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Friday, April 15, 2011

Musical endeavor of biblical proportions

Current mood: excited

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(tl;dr at the bottom for those who don't care)

Oh hello there. A bit of back story before I get to the good stuff. Anyway, a few weeks ago in my music class, we were discussing religious versus secular music, and how a bridge was formed between the two in gospel music. We also talked about Jesus Christ: Super Star, and how it made many people upset, as it was telling the story of the Gospels in a musical form (yes show tunes. Scary) Anyway, during the discussion, my professor asks some of the students in the room, that if they were to write a musical based on the Gospels, what kind of score would they write it to. I answered back Symphonic metal, because, well.....yeah, I like it.

This got me thinking. I started thinking about what this musical would look like if it were to exist. Recently, I thought about, "What if the Book of Revelations had a symphonic metal musical written for it." I basically made an :O face, and thought it was a brilliant idea. So, I have decided that I am going to (at least try) to write a symphonic metal musical about the Book of Revelations. I already started working on something that could be considered an Overture, and over the summer, seeing as i'v never read the Book of Revelations, or the Bible for that matter, that I should probably do that before getting too deep into this project. I'm liking where the music is going so far. I'v only read an outline of it on Wikipedia, but it seems like it would fit. I'm not looking to try and make money on this. It's just for fun (and that means I can stop working on it if I feel like it :p ).

And on the topic of music, i'm also looking to do a few covers over the summer as well. Mostly because I want an excuse to practice vocals, but also because I want to practice mixing as well. Looking to do a death, black, and doom metal cover, and something from Megadeth, as i'v been told I do a good Dave Mustaine impression :p . So far, looking at Dethklok's Murmaider, Dimmu Borgir's Progenies of the Great Apocalypse, Candlemass' At the Gallows End, and Megadeth's Hook in Mouth, but if that proves to be too technical for me, i'll do either Sleepwalker, or In my Darkest Hour. If you have any suggestions for any of the above categories, post 'em.

Big E-Hug for everyone that read the whole thing. (the hug emoticon is missing for blogs. Take my word for it.)

tl;dr Going to write a symphonic metal musical about the Book of Revelations. Going to do a Death, black, doom, and Megadeth cover. Post suggestions for them pl0x. So far looking at Murmaider, Progenies of the Great Apocalypse, At the Gallows End, and Hook in Mouth.
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entity0009 wrote on Apr 16th, 2011 10:54am

Doet. It will probably piss a few people off, but they have only themselves to blame >_>

I dunno if there are tabs out there, but a band called Centinex (death metal) has a couple of songs that are ridiculously fun to play.

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