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A tale about a band who have journeyed through time, dodging hype and mediocrity, and still managed to survive even stronger than ever.
A tale about a band who have journeyed through time, dodging hype and mediocrity, and still managed to survive even stronger than ever.
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About This Project                                                                                       

"How comes no one has ever made a film about The Melvins?"

Well, no one has ever tried or thought it even possible.....until now that is. The Colossus Of Destiny - A Melvins Tale is a film about a band who have defied all the rules, for over 32 years and counting, and still managed to succeed and do it their own way. The journey of band members King Buzzo and Dale Crover leads us from the backwards-waters of the Chehalis River in Washington State, down through the Golden Gate of Northern California, and finally settling into the Los Angeles River Basin of Southern California. With the rest of the world thrown in along the way. You will witness first hand the beliefs and attitudes, values and obscenities, slows and fasts, triumphs and toils, loves and hates, wits and giggles of a hugely talented and influential band.  And you will also come away with a lesson in how to survive in the wicked world of the music biz without taking yourself too damn seriously.                                    

King Buzzo - Dale Crover                           (photos by Raymond Ahner)
King Buzzo - Dale Crover (photos by Raymond Ahner)

Hear what the countless number of peers, collaborators, understudies, admirers, even haters, have to say about their encounters with The Melvins over the past 3 decades and more in our exclusive interviews. And get to feast your eyes on a huge collection of never before seen Live Footage, Photos, Art, Animation and Extracurricular Activities of The Melvins.

About The Funding

The filmmakers are asking you for help with the funding process to finish this project they both individually started and self-funded over the last 5 years or so, and collectively worked on together the past 13 months. 95% of the filming process has been done over this time. But the major financial tasks at hand are now upon them with costs for - Editing....and the momentous Caffeine Consumption that goes with it - Animation - Picture Quality Mixing - Sound Mixing....in Dobly of course - Music and Video and Image Licensing/Bribery - And a few more really interesting interviews that need to happen.

The final goal is to bring you the best looking and sounding film that is possible to go along with the already amazing story that is in position. The figure of $75,000 is what we feel is the minimum amount we need to achieve that goal. All of the funds made available to us will be spent solely on the production costs of the film making process.                                 

* Please note that this funding process is of the filmakers doing and nothing to do with the band.

The Rewards   

The Rewards on offer are exclusive to this Kickstarter project.  

They include: specially donated artwork by our good friends Haze XXL, Brian Walsby, Arik Roper, Skinner and the fabulous Mackie Osborne. Live recordings donated by Vinny Palese. Production help by Revolve Merchandise. And extra special one of a kind products and experiences with the help of the band members themselves.  

It is hoped that there is something for everyone in all different price brackets. And the filmmakers are hugely grateful in any help that you can provide to make this project be completed.

Please note that your shirt styles and sizes and poster choices will be collected upon completion of the kickstarter. We will email you for the details. Thanks again for your support.

Brian Walsby poster signed by the artist
Brian Walsby poster signed by the artist
Skinner poster signed by the artist
Skinner poster signed by the artist
Arik Roper poster signed by the artist
Arik Roper poster signed by the artist
HAZE XXL hand printed linocut, mounted on wood artboard. 4 out of an Edition of 10.
HAZE XXL hand printed linocut, mounted on wood artboard. 4 out of an Edition of 10.
Brian Walsby art on a Black 100% Cotton Bella/Canvas T-Shirt. Sizes XtraSmall thru 4XL.
Brian Walsby art on a Black 100% Cotton Bella/Canvas T-Shirt. Sizes XtraSmall thru 4XL.
Skinner art on an Asphalt Grey 100% Cotton Bella/Canvas T-Shirt. Sizes XtraSmall thru 4XL.
Skinner art on an Asphalt Grey 100% Cotton Bella/Canvas T-Shirt. Sizes XtraSmall thru 4XL.
Skinner art on a Black Full-Zip Independent Trading Hoodie. Sizes Small thru 3XL.
Skinner art on a Black Full-Zip Independent Trading Hoodie. Sizes Small thru 3XL.
Collectors Deluxe Edition 3 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray packaged in a numbered hand crafted Wooden Box.
Collectors Deluxe Edition 3 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray packaged in a numbered hand crafted Wooden Box.

