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On March 24th, production will begin on a music video for the title track, “Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death” in order to accompany the new Widow's Bane album.
Widows Bane
Boulder, Colorado
United States
2 Team Members

“Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death”

Music Video Press Release

“Macabre, literate and shamelessly theatrical, there's real vision behind the Widow’s Bane’s, death-folk howl. Not to mention courage — a rare commodity lately in the local scene.”

— Jason Heller Westword Magazine

“Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death” will be The Widow’s Bane’s second full-length album released to date. It will be their first album recorded in a studio, as the previous recording took place in a garage. Despite it’s humble beginnings, the debut, self-titled album acquired critical acclaim in Colorado. Adam Perry of Denver’s Westword Magazine wrote, “The debut album from Boulder zombie folk-punkers, the Widow's Bane, is arresting and addictive. Mortimer Leech's love for harrowing old-time chanteys shines through (darkly) on this thirteen-song trip through death, un-death, debauchery and abuse.” Now, the seed that was planted by that first album has been germinating for three years. Meanwhile, the Widow’s Bane has continued to write, tour and record. Their new album is currently being mastered, and is slated for release in June 2013.

On March 24th, production will begin on a music video for the title track, “Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death” in order to accompany and promote the new album. While the song itself is obviously controversial in some regards, its only intended purpose, besides entertainment, is to simply invite a dialogue on death; a topic which Governor Mortimer Leech believes to be lurking in the minds of most everyone, yet is seldom spoke of.

The story of the video will follow one newly dispatched bride beyond death and into the world between worlds. She will meet a questionable companion and dance with death, as the saying goes. The viewer will try to decide whether she’s in heaven or hell, and we will try our damnedest to leave that question unanswered. She will find herself at a beautiful masquerade ball, she will find herself alone in an abandoned factory, she will meet a handsome young man, and she will dance all night while fleeting zombies terrorize her from the shadows.

The script has been written, the cast has been chosen. The ballroom has been rented and the crew has been hired. However, in order for this video to reach its full potential, we will need to spend more money than we have. The Widow’s Bane has been primed to blow ever since their last album sent ripples across Colorado’s pristine music scene. Now is the time to send a shock wave across the globe. If you love ‘em, let ‘em know it. If you hate ‘em, help them to success, and they’ll go back to their own countries and leave you all well enough alone. Good day, and God bless.

- The Widow’s Bane

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raised by 67 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on May 8, 2013
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  • $5USD
    The Cheap Skate

    A digital sampler of five of our favorite tracks off the new album, for download.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    The Budget Deal

    1 digital copy of the complete new album, “Don’t Be Afraid, it’s only Death” for download.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $15USD
    The Weekend Warrior

    A hard copy of the new album in CD format, complete with artwork and lyrics sheet.

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $30USD
    The Casual Fan Deal

    1 copy of the new album, and a “Vote Gov. Mortimer Leech for President” T-shirt.

    16 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    The Pledge

    A copy of the new album signed by the whole band, and a “Vote Gov. Mortimer Leech for President T-Shirt.

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $75USD
    The Real Deal

    1 exclusive DVD of the Widow’s Bane’s CD release concert. Complete with the “Don’t Be Afraid…” music video, and a hilarious, never-before-seen gag reel of outtakes from the music video and kickstarter campaign video. PLUS – a Widow’s Bane poster, signed by the whole band, and a signed CD as well.

    4 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    The Groupie

    A personalized voice recording of the Governor himself, Mr. Mortimer Leech, for you to use as your ringtone, voicemail, or whatever you please. Plus the DVD, a signed CD, and a Presidential t-shirt.

    2 out of 35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $150USD
    The Devout

    A one-of-a-kind, signed, original artwork by a member of the band (framing not included). as well as a copy of the new album signed by the whole band, a “Vote Gov. Mortimer Leech for President” T-shirt, the exclusive DVD (as described above), and

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    The Zombie Activist

    A lifetime of Widow’s Bane merchandise. That’s right folks, you will receive one of every item we produce from now, until the end of time! This includes collector’s editions, b-sides, DVDs, and much more!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $750USD
    The Kiss of Death

    Need a special surprise for someone? Perhaps a video for an anniversary, a birthday, or a wedding engagement. We will make a short video especially for you and your special occasion.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,500USD
    The Living Dead

    You will receive one round trip ticket from anywhere in the continental US to Denver, Colorado to be at the Widow’s Bane CD release show in June(food and lodging are NOT included). You will be the honored guest at a preliminary celebration with drinks, and have your picture taken with the band. If you live in Colorado, you will receive your choice of a VIP pass to all Widow’s Bane shows for a full calendar year, OR a private house concert anywhere in the CO, PLUS, the aforementioned CD and DVD.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $2,500USD
    My Bloody Valentine

    Love don’t come cheap, especially the love of Gov. Mortimer Leech. However, if you donate $2,500 or more, the Governor himself will fly to your city, take you out to dinner (or wherever else you may want to go), croon for you and your friends under the moonlight, and take out your recycling. Don’t be shy fellas, the Governor swings both ways!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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