Lords of the Trident is creating Original Heavy Metal Music, Videos, and Blog Posts
119

patrons

$995
per month
Who are Lords of the Trident? Their metal’s so pure that only diamonds can scratch it, and usually the diamonds are the ones that end up getting hurt in the end. Their amps are so loud, Manowar knocked on their door and asked them to “please turn down”.  If you like battle, bloodshed, axes, fire, and losing limbs, then mosh your way to the front row and receive your free ticket to Valhalla. If you don’t like these things – too bad. They’re playing anyway, and they’ll make sure to steal your girlfriend in the process.

Lords of the Trident has been creating original Heavy Metal music and videos since 2008. During the last nine years, we've released 4 full-length albums and 3 EPs, along with numerous music videos, tour logs, and live performance videos. We also write a monthly DIY music column called Words of Fang, aimed at helping other bands become successful. We'd love nothing more than to be able to give our fans more music, more videos, and tour longer distances.


(preferably with the Indiana Jones theme playing in the background)

It's no secret that the music business has drastically changed over the past 15 years. Signing to a major label now means giving up almost all of the rights to your songs, and receiving fractions of a penny for all of your hard work. There’s also the very real possibility of losing creative control over your music. Since someone else is paying the bills, someone else gets to say what kind of songs you record.

However, this also means that due to monthly-donation services like Patreon, there's the possibility of cutting out the middle-man entirely, and putting the band - and the fans - back in Complete Control of the music. (lol see what I did there?)

Why are you doing a Patreon?

Over the years, we've been able to accomplish a lot on our own. We have no booking agent, no manager, no flyer designer, no videographer, no t-shirt printer - we do all of this ourselves!

While we continue to DIY as much as we can, not having a steady source of income also means that if our tour van breaks down, tour’s over. If the money vault is empty, we can’t start mixing the next album. And if we can’t borrow the cameras we need to produce the next video, somebody’s gotta buy a ski mask and break into Best Buy (again).

We want to continue to make Lords bigger and better - more music, more videos, and more shows. With your support through this patreon, we can do just that!


What if I don't want to/can't donate?

Look, we know crowdfunding is not for everyone, and that’s totally ok. Some of you would much rather support us by buying a shirt or CD, or coming to see us live, and again, that’s totally cool. Whether or not you donate to this patreon, we’re still going to keep making the music we love, and we’re still going to continue to blow things up in our music videos. But if you want to help us take it to the next level, this is your chance.


What's in it for me?

We have a number of pledge levels, each with their own prizes! Check the listing on the right side of the screen to see all the AWESOME rewards we offer!

Anything else?

Yes, and most importantly - THANK YOU! Because of the support from people like you, we're able to continue to make the best heavy metal music that we can. Whether or not you decide to donate, know that we are honored to have you as fans and friends.

STAY METAL! \m/
Tiers
Digital High Five
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
 (Must be an active member at the time of prize redemption)
  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. Livestream link for the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert!
  3. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)
Physical High Five
$5 or more per month 13 patrons

  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  4. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

Metal Soldier
$8 or more per month 32 patrons

  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. Two free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, one of which is a Patreon-exclusive design!
  5. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  6. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!") 
  7. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)


(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

Metal Commander
$10 or more per month 29 patrons

  1.  Our eternal thanks! 
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. YOUR NAME in the "Thank You" section of any albums we release!
  5. Access to the BEHIND-THE-SCENES Patreon posts: unfinished demos, work-in-progress videos, early access to artwork, and WAY more!
  6. THREE free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, two of which are Patreon-exclusive designs!
  7. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  8. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!")
  9. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

TRUE MINION
$15 or more per month 21 patrons

  1.  Our eternal thanks! 
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. YOUR NAME in the "Thank You" section of any albums we release!
  5.  Access to the BEHIND-THE-SCENES Patreon posts: unfinished demos, work-in-progress videos, early access to artwork, and WAY more! 
  6. THREE free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, two of which are Patreon-exclusive designs!
  7. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  8. Two 30min video calls (skype/hangouts/whatever) with a band member of your choice per year! Use this for guitar/bass/vocal lessons, questions, catching up, whatever!
  9. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!")
  10. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

Goals
$995 of $1,000 per month
WORDS OF FANG VIDEOS: At this level, Fang will record and produce his advice columns as videos! Of course, Patreon backers will get first dibs on these videos, including exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
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Who are Lords of the Trident? Their metal’s so pure that only diamonds can scratch it, and usually the diamonds are the ones that end up getting hurt in the end. Their amps are so loud, Manowar knocked on their door and asked them to “please turn down”.  If you like battle, bloodshed, axes, fire, and losing limbs, then mosh your way to the front row and receive your free ticket to Valhalla. If you don’t like these things – too bad. They’re playing anyway, and they’ll make sure to steal your girlfriend in the process.

