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The NEW ALBUM from the MOST METAL BAND ON EARTH is here! (WARNING: May cause melted faces and headbanging-related spinal trauma!)
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UPDATE 1:

Thanks for all the support so far! We wanted to clarify - we can ship to anywhere in North America/South America/Canada/Japan. Due to agreements with our label, we cannot ship to Europe.

We CAN "ship" MP3s to Europe. We cannot ship anything physical to Europe.

If you are in Canada/Japan/any other non-European country, please select a "No shipping required" pledge level (such as the MP3s), then email us directly at LordsOfTheTrident@gmail.com to let us know which prize level you'd like to receive. We will then work directly with you to figure out shipping.

Thanks!

-YOUR LORDS

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UPDATE 2:

HOLY DIO! You guys are INCREDIBLE! We're more than 1/3rd of the way finished in only one day! You all have completely surpassed any expectations I had for crowdfunding this project. We're incredibly honored to be able to call you all our friends and fans.

As promised! The front cover artwork:

We still have a long way to go! Tell you friends to pledge to their LORDS!

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Update 3: $2k in 2 days? WAT O_O

I don't know what to even say anymore, except YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE! We've been at this for less than 48 hours and we're already 2/3rds the way to the goal. I'm honestly overwhelmed, and have to reiterate that you guys are the best fans and friends a band could hope for. Seriously.

Ok, what you've all been waiting for. The INSIDE ART:

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2/3rds down, 1/3rd to go. 36 days. Keep sharing, keep poking your friends, and we've got this.

<3 - YOUR LORDS

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UPDATE 4: Extra prizes, and GOOD NEWS for large donors!

First - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for helping us reach our funding goal. We feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing fans and friends. We're working on our stretch goals right now, and we're pretty close to hitting the first one ($4,500). Keep encouraging your friends to pledge if they haven't already!

We have 15 days to go, and we've added some extra prizes! During our last Kickstarter, we sold our original Skyforce and Rapeshore signs. We used those signs for the first 2 years before replacing them with the (still hand-made) Version 2 signage. Now, we're putting those signs up for grabs:

RAPESHORE V2
RAPESHORE V2
SKYFORCE
SKYFORCE

These signs were hand-made by the band, and come SIGNED with a certificate of authenticity! Own a piece of LORDS history - complete with blood and sweat marks!

Additionally, before moving to the lighter elven cardboard knighting armor, we used to use a really friggin' heavy set of plate armor to knight our loyal minions at shows. This armor, due to its size and weight, was to be worn by only the STRONGEST minions. We are now offering this set of armor as a pledge level:

All of these prizes come with a CD and a shirt, and all of these prizes are 1 of 1, so pledge now before they're gone!

Finally - GOOD NEWS for $100+ donors! We had a $175 pledge level where the prize was attending a listening party of the new CD far in advance of the CD's actual release. After talking it through, we've decided to remove the pledge level and offer this prize to everyone who pledged over $100! We will be emailing you once the mixing and mastering of the album is complete to coordinate a date.

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After months of toiling in the magma-spewing pits of recording hell, the most METAL band on earth - LORDS OF THE TRIDENT - are ready to release their new full-length studio album - Frostburn!


Who are the LORDS OF THE TRIDENT? Their METAL's so pure that only diamonds can scratch it, and usually the diamonds are the ones that end up getting hurt in the end. Their amps are so loud, Manowar knocked on their door and asked them to "please turn down". In summary, they are the most METAL band on earth! Don't believe me? See below:

But - alas - the recording industry is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of gold-plated-shark-tank-bars and diamond-encrusted humbucking pickups. Now, more than ever, artists rely on their greatest fans to help them produce the music they love. And thus, we humbly turn to you, our loyal minions, to help us release this PURE METAL INFERNO on the world! It's like donating to Doctors without Borders, except the doctors have shredding guitars, armor, and probably create more injuries than they fix.

Frostburn - our 5th studio album, and 3rd full-length album - is far and away the best album we've ever created. We think you'll agree. We are joined once again by master producer and engineer Doug Olson (engineer for Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Nirvana, etc.) who produced our last album, Plan of Attack. 

