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Give us song suggestions, possible names for the project, ideas and we'll keep you posted!!!

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[Deep Freeze] Thursday, July 09, 2009 8:13:04 AM 

ONE friggin job??!?!?!?!!!?? ONE FRIGGIN JOB???? Look wise guy, do you realize I had to go out, buy the right jewel cases, put these all together, find packaging, get mailing addresses, label all the packages, keep records on all the job!! Pffff! That  right there is more than I do in a MONTH!!!!!!

Keep in mind that we will be living together for a week very shortly...Now then, proper genuflection is in order. Oh , and for the record, all the CDs were placed in the "upright" position! Hitch-hiking, indeed.....  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:53:54 PM 
DAMN, Freeze! You only had one friggin' job to do with post-production. Bend and put the tray inserts in the right way...not upside-down!!! To quote Charlie Brown: "aaaarrgh!" (football being snapped away!). HAAAAA!!! I bet he didn't even put the nice printed CD in upright, did he? Come on. Someone who received an end-product tell the truth....

Thanks for the kind words, all. Freeze is hitch-hiking from DTW Airport now though.
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:37:02 AM 
The Praise is very well deserved!!!!  Excellent JOB!

Hugs MG~

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Deep Freeze from Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:36:12 AM)
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:36:12 AM 
Thank you, MG!! We appreciate it! I am very pleased with the reception of this album. Given all the turmoil we experienced prior to release, it is tremendously gratifying to hear such wonderful praise!
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[CountessErzebethBathory9] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:33:02 AM 

DF..NO problem.. I luv it just the way it is!! 
Luv it when its Different!!..

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Deep Freeze from Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:28:07 AM)
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:29:35 AM 
TO YOU ALL!!!   This is a great tribute album.. I have only listend to a few songs,  I have been so busy with company.. But I plan On working out tomorrow and listening to the whole thing!!!!

GUIDO!!!  awesome art work,,  you all all sound wonderful,,  ..
I finally recieved it in the mail when I got back from MN trip.. 

Hugs MG~
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:28:07 AM 
Thank you very much, my dear. MUCH appreciated! Glad your son likes it, too! Oh, the back cover thing is a mistake on MY part! Sorry!
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[CountessErzebethBathory9] Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:07:53 AM 
Forged Steel/Faithful Defenders...

First Guido, u are an impressive art designer..the front /back cover is Awesome..dont know if everyone had the same back cover,but mine is a bit different than my son..mine is upside own and i luv it..Original.....All the songs are well sung and not a expert on writing reviews but i know what i luv and that ALBUM KICK ASS!!!

DF ur voice is AMAZING...and also all of the other guys too...AWESOME Playing..U know ur stuff when it comes to Judas Priest music...We all of course have our fav are..Wheels of Fire/Judas Rising/Hell Patrol but they re all are favorites u cant really choose only one or 2..

My son wants to tell u that he enjoyed ur album too..some of his friends listened  to it and they said U ROCK! GUYS!!
He also has some fav ..Between the Hammer and the Anvil/Forever Young/Demonizer/The Rage..
All in all thanx for giving us a KICK in the BUTT ALBUM!!! Ur really are Talented!! Glad to know u all!!
[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 8:17:30 PM 
I mostly need to learn how to master Adobe, which I never use because no one at my building uses it, but the boss in OH is very into Adobe and sending PDF files via emial. I wondering if the home office has an Adobe sight set up already, that would make his requests much easier, if I had access to that account.
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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 8:14:24 PM 
HAA! Spoken like someone who knows: "long, drawn-out pain in the ass" is a perfect summary!

As for a good pdf text? Sorry. While I am sure I could help you with most questions, I don't recommend a single one. Info changes too quickly to invest in a book. Stick to online sources for any tech info.
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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:57:30 PM 
Excellent Reply and I am very impressed! Basically, to put it in layman's terms, it was a long drawn out pain in the ass, LOL as most art production turns out to be! It was well worth your efforts! Congrats.
One day I'm going to have to pick your brain on PDF since, I'm not very well associated with it and it would improve my work skills to know more than what I do. Perhaps you know a text I could buy that would teach me more about that format? No great hurry, but it is something I need to learn more about.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, June 29, 2009 7:48:47 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:48:47 PM 
You know, Spa, I wish I could give you a simple answer. The shot pictured was taken with a 7.1 mega Canon "point and shoot" but I also took shots with a Nikon I have at work where I took all the pictures. Sorry, no model number here as I am at home. As I lugged in all four guitars + drumsticks (not used), I took a LOT of shots. I do believe I used the Canon shots, though.

