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Thanatos are poised to begin work on a new LP, "Coyote in the Graveyard." It is a music, art and writing project all rolled into one.
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"Coyote in the Graveyard" is to be the first Thanatos physical release since 1997's "Blisters." I've often said I had no plans to ever do another LP but plans, of course, change (and I am full of crap). The idea to do this new one was inspired, in part, by a band I very much admire doing a Kickstarter to fund a project (Trance to the Sun). Their rewards etc. started me thinking and a show I played in NYC a few weeks back made me think even more.

This isn't just a record--it is a record taken from a small book of thoughts and stories I have been writing for several years inspired by coyotes, myths and all sorts of other stuff. There will be paintings, booklets and, of course, the music (if we raise more than the minimum I even have some additions in mind...)

I hope I've offered some rewards that are interesting to everyone but I am open to suggestions for other rewards. I plan on having some special guests on board for the recording as well. I am already working on the title track and a demo should be up soon. People may even be able to hear that before this funds...and dammit it is going to fund!  I'll be posting art and demos for backers to hear and see.

Thanatos releases include 1993's "This Endless Night Inside," 1995's "An Embassy To Gaius," 1996's "665 Neighbor of the Beast," 1997's "Blisters and the 2003 release (under the band-name Illegalteenagebikini) "I Am Not Job."

Risks and challenges

The risks here are similar to risks in previous art projects--what if there is a bad print run or what if the paintings take longer than I thought. I am trying to alleviate these risks by starting the paintings NOW. Regarding printing, rather than WAIT until funding I have already identified my printing and pressing vendors so I can run with it as soon as this funds. I am often optimistic about how fast art can get done? So I have also extended the "estimated delivery date" to beyond where I think it possible to where it will CERTAINLY be done. Timing is the challenge!

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    Receive a free download of a demo of the title track, Coyote in The Graveyard. Everyone who pledges $2 or more will have access to this download.

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    A digital copy of the final recording of Coyote in the Graveyard.

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    A CD of the completer recording, Coyote in the Graveyard, in an eco-wallet (if we raise more than the minimum we may do more elaborate packaging)

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    Chicago-area special! Includes a download of the full length recording of "Coyote in the Graveyard" PLUS a ticket to the Thanatos/Tim Larson/Binary Partners show December 18 in Chicago (also Shimmer DJs--Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide). This is a show with a band. You will get the ticket before the show, the download when it comes out (this also includes the download of the demo of the title track of the new record).

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    Chicago-area special! Includes the CD of the full length recording of "Coyote in the Graveyard" PLUS a ticket to the Thanatos/Tim Larson/Binary Partners show December 18 in Chicago (also Shimmer DJs--Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide). This is a show with a band. You will get the ticket before the show, the CD when it comes out (this also includes the download of the demo of the title track of the new record).

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    A CD in an eco-wallet and a physical copy of the booklet, Coyote In the Graveyard. The booklet will be of stories and other writing that are being turned into the LP. All books signed.

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    CD in an eco-wallet, the Coyote in the Graveyard booklet, plus advanced demos of the LP as they are completed, also access to videos on the making of the LP as it happens.

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    The "Just The Music" Reward...Complete Thanatos discography (excepting compilations); "this endless night inside," "An Embassy to Gaius," "Neighbor of the Beast" EP (I MAY not have all the packaging for this but I have CDs) "Blisters," Illegalteenagebikini's "I Am Not Job" and the download of "The Exterminating Angel." PLUS the new CD. I will sign them in blood if you want me to..or ink...I have ink too.

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    Your name listed as an "executive producer" or "spiritual advisor" in the CD credits. Plus all the $40 rewards.

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    I will sing backing vocals or do a duet on a song you record (you send me the sound files and I do vocals on the track). You can release the song anywhere you see fit with no further payment to me. Also includes $40 rewards.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    This is the Thanatos TRUE fan package.Includes one of the three remaining Thanatos "grenade logo" t shirts, the original set list from the Thanatos set at the first Projekt Festival, copies of various unreleased material (burned to CD) and a watercolor painting incorporating the lyrics of your favorite Thanatos song. Free download of the last digital only Thanatos record, The Exterminating Angel. Also includes $40 rewards

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    One of four "Coyote in the Graveyard" oil paintings. I am going to do five in the series. One for the cover and four others. Also includes $40 rewards.

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    A collaboration on a song. You send me sound files, I add stuff and send them back to you. We make a song together over the internet. Also includes all the $40 rewards. (Delivery date here will partly depend on you).

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    The oil painting, "Coyote In The Graveyard" used for the cover of the LP, plus the $40 rewards

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    Thanatos acoustic house show anywhere within a 3 hour drive of Chicago. Includes $40 rewards. Plus I will wash your car and do some light gardening.

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    Thanatos acoustic house show anywhere in the continental USA. Also includes $40 rewards and Coyote in the Graveyard painting (one of the four).Plus I will plant tomatoes in your backyard.

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