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Join the Legion of Thunder and help us complete our next epic full-length album TIME'S ARROW...11 new tracks of classic metal!

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Classic melodic metal played from the heart. No trends, and no b.s. That's A SOUND OF THUNDER in a nutshell.  We play metal the way you want to hear it but nobody seems to play it anymore; big riffs, solos you can play air guitar to, rhythms that shake the earth, and a stunning vocalist who's been called the love child of Rob Halford(Judas Priest) and Bruce Dickinson(Iron Maiden)!

Our last album OUT OF THE DARKNESS was a "surprise knockout" according to MetalUnderground.com, and averaged 4/5 star reviews around the world.  We pulled out all the stops giving OUT OF THE DARKNESS top notch production, courtesy of Kevin "131" Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Deceased).   You responded with overwhelming approval, and for that we thank you!  Now it's time for the next step...

TIME'S ARROW

The title of our new album is TIME'S ARROW.  We've already begun recording with the same band lineup, studio and producer as OUT OF THE DARKNESS, and a new batch of 11 songs that will blow you away! The centerpiece of the album is the epic 9-minute sci-fi/metal title track "Time's Arrow", based on a short-story by our drummer Chris Haren. The album as a whole touches on our roots in metal, prog, classic rock, and even classical, blues, and jazz, and takes us into new territory while maintaining the overall classic metal sound.

Drums, bass, and rhythm guitars for TIME'S ARROW have already been completely recorded.  With your help we will track lead vocals, lead guitars, and keyboards, then mix the final album all at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, Virginia.  Studio time is already tentatively booked and with your support we'll complete the album this fall!

You can order TIME'S ARROW in the following formats:

  • Digital Download
  • Autographed CD
  • Honored Heroes Pack (Your name in the album booklet)
  • Ultra-Limited Box Set (including TIME'S ARROW short story and much more...see rewards for details!)

(Larger rewards that include the Honored Heroes Pack can be upgraded to the Box Set...just add $30 to your pledge, or contact the band!)

In addition to the full-length album TIME'S ARROW, we are announcing another release, the QUEEN OF HELL EP, exclusively available to fans who help us fund TIME'S ARROW via Kickstarter!   That's right, a unique release by the band ONLY AVAILABLE HERE! 

QUEEN OF HELL EP

Queen of Hell EP (front)
Queen of Hell EP (front)
  • - 4 new tracks, including "Two Queens Mix" of "Queen of Hell", featuring Veronica Freeman (Benedictum)
  • - 12" red vinyl
  • - Digital download included
  • - Full color sleeve w/ 2 original paintings by Dusan Markovic
  • - "Queen's Guard" exclusive embroidered patch only available with the EP
  • - Shipping this fall

 Finally we would like to announce that we will be starting an official fanclub, THE LEGION OF THUNDER, in 2013, and the first LEGION OF THUNDER FAN CLUB T-SHIRT is available exclusively here through Kickstarter!    More details on the fanclub will be released next year!  The t-shirt is a two-sided print featuring the Legion of Thunder logo on one side and the TIME'S ARROW hourglass logo on the reverse.  Available in sizes S-3XL.

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  • Every copy of the QUEEN OF HELL EP comes with a unique code for a free digital copy. All you have to do is enter your code at the hosting website and claim your music! The QUEEN OF HELL EP looks killer, comes with a patch, will have some surprise bonus goodies inside, and is limited to only 250 copies, so if you don't have a record player it's still a great collectable, and you still get all the music!

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    7 backers

    Nina will write you a limerick.

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    OUT OF THE DARKNESS ALBUM DOWNLOAD : -Digital download of our previous full length album "Out of the Darkness".
    -Exclusive video updates on TIME'S ARROW album recording process.

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    TIME'S ARROW ALBUM DOWNLOAD: -Digital download of TIME'S ARROW full-length album! -11 tracks total.
    -Exclusive video updates for Kickstarter supporters.

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    THE BOWMAN:
    - OUT OF THE DARKNESS download
    - TIME'S ARROW download

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    10 backers

    SIGNED TIME'S ARROW CD with EXCLUSIVE GUITAR PICK : -Autographed physical CD copy of TIME'S ARROW.
    -Exclusive design guitar pick for Kickstarter supporters only.
    -Exclusive video updates on the recording process for Kickstarter supporters.
    -Exclusive pre-release download of one track from the new album.