As for software, it is even more complicated. I did most on a Mac shelling out to Windows / Photoshop Elements. Finding that Elements didn't do what I wanted, I went to a full version of Photoshop. Lots of back and forth with Mac, though. Colors, for example, were easier in Mac than Windows but I run both on this machine so I am just dragging and dropping. Isolating the guitars (from the STAND sucked!) was just a grind and easier with Photoshop. Only had a PC version, thus the shelling out to Win from OSX. 

Final product was started with a limited then expanded to full version of Disc Cover for Mac. CD art and text, especially, as it was easier to wrap both to the physical needs of the CD jewel / round CD itself with diameter for the hole. Had to dump both from jpg to pdf on the fly, though, as I could only see defects with the "non-flattened" image once printed. CDs were printed from a jpg while all else was a pdf using windows. 60lb paper as I found photo paper would crack too much when folded.

There. The simple explanation. I'll save the more technical parts for the DVD. Rest assured that it included breaking out all JP + previous FD cover art, other CDs I liked, downloading the proper JP font pack and reading the excellent article on cover art over on KK's site!
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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:12:45 PM 

What  digital camera and what program did you use Guid? I'd love to know, what software made such an excellent picture. 
Art + Geek, well lets just say, I'm a fan! LOL Seriously you did a beautiful job.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, June 29, 2009 7:07:17 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:07:17 PM 
Ah, thanks everyone. All inspired by the outstanding music!

When you release the "making of" DVD, I'll be ready. A teaser: those are all my actual guitars pictured and a "green screen" isn't necessarily green.
[Metallark] Monday, June 29, 2009 6:41:15 PM 
Just got my copy of the CD and Guido the artwork was fantastic as stated before.
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[DelivererofEvil] Sunday, June 28, 2009 6:31:36 AM 
Engage Cartman mode:

You will send me mah copy!

[hellrider 31038] Saturday, June 27, 2009 3:39:30 PM 
[spapad] Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:36:57 AM 
Norman Rockwell, The greatest salesman of the American Dream ever.
Here's my personal favorite.

Now, back to our regualrly scheduled Programming. The DF/MM/MP PROJECT
[guitardude] Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:48:28 AM 
Looking at Rockwell`s work, he captured the true essence of the American Spirit from his era, his work for the Boy Scout Association is astounding.
Now as for him being a pervert, never proven, just some of his work being over analyzed by someone who has nothing better to do with their time. Perhaps they should "air out" their own closet`s before they decide to go thru someone else`s !!

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[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:23:10 PM 
Ah, he was a dirty old man...everyone knows it! HAAAA!
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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:15:47 PM 
Norman Rockwell was a genius!! I used to have a calendar that had some of his best works.  

[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:01:02 PM 
Don't hold your my artistry is being compared to Rockwell. Altogether now: "I always feel like, somebody's WAAATCHING me!"
[Metallark] Friday, June 26, 2009 6:40:01 PM 
I've heard so much on the artwork I can't wait to get my copy. I am sure it will live up to the billing.
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[guitardude] Friday, June 26, 2009 3:49:29 PM 
Nah, not quite, was referring to him winnig the Pulitzer Prize, I just didn`t elaborate enough, sorry! 
OK, how about changing that to Rockwell (as in Norman)

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[Dale T.] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:45:55 PM 
Yeah this is Dale T......wondering if you guys were going to post any of the songs and some of the art work.
[jimmyjames] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:29:37 PM 
Maybe you guys could do a version of Can't Stop Till You Get Enough as a tribute to the Weird One.
[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:08:09 PM 
Uh....Hemingway? The novelist who committed suicide? Thanks....I think? LOL!!!
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[guitardude] Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:59:50 PM 
OK , Here is part 2 of my review for tracks 8 thru 13.
The Rage.. The opening bass lines are so very crisp, felt like I was sitting in front of the bass amp. The vocals are spot on and the guitar tones vintage with an edge.

