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.
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!
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
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:
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.
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!
- 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!
- $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!
All MP3s will be delivered in 320kbps high quality format.
Limited shirt design below:
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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