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The new album, EP, graphic novel and animation from A Sound of Thunder go hand in hand for a heavy metal audio visual experience!
The new album, EP, graphic novel and animation from A Sound of Thunder go hand in hand for a heavy metal audio visual experience!
878 backers pledged $66,246 to help bring this project to life.

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This project will fund the completion of IT WAS METAL, the new full-length album, bonus EP, graphic novel, and animation from A SOUND OF THUNDER.

UPDATE: We've reached our initial goal, but we still need your support! The total budget for all projects associated with this campaign is over $80,000!

 

IT WAS METAL is our most ambitious project yet!

  • FULL-LENGTH ALBUM: Ten original blistering classic metal tracks and we think our best album ever!  Featuring guest appearances by Mark Tornillo (Accept) and Tony Carey (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)! Platinum awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Shinedown, Raven, While Heaven Wept) is back providing the audio glory, and artist-extraordinaire Dusan Markovic is back with our first ever triple-gatefold cover!  Available on CD, double-splatter-vinyl, and digital!
  • NEW REWARD: PERSONALIZED SOCCER JERSEYS: A brutal black, red and white ASOT soccer jersey with the name and number of your choosing printed on the back. Simply add $75 to your pledge if you're in the USA, or $85 if you're outside the USA. Do not change your pledge selection. Your pledge should be $75 or $85 over the cost of your selected reward. We will see the extra funds and message you after the campaign to get your size, name and number!
  • NEW REWARD: ZIPPER HOODIES: These ASoT "It Was Metal" hoodies feature a full-color Udoroth on the back and a large band logo across the front. Show your Legion of Thunder pride and stay warm! These are our first run of hoodies since 2013, so don't miss out! Simply add $50 ($53 for 2XL or 3XL) to your pledge if you're in the USA, or $60 ($63 for 2XL or 3XL) if you're outside the USA. Do not change your pledge selection. Your pledge should exceed your selected reward by the cost of your hoodie. We will see the extra funds and message you after the campaign to get your size, name and number! (Yes, you can have a hoodie and a soccer jersey, just add enough funds for both!) 
Hoodies are unlocked!
Hoodies are unlocked!
  • BONUS EP:  SECOND LIVES, based on Valiant Entertainment's Doctor Mirage. One new original, two classic covers and two early ASOT songs re-recorded in superior versions.  DIGITAL COPIES GO OUT TO BACKERS THE DAY THE CAMPAIGN ENDS! 
SECOND LIVES Bonus EP - Based on Valiant's Doctor Mirage
SECOND LIVES Bonus EP - Based on Valiant's Doctor Mirage
 
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL: Our first ever comics project!  A super-sized anthology featuring an original story based on each song on the album.  Features great talent from Valiant Entertainment, Marvel Comics and DC Comics!  Will also feature full-album lyrics, band commentary, photos, and other bonus features!
  • ANIMATION: Udoroth and the Queen of Hell return in animated form! A new animated video with an original story, character dialogue, and a new character that will change everything!

STRETCH GOALS:

All of our stretch goals have been unlocked! Here's a complete list: Free guitar picks for all physical reward backers and free posters for all vinyl backers;  personalized soccer jerseys; zipper hoodies; "Live from the Deadside", an "official bootleg" live concert film; an all-Catalan re-recording of "Els Segadors"; and a full-on documentary and live film in Catalonia this December!

All stretch goals are unlocked!
All stretch goals are unlocked!

REWARDS:

Be sure to check out all the rewards levels to see all the crazy stuff we're offering, but here we'll highlight the key tiers that give you the most bang for your buck!  

(ASoT Swag Pack will contain surprise small items like guitar picks, stickers, patches, etc.)
(ASoT Swag Pack will contain surprise small items like guitar picks, stickers, patches, etc.)

 

(T-shirts will also fit non-decapitated people!)
(T-shirts will also fit non-decapitated people!)

 

 

Curry favor with Udoroth by wearing the new Legion of Thunder shirt!
Curry favor with Udoroth by wearing the new Legion of Thunder shirt!

 

Triple-gatefold vinyl jacket folds out to a 12" x 36" poster by Dusan Markovic!
Triple-gatefold vinyl jacket folds out to a 12" x 36" poster by Dusan Markovic!

 

 

Hoodies are unlocked!
Hoodies are unlocked!

 

Risks and challenges

We're old pros at making albums and fulfilling crowd-funding rewards. You are going to get your rewards and they are going to be high quality. The only serious risk is of a delay of weeks or at most a few months if there is a major problem in the production pipeline.

Making comics is a new challenge for us but we are truly lucky and honored to have met a bunch of experienced and talented artists and writers through our "Shadowman: Tales from the Deadside" project in conjunction with Valiant Entertainment. We've got professionals on the job to see our vision through to completion!

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    Udoroth's Minion

    Help resurrect Udoroth! Give a buck and get your name in the credits of the new animated video! (Or get crammed in a blender and consumed for sustenance! You never know with Uncle Udoroth!)

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    Just the tip!

    Low on cash or not sure about the Thunder? Throw in three bucks and let us convince you with a 3-track sampler from the album in high quality digital format. Also includes access to backers-only updates!

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    • 3-Track Sampler
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    Digital Album

    The complete "It Was Metal" album in high quality, professionally mastered 320kbps MP3.

