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Pre-Sales have paid for a huge chunk of studio time to record this album but the mixdown and mastering needs a little kickstart
Pre-Sales have paid for a huge chunk of studio time to record this album but the mixdown and mastering needs a little kickstart
107 backers pledged $7,775 to help bring this project to life.

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"The End Is Only the Beginning" is the title of the new record and it has taken me on a journey the likes of which I have never taken in my life.  My previous albums were more demos really, but they were demos that received airplay on major radio stations such as KROQ and XM radio (Back when my project was called Shaolin Temple of BooM) and more recently within the year my music has been getting licensed to major TV shows and video games for example this licensing of my song Duel

Or this promo for the show Degrassi

I have always been an independent artist handling every aspect of my music and business, from designs, to websites, to production, to distribution and beyond.

This next album represents what I believe to be my first legitimate release. By contrast the aforementioned albums (demos) took me less than a month to create, this includes writing, recording, mixing, mastering and distribution. This was an incredibly fast and short time to do an album, so with this new album I decided to pace myself and work at it everyday, sometimes 12 to 20 hour days of programming, recording and arranging for as long as it takes and I am currently in my 10th month, chipping away at it until I reach the desired result, and the results are a night and day difference to anything I have done in the past.  Thus far, pre-sales have paid for the recording of this album but as we all know (those of us that have recorded) to release an album of a high quality production takes quite a bit of budget to realize.  That is why I decided to do this Kick Starter campaign and give it a shot to help finance the remaining amount.  I have poured my heart and soul and mind into this album with everything I have, now I need that little extra kick start to complete this album and pay for the mixdown and mastering.  The mixdown and mastering of any album are the key ingredients to the final product, many times you can have an incredible song that didn't have the right production and mixing and that influences the way you feel about the song, and in many cases you can have a mediocre song that is mixed in the right way and it sounds better than what it is.... Mixing is an essential part in bringing the full vision of the music to the ears of the listener, I have some legendary mixers on board to mix certain tracks within the album that are actually giving me a huge discount to their normal price because of my independent nature and because they have expressed they like the tracks. 

Here is a track from the last album, this song is called "Transference" (This video was created for $0 using a handheld vid camera, the video currently has over 20 thousand views and is a youtube partner video)

These are from 2004, it was before I was WVM but I was in the process of creating and lifting my homemade demos to the stage and exposure to the world online

This was my home studio, it wasn't much but out of that little studio I created 2 tracks that got play on major radio stations KROQ and XM in Evil and Into Nothing

First shows playing out with backup musicians I put together

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    Your name is written in a blog I will write on my all my networks and newsletters that I will post/send once this album is completed
    Also you get good karma and knowledge of having been involved in financing this project

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    A link to download the songs in a format of your choice before they're released, this includes the first single set to be released in November followed by the full album some time thereafter

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    A WVM t-shirt and digital download

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    PREVIOUS REWARD, PLUS: A CD of the songs, signed by David Alvarez, mailed directly to you. (Standard Shipping Rates Apply)

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    BOTH PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS: A personal "Thank You" addressed to you printed in the liner notes of the CD

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    ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS: Special behind the scenes video documenting the creation of this album not available anywhere else. A special non mixed mp3 of one of the tracks in it's entirety the day you make this pledge

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    ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS: "Shout Out" from the studio (posted on my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/worldversusmetv if you like).

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    ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS: One person from this list will win an autographed bass used in the making of this record chosen at random from a box and filmed at the moment of choosing and posted on Youtube.

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    PLEDGE $1700 OR MORE
    Receive this original drawing by David Alvarez
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    It's a study of my left hand.

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    ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS: A "Special Producer" Status on the CD linear notes, Ever wanted to be a producer of a band or CD? Especially a CD of music that will more than likely get major play on TV/Video Games and so forth? Here is your chance to get your name as "Special Producer" status on the CD linear notes. This status of "Special Producer" is in NAME ONLY and doesn't entitle the pledger to any income derived from World Versus Me, past present or future it is just something for you to show off in good fun.

    I will also choose from a box of names of people that donate this amount and film it for the person to win an acoustic guitar which I have had since I was 12 signed... seen in this picture http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=234120486645975&set=a.233187500072607.60167.127426027315422&type=3&theater

    The story behind that guitar is, at a moment in my life of profound frustration several years ago in regards to the lack of finances to create music at the level I wanted, I actually smashed it to the ground so it made a big dent at one corner, but I kept that guitar as a reminder of many things...this guitar is really a symbol for me of perseverance. Please watch the video for the story behind it.

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    This is the GODMODE pledge, essentially the person making this pledge ensures that this record will be released at the utmost highest possible level.
    This pledge covers
    CD manufacturing
    Artwork
    Merch in relation to this CD
    Distribution
    Promotional costs

    This pledge seals the deal to ensure that the final product will not only have high production qualities but also the tangible forms of this album will be at their best as well.

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