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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:09 pm 
 

Find all the previously held Metal Archives Songwriting Challenges below. Names in gold are challenge winners (winners were so far only decided for the first couple challenges).

I
The first Metal Archives songwriting challenge --- Hosted by Noktorn.
Metal Archives songwriting challenge #1: Results!
Recovered entries: invoked, mattp, Traver
Missing entries: alexaons, AppleQueso, death_headj, FirebathDan, PedigreeButchery
Download compilation HERE.

II
Shall we try the MA Songwriting Contest, pt. II once more? --- Hosted by fetalfeast.
Recovered entries: caspian, Leechmaster
Missing entries: Malacoda, matrixmetal, nex666, wight_ghoul, overkill666
Download compilation HERE.

III
September Song Writing Challenge ROUND 1 - 2010 --- Hosted by KvltLord (MIA). Picked up by nex666.
Download compilation HERE.

IV
November - 30 Day - 2 Song challenge --- Hosted by ShaolinLambKiller.
Download compilation HERE.

V
2011 Jan - February Song Writing Challenge - Round 3 --- Hosted by ChantingOfThePriests (MIA). Picked up by ShaolinLambKiller.
RESULTS==: 2011 Jan - February Song- Round 3: ==REVIEWS
Download compilation HERE.

VI
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: March/April 2011 --- Hosted by kingnuuuur.
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: March/April 2011 [RESULTS & REVIEWS]
Download compilation HERE.
YouTube videos HERE.

VII
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: June/July 2011 --- Hosted by GeoCO3.
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: June/July 2011 *RESULTS*
Download compilation HERE.
YouTube videos HERE.

VIII
Doom Metal Challenge (Nov./Dec. '11) --- Hosted by kingnuuuur.
Doom Metal Challenge (Nov./Dec. '11) [RESULTS & REVIEWS]
Download compilation HERE.

IX
Black Metal Blackout - One-day songwriting challenge! --- Hosted by Zodijackyl.
Download compilation HERE.

X
M-A songwriting challenge - Death metal with a twist! --- Hosted by Ilwhyan.
February 2012 songwriting challenge *RESULTS & REVIEWS*
Download compilation HERE.

XI
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: Artwork-based (June/July '12) --- Hosted by kingnuuuur.
Songwriting Challenge: June/July '12 [RESULTS & REVIEWS]
Download compilation HERE.

XII
SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: DOOM (Fall ’12) --- Hosted by CorpseFister.
RESULTS AND REVIEWS - SONGWRITING CHALLENGE DOOM ’12
Download compilation HERE.

XIII
January 2013 songwriting challenge: Grindcore! --- Hosted by infinitenexus.
Grindcore challenge results
Download compilation HERE.

XIV
MA Songwriting Challenge - MAY/JUNE 2013 --- Hosted by PinePHresh.
May/June 2013 Songwriting Challenge - Download and Reviews

XV
MA Songwriting Challenge - JULY/AUGUST 2013 - Narrative --- Hosted by guitartheist.
MA Songwriting Challenge - July/August 2013 - Reviews

XVI
BLACK OCTOBER - BLACK METAL SONGWRITING CHALLENGE - OCT '13 --- Hosted by Syntek.
BLACK OCTOBER - OCT '13 - RESULTS + REVIEWS
Download compilation HERE.

XVII
Jan-Feb Thrash Challenge. --- Hosted by infinitenexus.
Jan/Feb thrash challenge: the results and reviews
Download compilation HERE.

XVIII - Ongoing challenge.
MA SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: Riff Salad - April/May 2014 --- Hosted by CloggedUrethra.


If you have the missing tracks for the first two challenges, you can PM me the links and I will update the compilations accordingly.


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LordOminous
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:37 pm 
 

I remember some old songwriting challenge, I think it would have been in 2008, in which the task was to make a song that was 20 minutes long? Some Australian guy hosted it I believe. I've still got my song, it's kinda cool.

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nex666
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:38 pm 
 

Shall I just pm you with my missing entry or something?
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SoulsInferno
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LordOminous wrote:
I remember some old songwriting challenge, I think it would have been in 2008, in which the task was to make a song that was 20 minutes long? Some Australian guy hosted it I believe. I've still got my song, it's kinda cool.