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    LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT:
    - Exclusive design t-shirt only available for Kickstarter supporters.
    - Includes Legion of Thunder fanclub logo and Time's Arrow hourglass logo.
    - Two-sided print on black cotton t-shirt.
    - Sizes from S-3XL available.
    - You will be contacted for your size at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.

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    14 backers Limited (236 left of 250)

    QUEEN OF HELL EP: -
    - 4-track 12" vinyl EP
    -3 exclusive tracks not available elsewhere
    - Includes "Two Queens Mix" of "Queen of Hell", featuring Veronica Freeman (Benedictum).
    - 12" full-color glossy sleeve featuring 2 new illustrations by Dusan Markovic.
    - Includes digital download of all 4 tracks.
    -Includes exclusive "Queen's Guard" embroidered military patch.
    - Free autograph option!
    - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE VIA KICKSTARTER!

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    HONORED HEROES PACK - YOUR NAME IN TIME'S ARROW CD BOOKLET, SIGNED CD, & MORE: Your name appears as a member of the LEGION OF THUNDER - HONORED HEROES in the album booklet, all editions, worldwide, immortalized in metal history!
    -Autographed physical CD copy of the album.
    -Exclusive design guitar pick for Kickstarter supporters only.
    -Exclusive video updates on the recording process for Kickstarter supporters.
    -Exclusive pre-release download of one track from the new album.
    - Personal phone or Skype call from the band with our sincere gratitude!

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    SIGNED TIME'S ARROW CD and QUEEN OF HELL EP:
    - Includes guitar pick, free autograph option, video updates, and pre-release download of one track.

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    HONORED HEROES PACK + LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT
    - Everything that's included in the Honored Heroes pack, including your name in the album booklet, plus the exclusive design Legion of Thunder t-shirt!

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    THE WITUCKI 2:
    - OUT OF THE DARKNESS download
    - TIME'S ARROW download
    - QUEEN OF HELL limited vinyl EP with free digital copy.

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    HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.
    - Everything in the Honored Heroes Pack, including name in booklet, signed CD, exclusive pick, etc., plus the Queen of Hell EP and exclusive Legion of Thunder t-shirt!

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    TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED NUMBERED BOX SET:
    - Includes everything in the HONORED HEROES PACK, including your name in the album booklet, plus all of the folllowing, housed in a collectable numbered box with unique art and graphics:
    - Signed TIME'S ARROW CD
    - Limited embroidered wristband with hourlgass logo
    -Exclusive design guitar pick
    - Limited shotglass
    - Limited lithograph
    - TIME'S ARROW book including "Time's Arrow" short story by Chris Haren, album lyrics, essays on the album by the band members, and more!
    - STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100 NUMBERED UNITS WORLDWIDE!

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    THUNDER-SLAVE: Bear our battle standards and march to the stage with Nina at the show of your choosing, then carry her whip to her on stage before she beats a guitar solo out of Josh! - Includes photo of you on stage with the band. - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK and LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT.

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    THUNDER-CHOIR LITE:
    - Attend the Thunder-Choir background vocal session on September 23rd and have your vocals featured on multiple songs on the album! Lots of grunting, chanting, and yelling...no singing skills necessary!
    - Group photo with the band and the rest of the Thunder-Choir.
    - Catered listening party and meet & greet with the band.
    - (This reward is a scaled down version of the $150 reward for those who may want to do it but can't spare as much money...this gets you the whole experience, and only omits the physical goodies: the box set, EP, and t-shirt.)

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    ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS: - One set of original handwritten lyrics for one song from the new album TIME'S ARROW. - Includes certificate of authenticity. - These are Nina's original working drafts: they are absolutely unique...only one in the world for each song! - (Limited to 8 songs and all Nina's lyrics, due to Chris writing his lyrics on a computer.) - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK and LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT

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    THE WORKS: TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.
    - Includes your name in the album booklet as an HONORED HERO!

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    PERSONALIZED DRAWING BY NINA: - One-of-a-kind full page ink drawing by vocalist Nina Osegueda, personalized for you! (Whaaat? You didn't know she's a trained artist too?)
    - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.

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    ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC: - Receive one of 3 existing copies of the string-quartet scores for "This Too Shall Pass" and "Discovery". These are the actual copies used in the studio during the recording of OUT OF THE DARKNESS. Some copies have hand-written notes added by Josh or the string players. Only 4 copies were brought into the studio and 1 is saved in the band archives, so only 3 of these will be offered. - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.

