Dead Earth Politics - The Queen of Steel Will Master You!

We are recording our follow up to 2010's "The Weight of Poseidon"! The funds earned will go to aid in marketing, promotion and more merchandise!
Ven Scott
Austin, Texas
United States
3 Team Members

What's Going On?

We are Dead Earth Politics; a long-standing metal outfit based out of Austin. Having recently been awarded the mantle of "Austin's #1 Metal Band" by the Austin Chronicle (over taking four year veterans, The Sword), we have decided it is high time we give you some new rock and roll! We have been a Do-it-Yourself group for over seven years but we can only Do-it-Ourselves to a point and we recognize that. We are already in the process of recording (Josh Woodhouse of Droplink Productions has signed on as producer for this beast!)  so the main purpose of this campaign is to use Indiegogo as a "pre-sale medium" to gather funds for stronger promotion, advertising and building up our merch house.

The metal environment, and indeed the music environment in general, is shifting. Bands can operate like a business and work without label assistance. Bands like Dead Earth Politics can actually self-sustain. As is the truth of all entertainers, we are nothing without you, our fans. It is our endeavor that with your purchase of our Indiegogo only perks, we can grow and mature with your direct help. No third parties to hand us only a percentage of our work.


What We Need & What You Get

For advertising, promotion and merchandising - the more the merrier. Anything can be used to spread the word but we are keeping it at a simple $4000 USD. This goal, when reached, will go to supplementing the promotion we are already using through ClawHammer PR. We will take out advertising space through digital media (BlabberMouth, The Gauntlet, Metal Sucks, etc) as well as traditional print media (Decibel UK, The Edge, and other local/regional print jobs). We will also create new merchandise to promote alongside current line ups because the absolute best advertisement is word of mouth - your answer when someone sees our mark on your chest, hat or hears us blasting outta your iPod!

Granted, advertising is quite expensive. We fuly recognize that $4000 USD will get us a few new merch lines and perhaps two months of solid ad placement no matter where we go. However, using metrics we have been pooling from social media and will gather from our various campaigns, we plan to push based on demographic information gathered (and tour, of course!) to maximize return on YOUR investment. 

Simply put: we planning on using funds from this campaign to yield returns enough that we can reinvest them into additional campaigns, advertising development and the like.  Should we not meet the $4000 USD goal, the shortfall will still be applied to our marketing strategy - we will simply have to adjust how and where that cash goes.

For your contribution we are offering many things from a full download of our album and the artwork two weeks prior to the release, up to shaving your initials into Devon's mainly Scottish Pelt (as seen in the video)! Other items include responsive lighting used in the official "Artistic License" music video, signed and very used cymbals from recording "The Weight of Poseidon" as well as a most generous offer from Mason to tattoo your visage upon his butt cheek. You can choose the right or the left, if both are still available! 


What Are You Helping to Promote?

As a follow up to our sophomore album, "The Queen of Steel" is poised to take our brand of metal up several rungs. Introducing a dual guitar attack to maximize the meoldic overtures that are needed to best relay the aural darkness of this genre, we aim to unleash a complete assault on what you think you know about Dead Earth Politics! Blistering solos coupled with bestial rhythms conjured from non-traditional schools of thought; "The Queen of Steel" will master you, and all others in her path!


Not Everyone Can Grab a Perk

Times can definitely be tough - you may want to help but can't afford t or simply don't have any of ths budgeted. That is totally cool! You can still aid us greatly by sharing this campaign around, as well as our site ( and Facebook page! We are also on Twitter, Reverbnation, Instagram, etc. Like us, Tweet us - just keep in touch! If you feel so inclined to share us and this campaign then that is a bonus!

In any case - we hope you enjoyed the fools we made of ourselves in the video! More than that, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer and what we have to come. Keep it metal, thank you for supporting any and all metal bands and keep your horns to the sky!


In the Meantime - Check Some of These Thangs Out!!

*For international shipping (outside of the United States and Canada) please add $35.00 for small perks (lyrics, sticks, etc)  $50.00 to ship the larger perk items (cymbals, 24X36 posters, hoodies, etc). -- Yeah, international shipping sucks right now for small biz...

-- If you forget to add these, please make a separate non-perk donation in the amount that applies! Metal!

**Note - The Bay Dolls Fluff Lounge Shirt is the only piece of apparel that comes with a back... on the back will have Tim's favorite Apple-tini recipe!


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$4,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on September 15, 2013
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  • $5USD
    QoS Digital Download!

    Grab the full digital album on the release date (est. 11/23/2013)! We will also send you a link to download "The Weight of Poseidon" in its entirety within 24 hours of your selecting this perk! Artwork included!!

    2 claimed
  • $10USD
    Advnced DL, Dig Poster & 8X10

    Get the album up to two weeks before the estimated release date along with the full digital poster! And because you are awesome you still get a signed 8X10!

    0 claimed
  • $12USD
    Wish You Were Here!

    Each member will send you a personally written thank you on the back of a postcard. Five thanks yous! You will be sufficiently thanked, I assure you! Read 'em as you jam to the advanced download and try to determine where you are going to hang your print out of our digital poster!

