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No Speed Limit: Québec Metal (1964-1989)

Help fund the English version of Felix B. Desfossés's book on the evolution of the Quebec metal scene.

No Speed Limit: Québec Metal (1964-1989)

Help fund the English version of Felix B. Desfossés's book on the evolution of the Quebec metal scene.

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"No Speed Limit: Québec Metal" Written by: Félix B. Desfossés, created by Ian Campbell

"Metal is an extremely strong and important music scene in the Québec culture; it was necessary to tell its story." - Félix B. Desfossés in L’Actualité, 24 nov. 2014

Delivery date, anywhere in the world: February 2020

Fundraising period: September 14 to November 14 2019

Why a book about Québec Metal… in English? Because it is a story that has never been told before, and it is extremely important in the history of Heavy Metal in general. Also Quebec had one of the strongest Metal scenes in North America, and its bands are renowned globally. Most of the information about Québec Metal is in French and we want to share our incredibly rich history.

What we have done and why we need your help? This book was published in French in 2014, and its release was extremely popular; the editor Éditions du Quartz sold over 3000 copies, and are now at its third press! This English version is already translated, we just really need funds in order to lay it out, send it to press and distribute it among a larger public to reach more fanatics. 

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Get 5 original flyers from the 80's and 90's + 1 item (LP or tape) when you buy the 250$+ pledge!

In the future? “No Speed Limit: Quebec Metal” covers the years 1964 to 1989. Volume Two (1989 to 1997) is currently being written and the French version will be available later in the year of 2020. We aim with this essay to tell a story by sharing anecdotes and stories from the artists themselves, analyzing their work and their recordings – of course, with a lot of pictures and graphics! 

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is to make the Quebec Metal story known worldwide. Our goal is to improve knowledge about its rich history. For example, British headbangers are totally proud of having Black Sabbath, Motörhead and Iron Maiden amongst their musical heritage. Why? Because they are aware that these bands represent their scene worldwide but also their unique local culture. By retracing the development of the Quebec Metal scene through its bands, we bring forward this very Quebecois artistic metallic culture, which just screams to be known around the world!

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    You are a total fanatic of Heavy Metal history and Québec underground music. Please support us to publish the work. We will keep you posted about the developments of this book project. We will also send a "Thank you" to you personally on Facebook.

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    THE WARRIOR OF ICE - You are a true and obsessional fanatic of Québec Rock and Metal bands. By this contribution, you will receive a copy of the book signed by the author and a surprise package of a Quebec Metal or Heavy Rock vinyl, photos of 80's metal bands and a few TRUE ORIGINAL 80’s flyers from the Quebec Metal scene. Limited and/or rare items. For true collectors. We will be in touch!

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