
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Thank you for visiting!  We've launched this kickstarter in order to help fund our upcoming, untitled sophomore release - the follow-up to our debut album "Olden Tales & Deathly Trails".  

We are extremely excited to show you guys the music we've been creating.  The new album picks up where "Olden Tales" left off, with many familiar epic folk and symphonic elements.  However, we've brought many more influences and colors into the mix this time, adding even more progressive, dark, delicate, and emotional textures to our sound.  The world of Wilderun is expanding much further than before.

It's been over 2 years since we released our first album, and there has been a growing demand for new material.  Luckily, with our combined efforts, we've been able to begin the foundational tracking on the new album.  In August, we tracked the drums, bass and rhythm guitar.  So the groundwork has been laid!  (Make sure to check out our whole video, there's a couple sneak peeks at the very end!)

Unfortunately, being a relatively small and unsigned band, we don't have the resources necessary to fund and complete the rest of the album.  There is still a lot that needs to be done: Lead guitars, folk instruments, additional acoustic guitar, lead vocals, gang vocals, mixing, mastering, and the physical printing of the album. 

Also, due to each band member's personal lives and jobs, we all live spread out across the country, which adds travel costs to our list of expenses (when we're unable to perform band tasks remotely).  

Therefore, we've decided to launch this campaign in order to guarantee a new album to our fans in the very near future!  With your help, we'll have the means to complete the recording of the album early next year, get it printed, and into your hands as soon as possible.  

Your support over the last 2 years has been so much greater than we could have ever expected.  Now we ask you to help give us that extra push so we can continue this journey together!

For those of you who are interested in our Kickstarter-exclusive prizes, here's what you'd receive! 

$35 - Kickstarter Exclusive Patch (Includes copy of new album + lyric sheet)

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Limit 50

 $50 - Kickstarter Exclusive Beanie (includes Patch + Copy of new album + Your name in the booklet)

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Limit 50

 $100 - Kickstarter Exclusive Zip-Up Hoodie (includes Patch + Beanie + Copy of new album + Your name in the booklet + Early download + Sticker + Thank you video)

Limit 50 - Design by Joe Gettler
Limit 50 - Design by Joe Gettler

Risks and challenges

Recording and releasing an album is a very long and complicated process. Unfortunately, if we don't make our goal, the production of this album will have to be suspended for quite a long time, until we can find another way to fund it.

Even if we do reach our goal, there's always the possibility for certain complications, such as printing delays, layout problems, or setbacks with the mixing and mastering. But if these problems do arise, we guarantee that we will do everything in our power to get the album, and the various kickstarter prizes, into your hands as soon as we're able. We want to make sure our fans know that any donation, no matter what size, is going directly into helping complete this album - Which means You will be able to experience new music much sooner!

In the couple years Wilderun has been active, the greatest fulfillment has unquestionably been the connection we've made with our fans. No matter what obstacles we face while trying to get this task completed, we know its the teamwork between the band and the fans that's going to keep us going. We love you all!

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    Thank you! We’ll send you a personalized email to show our appreciation for your support. YES!

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    You’ll receive a digital download of our new full-length album as soon as it is released in early 2015! MUSIC!

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    You’ll receive a physical copy our next full-length album two weeks Before the release date, with a personalized thank you letter! VICTORY!

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    A Kickstarter-Exclusive Patch, a handwritten lyric sheet by Evan for a Wilderun song of your choice, signed by Evan. OH BOY!

    Includes a physical copy of the new album!

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    You will receive physical copies of both our new full-length album and a signed copy of our debut album “Olden Tales & Deathly Trails”, along with a personalized thank you letter and sticker! JOY!

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    Kickstarter-exclusive beanie And a kickstarter-exclusive patch, along with a copy of new album, with your NAME in the booklet. FAME!

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    Jon’s snare drum head used to record our new album! Signed by the band. BOOM!

    Includes a copy of the new album!

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    Hour long Skype lesson/hangout with one of us! Play an instrument? We can show you how to play one of our songs, or some playing techniques! Don’t play an instrument? Let’s talk about silly stuff! INTERNET!

    Also, have a physical copy of the new album!

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    EPIC BUNDLE! Kickstarter-exclusive Wilderun Zip-Up Hoodie! Only 50 will be printed. This is the first run of hoodies we've ever had!

    Also includes: A CD of our newest album (with your name in the booklet), kickstarter-exclusive beanie, a kickstarter-exclusive patch, an Early download of our new album, a sticker, and a video of each of us drinking a beer and thanking you personally! GLORY!

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    A member of Wilderun will lend guest vocals or a guest guitar solo on your bands next CD! RECORDING!

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    We’ll record a cover of any song you choose! (Song must be under 8:00). We’ll give it our own creative spin, record it and send it to you directly! SPRINGSTEEN!

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    Wilderun will arrange and sequence orchestrations for your song! (Song must be under 7:00) (Includes 3 revisions total) TUBA!

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    Wilderun will mix and master your song (Song must be under 7:00) (Includes 3 revisions total) COMPRESSION!

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    Wilderun will arrange and sequence orchestrations for your album! (Album must be under 60 minutes) MORE TUBAS!

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Funding period

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