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About this project

When I saw what they had for music at TI5(last year's Defense of the Ancients 2 tournament), I had a vision that I could start a rock band of dota characters with me costumed as omniknight.  

Over the last next few months of playing the game, I would hear these very game-specific phrases over and over to the point they started to become poetry.  I would say 'gosh this would make a good song' but then I'd talk myself out of it because I could never afford a costume and the chance valve wouldn't let it happen due to IP issues(which still could happen, please don't valve!)

Sometimes an idea just won't go away.  So I made this graphic with cm on the keys, void on bass and riki on the drums and showed it to my 3k Meepo-playing friend Ikies and he thought it was funny.

So I made the first demo song Healing and Harm, he thought that was funny.  And then I made Who Fed PA and he said 'this could go viral' and I said, 'that's what I'm thinking.'

So I'm going to put that to the test, I think and believe the Dota 2 community will enjoy my songs and some hero rock at events and this is where the rubber meets the road. 

If I can meet this goal, I will make the Omni costume and record 3-5 more songs.  I will make a promotional package that I can submit to events and booking agents.  I will be able to help whoever I can get to back me up make their costumes and in general have the breathing room to make this happen. 

So please, kickstart me and I will make it so.  

Sincerely,

Purist Thunderwrath the Omniknight

(aka J Michael Hudson)

Here are the first two songs:

https://soundcloud.com/takethetower

Risks and challenges

Challenges
-costumes for 3-5 heroes
-photography
-cinematography for music video
-web design
-promotional materials
-recording

Risks
-Valve could decide to be very strict about their intellectual property
-things people will say that might hurt my feelings

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