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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:52 pm 
 

STATUS: CHALLENGE COMPLETED

NOTICE
The challenge is over. Check out the results and reviews HERE.


This challenge will be centered around the writing and recording of songs based on randomly assigned lyrics to the participants. This will be a two-stage process with the different steps outlined below.

--PRE-CHALLENGE-- (4 days)
Start: 10th March, 12am GMT
Make a list of lyrical themes
Participant entries until end of pre-challenge
End: 14th March, 12am GMT

--STAGE 1-- (7 days)
Start: 14th March, 12am GMT
1. Random assignment of themes to all participants
2. Lyrics writing for assigned themes
3. Lyric submissions until end of Stage 1
End: 21st March, 12am GMT

--STAGE 2-- (37 days, 7 days extension from previous deadline)
Start: 21st March, 12am GMT
4. Anonymous publishing of lyrics
5. Random assignment of lyrics to all participants
6. Songwriting for assigned lyrics
7. Song submissions until end of Stage 2
End: 27th April, 12am GMT

8. Reviews - Authors of lyrics are made known


RULES
Rule #1: Thou shalt not steal.
Rule #2: Use any genre(s) you see fit.
Rule #3: Collabs allowed.
Rule #4: Disclosure of assigned themes and lyrics will only be made through PMs.
Rule #5: You do not talk about your assigned theme and lyrics!
Rule #6: It doesn't matter if you've been randomly assigned your own lyrics. (You were assigned a random theme anyway)
Rule #7: [OPTIONAL] Write a song for your own lyrics.

IMPORTANT NOTES
- RANDOM.ORG will be used for random assignment of themes and lyrics to the participants.
- Don't forget to assign a title for your lyrics for easier reference.
- English is preferable and recommended.
- Please, do NOT submit WAV files. Use either an audio converter or a DAW (such as REAPER) to render your track as MP3, preferably using VBR.
- The use of pure Guitar Pro style MIDI is discouraged.
- Use Time Zone Converter to convert from your time zone to GMT.

A list of lyrical themes has been made in a way to encourage diversity in genres, while still having a mostly metal spirit.

THEMES (32)
War & Genocide
Suicide
Drugs
Corruption & Greed
Religion [your choice, pro & anti]
The Cosmos
Nature
Mythologies [your choice]
Social Isolation
Rebellion & Revolution
Alcohol, Sex & Bitches
Macabre & Horror
Loss & Bereavement
Civilizations & Cultures [your choice]
Dreams & Reality
Revenge
Eschatology
Historical Events [your choice]
Post-Apocalypse
METAL
Nihilism
Occultism
Terrorism
Lycanthropy
Lovecraft Mythos
Tolkien Legendarium
Romance & Tragedies
Cryptic
Pride
Violence, Gore & Anatomy
Traveling & Places [real & sci-fi]
Literature & Paintings [your choice, excluding Lovecraft & Tolkien]

PARTICIPANTS (20/23)
Gelseth_Andrano
Sadr_mordvig & Menschenfeindlic
Duisterling & Devirginizer
ShaolinLambKiller
DecayingMyYouth & MoonPenatrator
SoulsInferno (collabing with DecayingMyYouth)
nex666 & DemonofDarkness
guitartheist (collabing with CorpseFister) (OUT)
Det_Morkettall
LordOminous
overkill666
bjornobomb
CorpseFister (collabing with guitartheist)
Malacoda (OUT)
odinallfather (collabing with Gelseth_Andrano)
Bonged (OUT)
Arkhane
kingnuuuur (collabing with GeoCO3)
GeoCO3

Collab options
Det_Morkettall would like to collab with a bassist/drummer and back up vox of sorts.
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Gelseth_Andrano can provide bass, clean/raspy vocals, nontechnical guitar.
Arkhane can provide vocals, but limited on pig squeals.
Sadr_mordvig can provide high-pitched black metal vocals.
GeoCO3 can provide guitar, bass, drums and clean vocals.