Delivering the Goods.. another of my personal favs, cranked it up in the car and rocked all the way home, the drivers next to me ,must have thought I was having a spasm attack!!!!

Metal Gods.. What can I say, MM your guitar work is extraordinary, that is not an easy song to pull off!!, But one question, why no cutlery bouncing at the end!!????

Never Satisfied.. killer guitar work and haunting vocal sound, quickly becoming a favorite.

Demonizer... Interesting without the drums, really strong on the vocals and the guitar work stands out even more, but that ok with no drums as the little band in my head fired up and filled in!

Forever Young... I dig this song, very early Iron Maiden type of riff , progressive yet it hits you in the chest. .. Sorry Freeze, I haven`t paid much attention to the vocals yet as the guitar work is distracting me!!.

Now the Artwork... Pure genius, Picaso or Hemingway, the influence is undeniable ( ok Guido?) The different era of guitars really  was a good idea for this tribute.
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:09:07 PM 
You know something? That is very kind of you, scorp! Much appreciated, man. Still, I feel so very blessed that an amatuer such as myself can honestly say that my music is heard in six or seven different countries!!!!! We have been on radio in South America, the UK AND Australia! We have friends and fans all over this world. I do not take that kind of recognition lightly! It is a true gift, given to us by the fine membership of this Board. That is just SO precious!

The second wave went out this morning! New countries, more fans. The train keeps a rollin'..........HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[Deep Freeze] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:19:24 AM 
My thanks to Becks for the kind review!! I think it is just GREAT that we are being represented clear around the world!!!!! What an awesome feeling! I think that you all should know that CDs have literally been sent to the "four corners" of the earth!!!  

New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
South America
North America (The US and Canada!)

The list seems to grow bigger everyday!! How many musicians (of our lowly status) can say THAT??!??!?!? HA!!!!! I think it is just wonderful! Such a fitting tribute to the mighty Judas Priest and what they mean to all of us!  I want to sincerely thank the members of this Board for  welcoming the CD and playing it in your respective countries!!  I sometimes imagine someone in a far away land hearing one of our songs and smiling. I cannot even begin to describe how that makes me feel!!!!
[Metallark] Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:44:58 AM 
Thanks for the generous reviews. It was a joy to us all to complete this project and deliver the goods.
I am especially thankful to MM and DF for giving me the opportunity to contribute and express my great love for Judas Priest music.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:32:23 AM 

Lets see what Rob Zilla has to say about this!!! LOL!
[JH666] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:58:18 PM 
I heavily enjoyed working on this album.  Everything turned out really well.  Many thanks to Deep Freeze for letting me onboard for this one!
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[Becks] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:55:59 PM 
Review time! Just finished listening to my copy!
This CD is awesome! I especially love Metal Gods, Jawbreaker, Between the Hammer and the Anvil.............ah all of the songs are great! A very fitting tribute to our favourite Metal Gods! The vocals are great to listen to - it's interesting to hear a new vocal spin on Priest classics, and it really does work. The guitars and drumming are fantastic too, some truely great musicians are out there. I looked forward to hearing how the big drumming end to Delivering the Goods would be handled, and it was very good! Overall, I think that Forged Steel is a great tribute to Judas Priest, A+!
Thanks to Deep Freeze, Metallark, Metal Meltdown, and EVERYONE else who was involved!
[scorpion01] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:01:41 PM 
[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:59:55 AM 
Thank you so much for the nice reviews! SO glad to hear that so many are enjoying our music once again... ALL over the world!!!!  It kind of takes me back to a different time...many years ago. I am so proud of this album and MM, Metallark and the others.  This one had a higher price. We paid it. It's done.

I truly hope that, as you all start listening and commenting you all take a moment to remember what this album is really all about. It is about THIS Board. It is about ALL of us. OUR membership.  The friendships we have forged and nuture each and everyday ..  The ups and the downs.  This album is for all of us, by all of us. We never would have done it without you. Please remember that YOU are as much a part of this album as me and the guys.  My sincere thanks to all.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:07:13 AM 
To Metal Meltdown,Metallark,Deep Freeze and to whom ever else was involed with the Faithful Defenders "Forged Steel" tribute CD.....GREAT JOB MY FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 1.Judas Rising
 2.Hot Rockin'
 3.Hell Patrol
 4.Eat Me Alive
 6.Between The Hammer & The Anvil
 7.Wheel Of Fire
 8.The Rage
 9.Delivering The Goods
10.Metal Gods
11.Never Satisfied
12.Demonizer(Demo Version)
13.Forever Young(Original)

