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Path of the Phoenix is a concept album about the treacherous journey of doing whatever it takes to follow your own truth.
Path of the Phoenix is a concept album about the treacherous journey of doing whatever it takes to follow your own truth.
130 backers pledged $11,808 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OUR BACKERS!!! LET'S KEEP THIS GOING!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OUR BACKERS!!! LET'S KEEP THIS GOING!!!

Thanks to all of you (OMG!!!!!), we made our goal four days early, which means we now have the opportunity to make Path of the Phoenix even more epic for all the amazing people that believe in us! Sooo....

Our stretch goal is $12,500! If we make this goal, we will be able to make the album longer and film an additional music video! Path of the Phoenix was always going to be on the short side, because recording music the right way is extremely expensive, so we are really excited for the possibility of lengthening the album and telling the full story behind the concept! And if we make our stretch goal of $12,500, we will be able to make the album as amazing as it deserves to be! Thank you so much! We are so blown away by the generosity of our fans! Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Path of the Phoenix Cover Art by Lucas Seven (This piece is the first in a series of six being developed for the concept album)
Path of the Phoenix Cover Art by Lucas Seven (This piece is the first in a series of six being developed for the concept album)

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter project! We love you just for being here!

Path of the Phoenix has been in the works for years, and we are finally ready to bring it into the world! The heroine of the story goes through war, abuse and coercion, and she pushes through all of it, fighting for her dream to her last breath. It’s a story of trauma recovery and of what can be accomplished by having the willpower to stay on your path, even while fighting an uphill battle.

Unfinished sketches by Lucas Seven of the Tarot cards associated with each song, to be finished and released along with Path of the Phoenix
Unfinished sketches by Lucas Seven of the Tarot cards associated with each song, to be finished and released along with Path of the Phoenix

The four of us are very excited to be working on the Path of the Phoenix, because we feel strongly about the topics we've tackled in these songs - the battle for true independence, the seemingly irresponsible nature of the bohemian, vagabond lifestyle, taking big risks in order to follow big dreams, being able to walk away from abuse with your head held high, and never letting anything get in the way of what's right for you, no matter what fears get in your way.

If this Kickstarter is fully funded, we are anticipating a release date of late Spring 2016! Since everything's lined up, we're going to get this thing out fast!

In our Kickstarter video, you already heard samples of some demos (made in our living room =P). Below you can listen to those living room demos of three of the songs that will be included on Path of the Phoenix - we can't wait to re-record, mix and master these songs professionally!

Ten Thousand Voices:

 Rockstar Life:

 In Spite of You:

And for those of you who are wondering, both My Last Gamble and Better Off Without You are on there, too, as well as some nobody's heard yet - we just don't have living room demos of them! But soon we'll have much, much better! ;)

Here's a little about Flight of Fire: We're an all-female, Berklee College of Music-educated band that was formed in 2009. We are Maverick on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and keys, identical twins Tanya and Tia Dmuchowski on Lead Guitar and Bass, respectively, and Kat Dukeshire on Drums. 

And about what we've accomplished so far: We've opened for Bon Jovi and the J. Geils Band as the winners of the 2013 Fox Rocks Bon Jovi Contest, and recently became the Boston Region Champions in the 2015 Hard Rock Rising International Battle of the Bands, beating out 170 other Boston groups for the title. We were also finalists in the 2015 New England Music Awards’ Last Band Standing competition in November. We also founded The Stolen Voices Project, a multimedia awareness project about acquaintance rape, filmed at Berklee, with 56 singers and performers from 7 Boston area schools as well as Boston community members. The project seeks to illuminate the issues surrounding acquaintance rape and consent. Our last album, Shatter The Sky, and our live performances have been critically acclaimed by National Rock Review (on multiple occasions), The Berklee Groove (on multiple occasions), Sonic Cathedral, Examiner, PopVulture, Detroit Live Magazine, Ion Indie Magazine, Fox 2 Detroit, and the National Country Review (We were playing with a rockabilly band =P). 

We take much pride in this upcoming album and we want nothing but the best! With the production talent of the one and only Liz Borden (Lizzie Borden & the Axes), the brilliant engineering of Berklee's Mike Moss in the brand new Soundscape Studios, the highest quality mastering, a professionally directed and produced music video by Nicholas Prainito, a beautiful art series by Lucas Seven, and professional promotion and marketing, we have confidence that Path of the Phoenix will be what lifts us to the next level, and brings us closer to our dream of reminding the world what rock and roll is all about!