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    PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION: Private lessons from the band! Receive two private lessons (an initial and follow-up lesson) from your choice of Josh (guitar), Chris (drums), or Jesse (bass)! (Must be in Washington, DC area for lessons; lessons given at band HQ!)
    - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    SIGNED DRUM HEAD: - 22" kick drum head with band logo over lightning background from Chris' kit, signed by the whole band. -This is one of 2 actual drum heads that Chris has played on the road and in the studio over the past 2 years. - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    THUNDER-CHOIR! Sing background vocals on our album and be listed as an additional musician in the album booklet!
    - Join us at Omega Studios in Rockville, MD on September 23rd to record background vocals on several songs for the new album. These will be important, audible parts of the songs that will appear on the final album!
    - Pre-recording catered meet & greet and album preview with the band!
    - Group photo with the band and the rest of the Thunder-Choir - you will receive an 8 x 10" print of the photo after the session.
    -Includes ULTRA-LIMITED TIME'S ARROW BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.

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    PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT WITH THE BAND: Come to the band photo shoot (DC/Northern Virginia area), wear your best metal duds, get made up by professional make-up artist, and get professional photos of you and one friend taken with the band! You will receive a selection of shots digitally and one 8x10" print signed by the band, as well as getting your shots on our website!
    - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!.

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    JAM WITH THE BAND! - Play with the band (improv jamming or our originals) at our rehearsal space, join in on your instrument of choice! The band will take you and one friend out to dinner afterward!
    - Includes a photo with the band.
    - Includes HONORED HEROES PACK, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP.

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    GIVE 'EM THE AXE!: - Claim the actual axe seen in the official "Kill That Bitch" video, signed by the whole band! - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    CAMEO APPEARANCE IN OUR NEXT VIDEO! - You and one friend make a cameo appearance in a music video for a song from "Time's Arrow". Must travel to Northern Virginia/DC area for video shoot.
    - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    - BATTLE STANDARD: You receive one of our two official OUT OF THE DARKNESS-era battle standard banners which have been on stage with us around the country! Banners are approx. 3 ft. x 5 ft. Only two in existence! We will replace these with a new design so these will be totally unique collectors items for two lucky people! - Autographed by the whole band. - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    LARGE VINYL BANNER - This reward level gets you the huge 12 foot by 8 foot vinyl banner from the "Metal Renaissance" era of the band! This has been on stage with us at many shows around the country, including our "Metal Renaissance" album release party, and with acts such as Sabaton, Accept, etc.! (This sucker is big so please check with us before ordering this for anywhere overseas.) - Autographed by the whole band. - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    PRIVATE CONCERT (within 120 miles of Washington, DC): We will bring the band to you and play anywhere we're legally allowed to play! Full 90+ minute set including any requests within reason. This level is for anywhere that we can get to and get back in the same night, to and from the Washington, DC area. - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    PRIVATE CONCERT: Same as the $650 level but for anywhere requiring a one-night stay, between 120 miles and approximately 400 miles from Washington, DC. - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    CUSTOM SONG - A PERSONALIZED ANTHEM JUST FOR YOU! - A Sound of Thunder will write and record a song about the topic of your choice! You can contribute specific lyrics which we will incorporate, or we can just work off of your idea. You can also choose the style, tempo, etc., or we will do it for you. This is not a cookie-cutter song where we just add some different words, this is a full original song with music and lyrics written just for you, at least 3:00 long with at least a verse/chorus structure, one guitar solo, etc., and can range from a ballad to full on metal! Recorded at a local studio with professionally recorded drums, guitars, bass, and vocals, and shared with you and only you! A Sound of Thunder maintains all copyrights to music written, and you receive an unlimited license to play the song, share with friends, etc. (but not sell!). - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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    CUSTOM SONG - THE WORKS! Same as the $1,500 level but we will do this one in the same high-end studio where we do the album or a comparable facility, add vocal and guitar harmonies, keys, samples, multi-tracked guitars, mastering, etc., and give you a song that sounds as good as anything you've ever heard! - Includes TIME'S ARROW ULTRA-LIMITED BOX SET, LEGION OF THUNDER T-SHIRT, and QUEEN OF HELL EP!

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