Excellent versions of these great tracks guys,what a treat to have this CD and the songs are fun to listen to man,this really shows what an impact Judas Priest have on all of us!!  
Yeah man,you guys really have something special here and I would like to see one of these songs make it to a "Tribute To Judas Priest CD" in the near future!!!!!!
The art work is excellent to I must add,very professional as well. All songs  "A+"  in my book of metalology!!!!    I think my favorite track is your version of "Between The Hammer & The Anvil"!!!!
And the original 'Forever Young" is very awsome and I think deserves some heavy credit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Metallark and who ever else was involved........and a special thanks to Deep Freeze for this CD and a special thanks to  Metal Meltdown as well. You guys fuckin' rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited at: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:08:31 AM
[Becks] Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:42:48 AM 
It was very quick! Considering I have had problems with the postal system when receiving mail from within New Zealand, but international stuff seems to travel very quick! I was very pleasantly surprised to see it in the mailbox this morning. Looking forward to blasting it tomorrow morning! Huge thanks to Freeze for sending it all the way down here to my part of the world!    [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:27:43 PM)
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:27:43 PM 
Weeeeeeelllll crap! That was quick! Kewl!
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[spapad] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:13:47 PM 
Great news Becks!
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[Becks] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 9:12:25 PM 
I am so excited, my copy of Forged Steel arrived in the post today! I don't have time to listen to it right away, been flat tack here, but I can't wait to hear it! Thanks heaps to everyone involved!
[Ellieke] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:51:53 AM 
Way to go guys !!! Congratz on your work !!! 

Keep up the good work we love it ! 
[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:45:07 AM 
Thank you for all of that,GD! MUCH appreciated!  It is always a great feeling to have a fellow musician take the time to really get to the "nuts and bolts" of our efforts. I am especially proud of the fact that we have NEVER tried to be "Priest Clones". I am NO Halford!! I KNOW that! We stay true to the song but you always know it is us.  I agree with you about MOST of these Priest cover bands. The music always seems to suffer!!!... either for a "look" or a guy that can scream! It seems like they find some dude that can hit a high note, buy some leathers and try to build a band around him. The music gets totally lost in that!
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Monday, June 22, 2009 5:26:38 PM 

Hi guys! Is there any way that I can still get a copy? I wasn't around during the ordering phase.....
DF, maybe you can bring a copy to Detroit with you for me? I'd LOVE to hear it!! Congrats by the way, it sounds like it is being well received!

[guitardude] Monday, June 22, 2009 5:19:19 PM 
OK, here is part of my review of Forged Steel, so far, I have only listened to tracks 1-7, I give them the test thru the home stereo, car, and thru headphones.
Judas Rising.. very good, true guitar tones with extra bite
Hot Rockin.. one of my personal favorites, had me from the start of the song, jammed my ass off, obviously, I liked it.
Hell Patrol.. Sharp guitar tones and accurate without being a clone, again, I liked it.
Eat me Alive.. Another personal fav, and again, great guitar tones
Jawbreaker.. The solo with the delays was just so damn good, excellent job MM
Between the Hammer and the Anvil.. Sharp and precise, good emotional delivery with the vocals
Wheels of Fire.. now here we go, the distinct tone between the guitar tracks kicked ass, and the driving bass guitar was just over the top, if only Ian could be pushed up in the mix like that!!!!

This is such a fitting tribute without being an exact duplicate, so many times a band butchers the songs they are trying to pay tribute to, not here, just kick ass songs done by a group of fans. Well Done guys!!

I`ll get back with you in a few days after i`ve listened to the rest of the tracks.
[Deep Freeze] Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:02:56 PM 
Ooo... Wel,, I was JUST saying..That Ron is a GREAT guy! So, umm, kind and astute!!!
[guidogodoy] Saturday, June 20, 2009 2:43:05 PM 
Prove it. Send me an ear so I can sell this thing on eBay! BWWWHAAAAAAA!!!!
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[ron h] Saturday, June 20, 2009 2:39:38 PM 
You've been watching way to much ultimate fighting, dude!!!!!!!!!
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