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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:07 pm 
 

Lay mah random theme on meh! or do i go to random.org? or do you give it me. I WANT A THEME PLZ
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:20 pm 
 

I will announce it to you on 14th March, 12am GMT. :P

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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:26 pm 
 

i'm in

(well, i may have to ask someone to participate, since my guitar is smashed, but lets treat it as a minor issue)

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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:27 pm 
 

Ah, good job on the themes man! I see quite a few I wish I'd get, either because I already know what to do with them or because I'd like to dig a little deeper into the matter. On the other hand, there are also some that will hopefully pass me by.

And by the way, 'cryptic' as a theme is a rather cryptic theme indeed :)

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I'm in as well. I'll probably be collaborating with another user here but I'll have to check with him again to be sure.


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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:30 pm 
 

i stand up for the pedophilia and child abuse as a theme (well, i dont mean, that it has to be positive about it, but i think, it could be theme to stir up a lot of emotions ;))

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:34 pm 
 

Sadr_mordvig wrote:
i'm in

(well, i may have to ask someone to participate, since my guitar is smashed, but lets treat it as a minor issue)

OK, but be sure to have a backup plan. If you can't find a way to record, then do inform me before the end of the pre-challenge.

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Devirginizer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:39 pm 
 

Duisterling wrote:
Ah, good job on the themes man! I see quite a few I wish I'd get, either because I already know what to do with them or because I'd like to dig a little deeper into the matter. On the other hand, there are also some that will hopefully pass me by.

And by the way, 'cryptic' as a theme is a rather cryptic theme indeed :)

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I'm in as well. I'll probably be collaborating with another user here but I'll have to check with him again to be sure.


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PlutoniumChrist
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:42 pm 
 

Not sure if it's an appropriate time, but I'd be happy to collab as a lyricist with someone.

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:57 pm 
 

If you can find a participant to collaborate with during stage 1, then by all means do so. Your name will added to theirs.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:59 pm 
 

Okay i didn't see this from the other thread that I just posted in.

I'm in cause by the time the recording aspect will start i should be done with two of my projects I have schedueled.

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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:02 pm 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
OK, but be sure to have a backup plan. If you can't find a way to record, then do inform me before the end of the pre-challenge.

don't worry, i can always do noise or electro ;)...

or psych rock with bass and synths :-D

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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:28 pm 
 

I think I shall be in on this one.
Also, I would like to work with a bassist.
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:42 pm 
 

I would like to join.

Might have to collab with someone on vocals depending on what theme I get.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:53 pm 
 

Be sure to inform us if you need to then.
I've made a small section at the end for those seeking collabs.

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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:10 pm 
 

DecayingMyYouth wrote:
I think I shall be in on this one.
Also, I would like to work with a bassist.


hey, i've got a bass... what kind of music do you wanna make?

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nex666
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm 
 

I'm in, would like to collaborate, I usually write guitar parts/vocals, but I'm open to anything.
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:08 pm 
 

I'm in and willing to contribute guitar/bass/and/or mastering to someone else's track in addition to doing my own.

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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:39 pm 
 

Ok, that's really hard, I can't write a lot in those themes I mean, not everyone is perfect in English, besides, there's some themes that requires certain knowledge in the theme itself like "Lovecraft".
Anyway, I wish I had time to participate.
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:55 pm 
 

Sadr_mordvig wrote:
DecayingMyYouth wrote:
I think I shall be in on this one.
Also, I would like to work with a bassist.


hey, i've got a bass... what kind of music do you wanna make?


Either chunky groovy style metal, heavy as balls/sludgy death metal, or melodic death.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:55 pm 
 

Nightwisher1990 wrote:
Ok, that's really hard, I can't write a lot in those themes I mean, not everyone is perfect in English, besides, there's some themes that requires certain knowledge in the theme itself like "Lovecraft".
Anyway, I wish I had time to participate.

You don't need to be an English major to join, and if you don't know much about something, you can always do what everyone does; RESEARCH.

It should be noted that the whole objective of these challenges is to gather experience and improve our writing and recording skills, but most importantly, to HAVE FUN while doing so!


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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:55 pm 
 

well... you could always do some research

and i think, that there wasn't a rule, that you must write in english :-D

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:58 pm 
 

I think we better stick to English. You don't want to receive lyrics written in a language you don't understand.

