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The Legend of Zelda power metal band has a new album coming!
286 backers pledged $17,070 to help bring this project to life.

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We're back! A year and a half after the release of our first album Shadow and Steel and our mainstage performances at both MAGFest and DragonCon, we've decided it's finally time to start telling more stories - and bringing you new music! For the last 7 months we've been prepping a slew of vocal-driven, hard hitting metal songs for our sophomore album: The Final Door. We're finally ready to step into the studio and record what we've done, but we need your help first to make it happen!

In order to create an album at the level of quality we feel these songs deserve, we're doing this one right from the ground up: professional recording sessions, top of the line studio production, gorgeous artwork, and packaging worthy of the material. This is going to be a professional release in every way possible. We're working with engineer Drew Mazurek (who oversaw our previous single release The Forsaken Tribe) once again, so you can rest assured that this album will sound amazing.

But what about the music? We're glad you asked!

It includes music inspired by:

  •  Palace (Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link)
  •  Fairy Fountain (Various)
  •  Trailer (Breath of the Wild)
  •  Shadow Temple (Ocarina of Time)
  •  Ballad of the Goddess (Skyward Sword)
  •  Plus More! 

All of which are done in the usual Master Sword fashion: these are songs that pay homage to The Legend of Zelda in interesting new ways while still being largely original material. We tell stories from the games through the lens of Power Metal with a sprinkling of familiar melodies strewn throughout. These songs capture the spirit of the games while also offering something new to listeners. And while Shadow and Steel touched on a wide variety of textures and sounds, The Final Door is in every way more energetic, heavy, and aggressive. This is Master Sword at its best.

 To get to our goal of $16,000, we've created a Kickstarter campaign which includes a lot of amazing and exclusive items. These include custom made leather armor, unique T-shirts, and limited edition artwork, among others.

Shirt will feature exclusive Kickstarter-backed logo and band signatures
Shirt will feature exclusive Kickstarter-backed logo and band signatures
Limited run - only 25 will be made!
Limited run - only 25 will be made!
Our legacy gear
Our legacy gear
An example of our custom armor
An example of our custom armor

What is all the money going to? Here's a quick breakdown of costs:

  • Recording: $1,500
  • Mixing: $3,000
  • Mastering: $1,000
  • Artwork: $1,000
  • Manufacturing: $2,000
  • Kickstarter Rewards: $5,000
  • Fees/Other Costs: $2,500
  • Total: $16,000

We believe this is a totally manageable goal. Your support over the years has proven to us that this unique experiment of ours has legs, that it's a project worth pursuing and that delivering the highest possible quality product is something that you, the fans, want.

Thank you for being there for us: for buying our albums, watching our music videos, coming to our shows, and just showing your love and support on social media. We don't take what you've given us for granted, you all really are the reason this band exists at the level we're currently running at. We hope you'll continue putting your trust in us and in turn we'll give everything we have to make sure you have a truly memorable collection of music.

Cheers,

Lily, Matt, Shawn, Andy, and Kojo

* Artwork by Chris Pinion * Video by Devyn Hoy * Cover photo by Aretesophist Photography 

Risks and challenges

While there's always risks involved in any project, we firmly believe that $16,000 is enough to make this project happen without issues. We hope you'll back us!

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    Digital copy of our first single

    Get our first single - WHATEVER IT ENDS UP BEING - before anyone else!

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    Digital Album

    A digital copy of our new album The Final Door

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    Physical Album

    Physical CD of our new album 'The Final Door'

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    Master Sword Discography

    Get our new album 'The Final Door', along with our previous two releases 'Shadow and Steel' and 'Epoch'.

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    Master Sword Legacy Shirts

    Get one of our classic legacy shirts - MS logo (black/cream), Forsaken Tribe (red), Anniversary (sky blue), or Shadow and Steel (dark blue), along with a physical copy of the new album. Discounted to help promote the Kickstarter!

    + If you'd like more than one, feel free to add $15 to your pledge for each additional shirt you'd like!

    + Get a 'The Final Door' shirt by adding $20 to total at checkout.

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    Exclusive T-Shirt

    Get our newest T-Shirt design here first! Special edition for Kickstarter backers.

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    Producer Pack

    Get a personalized thank you from the band and have your name listed in the album liner notes!