Awesome, post it.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:46 pm 
 

LordOminous wrote:
I remember some old songwriting challenge, I think it would have been in 2008, in which the task was to make a song that was 20 minutes long? Some Australian guy hosted it I believe. I've still got my song, it's kinda cool.

I haven't come across that one. Post your song and a link to the thread if you find it.

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Shall I just pm you with my missing entry or something?

Nah. Just download the thing, put yours in, reupload it and pass me the link.

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fetalfeast
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:15 pm 
 

I'll try and find the missing entries from my songwriting contest, but no guarantees. Good thread kingnuuuuur :thumbsup:
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:59 pm 
 

Thanks, please do! (sent you a PM btw)

Also, you can pester the mods to sticky the thread HERE. :D

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:47 am 
 

Awesome! Odinallfather and I have been secretly working on our song from the the Fifth Chapter of Song Challengedum, so hell if we finish it ever, we'll upload it.
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pentalarc
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:47 pm 
 

Damn, I just missed the most recent one, right when I'm starting to play/write/sing again. (Though my vocals are not quite up to their former level.)

Three quick questions:

1) I've seen that people are allowed help from people off the site. What I'm wondering, is would it be possible for me to work with the people I normally work with, although we are technically more than one band? (Yeah, that's confusing. Think of a heavy metal version of the Elephant 6 collective, we play in each other's bands and there are different names for different styles/projects.)

2) If I write/arrange/design/ the solos (if any) and drums, but someone else plays them, is that acceptable? (Someone off the site, I would want to use the main lead guitarists from my two main projects (one is more death/black/grunge/Melvins (yeah, from my original everything heavy from the 90's melted band) the other is more death/grind/groove/Dimebag type)

3) Would I be able to later re-release the songs I do for it on my own? (Obviously with the permission of anyone on the board I would collaborate with.)

Thanks

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:07 pm 
 

There are normally no restrictions for those sorts of things.

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overkill666
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:23 am 
 

Blah. I had a submission for the second music competition but the download link for my file doesn't work anymore. Song lost. :(
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:44 pm 
 

Here are 6 of the Challenge VII submissions I uploaded to youtube. I'm going to wait till vocals are done on mine to upload that, and I would like to wait for trigger to have someone redo his song, or redo it himself. Not trying to be a dick, I just want to represent you better since I know your songwriting and playing ability is great but the quality is just unbearable, for me at least.

Frostbitten Basement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCShnGjsZM

Theoria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yACSgb_ozco

54RtestKp3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQl7er48uwA

Swords Tale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNR_QGsYrVs

Thrashstruck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grQR4fRfMvI

The Wizard Rides to King's Cross: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_oM7hkkVKY

Everything went better than expected.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:03 pm 
 

Uploaded a provisional compilation for the latest challenge.

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:52 am 
 

Alright everyone, I'd like to voulnteer to host the next song challenge. I'll try really hard to get a song recorded. A new studio opened up in my town, so I might just bite the bullet and pay to have it recorded. Oh well. Anyone have ideas for a new challenge?
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:20 pm 
 

I kind of want to do something like Challenge VI again...
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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:29 pm 
 

another lyrics switcheroo?
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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:34 pm 
 

If we did another lyrics switch I would definitely join in. That contest seemed like a lot of fun.
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:37 pm 
 

Yeah, this last one was cool too, but I want to try the lyrics switch again.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:39 pm 
 

My song for VII is still shelved. :lol: We can do the VI one again with the leftover themes...