On top of being the best album we've made thus far, it's also the most expensive. The total cost to produce the album (recording/mixing fees, art, duplication, etc.) is around $6,000. Our goal with this kickstarter campaign is to cover half of the costs - $3,000. 

But we're not asking for your hard-earned gold bars with nothing in return! We're offering a ton of awesome prizes, perks, and benefits for those who pledge. Check them out on the side of the screen, and help your LORDS free themselves from the demonic shackles of debt!

THANK YOU!

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Extras:

  • EVERYONE who pledges $100 or over gets their name in the "Thank You" section of the Frostburn booklet! :)
  • When we reach $1,000, we will release the artwork for the FROSTBURN front cover!
  • When we reach $2,000, we will release the artwork for the FROSTBURN inside cover!

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Stretch Goals:

  • $4,500 or over: EVERYONE who donated (even $1) gets a digital copy of our last album, Plan of Attack!
  • $6,100 or over - FULL FUNDING: Everyone who donated $15 or over gets a custom LORDS guitar pick, bumper sticker, and glow in the dark shield patch!
  • $10,000 or over - LUDICROUS FUNDING - Everyone who donated $20 or more gets a digital "Men of Lords of the Trident 2015" SEXY CALENDAR. Those who donated over $50 get a physical copy!

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Additional Details:

All MP3s will be delivered in 320kbps high quality format.

Limited shirt design below:

Limited Kickstarter Shirt
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Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges are very minimal - the album is done and will be made into reality no matter how much money we make. If anything, YOU risk losing out on super cool prizes if you don't donate. So quit reading and throw your money at the screen!

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    PHYSICAL COPY - Receive a Physical Copy (as well as a digital copy) of the album! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $3 to your pledge ($18)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + SIGNED PHOTO - Receive a Physical Copy (as well as a digital copy) of the album, plus a signed 5x7 photo of the band! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $3 to your pledge ($23)]~~~~

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    (LIMITED) ALBUM + SOAP! Receive a Physical Copy (plus a digital copy) of the album, as well as a "Metal" scented hand-made artisan clear glycerine soap with an embedded customilzed LORDS guitar pick. Perfect for washing melted faces! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $5 to your pledge ($30)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + SHIRT - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, as well as a limited edition t-shirt! This shirt design will ONLY be available for Kickstarter backers! Shirts are SUPER-SOFT 100% ringspun cotton. ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $5 to your pledge ($35)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + VOICEMAIL GREETING - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, and the LORDS will record a custom Voicemail Message for your phone! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $3 to your pledge ($33)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + SHIRT + PHOTO - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, as well as a limited edition t-shirt AND a signed 5x7 photo of the LORDS! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $5 to your pledge ($40)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + SHIRT + POSTER - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, as well as a limited edition t-shirt AND a signed 11x17 color poster! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $5 to your pledge ($42)]~~~~

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    DIGITAL COPIES OF ALL 5 ALBUMS - Receive a digital copy of ALL 5 of our albums: Death or Sandwich (2009), Chains on Fire (2011), Plan of Attack (2013), A Very Lords of the Trident Christmas (2013), and Frostburn (2014)

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    PHYSICAL COPIES OF ALL 4 ALBUMS - Receive a PHYSICAL copy of all of our albums: Chains on Fire (2011), Plan of Attack (2013), A Very Lords of the Trident Christmas (2013), and FROSTBURN (2014) - (Death or Sandwich out of print, sorry!) ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $5 to your pledge ($50)]~~~~

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    ALBUM + SHIRT + PHOTO + POSTER + DRUMSTICK - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, a limited edition t-shirt, a signed 5x7 photo of the LORDS, a signed 11x17 color poster, and a signed drumstick! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $8 to your pledge ($58)]~~~~

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    (LIMITED) (PICKUP ONLY) Receive the album, the shirt, AND the SIGNED ORIGINAL set of (really friggin' heavy) knighting armor. Believe it or not, we used to carry this HEAVY piece of armor around from show to show, and only the most worthy barbarians could bear its heft! Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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    PICK THE NEXT SETLIST - For a show of your choosing, YOU get to pick the setlist! Pick ANY LORDS songs - old ones, rare ones, your favorites - and we'll play them at the next show you attend! Signed physical copy of the album and limited edition shirt included!