    Includes signed CD and digital album.

    + Get a 'The Final Door' shirt by adding $20 to total at checkout.

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    LIMITED Kickstarter Signed Canvas Art

    Get our new The Final Door album artwork printed on high quality canvas and signed by all the members of the band, plus our artist Chris Pinion! This will be the only time you'll be able to find this collector's item - only 25 will be made!

    Size: 18" x 18"

    Includes THE FINAL DOOR album.

    + Get a 'The Final Door' shirt by adding $20 to total at checkout.

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    LIMITED Leather-Bound Lyric Book

    Get this Kickstarter exclusive: a leather-bound book (made by our bassist Shawn) with all of The Final Door's lyrics handwritten by our vocalist Lily herself. A true collector's item. Limited quantities, so order quick!

    + Get a 'The Final Door' shirt by adding $20 to total at checkout.

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    • Physical CD
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    [Early Bird] Full Legacy Package

    Get everything we currently have for sale - all 5 legacy Master Sword shirts, 3 patches, both previous music CD releases (Epoch & Shadow and Steel), not to mention our new Kickstarter tee and THE FINAL DOOR.

    $175 value!!

    Includes:
    • 5 Legacy Shirts
    • 3 Patches
    • All Previously Released Music
    • NEW Special Edition Kickstarter Tee
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    • Digital MP3/FLAC Copy
    • Name in Album Liner Notes
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    Full Legacy Package

    Get everything we currently have for sale - all 5 legacy Master Sword shirts, 3 patches, both previous music CD releases (Epoch & Shadow and Steel), not to mention our new Kickstarter tee and THE FINAL DOOR.

    $175 value!!

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    • 3 Patches
    • All Previously Released Music
    • NEW Special Edition Kickstarter Tee
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    • Name in Album Liner Notes
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    Custom Master Sword Bracers

    Suit up in your very own official Master Sword armor bracers made by our bassist Shawn. Choose your color scheme and style, then get updates as the magic happen! Made out of real leather.

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    Rennfaire with Master Sword

    One of our absolute favorite Kickstarter reward tiers, as it means we get to spend a day at the Maryland Rennaissance Festival! Join us for drinks, food, and fun - then learn all the nitty gritty behind-the-scenes details about the band straight from the source!

    Includes both admission and a meal. Does not include travel expenses to Maryland.

    Also included: THE FINAL DOOR album (CD & Digital) and new Kickstarter shirt.

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    Private Concert

    Have an event coming up that is in desperate need of some Zelda-tinged heavy metal? Bring us there! We'll play a full concert for you and your friends!

    Price for DC/Baltimore area only. If you live outside our area, please send us a message first and we can discuss travel costs.

    Includes THE FINAL DOOR album and exclusive Kickstarter shirt.

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    • NEW Special Edition Kickstarter Tee
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    Join the Cast of our Music Video

    Get a once in a lifetime chance to be immortalized on Youtube by being featured in our upcoming music video!

    Does not include travel expenses to Maryland.

    Includes THE FINAL DOOR album and exclusive Kickstarter shirt.

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    [Early Bird] Physical Album

    Physical CD of our new album 'The Final Door'

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    [Early Bird] Exclusive T-Shirt

    Get our newest T-Shirt design here first! Special edition for Kickstarter backers.

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    • Physical CD
    • NEW Special Edition Kickstarter Tee
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    LIMITED Signed Kick Drum Head

    Get the kick drum head Andy used to record The Final Door - signed by all 5 members of the band. Only one available!

    + Get a 'The Final Door' shirt by adding $20 to total at checkout.

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    Honorary Master Sword Armor

    Get a full upper body suit of specialty leather armor made for you by our bassist Shawn - just like we use in the band! Discuss what style you want, your sizing, and then sit back as the magic happens!

    In addition, get your name inscribed in silver at the top of our 'thank you' liner notes page on the album!

    Includes:
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    • Physical CD
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    Cover Song of your Choosing

    Have Master Sword professionally record any song of your choosing and release it upon the interwebs with a dedication to you, our biggest supporter! It can be rock, metal, Zelda, other video game tunes, you name it! Not only that, but your name will be inscribed in gold in our album liner notes above all the other names!

    *Band must approve song choice

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