The control room of Mike Moss' Soundscape Studios
The control room of Mike Moss' Soundscape Studios

Here's a look at the breakdown of the $10,000 goal: 

$2,750 – Recording and Mixing at Soundscape Boston Studios with Mike Moss 

$1,000 - Mastering 

$1,500 - CD Printing 

$500 – Art and Design by Lucas Seven

$750 - Printing of Gorgeous, Soft American-Made T-shirt Designs in Women’s and Men’s cuts 

$1,500 - Promotion and Marketing for Path of the Phoenix 

$1,000 – A Professional Music Video for Path of the Phoenix’ first single Ten Thousand Voices, Directed by Nicholas Prainito 

$1,000 - Kickstarter and Processing Fees

If we raise more than our goal, we will create stretch goals to pay for rewards shipping, additional music videos for the rest of the singles and additional promotion and marketing, and the more of that we can get, the better chance we'll have of getting in the public eye! We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to check out our project – the four of us are ready to do whatever it takes to make this music happen and we went pretty overboard designing tons of rewards for you! There’s multiple options for most of the tiers, so you can find your ideal way to be involved in our dream! Private shows, skype lessons, behind-the-scenes stuff, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, lots of physical goodies and unique experiences with the band. We hope you enjoy looking through them all! 

ANYONE WHO DONATES, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT, WILL BE PERSONALLY THANKED IN A VIDEO ON FLIGHT OF FIRE'S FACEBOOK PAGE. We love & appreciate all of you! THANK YOU for being a part of our dream! 

Here are some examples of REWARDS that you can choose from!  

Some of the beautiful prints you can get! (Photos by Mark Myers)
Some of the beautiful prints you can get! (Photos by Mark Myers)
We'll make your new FoF shirt one-of-a-kind!
We'll make your new FoF shirt one-of-a-kind!
A tarot-themed reward for a tarot themed album!
A tarot-themed reward for a tarot themed album!
Some of the handmade merch you can get YOUR hands on!
Some of the handmade merch you can get YOUR hands on!

Everyone who donates will get exclusive updates on the recording and making of the album - we'll make sure you're a part of the process! And you can always ask us questions by commenting on the project!

Risks and challenges

If our goal is reached, Path of the Phoenix WILL be released, and it will be mind-blowingly gorgeous!

The only thing to keep in mind is, for rewards that are experiences: it may take us a couple of months to get through them all! If a whole lot of people want to meet up for drinks or commission a custom song, that particular reward might take a little longer. But don’t fret, we value your support more than anything and we’ll make sure your chosen reward is everything you want it to be! =D

Also, for those types of rewards, additional travel can easily be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The 5 hours from Boston rule isn’t hard and fast.

Ask us questions if you have them! Thank you so much! CAN’T WAIT TO DO THIS WITH YOU! =D

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US FOLLOW OUR DREAM!
- Maverick, Tia, Tanya, & Kat.

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    HEAR IT!

    For your donation of $10, you will receive a digital copy of Path of the Phoenix!

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    HOLD IT IN YOUR HAND!

    For your donation of $30, you will receive a signed physical copy of Path of the Phoenix, featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco.

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    CARRY US IN YOUR WALLET (if your wallet is 9x11)!

    For your donation of $60, you will receive a signed physical copy of Path of the Phoenix, featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco, AND an autographed print of the band.

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    OR - BEDAZZLE YOURSELF!

    For your donation of $60, you will receive a signed physical copy of Path of the Phoenix, featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco AND a big pack of assorted hand painted (by us!) pins. You can put them on your backpack, on your jacket, or give them to your punky niece.

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    WEAR YOUR FOF PRIDE!

    For your donation of $100, you will receive a physical copy of Path of the Phoenix, AND a gorgeous, soft American-made T-shirt featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco. (Comes in Women's and Men's shirt styles!)

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    VIP TREATMENT!

    This one's our favorite!

    For your donation of $150, you will receive a physical copy of Path of the Phoenix, AND a gorgeous American-made T-shirt featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco, AND a VIP package to the Path of the Phoenix release show, which includes two tickets, an autographed set list, and a photo with Flight of Fire!