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $25USD
    Mason Gives You Wood

    Advanced download, kick ass digital poster and the 8X10. How about we get Mason to sign over a pair of sticks for ya as well? Gently used. Heh, maybe not 'gently'...

    1 out of 50 claimed
  • $25USD

    What were you doing at Baby Dolls Fluff Lounge? "Irrelevant". Indiegogo only Baby Doll's Fluff Lounge Shirt. Sporting the brand of the sex-venue Ven discovered Tim in, you can also enjoy Appletinis while playing acoustic versions of Ratt songs! All Night! To wash that stickiness away we will provide and advanced download, digital poster and signed 8X10 as well!

    1 claimed
  • $35USD
    Big Ass Signed 24X36 Poster

    8X10 to damned small? How about a classic 24X36 poster for the wall. Signed by all members of DEP! Naturally, you get the advanced download and the digital poster as well (for the smaller nooks and crannies).

    1 claimed
  • $35USD
    Most Metal Onesie!

    Advanced download, digital poster and an Indiegogo exclusive DEP onesie for your little one... because it takes a village, right?

    2 claimed
  • $35USD
    Most Metal Doggie Ringer!

    Like the onesie, this doggie gear is Indiegogo only! Gear up your fur-babies and rock out to your advanced download while slapping up your print from the digital poster we send ya!

    0 claimed
  • $40USD
    Sextastic DEP Hoodie!

    Indiegogo only hoodie design to keep you warm on cold nights and warmer still on...warm...nights...? Advanced download and digital poster, too. Bleargh!

    5 claimed
  • $60USD
    Ravings of a Mad Man

    Hand written (damned close to chicken scratch) lyrics scrawled by vocalist, Ven Scott. Framed and mailed your way! Read the lyrics (if you can) along with the song while you listen to the advanced download! Want the digital poster and signed 8X10, too? Okay.

    0 out of 30 claimed
  • $75USD
    Gentle Whispers in Your Ear...

    The member of your choice will call you and leave you a thank you voice mail for you to cherish fur-everrrr. We will probably remind you that you also get an advanced download and digital poster with this perk as well.

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  • $125USD
    More Than One Way to Skin...

    Mark your territory. Shave your initials into Ven's mighty, Scottish pelt (as seen in the promo video)! Provide your own transportation to Austin, take pictures of your conquest. Enjoy your advanced download, digital poster and signed 8X10. We will video tape the festivities and your deeds will forever be placed in annals of DEP history! You don't get to keep the shavings. :)

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  • $125USD
    Jam Out With Your Clam Out

    Free access to ANY show for a year (starting after the close of this campaign) up to 10. Any performance costing any dollar amount you wish to attend during this time costs zilch to you! If we are unable to perform within a 12 month period after the campaign ends then this will carry over into the next year. You also get the hoodie AND the Baby Dolls Fluff Lounge Shirt just so you have a choice on what to wear at the shows, and the advanced download so you know what to sing along with!

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $125USD
    Jam Out With OUR Clams Out

    You get invited to the private listening party for the album, enjoy the girl drink of your choice! Hell, you can even enjoy the girl drinks of Tim's choice! Also, grab the Baby Dolls Fluff Lounge Shirt and the advanced download! Delivered at the party so there is no shipping cost!

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Then There Was Light!

    Two bass responsive lights used by DEP in the making of the "Artistic License" music video! Signed by the band and delivered in pairs! There are four lights, each perk selection gets you two! How about we get you that shirt and hoodie as well? Oh snap - guess ya need that digital download, also? Hard bargain!

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $250USD
    Read Into the Cymbology

    You get a signed and very manhandled cymbal used by Mason in the recording of 2010's "The Weight of Poseidon". Advanced download and Baby Dolls Fluff Lounge Shirt as an ala cart but your have to provide your own dermal protection as handling these after Mason is totally at your own risk!

    0 out of 4 claimed

    Mason Will Give You Head

    His bass drum head, that is! Personalized with a radioactive green "Mark" and used in every recording, show and rehearsal since 2008! Signed by the entire band and joined by that advanced download we keep talking about!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $500USD
    Spew Your Verbal Seed

    Guest backing vocals for "The Queen of Steel" (song TBD)! Provide your own transportation of course and you have to be available on the day we relay to you that we are tracking those vocals, but its a pants-party no matter what! Of course you can have an advanced download so you can here your purdy purdy song-talk! You even get vocal credit!

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  • $500USD
    Your Ghostly Visage

    Appear as a guest spot in the music video that will be shot to promote the album! As always, you must provide your own transportation. Let's pad this with another advanced download and Baby Dolls Fluff Lounge shirt. Sound good?

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  • $10,000USD
    A True Ass-Hat!

    Mason will tattoo your face on the butt cheek of your choice (provided it is still available). You must provide an image that he will in turn provide to a top notch artist and you will be forever ingrained in his buttock. You can choose whether or not the image includes you listening to your advanced DL with your new "Baby Dolls" shirt on or not!

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