REPOST: Help Make Iron Atrocity v.2 a Reality!

Ladies and Gentlemen, one last time I am bringing this to your attention, because this fine organization who is so instrumental in supporting great local music could really use some support from all of you right now. 

There is now less than one day remaining in this fundraising campaign.  If you have been waiting until the last minute, THIS IS IT.  Don’t put it off until tomorrow (Friday), because the deadline is 5am tomorrow morning.  As of the time I am posting this, they have only raised approximately HALF of their original goal.  That leaves less than twenty-four hours to make up the other half!

For those unfamiliar with exactly how Kickstarter works, you don’t need to worry if maybe you don’t get paid until tomorrow and you’ve been trying to wait until then to send in your donation.  This is just a pledge, you aren’t paying anything yet, until after the deadline has passed.

Note: If the pledge drive doesn’t meet its goal before the deadline, it will fail, no money will change hands at all, and the terrorists will have won.  We can’t let that happen.

So get to clicking:, and show your support for local music.  Please, if you have anything to spare — $10, $5, even $1 — it all adds up.  But do it now, there is no more time to put it off any longer.

Thank you.
Valley of Steel


(previously posted on 15 February, 2012):

You might remember I talked about this project before — back in November I posted about some upcoming Molasses Barge shows which included a benefit show in Decmeber to support the Iron Atrocity v.2 compilation.

If you don’t remember, Iron Atrocity is a digital download (available free by visiting or CD compilation (I do not know if any copies are still available, but it was given out for free at shows associated with Innervenus or any of the bands on the CD) which highlights some of the best in Pittsburgh-area metal music today.

Well, the second compilation in the series is currently in the works, and the folks at Innervenus are trying to raise a little extra capital to get this thing off the ground…

From Kickstarter:

Iron Atrocity v.2 will be the second installment of a compilation series that documents the Pittsburgh metal scene; put together, manufactured and distributed by the Innervenus Music Collective.

Just like Volume 1 (which you can download for free at, by the way), we’re pressing 1,000 hand numbered discs with a 24 page booklet that showcases the bands and the scene as a whole. The discs are then given away for free to raise awareness and promote unity throughout the metal community.

After a few months of planning and a fantastic benefit show to help us out, we were rolling along just fine until an unexpected financial crisis struck us down hard last month. Now, we’re asking for your help to keep this on track. The first one had such a tremendous response, I couldn’t stand to drop it now. Could you?

Bands confirmed for this installment are: Derketa, Liquified Guts, October, Ascend the Fallen, Girlfight, Blackmarket Bodyparts, Solarburn, Moths, Lythem, Grisly Amputation, Motorpsychos, Vermithrax, Lycosa, United By Hate, Tyrant and Lady Beast.

Thank you for your support.

Scott Massie
Music & Art Director, Manufacturing, etc.

The Innervenus Music Collective
P.O. Box 81213
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA

They’ve set their goal at raising $2,500 in one month. Just like all Kickstarter campaigns, there are some gifts for those who donate at various pledge levels — but with a minimum set at just $1, ANY amount would surely be appreciated, and would go a long way toward supporting local music!

  • $10 or more: Your name will be included on the Thank You List in the liner notes of the CD.
  • $25 or more: Pins, Stickers, Deluxe Packaging of CD + the above.
  • $50 or more: Exclusive Iron Atrocity T-Shirt + the above.
  • $75 or more: Any 2 Albums from the Innervenus Catalog + the above.
  • $100 or more: Limited Edition, Hand Numbered Screen Print Poster + the above.
  • $250 or more: Exclusive Iron Atrocity Hoodie + the above.
  • $2,500 or more: I will personally come mow your lawn.  And wash your car.  And take out your trash.  I might even walk your dog.  I don’t really like dogs though, so maybe I won’t walk your dog, but I might give your cat a bath.  Oh, and a hug.  You definitely get a hug for $2,500.

Once again, the Kickstarter project page is here.

Innervenus website / Facebook page
Iron Atrocity website / Facebook page


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