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Hey guys - Mikey here. Most of you guys know me as the drummer for The Megas and previously of Agent 51. I also write my own songs.
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*The initial funding goal has been reached and the project will be seen through to completion! Thanks so much everyone. - New pledges still count in a big way. Continued support will help the project immensely as far as quality and number of tracks are concerned. You guys rock. <3

Hey guys!!! This is Mikey "Hell" Levinson, drummer for The Megas and Agent 51. You know me as a drummer. Some of you also know that I play guitar, bass, and sing as well. You may not have realized it, but I played some guitar/bass on several parts of "Get Equipped" and "Get Acoustic"… including several guitar solos. I also did some high harmonies and screaming on the Megatainment record.

I've wanted to release an acoustic record for a long time, but I've never had the time, funding, or drive to make it happen. Now is the time. Playing drums comes naturally to me. I enjoy being the backbone of the band and its fitting of my personality that I get to hide behind my drums while the other guys do their thing in front of the crowd. While the spotlight generally isn't my thing I still enjoy writing and creating my own songs. I'm very proud of the work I've done on drums, but I'd also like to release a piece of music that is undeniably a piece of who I am as a person and an artist. This album I'd like to record is the Michael Hell acoustic album which I'm planning on titling "A Tell Tale Heart" in a nod to my favorite author and fellow troubled soul Edgar Allen Poe.

What can you expect in this record??? You can expect the inner workings of me. I love The Misfits. I love Alkaline Trio. I love joey Cape. I love video game music. I love too much music to come close to listing. Whatever the end product is, it will be an amalgamation of all my influences, and it will most likely have a dark melodic edge. I'm also planning several guest appearances from some close friends such as Eric and Josh from The Megas, Chris Lewis from Fenix TX, and Chris Armes from Agent 51.

All in all it has the potential to be a really amazing project and it would be my honor to present it to you if given the chance. SO… check out the incentives, pledge some funds and PLEASE help me make this happen! The amount of funding I'm shooting for is the minimum I can see this project happening for. If we are lucky enough to raise more than that amount than the project will turn out even better, so by all means PLEASE DON"T STOP PLEDGING.

Whether this happens or not you all have my sincere thanks for even considering pledging. "I look ahead with open arms to the unknown". - MJL

* If the goal is reached or in the best case scenario surpassed I will do my best to ship out incentives as quickly as possible. The 8-bit paintings, and the digital album will take a little longer than other incentives.

*This project will NOT delay the release of "History Repeating" in any way.

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    Your name will appear on a special thanks post on themegas forum, and you WILL sincerely have my gratitude.

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    You will receive a digital copy of the record and your name will appear in the album thanks list… immortalized for all time as aaaaawesome.

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    You get a signed drumstick used by me at a Megas show. (As well as the digital record and your name in thanks)

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    (New incentive added 1/28/2012) You get an awesome toy pulled from my toy collection, new in box, mint on card. Selection will be random but I WILL tell you it will be something Star Wars, G.I. JOE, or Spiderman… and it will be freakin' cool. (As well as the digital record and your name in thanks)

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    You get my copy of Mega Man X8 for PS2. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    You get a signed drumstick used by me at a Megas show. AND you get a copy of the extremely rare Megas comic-con sampler from 2007 with some early mixes pre-Get Equipped. You also get a copy of the IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ANYWHERE ELSE DLN01 "Demo Get" CD with demos from the bands inception. The copies I'm offering are the last in existence. (As well as the digital record and your name in thanks)

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    I will write and record a short song song for you. Just give me your name (let me know if you want first, or first and last in the song), and a theme… like hero, villain etc.
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    I will hand paint you a 12x9 piece of 8-Bit pixel Art. I will sign it and dedicate it to you. You also get the digital record and your name in the thanks.

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    The ultimate incentive for the ultimate fan. The Blue Bomber. The all blue, blue sparkle, blue powder coated hardware, 14"x6" solid one piece maple Pork Pie Snare Drum that "History Repeating", " and "Get Equipped" was recorded on. It was custom made for me. I'll miss it immensly, but if you're willing to pledge this much, its yours. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks as "Executive Producer". This is a true once in a lifetime incentive, and an opportunity to own a piece of Megas history.

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    You get my copy of Mega Man X7 for PS2. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    You get my foam Mega Buster which was a limited promotional item for mega man universe. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    You get a signed drumstick used by me at a show as well as one of my special guest badges from a con I've played, which I'll also sign. You also get a mystery bead sprite… MYSTERIOUS!!!!! You get a copy of the comic-con sampler and DLN01 Demo Get. You also get the digital record and your name in the thanks.

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    You get my copy of Mega Man X collection for gamecube. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    You get my copy of Mega Man anniversary collection for PS2. I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    You get my 18"x24" framed mega man 9 Poster, and I'll have the rest of The Megas sign it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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    You get the top hi-hat cymbal I used to record The Megas "History Repeating Part 1" and Agent 51's "The Red and the Black". I will sign the hi-hat cymbal and write on it the records I recorded with it. You also get the digital album and your name in the thanks.

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