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A GUIDE TO HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK MUSIC IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1970 - 1995)
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THE BOOK:

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. 

RUSTED METAL BOOK COVER
RUSTED METAL BOOK COVER

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THE ALBUM:

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). 

NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED ALBUM COVER
NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED ALBUM COVER
Lake Hills Revisited Splatter Vinyl LP
Lake Hills Revisited Splatter Vinyl LP

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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). 

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 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.

NW METALFEST 2019 FLYER
NW METALFEST 2019 FLYER

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 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!

Test Pressings, Signed LPs and CDs, TKO Acetate, etc.
Test Pressings, Signed LPs and CDs, TKO Acetate, etc.

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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.

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OUR STORY: 

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.

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    Rusted Metal (Ebook Edition)

    E-book (digital) version of Rusted Metal; A Guide To Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Music In The Pacific Northwest (1970 - 1995). Features over 500 band bios, around 100 interviews, concert listings, a discography, venues, zines, record labels and tons of images.

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    NWMX VOL. 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED (CD)

    NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED is a look at the many great heavy metal and hard rock bands that played a the Bellevue Roller Rink during the period of 1979 - 1983. It features 10 songs by NW bands who all performed there during that time period and much of the music is previously unreleased. The cover is a wraparound one and the sleeve features liner notes by Craig Cooke and NWMW, and band photos and bios. We're honored to be able to bring to you this great tribute to a wonderful, and important period in northwest metal history. Lineup: 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). COMPACT DISC/CD VERSION - ONLY 300 COPIES TO BE MADE.

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    NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED is a look at the many great heavy metal and hard rock bands that played a the Bellevue Roller Rink during the period of 1979 - 1983. It features 10 songs by NW bands who all performed there during that time period and much of the music is previously unreleased. The cover is a wraparound one and the sleeve features liner notes by Craig Cooke and NWMW, and band photos and bios. We're honored to be able to bring to you this great tribute to a wonderful, and important period in northwest metal history. Lineup: 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). BLACK VINYL LP. ONLY 400 COPIES BEING MADE.

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    NWMW VOL 2 LAKE HILLS REVISITED (W/B LP)

    NW METALWORX VOLUME 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED is a look at the many great heavy metal and hard rock bands that played a the Bellevue Roller Rink during the period of 1979 - 1983. It features 10 songs by NW bands who all performed there during that time period and much of the music is previously unreleased. The cover is a wraparound one and the sleeve features liner notes by Craig Cooke and NWMW, and band photos and bios. We're honored to be able to bring to you this great tribute to a wonderful, and important period in northwest metal history. Lineup: 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). SPECIAL WHITE/BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL LP. ONLY 100 COPIES BEING MADE.

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    RUSTED METAL (Trade Paperback Edition)

    Trade Paperback edition of Rusted Metal: A Guide To Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Music In The Pacific Northwest (1970 - 1995). Features over 500 bios, around 100 interviews, concert listings, a discography, venues, zines, record labels and tons of images.

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    NW METALFEST 2019 Ticket Combo

    Ticket Combo package for NW METALFEST 2019 in Seattle on March 2nd at Washington Hall. Get a ticket, Commemorative T-Shirt and Poster at a discount. The NWMF 2019 features a Metal Swap Meet, NW Metal Archives, 8 Bands (a special 40th Anniversary TKO reunion, The Mighty THOR, Salem's Christian Metal Warriors SAINT, 1st-time reunions for SLAUGHTERHAUS 5 and PROWLER and more!). Come enjoy the fest and pick up your copies of RUSTED METAL and/or the NW METALWORX VOL. 2: LAKE HILLS REVISITED album and get them signed by a few contributors!

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    NW METALWORX 6 LP BUNDLE

    New to NW Metalworx Music record label and want to grab our previous releases? Here's a discounted lot of the 6 vinyl releases we did of: TKO Round Two; Overlord - Broken Toys; Cruella - Vengeance Is Mine; Whizkey Stik - On The Level; Heir Apparent - Graceful Inheritance; and the NW Metalworx Vol. 1 compilation. (Your choice of black vinyl or colored vinyl (while supplies last on those. Just a handful of White Vinyl Overlord LPs left in stock so first come first serve on those!)

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    RUSTED METAL -Signed/Slipcased Hardcover

    Rusted Metal: A Guide To Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Music In The Pacific Northwest (1970 - 1995). Features over 500 bios, around 100 interviews, concert listings, a discography, venues, zines, record labels and tons of images. Slipcased Hardcover Edition with color pages and housed in a slipcase. Signed by the four editors and a number of other contributors and interviewees. SPECIAL CAMPAIGN ONLY EXCLUSIVE. (However many are ordered will be the number produced. Estimated to be a 26 or 52 copy lettered edition)

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    RUSTED METAL - HC, TPB & E-BOOK BUNDLE

    Rusted Metal: A Guide To Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Music In The Pacific Northwest (1970 - 1995). Features over 500 bios, around 100 interviews, concert listings, a discography, venues, zines, record labels and tons of images. SIGNED/SLIPCASED LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER, TRADE PAPERBACK & E-BOOK BUNDLE (Get all three at a discount. US Customers: Paperback and E-Book will be shipped/sent in March and the Hardcover later on in May when completed. Overseas and Canada customers: E-Book will be sent in March and Trade Paperback and Hardcover together when completed in May). As a bonus we will also include a special limited art print of the Rusted Metal cover.

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    RUSTED METAL & LAKE HILLS COMBO

    Get all three versions of the RUSTED METAL book (Signed/Slipcased HC, Trade Paperback and E-Book) along with the LAKE HILLS REVISITED compilation album (both the black vinyl and splatter vinyl LPs and CD) for a discounted price! As a bonus we will include a rare test pressing of a NWMW release.

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    THE WHOLE ENCHILADA COMBO

    Get all three versions of the RUSTED METAL book (Signed/Slipcased HC, Trade Paperback and E-Book), along with the LAKE HILLS REVISITED compilation album (both the black vinyl and splatter vinyl LPs and CD), and all 6 of NW Metalworx in-stock previous releases (TKO - Round Two LP; OVERLORD - Broken Toys Expanded LP and CD; CRUELLA - Vengeance Is Mine LP; HEIR APPARENT - Graceful Inheritance LP; WHIZKEY STIK LP and CD; and NW METALWORX VOLUME 1 compilation LP) for a discounted price! And as a bonus, we'll also toss in a rare NWMW Test Pressing, a brand new import reissue and/or never before released CD by a NW Metal band, and a brand new import reissue and/or never before released LP by a NW Metal band (including the bands: Q5, Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel, Koda Khan, Strychnine, SATO, Iscariot, Xinr, etc. etc.).

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    NWMW RECORD PRODUCER

    So you love NW Heavy Metal and Hard Rock and you want to be an album producer? Here's your chance to get into the game! Come and join us as a partner for one of our upcoming releases on NW Metalworx Music, get the co-producer credit and split the profits with us. We've done six albums so far with a seventh on the way now (The LAKE HILLS Compilation). We've also got some future releases in the works including another 30th Anniversary reissue from a classic 80s NW Metal band. You can get in on that one, or one of the other titles we're looking at putting out in the near future. You can help approve the audio recordings and engineering work, be involved in the album design and layout, see the lacquer cutting facility and tour the record pressing plant in Oregon and more. You will also be added to our guest list for the NW Metalfest 2019 in Seattle March 2nd, and get to meet all of the bands backstage and get a shirt and poster. (Fulfillment to be in stages over the next year.)

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