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!
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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