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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:02 pm 
 

Sadr_mordvig wrote:
and i think, that there wasn't a rule, that you must write in english :-D

That would be magnificent! I'd either translate it with a crappy online translator to deduce the theme, or simply draw inspiration from the total lack of understanding of the words. Would make for a great, chaotic track combined with horrific vocals due to the massive accent.

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Det_Morkettall
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:27 pm 
 

Can I join? I'm willing to both collab (preferably with a bassist/drummer and back up vox of sorts) and do one on my own.

EDIT: How many submissions can I make?

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MoonPenatrator
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:52 pm 
 

I shall be DecayingMyYouth's bassist, if nobody else shall do it.
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Sadr_mordvig
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:02 pm 
 

Duisterling wrote:
That would be magnificent! I'd either translate it with a crappy online translator to deduce the theme, or simply draw inspiration from the total lack of understanding of the words. Would make for a great, chaotic track combined with horrific vocals due to the massive accent.

im gonna write czech lyrics if you make dutch ones :-D

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LordOminous
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:06 pm 
 

Can I sign up? I'm totally in the mood to make some more music.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:34 pm 
 

yea obviously you can

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overkill666
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

Count me in.
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bjornobomb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:45 pm 
 

sign me UP.


I have come up with a couple of themes to add

- Mummification
- trapped in a cave
- self-immolation
- trucking (in space??)

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:50 pm 
 

I'd like to participate. I do keyboards/vocals/production. I could do something on my own, but I'd be interested in collaborating with a guitarist.

Query: what if the assigned lyrics are not quite to your liking? Any allowance for interpretation or editing?

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:19 am 
 

Det_Morkettall wrote:
EDIT: How many submissions can I make?

There are 2 things you need to submit:
- Your own lyrics at stage 1
- A recorded song for the lyrics you receive at stage 2.

There is 1 optional thing you can also submit: The recorded song for your own lyrics.

CorpseFister wrote:
Query: what if the assigned lyrics are not quite to your liking? Any allowance for interpretation or editing?

The only major editing you can do is correction of grammar mistakes. The interpretive flexibility of the lyrics will depend on how they were written. Beyond that, you have to work with what you have!


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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:23 am 
 

bjornobomb wrote:
- trucking (in space??)


lol

I hit the road with a stellar load
Ride a supernova as a star explodes!

I got no home I don't care what they say
Gonna keep a' truckin' cross the milky waaaay!

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Malacoda
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:29 am 
 

I'll sign up. Might need a vocalist, I'm pretty bad :P

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:33 am 
 

bjornobomb wrote:
I have come up with a couple of themes to add

- Mummification
- trapped in a cave
- self-immolation
- trucking (in space??)

"Trapped in a cave" could be a metaphor for social isolation.
Self-immolation is pretty much violence & gore.
Mummification could be used in civilizations & cultures.
Trucking in space... You know what, I'll just include a theme called Travel with optional sci-fi.

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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:48 am 
 

Not sure I get the traveling part, but hell yes, sci-fi themes go well with this.

Also I'm liking the sound of this the more I look over it...
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:09 am 
 

I'm adding one more joker card type theme!

Sadr_mordvig wrote:
Duisterling wrote:
That would be magnificent! I'd either translate it with a crappy online translator to deduce the theme, or simply draw inspiration from the total lack of understanding of the words. Would make for a great, chaotic track combined with horrific vocals due to the massive accent.

im gonna write czech lyrics if you make dutch ones :-D

I won't forbid it, but at least make sure it can translate well with online tools. Failing that, please consider using English. I also doubt that many people here can sing in different languages.

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:28 am 
 

I'll work with Corpsefister if he agrees. Piano is awesome.

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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:45 am 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
Sadr_mordvig wrote:
Duisterling wrote:
That would be magnificent! I'd either translate it with a crappy online translator to deduce the theme, or simply draw inspiration from the total lack of understanding of the words. Would make for a great, chaotic track combined with horrific vocals due to the massive accent.

im gonna write czech lyrics if you make dutch ones :-D

I won't forbid it, but at least make sure it can translate well with online tools. Failing that, please consider using English. I also doubt that many people here can sing in different languages.

Unfortunately, online tools can't translate anything well, so I guess we're screwed, Sadr_mordvig. Unless one of us gets the Cryptic-theme :p

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