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    • Digital Album
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    Digital Album + Digital Comic

    Get the album and the comic in digital format! "It Was Metal" full-length digital music album plus the super-sized original graphic novel with 40+ pages of story, full album lyrics, photos, and more!

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    • Digital Comic
    • Digital Album
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    Compact Disc (w/ Free Autograph Option)

    The complete "It Was Metal" album on CD in glorious triple-gatefold digipak with full-color booklet and free option for autographs from the whole band! Includes digital copies of the comic and album!

    Includes:
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Digital Album
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    Legion of Thunder T-Shirt

    Join the Legion and get the shirt to prove it! The all-new Legion of Thunder t-shirt has a demonic Udoroth design and is available in men's and women's cuts! (Choose your size and cut after the campaign.) Also includes the digital album and digital comic!

    Includes:
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
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    Vinyl Album (w/ Free Autograph Option)

    The standard edition vinyl album with giant triple-gatefold painted cover, two 12" splatter vinyl records, full-color inner sleeves, photos, lyrics, and more. Also includes digital album and digital comic!

    Includes:
    • Vinyl Album - Standard Edition
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
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    Honored Heroes + Print Comic + Bonus EP

    Your name featured in the Hall of Honored Heroes of the Legion of Thunder, printed in the album packaging so the whole world will know that YOU made this album happen! And get the exclusive BONUS EP starting at this level. And get the extremely limited print comic; a deluxe Kickstarter-edition with premium paper and bonus content. The Kickstarter edition will only be printed in enough quantity to fulfill backers' orders. Plus get the CD, digital album, and Legion of Thunder swag pack with limited guitar pick, sticker, patch, etc.!

    Includes:
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
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    Udoroth's Stash

    All the perks of the $35 level plus add the Legion of Thunder "It Was Metal" exclusive t-shirt!

    Includes:
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
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    The Works

    All the perks of the $50 level plus add the Limited Edition Triple-Gatefold Vinyl Album and the Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card/Bottle-Opener.

    Includes:
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
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    The Discographer

    New to ASOT? Pick up our entire CD discography and get all the Thunder, including the new album and bonus EP! That's 7 studio albums, 3 EPs, and a CD-single: 11 CDs total! Includes free autograph option, digital comic, and swag pack!

    Includes:
    • CD Discography
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Bonus EP
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
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    Private Lesson or Chat

    All the perks of the $80 "The Works" tier plus a private music lesson or chat with any member of the band via Skype.

    Includes:
    • Private Lesson or Chat
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
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    The Works + Discographer

    All the perks of the $80 "The Works" tier PLUS all the perks of the $100 "The Discographer" tier. That's the entire ASoT back catalog on CD, plus the new album on CD & vinyl, the Legion of Thunder or Catalan flag t-shirt (your choice), the print comic, and all the other items listed below!

    Includes:
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Bonus EP
    • CD Discography
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
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    Thunder-Choir

    All the perks of the $80 "The Works" tier plus advance sign-up for the next Thunder-Choir session. Join the band and a group of other fans in a professional music studio for a fun catered afternoon of recording background vocals for the next ASoT album! This is an advance sign-up for the next ASoT album; session to be held late 2018 or early 2019.

    Includes:
    • Thunder-Choir
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
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    Private Concert

    We'll bring the Thunder to you and play your own private event or at a venue near you, or give you your own private acoustic show over Skype. You pick the setlist from our current master setlist plus anything else we can reasonably rehearse and prepare. $300 cost is only within 100 miles of Washington, DC. After the first 100 miles, add $1.00 per mile to your city. (Please contact us first if you are outside of the Washington, DC area.) Also includes all the perks of the $80 "The Works" tier.

    Includes:
    • Private Concert
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
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    Executive Producer

    Your name in lights as an Executive Producer on the album packaging inside and out, including all future editions, plus get the album ONE MONTH EARLY and an exclusive ASoT Executive Producer t-shirt!!! Also includes Thunder-Choir and all the perks of the $80 "The Works" tier!

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer
    • Thunder-Choir
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
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    Private Concert + Exec. Producer + Choir

    Combine the Executive Producer, Private Concert and Thunder-Choir tiers! (Does not include extra mileage for private concert.)

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer
    • Thunder-Choir
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
    • Private Concert
    • Legion of Thunder Metal Membership Card
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    Ultimate Executive Producer

    Everything from the $600 level plus add a selection of never-released ASoT demo recordings; your photo and short bio or comment in the comic, and get the album TWO MONTHS EARLY!

    Includes:
    • Ultimate Executive Producer
    • Executive Producer
    • Private Concert
    • Thunder-Choir
    • Rare Demo Recordings
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
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    Cover Song Deluxe

    All the rewards from the $1500 level plus a fully-produced album quality cover of any song of your choice! We put our full effort into arranging and performing these covers and record them with platinum-awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez so you get powerful crystal-clear production, the same as our original albums.

    Includes:
    • Cover Song Deluxe
    • Ultimate Executive Producer
    • Private Concert
    • Thunder-Choir
    • Rare Demo Recordings
    • Vinyl Album - Limited Edition
    • "It Was Metal" CD Album
    • Bonus EP
    • Limited Kickstarter-Edition Print Comic
    • Legion of Thunder T-Shirt
    • Honored Heroes (Your Name in the Album)
    • Legion of Thunder Swag Pack
    • Digital Album
    • Digital Comic
    • Udoroth's Minion
    • Backers-Only Updates
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