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Help Dethlehem conquer unknown lands by funding this RPG/LARP/Metal band's DIY summer tour!
Help Dethlehem conquer unknown lands by funding this RPG/LARP/Metal band's DIY summer tour!
78 backers pledged $3,016 to help bring this project to life.

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Special thanks to ThinkGeek, GeekDad, Hipster, please!, Nerdy Show, World (and Lunar) Domination, Valley of Steel, and everyone else who has helped raise awareness of our quest! We are infinitely appreciative!

UPDATE!!

If we are able to reach a secondary goal of $3,000, ALL BACKERS will receive a signed tour poster!

Background

Dethlehem is a tongue-in-cheek, RPG/Fantasy/Metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. We think metal and music should be fun, and interactive. We encourage audience participation by handing out inflatable weapons, acting out skits on stage, using stage props for scenery, and telling tales of our mythos in between songs. We want our crowds to feel like they are part of our legions and are here to help us defend the land as a collective. Basically, we want you to have a great time at our shows and enjoy some epic metal!

We've recently conquered and defended the lands of Pittsburgh and won a few local awards -- notably the 2011 Pittsburgh City Paper's Best Metal Band, and 2011 Back Allie's Best Metal Band & Best Music Video (see above for video) -- and now we're looking to quest to new realms. However, touring has it's own issues for a DIY band and this is where we need you!

Where YOU come in...

Being a 100% Do-It-Yourself band with no label backing, it is difficult to get guaranteed pay at venues in areas that you don't often play. This makes for the energizing of our steed (aka, paying for fuel to put in our van) difficult to do without consistent pay. The money you donate will go directly toward traveling expenses and making the DethleVan long-distance-road-worthy. (See what we did there?)

  • Fuel
  • Oil changes
  • Radiator flush
  • A/C recharge
  • New tires
  • Trailer Rental

These are all things needed to make sure the DethleVan is in top shape for the journey that lays ahead. 

Rewards

We've put together some epic reward packages for you that include our music albums, shirts, stickers, gaming dice, tour dvds, and even some rare, one-of-a-kind props from our show!

**Please take note that some rewards have an estimated delivery of August 2012. In most cases, this means that some parts of the rewards will not be available until August. Some items may ship earlier than that!**

Conclusion

Dethlehem started as a fantastically fun hobby for us. We had no idea we could grow it into the potential touring metal machine we have today. With your help, the community of fans and friends we've made can grow even larger. If you're able to financially support our epic quest to conquer new realms, please consider making a monetary contribution to our cause. Every little bit helps! From the warriors of Dethlehem, we thank thee.

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    Every little bit helps, seriously. See us at our next show for a sweaty hug.

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    Limited edition Dethlehem sticker.

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    Autographed copy of The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 2: Of Magick & Tyranny + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Dethlehem Tour DVD featuring behind the scenes footage of shows, and shenanigans from the road + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1: Enthroned Upon a Spire and Volume 2: Of Magick & Tyranny + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    A Dethlehem Tour DVD featuring behind the scenes footage of shows, and shenanigans from the road + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Limited edition Dethlehem shirt designed by the band + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt designed by the band + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Play a character on stage at any one future Dethlehem show of your choosing + Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Autographed bass drum head featuring full-color album art that will be used on the tour + Play a character on stage at any one future Dethlehem show of your choosing + Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Autographed Yagolith Skull prop used by the band on numerous past shows + Play a character on stage at any one future Dethlehem show of your choosing + Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    Giant inflatable d20 autographed by the band + Play a character on stage at any one future Dethlehem show of your choosing + Free entry for you and a guest to any one Dethlehem show of your choosing + An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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    BE IN OUR NEXT MUSIC VIDEO! + Free entry for you and a guest to every future Dethlehem show + Play a character on stage at every future Dethlehem show of your choosing + Giant inflatable d20 autographed by the band + Video chat/instrument lesson/interview with the band + An official Dethlehem Knight's Tunic + Limited edition Dethlehem shirt + Dethlehem Tour DVD + Autographed copies of both The Ghorusalem Codex, Volume 1 & 2 + 2 custom special edition Dethlehem 6-sided dice + Limited edition Dethlehem sticker!

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