RUSTED METAL: A GUIDE TO HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK MUSIC IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1970 - 1995) is a huge reference guide with over 500 band bios, around 100 interviews, concert listings, a discography, venues, zines, record labels and tons of images. It covers three states and a province (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia), spans two and a half decades and is close to 800 pages. There are three editions being produced of this book: An E-Book, a Trade Paperback and a campaign-only Exclusive Signed/Slipcased Hardcover Edition (with color pages).
Interviews with members of the bands: The Accused, Bitter End, Cruella, Culprit, Fifth Angel, Glacier, Heir Apparent, Lipstick, Metal Church, Myth, Overlord, Panic, Pearl Jam, Rail, Sanctuary, Shadow, Thor, Wehrmacht, Wild Dogs and more.
NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED is a special compilation album that focuses on the legendary Lake Hills Roller Rink in Bellevue, and features ten of the great bands that played there during the period of 1979 - 1983. It has a special wraparound cover depicting the roller rink and features liner notes by Craig Cooke and the NWMW team. Here's the lineup and the album jacket:
Q5 - "Missing In Action" (Live)
TKO - "Survive"
SABBATAR - "Enter The Dragon"
OVERLORD - "Had Enough" (Live)
SATO - "Wheels Burn"
RAIL - "Gangbusters" (Live)
LIPSTICK - "Trouble Around The Corner"
PROWLER - "Lady Of The Night"
BONDAGE BOYS - "Dehumanize Me"
WILD DOGS - "Heavy Metal Rock N' Roll" (Live - w/Drum Solo)
Through this campaign we are also going to offer a very special white and black splatter vinyl edition of the Lake Hills Revisited album. Only 100 hand-numbered copies of this will be available and we suspect they won't last long. This campaign is your way to ensure you get one of these very cool items. (400 hand-numbered black vinyl copies will also be produced).
THE REWARDS AND THE FULFILLMENT TIMELINE:
Both the Rusted Metal: A Guide To Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Music In The Pacific Northwest book and the NW Metalworx Volume 2: Lake Hills Revisited album are currently in production and are slated to be done and shipping out this March (Except the signed/slipcased Hardcover. That will take a bit longer for production, with getting the books and cases made and getting signatures, but we are still expecting it to be completed by May). We wanted to do this campaign as a fun way to offer pre-orders on the album and also to offer the exclusive signed and slipcased hardcover edition of Rusted Metal. So all of the rewards items offered will be on hand very soon for fulfillment (and all of the older NWMW test pressings, signed albums, photos, etc. are already on hand and ready to go out).
THE 2019 NW METALFEST IN SEATTLE:
Additionally, NW Metalworx Music is a co-promoter for the annual NW Metalfest in Seattle in March. We relaunched this festival in March of 2018 (with the blessing of original Metalfest promoter, musician and historian Brett Miller), to feature Northwest bands both old and new. The next one is March 2nd at Washington Hall and features a special 40th Anniversary TKO reunion (with guests), the mighty Thor, Salem's Christian Metal warriors Saint, first-time reunions of Slaughterhaus 5 and Prowler and more. We'll also have a special NW Metal Archives on display, a Metal Swap Meet, Food and Drink for purchase and more. We are offering some tickets, T-shirts, posters, etc. for this for additional rewards and bonuses. Come join us in our celebration of NW Metal and Hard Rock and the rich history or get a shirt and poster even if you can't attend.
BONUS TEST PRESSINGS, SIGNED ITEMS AND OTHER RARE STUFF:
Last but certainly not least, we have a limited number of test pressings (signed and unsigned), acetates, signed photos, rare NW metal collectibles, etc. on hand. We are also going to offer these as additional bonuses in rewards claimed. The first 10 people to spend $100 or more will get a signed test pressing of the Lake Hills compilation album. Additionally, we will include as bonuses in the combo packages and deals other very limited NWMW test pressings, signed albums, and signed photos!
STRETCH GOAL #1 ($6,000.00)
For this first stretch goal we will give everybody who pledged $1 - $11 a free digital download of a special NW Metalworx Music Promotional Sampler. It will feature 14 tracks total, with 2 from each of our 7 releases to date (including the brand new Lake Hills Revisited compilation). You will also get a digital art print of our Lake Hills Revisited album cover. For those that pledged $12 - $99, you will receive a copy of the NWMW Promotional CD, in a special card sleeve, and the digital art print. For those that pledged $100 to $199, you will receive the promotional NWMW CD, digital download cards of both the NWMW promo CD and the Lake Hills Revisited album, and physical art prints of the Lake Hills album cover and the Rusted Metal book cover. For those that pledge $200 or more, you will receive all of the above plus an additional test pressing or signed album, and 5 rare NW collectible items (flyers, stickers, promotional items, etc.) from the 80s.
My name is James Beach and I'm a lifelong Northwest guy. I grew up in Portland with family in Seattle and have always loved this area. I saw many local bands play shows growing up and have continued to be a fan of our great NW scene. In 2014, I started work on a book on NW Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music with a couple friends, Brian Naron and J.D. Sutton. Our friend James Tolin, a life long Seattle native and music historian, also joined us along the way and became a major contributor and our fourth man. Out of this project also spawned a retro record label dedicated to this music called NW Metalworx Music (http://nwmetalworxmusic.com). We launched the label at the start of 2016 and have released albums by the NW artists TKO, Heir Apparent, Overlord, Cruella and Whizkey Stik - as well as a special NW compilation called NW Metalworx Volume 1. Our seventh album, the Lake Hills Revisited compilation, is in production now. The Rusted Metal book is an extension of the label and being published under the side imprint, NW Metalworx Books.
So come join us on our Northwest Metal journey! It's been a blast so far and we'd love to have you come along for the ride. With the rich history and influence, we are honored to help shed light on this great scene.
Risks and challenges
The Special Signed/Slipcased Hardcover Edition of RUSTED METAL is the only item at risk of not being produced. If nobody purchases it then none will be created. We already have the Trade Paperback Edition and E-Book editions in production and those will be produced and delivered regardless of the campaign results. As will be the LAKE HILLS REVISITED Compilation LP. Those are slated to be completed and on hand at the 2019 NWMF in Seattle, if all goes well, and also we plan to start shipping the rest out in mid-to-late March (except the special HC of Rusted Metal. That will take a bit longer to produce and we anticipate having it completed in May.) NW Metalworx Music has completed and fulfilled 6 albums to date with many happy customers. We could have just launched both the HC and the Lake Hills compilations through our website as usual, but we felt a campaign here would be a fun way to do a pre-order for both the book and album and also offer some very exclusive and limited items and rare collectibles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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