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    OR - WE'LL CUT YOU(R SHIRT)!

    If you can't make the release show-

    For your donation of $150, you will receive a physical copy of Path of the Phoenix AND a gorgeous American-made T-shirt featuring tarot-inspired concept art by Lucas Seven of San Fransisco, AND we will personally alter the shirt with cuts, slits, and safety pins, in our rock-tastic style! This includes a packet of hand painted buttons, too ;)

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    MORE MUSIC THAN YOU THOUGHT POSSIBLE!

    For your donation of $225, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, which is exclusive to those who chose this reward and includes:
    - Our first album, Ascended From Ashes
    - Our second album, Shatter The Sky
    - An EP of alternate recordings of 5 of our favorite songs from our first two albums
    - Our mashup cover of You Really Got Me / Whole Lotta Love
    - A whole ton of never-before heard demos and songs that might just be previews of the NEXT album...

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    OR - DECORATE YOUR HOME!

    For your donation of $225, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND A full set of 5 beautiful 9 x 11 autographed prints of each band member and the full band - photos by the truly amazing Mark Myers.

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    WHAT'S THE ANSWER? (It's 42!)

    For your donation of $300, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND you can send up 5 questions on any topic (keep it decent, people!) and we will answer them in a live video and post it on our YouTube channel with a public thank you note!

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    OR – LET'S GET TOGETHER! ;)

    If you’re around Boston…

    For your donation of $300, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND we will take you to have a drink of your choice (Boston area only)! We can hang out and talk about the album, your love life, or the mysteries of the universe.

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    YOU CHOOSE IT, WE RECORD IT!

    For your donation of $500, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND we will record a cover video for you! Send us three songs you'd like to hear, and we'll pick the one that we think we could make the most awesome for you. You'll get the whole package with this: we will arrange it, record it, and make a pretty cool video for YouTube - and the first thing we'll do in that video is thank you for your generosity so the whole world can know how great you are!

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    OR - ONE-ON-ONE GOODNESS!

    For your donation of $500, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND we will give you a two-hour Skype lesson on any of these topics:
    -Voice
    -Guitar
    -Bass
    -Drums
    -Songwriting (Maverick wants you to pick this one so that she can talk about songwriting, but it's up to you =P)

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    OR - ADVENTURES IN TAROT!

    For your donation of $500, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND, in accordance with the theme of the EP, Maverick (who is very good at this) will do a one-hour tarot reading session for you (Over Skype). Tarot helped us through this past year, and maybe it can offer insight to you, as well!

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    YOUR FACE ON MAVERICK! (lol)

    For your donation of $750, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...

    We will immortalize your beautiful face on a tanktop and Maverick will wear it at a show! And we’ll make sure to get some awesome pictures of it, too.

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    OR - STUDIO EXPERIENCE!

    For your donation of $750, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...

    You’ll get the behind-the-scenes tour of Soundscape Studios in Boston as we record Path of the Phoenix! Hang out with us, ask questions, get the real behind-the-scenes experience! (travel costs not included)

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    A SONG ABOUT YOU!

    For your donation of $1000, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...

    We will write, record, and perform in a YouTube video a song about YOU or a topic of your choice! It’ll be at least 3 minutes and gorgeous. We promise. Maverick’s also hoping you pick this one so that she can write a song about you! ;) You'll get the whole package with this: we will arrange it, record it, and make a pretty cool video for YouTube - and the first thing we'll do in that video is thank you for your generosity so the whole world can know how great you are!

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    PARTY TIME!

    For your donation of $1,500, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...
    You get Flight of Fire all to yourself! We’ll come to you and play a rockin’ house party until the sun comes up! We’ll bring everything, and you can invite everyone! It’s gonna be a night to remember! (Within 5 hours drive of Boston)

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    BE ON THE ALBUM! :O

    For your donation of $2,500, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...
    We want you in the studio to be a part of this thing! Come on in and record some backup vocals or percussion and be a part of our dream! (travel costs not included)

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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!!

    For your mind-blowing donation of $5000, you get the CD, The T-shirt, AND The Flight of Fire Digital Box set, AND...

    GRAND PRIZE:

    Pick ANY three of the rewards we’ve offered here and they’re yours! I mean, for $5,000 – we’re pretty blown away. You’ll also receive our eternal love as a bonus! ;)

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