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    ALBUM + SHIRT + PHOTO + POSTER + DRUM HEAD - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, a limited edition t-shirt, a signed 5x7 photo of the LORDS, an 11x17 signed poster, and a signed drum head! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $10 to your pledge ($85)]~~~~

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    (PICKUP ONLY) ALBUM + SHIRT + PHOTO + POSTER + CUSTOMIZED ARMOR - Receive a Physical (and digital) Copy of the album, a limited edition t-shirt, a signed 5x7 photo of the LORDS, an 11x17 signed poster, and a set of hand-made "armor" with your name (or barbarian pseudonym) printed on the back. (Armor is made from the finest elven cardboard available, and is sealed and reinforced to prevent arrow or axe penetration - the same type we use for knighting at shows!)

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    THE "EVERYTHING" - ALL THE ALBUMS + SHIRT + PHOTO + POSTER + DRUMSTICK + DVD - Digital copies of all 5 albums, physical copies of all 4 albums, the 2011 live DVD "Chains on Fire Release Party", a limited edition t-shirt, a signed 5x7 photo of the LORDS, an 11x17 signed poster, and a signed drumstick! ~~~~[SHIPPING: If you need this shipped to you, please add $10 to your pledge ($110)]~~~~

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    GUITAR OR VOICE LESSON - Receive a signed physical copy of the album, a limited edition shirt, AND a one hour guitar lesson from Killius Maximus OR a one hour voice lesson from Fang VonWrathenstein! (50 mile radius of Madison or Milwaukee only, please)

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    (LIMITED) KILLIUS CLEANING SERVICE - For $100, Killius will clean your house (for an hour) in his underwear. We cannot guarantee exactly how well he'll clean, but he'll try. (Those who don't faint instantly, in the style of a Southern genteel woman, will also receive a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt!) (50 mile radius of Madison or Milwaukee only, please)

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    (LIMITED) REPLACE A MEMBER - For $150, you get a signed album, shirt, signed poster, signed drumstick, signed photo AND you get to replace a member for a song of your choice at the FROSTBURN CD Release Party! Also receive a laminated VIP lanyard that gives you access to hang out with the band in the green room, and free admission to the CD release show!

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    (LIMITED) PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY - Hang out with the LORDS at their lair and hear the album in its entirety BEFORE IT'S RELEASED! Food and drinks will be provided. Plus, you get a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt!

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    COVER SONG - The LORDS will learn and cover a song of your choice! We will perform the song at a show of your choosing. (CAUTION: ALL SONGS WILL BE METALIZED!!!) Plus, you get a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt!

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    (LIMITED) ROMANTIC DOUBLE-DATE WITH KILLIUS AND ASIAN METAL! Receive a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt, and go on a SUPER ROMANTIC double-date with Killius Maximus and Asian Metal to a restaurant of your choice. Bring a friend, or go solo...either way, ROMANCE GUARANTEED!

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    PRIVATE CONCERT! For $500, the LORDS will play a concert at your house/basement/garage/wherever! Invite all your friends, and let's have a METAL HOUSE PARTY! (Not responsible for noise complaints, explosions, death, or your house burning down) [2 hour driving radius of Madison only, please] Plus, you get a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt!

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    (LIMITED) (PICKUP ONLY) Receive the album, the shirt, AND the SIGNED "SKYFORCE Verson 2" sign. This is the hand-drawn Skyforce sign that we used for the last 3 years before replacing it. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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    (LIMITED) (PICKUP ONLY) Receive the album, the shirt, AND the SIGNED "RAPESHORE Verson 2" sign. This is the hand-drawn Rapeshore sign that we used for the last 3 years before replacing it. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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    (LIMITED) BE VAPORIZED IN THE MUSIC VIDEO! Appear in our "Winds of the Storm" music video where you will be vaporized by our metal!! What's that? "Digitally, using effects?" ...yeah...sure...that's probably right. ALSO attend the PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY and receive a signed copy of the album and a limited edition shirt!

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