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A D&D campaign in the form of a metal album, DETHLEHEM is back with their most ambitious, epic, and adventure filled endeavor yet! Ready your blade!
A D&D campaign in the form of a metal album, DETHLEHEM is back with their most ambitious, epic, and adventure filled endeavor yet! Ready your blade!
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Dethlehem's 4th Album - Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon

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Greetings warriors, DETHLEHEM needs your help to complete our latest quest "MAELSTROM OF THE EMERALD DRAGON"! With your support, we will be able to breathe life into our most ambitious album yet! We've spent the last 4 years crafting an epic-METAL-adventure for your earholes and now we turn to you, our allies in battle, to help us see it through! 

A D&D campaign that came to life and formed a metal band is how we generally describe ourselves. We don armor on (and off) stage, drink ale, play music about slaying dragons, mimics, gelatinous cubes, and many other creatures......all with an absurd sense of humor. Many people also call us a medieval fantasy version of GWAR (which is an incredibly humbling compliment!)

DETHLEHEM is a 100% DIY band. With the exception of hiring the amazing talents of Joe Mruk, Nic Rocco, and some others to help with illustrations, we do everything on our own. Generating artwork, filming videos, creating social media content, web design, van repairs, building stage props, shipping purchases, managing and booking! We also record as much as we are able to in house (guitars, bass, drums, and instrumentation) and write all of the music and lyrics to our songs.

In order for our album to sound as good as possible, we need to pay for mixing and mastering! That's where you come in! 

Kickstarter is a way for us to pre-sell the album and use the funds generated to make it THE BEST IT CAN BE before it gets released. The great thing about doing it this way is that we can also offer some things we couldn't normally afford to produce on our own thanks to our incredible fans!

MAELSTROM OF THE EMERALD DRAGON is, for all intents and purposes, recorded. During the run of the Kickstarter the vocals will be recorded, then the finishing touches we need to add are the theatrical interludes and some backing instrumentation. Once the project is funded, we can begin the mixing and mastering process as well as getting the EPIC REWARDS produced for you! 

We aren't doing this to make a profit, we do it because we love it. Every last cent will go towards the betterment of the album and production costs. The more gold we get, the better everything can be!
We aren't doing this to make a profit, we do it because we love it. Every last cent will go towards the betterment of the album and production costs. The more gold we get, the better everything can be!
The ONLY place where you will be able to get a copy of MAELSTROM OF THE EMERALD DRAGON on vinyl will be kickstarter. The amount sold will be the amount that are made, and after that there will be no more. Be sure to get this reward in our $100+ tiers!
The ONLY place where you will be able to get a copy of MAELSTROM OF THE EMERALD DRAGON on vinyl will be kickstarter. The amount sold will be the amount that are made, and after that there will be no more. Be sure to get this reward in our $100+ tiers!
A physical LYRIC BESTIARY with the lyrics handwritten by Brutalitus himself! Featuring BEAST portrayals from the extremely talented Nic Rocco!
A physical LYRIC BESTIARY with the lyrics handwritten by Brutalitus himself! Featuring BEAST portrayals from the extremely talented Nic Rocco!
Even if you can't support us by backing the kickstarter, please SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Even if you can't support us by backing the kickstarter, please SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

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THANK YOU!

We are always extremely humbled by the support we receive! What started as a Halloween joke 10 years ago (holy moly) evolved into this monstrosity! There have been ups and downs as with any endeavor, but we couldn't do the things we do without the incredible support from fans like YOU! So thank you for always having our backs in battle, we look forward to the journey ahead! We truly are "The Warriors" of Dethlehem......and that includes all of you!

Check out the promo videos leading up to the kickstarter launch below!

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges for this kickstarter will mostly stem from the rewards. When the project is successfully funded, we can't know specifically how long creating a vinyl, the lyric bestiary (that will be done by hand), and some of the other rewards will take. We did our best to set a realistic delivery timeline, but unfortunately we don't have a scryer in our party!

There is no way this album will not be recorded and released upon funding, pending a catastrophe involving an emerald dragon of course.

DISCLAIMER: All rewards are subject to change (slightly). These are only mock ups for proof of concept in order to fund the kickstarter. We aim to create them as close to or BETTER than displayed, but some variances may occur.

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    Fledgling

    Overlord Brom will kiss you on the lips next time he sees you.

    Every bit helps in our journey! We thank ye for your support!

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    Warrior

    Mighty warrior, prepare for a battle of the ages! This version is the 8 track music album only.

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    Champion

    One digital copy of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode and one digital copy of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon.

    Gather round a campfire, Champion! You are about to embark upon a quest for the ages! This version includes all 8 song tracks as well as all 5 story tracks.

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    Collector ov Lost Artifacts

    Ahhhhh interested in this ancient artifact? This shall be the only place to claim such dated loot! (CDs are kickstarter only, now or never warriors!)

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    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Limited Physical CD
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    Grimshaw’s Adventure Kit

    The complete special edition experience! Have the upper hand in your next battle with our limited edition LYRIC Bestiary! Bestiary artwork by @walter1three on Instagram!

    Includes:
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Limited Physical CD
    • Physical Lyric Bestiary
    • Album Poster signed by the band
    • Dethlehem Patch
    • Dethlehem Sticker
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    Bovice’s Vinyl Shield Edition

    A true Paladin of the realm! Enjoy our very first, extremely limited, kickstarter EXCLUSIVE vinyl release!

    Includes:
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Limited Physical CD
    • Album Poster signed by the band
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon 12-inch Vinyl
    • Dethlehem Patch
    • Dethlehem Sticker
    • Physical Lyric Bestiary
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    Overlord Brom’s Legendary Cache

    You’re a true warrior of Dethlehem! One physical copy of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode on CD, one digital copy of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode, one digital copy of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon, a physical Lyric Bestiary outlining the album’s story and monsters, a Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon poster signed by the band, a Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon T-Shirt, and a numbered, extremely limited Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon on 12-inch vinyl.*

    Includes:
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Digital Copy
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Limited Physical CD
    • Album Poster signed by the band
    • Physical Lyric Bestiary
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon shirt
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon 12-inch Vinyl
    • Dethlehem Patch
    • Dethlehem Sticker
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    Brutalitus - King of the Realm Grimoire

    What is this power?!?! Ten physical copies of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon on CD, ten digital copies of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode (one copy released as early as possible, only for you...DON'T LEAK IT!), ten digital copies of Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon, a physical Lyric Bestiary outlining the album’s story and monsters, a Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon poster signed by the band, a Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon T-Shirt, a numbered, extremely limited Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon on 12-inch vinyl, a love letter written by each member of the band specifically to you. Ten patches and stickers!

    And finally, free entry to all future shows for you and one guest for LIFE (travel expenses not included. In the event of a sold out show we will do our best to get you in but ultimately it defaults to the venue so contact us early!)

    Includes:
    • 10× Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon - Digital Copy
    • 10× Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Digital Copy
    • 10× Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon: Story Mode - Limited Physical CD
    • EARLY DIGITAL COPY RELEASE OF THE ALBUM
    • Physical Lyric Bestiary
    • Personalized love letter written by each member
    • Album Poster signed by the band
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon 12-inch Vinyl
    • 10× Dethlehem Patch
    • 10× Dethlehem Sticker
    • Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon shirt
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Funding period

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