Posts Tagged ‘Sabaton’

Hello there inmates!

I’m having a rather adequate week, I’m glad you asked! How have you all been? I hope you’ve all been working hard and playing harder. The weather on our little island has been a little bit bi-polar so far. We had a pretty major storm here that has caused some inconvenience to various homeowners and outdoor workers. I’m not a huge fan of the rain you see, though I must admit thunder storms are rather amazing to watch from indoors. However, the very next day it’s right back to boiling hot sun! Grr! Oh yea, the writing has been rather uplifting this week. I’ve had some wonderful comments that have made me feel really nice and warm inside.

So, let’s talk music eh? Did anybody get the clue for todays musical theme? Well, let me tell you what it is. I’m sure the suspense has been killing you. No? Well, that’s alright! The theme for todays music is combat! Yep, swords striking against one another, the swoosh of martial arts attacks and the thundering pound of artillery fire. War, physical prowess and military history are extremely dense and powerful areas for inspiration when it comes to music. We all have witnessed warfare and fighting, whether it be regrettably in person, or on the silver screen. Powerful emotions run through these things like pulsing veins. Anger, sorrow and pain are prime examples of this. Combat is, unfortunately so, a very human exercise. So, would you like to hear the artist I’ve chosen to demonstrate my little spiel here? Well, I’m only too happy to oblige.

Join me as we delve into the minds of martial artists the world over! (See what I did there?)

Whispered – Dead Cold Inside

Sabaton – Fields Of Verdun

Forlorn Hope – Vive l’empereur

Port Sulphur Band – Bullet’s Lullaby

Olivier Adams- Mortal Kombat

And there we have it for another week. What did you think of all of those? I actually struggled to find songs I liked in many different genres for this theme. Could anybody suggest any songs/artists from some other genres, I’d be very interested to hear them! I hope that you all give these artists a look, they all deserve the exposure in my opinion. That last one was a bit of a joke choice, but it is still very much combat-oriented. Give them all some love eh?

Well, I ought to include some social media stuff in case anybody is curious. The asylum has a page over on Facebook, an account over on Instagram and an account on Twitter. Come and like me over there to see clues for my poems ahead of time! Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over at the Ko-Fi page! Thank you for everything!

Until next time, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Oh, and a wonderful week of course. Mine has been quite nice to be honest. I’ve been able to spend plenty of time with Tash which is always a gift. I’ve been more than happy with my recent scribblings. I have been thinking I want to head back in to my more horror-esque works. I’ve leaned a bit too far from that favourite genre of mine in my opinion. What do you guys think?

So, I’m going to be showing all of you some new music today. You’re surely aware of my ways by now! Haha! I have a theme for my musical choices today and it’s one I feel like I have done in the non-too-distant past. I could be imagining it, but we’ll see. Maybe one you lot can let me know.

Todays musical theme is history! Oh yes, anyone who has read my work in the past knows that I have a soft spot for history, particularly when it comes to military history. History is an excellent subject for musical expression, both in subject matter and in stylistic methods. They sometimes use instruments you hear less often, such as instruments used in marching bands and the like. Orchestral stylings are also often used in artists work when imagining historical scenarios. I’m going to try and get a variety of artists as always, it can be difficult at times though!

So, join me as we delve into the musical minds of nostalgic artists the world over!

Sabaton – Fields Of Verdun

2Cellos – Thunderstruck

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Neil Young – Cortez The Killer

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay

And there we have it!

I had to include a Sabaton song in there, I just had to! So, I hope that you enjoy all of my choices this week and if you’re so inclined, go and give these artists some love. They all deserve it in my opinion. Let me know what you think of this weeks choices and maybe suggest a theme for next weeks writing music? That would be cool!

How about some Harlequin social media nonsense? The asylum has a page over on Facebook, and account on Instagram and an account on Twitter as well. Also, if you enjoy what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page. Thank you for everything!

Until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

I hope that you’re all having a terrifically lovely day! The world has gone completely barmy right now hasn’t it? It truly is an asylum as I thought. First a near-war between certain nations, economies threatening to collapse, then a worldwide pandemic, then worldwide race riots. It’s enough to make anybody deranged. With that said, I do feel for those who have been affected by the recent events. The asylum has always stood for individuality in all forms, whether it be race, sexuality, beliefs, dressing style or simply interests. I have written a few so-called “social justice” poems recently, so I wanted this to be known. Me and the voices condemn racism and bigotry.

So, moving on, the asylum has been running quite well this week. I have found my sleeping pattern to be a little askew though, I must confess. I’m sleeping a tad too much I fear, even having naps in the middle of the day. I’m a little torn on if I like or loath this so far! Haha!

So, for the Harlequins writing music post today i’m going to be doing something i’ve only done once or twice so far. As you may know, it was D-day the other day (the 6th of June). I had another piece ready for that day so I didn’t create something specifically for it. So instead i’m going to share five songs from a specific band that I feel are a wonderful tribute to the soldiers and heroes in their own ways. This band is called Sabaton. They are a power metal band from Sweden who create songs mostly about the subject of war. They come across as quite cheesy and over the top in their lyrics at times. However, they do this in ways that are very respectful and in no way glorify violence. I even find some of their songs quite educational. They even have begun their own history documentary on Youtube! Having had family who fought in World War 2, I feel quite strongly about this. So, I felt it was a good tribute to those who fought on D-day to share this band! Lest we forget!

So join me as we delve into the heroic minds of Sabaton!

Sabaton – Primo Victoria

Sabaton – To Hell And Back

Sabaton – Bismarck

Sabaton – Aces In Excile

Sabaton – The Final Solution

So there we have it for yet another scribbling of the Harlequins writing music!

As always I’ll include the link to the bands website here. I hope you all give this band a chance even if metal music isn’t really your thing. They are really dedicated to honouring the soldiers and calling out evil. They also are very big on educating people about the various wars they cover. You could learn a lot! Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it after all!

So I have two different things to endorse today. Firstly, as always, if you like what I do here at the asylum, please consider supporting me over on the Ko-Fi page! Thank you so much! Secondly, I wanted to draw attention to a Facebook group that some creative friends and I created a short time ago. It’s called The Emotional Alchemist. It is a group for writers to share their work and just get support or advice about writing. No judgement, just mutual love for creating. If that sounds at all interesting to you, feel free to come join us!

So, that’s all for today so until next week, have a very crazy day inmates!

Greetings inmates!

Raise your hand if you like to write or type in silence?

I’m willing to bet that the majority of people play some music while they do, whether it’s to help them think or to just to keep the silence away. Some people listen to their favourite artists, whether it be a metal band, a rapper or some kind of DJ. Personally, i always listen to music while writing. It helps me think and I can say for certain that quite a lot of my ideas have been inspired by various songs. I’m going to post some of the songs here that i like to listen to while i come up with my stories, poems and characters. Some of these will be probably unsurprising: esoteric, ghostly electronic numbers. Others… not so much. Some may almost seem like they would hinder one’s thought process.

Allow me to introduce some of the Oldschool Harlequins writing music…

Koda – The Last Stand

Dabin/Koda – The Take Down

Steam Powered Giraffe – Honeybee

Avatar – Smells Like A Freakshow

Sabaton – Price Of A Mile

I’ve included links to these bands websites and such as i believe they all deserve more exposure. Hope you enjoy my choices, I’ll come back with a part 2 in the near future.

Have a crazy day!