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Gelseth_Andrano
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There's an Idea! that leaves:
Suicide
Drugs
Corruption & Greed
Religion [your choice, pro & anti]
Nature
Mythologies [your choice]
Social Isolation
Rebellion & Revolution
Macabre & Horror
Loss & Bereavement
Dreams & Reality
Revenge
Eschatology
Historical Events [your choice]
Occultism
Lovecraft Mythos
Tolkien Legendarium
Romance & Tragedies
Pride
Violence, Gore & Anatomy
Traveling & Places [real & sci-fi]
Literature & Paintings [your choice, excluding Lovecraft & Tolkien]

Right?
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:05 pm 
 

Actually it leaves:

Social Isolation
Mythologies [your choice]
Traveling & Places [real & sci-fi]
Nature
Suicide
Historical Events [your choice]
Lycanthropy
Dreams & Reality
Religion [your choice, pro & anti]
Tolkien Legendarium
Macabre & Horror
Pride
Occultism

Plus these, if we count the no-shows:

Civilizations & Cultures
Corruption & Greed
Drugs
Eschatology
Lovecraft Mythos
Revenge

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:06 pm 
 

Legit, I'd be down for this once more
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:13 pm 
 

It's kinda sad that VII didn't get nearly as much attention as VI though.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:24 pm 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
It's kinda sad that VII didn't get nearly as much attention as VI though.

I Agree. I feel like shit for not getting my song done. I'll do my very best this time, even if I have to pay for it!
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:54 pm 
 

I think it's a great idea, using the leftovers.
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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:22 pm 
 

The leftovers idea is cool, but when do you think we should hold it? I think that we should wait for a few weeks and maybe start in late August/early September to allow for some time between challenges.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:38 pm 
 

September or October*. Having challenges too often can make things go really stale. They should be treated like special events IMO.

By the way, here's another suggestion for the next challenge: Write the most epic music you can.

*Actually, once per trimester sounds cool to me.

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Devirginizer
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:53 pm 
 

I'll be joining the challenge again next time. Sorry, been too busy with my own projects and stuff. Really wanted to join VII, though....

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:44 pm 
 

i'll hop in whatever is posted up for the challenge.
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plagueofangels
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:50 pm 
 

I'm up for something, haven't done music in a while so a challenge would be fun, but I'm not a fan of doing conventional stuff

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:13 pm 
 

Alrighty fellows, September is coming around the corner, so lets get some stuff figured out.
1. Have we decided on the random theme/lyrics?
2. Should we submit a few more lyrical ideas?
3. Do we want to ad any other plot twists into the challenge?
4. Do we want to scrap this one and start anew?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:39 pm 
 

Hey guys:

I wasn't 100% satisfied with the finished product of the song "Thrashtruck" I wrote for the last challenge, so I recorded some gang shouts and reiter/RageW wrote and recorded some legit solos for it.

Listen here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10777784/thrashtruck_final.mp3

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?hx4frb20l6krvmb
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:22 am 
 

Gelseth_Andrano wrote:
1. Have we decided on the random theme/lyrics?


I don't know if I'll have time to participate, but that challenge produced a lot of really interesting, unexpected and collaborative results, so I think it's worth doing again.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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I really don't care what format we do. If I'm interested I'll do it up, if not I'll back out.
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kingnuuuur
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iamntbatman wrote:
Hey guys:

I wasn't 100% satisfied with the finished product of the song "Thrashtruck" I wrote for the last challenge, so I recorded some gang shouts and reiter/RageW wrote and recorded some legit solos for it.

Listen here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10777784/thrashtruck_final.mp3

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?hx4frb20l6krvmb

Cool, will check it out.

I think I'm game for a new challenge. I need to compensate for my last no-show. :grumble: Though hopefully with some death metal.

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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:04 am 
 

Hey, about the sixth Challenge from March/April, hosted by kingnuuuuuuuuur... To those who participated and/or listened to the results and enjoyed the submission by Devirginizer and me (Irrelevant, lyrics by guitartheist), and, last but not least, to those, if anyone, who care: more material has been written in the meantime and we named the project Omninihilist. Just to wear out the I in your keyboard. We're recording currently.

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iamntbatman
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Cool, I'm looking forward to hearing it! That tune was cool and had me excited to hear more.
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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:19 pm 
 

Do we have any ideas on when the next challenge might start?
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SoulsInferno
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:39 am 
 

I won't be able to be in this one until I stop working 10 hrs a day.
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Duisterling
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:51 am 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
Cool, I'm looking forward to hearing it! That tune was cool and had me excited to hear more.

Nice! It'll be released on a split tape with Evagatio Mentis, which basically is the funeral doom version of Omninihilist. It's not as sinister though, and much more elaborate in terms of instrumentation.

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