Risks and challenges

We will follow through with all of the fulfillment of the pledges 100%.
Please note that the movie has a proposed release of Early 2016, so any download, dvd, blu-ray copies due will be available at that time.

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    2 exclusive live song mp3 downloads from the Melvins show recordings archives of Vinny Palese. Exclusive updates and clips from the making of the film. Thanks in the Film Credits.

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    Digital Download of The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale movie*. 2 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Exclusive live mp3 download of the full 20th Anniversary Melvins show in Santa Cruz from March 2004 recorded by Vinny Palese. Digital Download of the movie*. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray of The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale*. Contains exclusive disc of bonus footage and interviews and full show from the Oct 2014 tour.
    Digital Download of the movie*. 4 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and Clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Choose 1 of the Brian Walsby OR Skinner OR Arik Roper limited edition Colossus Of Destiny Screen Printed Posters, numbered and signed by the artist. Digital Download of the movie*. 4 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Skinner limited edition Colossus Of Destiny Hoodie. Digital Download of the movie*. 4 exclusive live song mp3’s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Brian Walsby limited edition Colossus Of Destiny T-shirt and screen printed Poster, numbered and signed by the artist. Digital Download of the movie* 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and Clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Skinner limited edition Colossus Of Destiny T-shirt and screen printed Poster, numbered and signed by the artist. Digital Download of the movie*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Skinner limited edition Colossus Of Destiny T-shirt and Hoodie. Digital Download of the movie*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    One-off Exclusive Live Web Feed of a Melvins Rehearsal (Date to be decided). Exclusive download of the 20th Anniversary Melvins show. Digital Download of the movie*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    All 3 of the Brian Walsby, Skinner, Arik Roper screen printed Posters, numbered and signed by the artists. Digital Download of the Film*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    All 3 of the Brian Walsby, Skinner, Arik Roper screen printed Posters, numbered and signed by the artists. Both of the Brian Walsby and Skinner T-shirts. Digital Download of the Film*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Very Limited - Collectors Deluxe Edition 3 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Packaged in a signed and numbered hand crafted Wooden Box, with art by Mackie Osbourne. It contains an extra disc of full length interviews, live performances and videos, behind the scenes footage and many more surprises. Alongside reproduced prints and photos from the bands archives and a special edition movie T-shirt. Digital Download of the movie*. 6 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Haze XXL limited edition Night Goat sleeve artwork, hand printed linocut, mounted on wooden artboard. Edition of only 10 made by the artist. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the movie*. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    All 3 of the Brian Walsby, Skinner, Arik Roper Screen Printed Posters, numbered and signed by the band members and the artists. Both of the Brian Walsby and Skinner T-shirts. Skinner hoodie. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the Film*. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Set of Dale Crover full 8 piece drumkit skins, signed by the band, along with a pair of worn Gloves and 2 pairs of sticks used in the March 2015 Melvins Recording Sessions. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the movie*. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Attend a special one of a kind Dale Crover’s Batting Cage Party in Los Angeles
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    One off opportunity to show off your batting skills, talk baseball and eat pizza with members of the Melvins family. A truly unique day out that you’ll never forget and we will film footage of you and it will be included in the movie.
    Both of the Brian Walsby and Skinner T-shirts. Skinner hoodie. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the movie*. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    Attend an Invite Only to Band, Family and Friends Premiere of The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale in Los Angeles. Q and A with the filmmakers and guests.
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    Both of the Brian Walsby and Skinner T-shirts.Skinner hoodie. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the movie*. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Thanks in the Film Credits.
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    You want to be that person who wants to throw money at us for an Executive Producer Credit? Then we will gladly take you up on your dedication to this project. Plus you will receive All 3 of the Posters. Both of the Brian Walsby and Skinner T-shirts. Skinner Hoodie. 2 Disc DVD or Blu-Ray*. Digital Download of the movie*. 20th Anniversary Show download. 10 exclusive live song mp3s. Updates and clips. Special Executive Producer Credit in the Film Credits.
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