W A R R I O R S OF M E T A L -
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Welcome to the temporary home of Warriors of Metal while we build our official website over the next few months. If you are looking for the Warriors of Metal Fest website, please visit www.warriorsofmetalfest.com.
Membership signup and information will be available soon!
WHO WE ARE
Warriors of Metal Inc. is a membership-based non-profit organization established in late 2010 to provide education, support and encouragement toward the advancement of metal music in America, primarily traditional, power and thrash metal. We also seek to provide support and funding to education and causes important to the metal music community as well as provide direct support to metal music artists and other organizations and individuals that support metal. More information about how you can become a member will be coming soon, or you can subscribe to the email list (below) to get more information as it becomes available.
WHY ARE WE FORMING WARRIORS OF METAL?
During the planning of Warriors of Metal Fest III in 2009, we received some comments to the effect that "if this fest was held in Europe, there would be thousands of people attending." While we were proud and thrilled that people thought the fest we were putting together was comparable to those in Europe, we were also reminded that the state of metal in America sucks right now. After what seems like a brief heyday in the 80's and early 90's, traditional metal has drifted without much (any?) support from major media and major investors such as the big labels. The fan base from back then has grown up, gotten jobs, married, and had kids who listen to completely different music. With little media exposure, most past and potential fans don't know that (a) the metal they used to love is still around and (b) we aren't just talking about the big boys like Iron Maiden and Metallica - there are a LOT of amazing bands out there who have either been around for a while but under the radar and still putting out great stuff OR who are young and talented and putting out great stuff (either way, GREAT STUFF is out there!).
We want to bring attention to these bands with amazing talent and great music. We started by building an annual festival that has very, very, slowly grown over the past 3 years, but our dream for the Warriors of Metal Fest is for it to truly be the "Keep It True" of America or even (dare we dream so big?) the "Wacken" of the USA. There are others like us across the country trying to build metal back up in their community or region through fests and multi-band showcases and it would be fantastic if the US could have a festival market similar to that in Europe. To make this happen, we aim to help other promoters and fests remain viable and grow through promotion and support.
But promoting the music has turned out to not be enough for us. We also want to give back to the community and music that has given so much to us over the years. The best way we know to do that is to have a charitable component to every fest and everything we do. We want the fest and other events to act as fundraisers so that we can do lots of good things for the metal community. We would like to be able to provide support to causes that are important to the metal community and our members and to artists in need. We would also like to start a scholarship fund for promising young musicians interested in metal who want to further their talents and skills and to set up a grant fund to help promising young unsigned bands and individuals or organizations with promising new ventures and projects.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
To meet our mission and goals, we need help - lots of it! - and we ask for your support in whatever way you would like to contribute. Money is always fantastic (and any amount helps), but we are a small, dedicated, all-volunteer group and could also use the help of talented people who are willing to volunteer their skills and time (particulary right now in the areas of design, marketing, promotion, and development). If you are interested in helping out, please contact email@example.com.
If you would like to donate, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. You can donate any amount you wish, and you do not need a PayPal account.
Our primary event through 2010 has been the annual Warriors of Metal Fest, a 2-day European-style open-air metal festival held in Ohio in June. It includes 2 days of awesome bands, camping and fun, and if you haven't attended one yet, you are seriously missing out. Again, check out www.warriorsofmetalfest.com for more info on the fest.
We do want to add additional events and fundraisers, including concerts, battle of the bands, and lots more. If you have any ideas and would like to get something going, just let us know.
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For additional information about Warriors of Metal, contact us:
Ryan Carroll, President - ryancarroll_494productions(at)yahoo.com
Lea Alaee, Secretary & Treasurer - email@example.com