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Your favorite RPG/Nerd/Metal band, Dethlehem, needs your help in completing our third full-length album! We need your gold! Read more

Pittsburgh, PA Metal
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This project was successfully funded on December 26, 2013.

Your favorite RPG/Nerd/Metal band, Dethlehem, needs your help in completing our third full-length album! We need your gold!

Pittsburgh, PA Metal
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We're that ridiculous metal band that you may or may not have heard of... Dethlehem! We dress in armor and play music about slaying dragons, drinking ale, playing RPGs, and battling other creatures we make up. We're nerds with a sense of humor... sometimes distasteful and possibly controversial, but always hilarious. Well, we need your help!

We're running out of gold!

Dethlehem is a very hands-on, DIY kind of band. We do all of our own artwork, videos, web design, booking, managing and recording! We also write our own music and lyrics, but I mean, that's a given.

Our first two albums were produced by our resident bassist, Hank the Guy. Despite Hank looking like an old, barbarian version of Michael McDonald, he is really good at recording and mixing. However, Hank is NOT very good at mastering. Seriously, he's a Level 2 n00b. For our third album, we want to pay for an AWESOME mastering job done by a big name producer in the metal scene. We have been eyeing a few potential people that have impressive credentials and credits. Once we have the funding, we'll make our decision on who to go with!

What progress has been made?

Currently, we're about 85% of the way through the recording process. When the recording is completed, we'll move on to mixing, which will be done in-house. Once our project is funded and the album is mixed, we'll move on to mastering. After that, the album will be 100% complete and we'll attempt to ink a distribution deal with a label to increase our reach and opportunity. Hopefully, a complete album by a DIY band (and the support of their awesome fan-base!) will be a solid, no-brainer investment for a label. Anything's possible, but we fully believe we have a solid album on our hands, so we shall see where it takes us.

Check out an in-studio video below!

Stretch Goals!

If we reach $4,000, we'll be able to include more artwork and space for lyrics in a multi-page album booklet.

If we reach $5,000, we'll use the extra money to commission a stage costume for Knightmare, the antagonist of this album. The biggest baddie of them all will come to life on stage at our live shows!

If we reach $10,000, we'll have enough to make a vinyl pressing of the album for everyone who donated $50 or more! (Vinyl will include unique artwork not found anywhere else.)

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Risks and challenges

There is no risk, as far as the album is concerned. Ideally, once our project is funded and the album is professionally mastered, we will use the finished product to obtain a distribution deal with a record label. If, however, we are unable to secure a deal with a label, we will self-release the album just as we have our previous albums. Either way, as long as our project is funded, you, the donors, will receive the album and your donation level reward(s). It's only a matter of whether we put it out ourselves or through a label.

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    Thanks for contributing your hard earned money to a noble cause. We sincerely appreciate the gesture! We will give you a virtual high-five and a shout out on our social media websites!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album when it's finished and ready for release. After album is completed, we'll be searching for distribution deals or doing a self-release. Regardless, you will be entitled to your digital copy!

    **NOTE:** June 2014 is an estimated date -- release could be sooner or later. Backers outside of the U.S. please add $5 for shipping.

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    PHYSICAL COPY OF THE ALBUM + Digital Download + DETHLEHEM FOAM BATTLE SWORD 9000!

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    8 backers

    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + SPECIAL EDITION STICKER!

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    8 backers

    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + SIGNED PROMO POSTER!

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    5 backers

    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + SIGNED ALBUM POSTER + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF PREVIOUS ALBUMS

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    4 backers

    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + Signed Album Poster + Digital Download of Previous Albums + INVITE TO LISTENING PARTY IN PITTSBURGH, PA! (Travel expenses NOT covered)

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    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + Signed Album Poster + Digital Download of Previous Albums + Listening Party Invite (Travel expenses NOT covered) + APPEAR AS A CHARACTER IN A FUTURE ISSUE OF THE DETHLEHEM COMIC + WE'LL SLAY YOU ON STAGE! (When we play a show in your hometown)

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    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + Signed Album Poster + Digital Download of Previous Albums + Listening Party Invite (Travel expenses NOT covered) + Comic Book Appearance + Slay You On Stage + KICK DRUM HEAD WITH CODEX 2 ARTWORK SIGNED BY THE BAND

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    1 backer All gone!

    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + Signed Album Poster + Digital Download of Previous Albums + Listening Party Invite (Travel expenses NOT covered) + Comic Book Appearance + Slay You On Stage + CUSTOM PAINTED OVERLORD BROM STYLE HELMET SIGNED BY THE BAND + HILDOR'S CHAINMAIL

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    Physical Copy of the Album + the Digital Download + Dethlehem Foam Battle Sword 9000 + Special Edition Sticker + Signed Promo Poster + Signed Album Poster + Digital Download of Previous Albums + Listening Party Invite (Travel expenses NOT covered) + Comic Book Appearance + Slay You On Stage + FLY OUT TO PITTSBURGH, HANG OUT WITH US, AND VOICE A CHARACTER ON THE ALBUM! (Expenses paid, message us for more details.)

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