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The Wolves of Chernobyl is a studio recording project, theatrical production and a scripted podcast in a post-apocalyptic world.
The Wolves of Chernobyl is a studio recording project, theatrical production and a scripted podcast in a post-apocalyptic world.
The Wolves of Chernobyl is a studio recording project, theatrical production and a scripted podcast in a post-apocalyptic world.
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The Wolves of Chernobyl
The Wolves of Chernobyl

The Wolves of Chernobyl is a musical and theatrical project that aims to tell stories of characters left in the wake of what we call "Days' End", which is the culmination of a half dozen or so apocalyspes (yeah, I know it's not a word). So with that as our backdrop we decided to write progressive bluegrass and rock-ish folk songs and set the stories in Appalachia to match, the stories being about traveling musicians eking out a livin' and trying to stay out of trouble (write what you know). Along the way we stumbled into some heartfelt and impactful songs that while about fictional things were rooted in real experience. We've recorded a three song EP that demonstrates what we can do with a very little time in the studio and without much money. With your help we can record another set of songs, giving each the time they need, and put out a full length EP.

https://soundcloud.com/the-wolves-of-chernobyl

Eschatologies Act I
Eschatologies Act I

We could've written, performed and recorded our songs and called it a day, but we're ultimately about telling these stories. With the help of a troupe of actors and a patient director we wrote and staged the first act of the stage show/folk opera built from our songs, telling the story of the tragic romance between a young Constantine Everett and Eloise, the daughter of the cult leader "The King of Kentucky". We call it Eschatologies. With your help we can finish the stage show and take it on the road.

Constantine Everett concept art
Constantine Everett concept art

 While the stage show tells the story of the character Constantine "Constant" Everett, the adventures of the traveling band "The Wolves of Chernobyl: After Days' End" will be told through an ongoing serial podcast drama, and build into the future of the band's music. Your support helps us record and produce the podcast. 

We hope to build even more things in this world in all different types of media, but these are our first steps and your help can turn our stories about endings into a great beginning for us.

Initial Goal Milestones

10 track record with CD and digital releases

Track Listing: The first three tracks are from our current EP playing on 100+ radio stations around the country and available at the lower reward tiers. The track listings beyond that make up the remainder of the base goal LP.

  • 1.) We Lucky Few 
  • 2.) Persuasive Bullet 
  • 3.) Beloved Bones
  • 4.) In the Halls of the King Pt. I (The King of Kentucky) 
  • 5.) In the Halls of the King Pt. 2 (The Devil's Hymn)
  •  6.) In the Halls of the King Pt. 3 (The Sweetest Sin) 
  • 7.) In the Halls of the King Pt. 4 (The Fall)         
  • 8.) w/Half A Disease 
  • 9.) Small Enough to Fit In Your Pocket 
  • 10.) Eschatology

Full Production of the "Eschatologies" Stage Show

Season 1 of The Wolves of Chernobyl: Days' End podcast 

Stretch Goals

$3400: Track 11.) "Clumsy Tongues"-reggae infused song about the lies that tell the truth.

$3650: Track 12.) "All We're Offered"-upbeat song telling how and when we choose to take care of each other.

$3900: Track 13.) "The Dragon of Round Rock"-driven, tom heavy speed dirge telling the tale of the paranoid, gold hoarder trapped in his bunker.

$4150: Track 14.) "Terrible It"-haunting modern rock inspired that mourns the loss of those around you to the bitter cold in an urban wasteland.

$4400: Track 15.) "Safe Harbor"-a more traditional bluegrass progression about both the protection and damage desire can cause.

$4650: Track 16.) "This Empty Hole"-bluesy, gritty rock song about the need and inability to fill the voids inside one's self.

$6000: Full color, multi-page insert and jewel case packaging for full length CD. Additional reward of our backers in the liner notes!

$7500: The Wolves of Chernobyl: Days' End Graphic Novel: Issue 1 available to our backers in a physical copy or free digital version to all backers of the Street Team Starter Pack or above.

$10000: Eschatologies on Vinyl: Additional vinyl option added to reward tiers for you hip audiophiles, especially hot for the analog, tape recordings on the record. Included for "The Wolves of Chernobyl Complete Set" and above reward tiers.

Risks and challenges

This is a big project with many, many moving parts but we've partnered with artists and creative types that have shown the talent and matched our passion for the project.

We've priced our studio visits to be both economical and of high quality, and the stage production is supported by the manpower of a local writer's theater. Many of the things involved in this project we've done before, it is simply a matter of having the funding to create a good final product.

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    [Earlybird] Folk Opera Enthusiast Package: Two tickets to the staging of your choice of The Wolves of Chernobyl's folk opera, Eschatologies, one commemorative poster and a copy of the three song digital EP.

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    [Early bird] Stage Show Junkie Package: Includes the digital three song EP, a ticket to the small venue CD Release, and a ticket to the performance of The Wolves of Chernobyl's folk opera, Eschatologies.

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    The Street Team Starter Pack: Take 5 copies of the physical LP and The Wolves of Chernobyl t-shirt. We'll throw in the digital LP too!

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    The Street Team Starter Pack+CD Release Show: You get the Street Team Starter Pack and a ticket to the small venue CD release w/a poster to boot.

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    [Early Bird] Eschatologies Package: Two tickets to the staging of your choice of The Wolves of Chernobyl's folk opera, Eschatologies, an Eschatologies t-shirt, eight different commemorative posters for Eschatologies, the full length LP, and the digital EP

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    The Street Team Captain: You're the head of your own contingent of Wolves armed with 10 physical copies of the EP, 3 special shirts from The Wolves of Chernobyl Kickstarter and a handcrafted Wolves medallion.

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    The Street Team Captain+CD Release Package: Get the Street Team Cap'n Pack and a ticket to the small venue CD Release with a poster. We'll even drag you guys up and garland you in laurels.

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    The Wolves of Chernobyl Complete Set: The full length LP, the digital LP, the special edition Kickstarter backer t-shirt, two tickets to the CD release, two tickets to Eschatologies, all of the commemorative posters, and the handcrafted Wolves medallion.

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    The Wolves in your home Huntsville package: If'n you live close to Huntsville, AL (within an hour of Huntsville, AL) we'll come to your home or business to play for as many or as few people as you'd like. And we'll bring some swag for the host.

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    The Wolves in your home package: If'n you live within our Southeastern bubble (within a few hours of Huntsville, AL) we'll come to your home or business to play for as many or as few people as you'd like. And we'll bring some swag for the host.

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    Eschatologies at your place: If you have a space that will accommodate the sound and staging and people for the Eschatologies stage show and you live within our Southeastern bubble (within a few hours of Huntsville, AL), we will bring the full show to perform for as many or as few people as you'd like. And expect a lot of swag for the host.

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