Pimeä Metsä (finnish for Dark Forest) is a viking/folk metal band from Madrid, Spain. No Blood No Glory! will be our second album after the release of [Legacy of the Heathen North] in 2013 (https://pimeametsa.bandcamp.com/), which reached very positive reviews among the specialised media. It gave us the opportunity to go on the road and play it in various cities... in nights that you, our fans, converted into unforgettable! Moreover, tours supporting international bands, festivals, interviews with heavy metal media and... almost sold out in our gig of 26th November 2013 at We Rock! (Madrid), at home, with our brothers and sisters in arms!
With No Blood No Glory! we want to be one step forward. It will be much faster, more epic and richer in details than its predecessor. The experience we have been acquiring has allowed us to compose more elaborated songs, with more varied passages, but always keeping Pimeä Metsä's essence. We cannot wait for you to listen to it!
Our second LP will contain 9 tracks, one of them instrumental, and will be recorded, mixed and mastered at The Metal Factory Studios in Madrid by Alex Cappa, who has worked with really amazing Spanish heavy metal bands like Hamlet, Vita Imana, etc.
The objective of your contributions
We need minimum 2.500,00 € to fund the recording, mixing and mastering of the LP, design of the album artwork by a draftswoman and its release and promotion all around the world by the Italian label Wormhole Death (Ashes to Ashes, Barbarian Prophecies, Dunkelnacht, Napaln Storm, etc.)
Our second album approximate budget is:
Recording, mixing and mastering in The Metal Factory Studios: 4.600,00 €
Manufacturing of 1.000 CD's, album artwork printing, international distribution and promotion by Wormhole Death: 1.000,00 €
Design of the album artwork by a draftswoman: 400,00 € aprox
Total: 6.000,00 €
What if we go beyond our funding objectives?
We have some more things in mind: video recording, improvement of our stage atrezzo, advertisements of the release and the gigs in the media... We have also some more original merchandising products, not very often seen in a musical band (if you know us, you will know what we are talking about... but we think we will surprise you anyway!)
About the rewards
Your support is essential for us, it is the reason for the hundreds of kilometres that we travel for each show, the inspiration that helps us in our compositions and, in this case, the last impulse that we need to release our album! As you can see we have done the work and have look after every minimal detail, but... we need the money to do it!
Therefore, we had to give you the best, so we will offer can offer as reward: packs with our best merchandising products (some of the products are exclusive for the crowdfunding, and others are given at a very special price). Of course, we can offer, just for reading this words, a big Viking hug!
Items offered as reward:
Exclusive pick: You will receive an exclusive Pimeä Metsä pick with our logo.
Signed photo: We will give you a signed photo with the six members of the band. The photo was done by the photographer Cristina Gálvez.
Exclusive sticker: An exclusive designed sticker with the logo and name of the band. You can take us wherever you go!
Digital copy of the LP: You will receive a digital copy of the LP No Blood no Glory! some days before its international date of release.
International shipping costs: You need to add this supplement to any of the rewards if the shipment is outside Spain.
Physical copy of the LP: You will obtain a CD of our second album No Blood no Glory!
Physical copy of "LEGACY OF THE HEATHEN NORTH": CD of our first album LEGACY OF THE HEATHEN NORTH, qualified with an average of 8/10 by metal media.
Exclusive T-shirt: You will obtain an exclusive t-shirt of the band wit the design of our new album (you must select your size). The album artwork is being designed at this stage, so we can not show it yet but... you can trust us, you will like it!
Exclusive sweatshirt: You will obtain a sweatshirt with our logo and the size that you select.
Ticket for our show: We will need your name and ID to give you access to one of our shows. Festivals or shows where Pimeä Metsä is the invited artist of other band are not included in this reward.
Special mention in the Hall of Fame of the LP: Your name will be written in the exclusive "Hall of Fame" integrated in the album artwork, just to thank your generous contribution!
Exclusive handmade horn: You will obtain a replica of the drinking horns used by the Vikings in their glorious days, adorned with personalized Viking designs.
Inedit instrumental song: A new instrumental song from Pimeä Metsä (that will not be included in any other album)... it has been composed just for you!
Special mention of your name or brand in the Hall of Fame of the booklet, videoclips and LP and gigs posters. Promotion of festivals or shows where Pimeä Metsä is the invited artist of other band are not included in this reward.
Important comment: Shipping costs are included for Spain. For shipments outside Spain, Pack Drakkar must be included to any of the other rewards.
The nine songs are ready and we are now finishing with its pre-production and closing their final arrangements and harmonies.
We will start its recording at the studio in September. According with the schedule that gave us from the studio, recording, mixing and mastering should be finished around October 15th when LP manufacturing and artwork printing would start. We estimate that by the end of November we will be able to release No Blood No Glory!, but it will depend on the agreement we reach with the Italian label... Anyway, we can assure that **as gratitude to your support, you will have the album as soon as we receive the physical copies, **, it has nothing to do with the official market release.