Lords of the Trident has been creating original Heavy Metal music and videos since 2008. During the last nine years, we've released 4 full-length albums and 3 EPs, along with numerous music videos, tour logs, and live performance videos. We also write a monthly DIY music column called Words of Fang, aimed at helping other bands become successful. We'd love nothing more than to be able to give our fans more music, more videos, and tour longer distances.


(preferably with the Indiana Jones theme playing in the background)

It's no secret that the music business has drastically changed over the past 15 years. Signing to a major label now means giving up almost all of the rights to your songs, and receiving fractions of a penny for all of your hard work. There’s also the very real possibility of losing creative control over your music. Since someone else is paying the bills, someone else gets to say what kind of songs you record.

However, this also means that due to monthly-donation services like Patreon, there's the possibility of cutting out the middle-man entirely, and putting the band - and the fans - back in Complete Control of the music. (lol see what I did there?)

Why are you doing a Patreon?

Over the years, we've been able to accomplish a lot on our own. We have no booking agent, no manager, no flyer designer, no videographer, no t-shirt printer - we do all of this ourselves!

While we continue to DIY as much as we can, not having a steady source of income also means that if our tour van breaks down, tour’s over. If the money vault is empty, we can’t start mixing the next album. And if we can’t borrow the cameras we need to produce the next video, somebody’s gotta buy a ski mask and break into Best Buy (again).

We want to continue to make Lords bigger and better - more music, more videos, and more shows. With your support through this patreon, we can do just that!


What if I don't want to/can't donate?

Look, we know crowdfunding is not for everyone, and that’s totally ok. Some of you would much rather support us by buying a shirt or CD, or coming to see us live, and again, that’s totally cool. Whether or not you donate to this patreon, we’re still going to keep making the music we love, and we’re still going to continue to blow things up in our music videos. But if you want to help us take it to the next level, this is your chance.


What's in it for me?

We have a number of pledge levels, each with their own prizes! Check the listing on the right side of the screen to see all the AWESOME rewards we offer!

Anything else?

Yes, and most importantly - THANK YOU! Because of the support from people like you, we're able to continue to make the best heavy metal music that we can. Whether or not you decide to donate, know that we are honored to have you as fans and friends.

STAY METAL! \m/

Recent posts by Lords of the Trident

Tiers
Digital High Five
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
 (Must be an active member at the time of prize redemption)
  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. Livestream link for the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert!
  3. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)
Physical High Five
$5 or more per month 13 patrons

  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  4. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

Metal Soldier
$8 or more per month 32 patrons

  1. Our eternal thanks!
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. Two free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, one of which is a Patreon-exclusive design!
  5. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  6. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!") 
  7. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)


(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

Metal Commander
$10 or more per month 29 patrons

  1.  Our eternal thanks! 
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. YOUR NAME in the "Thank You" section of any albums we release!
  5. Access to the BEHIND-THE-SCENES Patreon posts: unfinished demos, work-in-progress videos, early access to artwork, and WAY more!
  6. THREE free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, two of which are Patreon-exclusive designs!
  7. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  8. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!")
  9. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.) 

TRUE MINION
$15 or more per month 21 patrons

  1.  Our eternal thanks! 
  2. MP3 320kbps and WAV copies of any music we release (Acoustic, Bootlegs, Full Recordings - anything)! 
  3. Physical CD copies of anything we release, shipped to your door!
  4. YOUR NAME in the "Thank You" section of any albums we release!
  5.  Access to the BEHIND-THE-SCENES Patreon posts: unfinished demos, work-in-progress videos, early access to artwork, and WAY more! 
  6. THREE free super soft ringspun cotton t-shirts per year, two of which are Patreon-exclusive designs!
  7. Invite to attend the once-per-year Patreon-only Private Concert in-person!
  8. Two 30min video calls (skype/hangouts/whatever) with a band member of your choice per year! Use this for guitar/bass/vocal lessons, questions, catching up, whatever!
  9. One free guest-list admission to a show of your choice per year! (note: may not apply to bigger shows where we can't add people to the guest list: i.e. "we're opening for Iron Maiden!")
  10. Extra exclusive content just for backers! (Fang's Metal Beer Club, early access to TRIDENTCasts, and MORE!)

(NON-U.S. BACKERS: Please add $2 to your pledge so we can cover the expensive shipping for your awesome shirts!)

(Must be a patreon backer for at least 4 months to redeem prizes, and must be an active member at the time of redemption.)