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guitartheist
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:11 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:17 pm 
 

Anyone interested in challenging themselves to write a song involving characters and a story arc comprising a beginning, middle, and end? You could do this with a single song, an EP, or an album, if you're so inclined. Style is totally open as long as it's some form of metal. Post in this thread if you're in.

Participants:
Guitartheist
Dystopia4
InfiniteNexus
ShaolinLambKiller
Inspector_Satan
Big_Grand
AullidoSepulcral
CloggedUrethra

Submissions should be uploaded to their own bandcamps, and I will create a compilation bandcamp at the end of the challenge with a link to each release. Deadline will be August 25th.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:51 pm 
 

Another one already? Wasn't expecting that, but suppose I'll give it a shot.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:14 am 
 

Count me in.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:27 am 
 

I'll give it a shot, I've done some more loose concept pieces in yzordderrex. I might give a shot to do so on something else.
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Inspector_Satan
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Location: Living in the cosmic nod
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:42 pm 
 

If I can get my recording equipment sorted in time I'll try this one out.

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infinitenexus
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
Posts: 1939
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:51 pm 
 

This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. Fuck writing a song, I want to write metal the way they wrote classical back in the day. It has movements, it says something, even without lyrics. Write a fucking masterpiece. Write a story. Instead of just writing a song or two from a certain genre, I think this is a REAL songwriting challenge. This will challenge us. I'm going to work really hard on this one.
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:25 pm 
 

I'm excited about this one as well, I've written my story and begun work on a 4 song EP.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:33 pm 
 

I'll start actually thinking about this in a couple of weeks. got too much currently going on.. but I'm kinda thinking something 'cosmic' maybe if I get a certain guitar in... that might help.
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infinitenexus
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Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:43 pm 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
I'll start actually thinking about this in a couple of weeks. got too much currently going on.. but I'm kinda thinking something 'cosmic' maybe if I get a certain guitar in... that might help.



This is definitely a reason to get a new guitar. And I think you should ask yourself: Do your current amps suffice for this challenge or does it require a new amp also? It's something we have to ponder. I'm going to use a new guitar for part of this.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:10 pm 
 

So I was originally going to base it off Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses", but on second thought I might do Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro".
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:49 pm 
 

I already have the amps that could handle what I want and techincally one guitar would be perfect... but I want a new one for it.
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infinitenexus
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Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:44 pm 
 

You never know. A different amp might be better for this. That's going to be my excuse at least, haha.
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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:47 pm 
 

I will give this one a shot, I think I can definitely do something of this nature.

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CF_Mono
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Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:21 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:48 pm 
 

What does one mean by a story arc?
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:34 pm 
 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_arc

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AullidoSepulcral
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:40 pm
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Location: Colombia
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:58 pm 
 

You can count me in! I'm writing a story, planning the riffs...

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:00 pm 
 

Bumping. Seven participants so far.

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ScratchMyBack
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Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:04 am
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Location: Malaysia
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:39 am 
 

Can I join in by contributing lyrics?

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:01 pm 
 

ScratchMyBack wrote:
Can I join in by contributing lyrics?


If you can find someone who wants to use your lyrics with their music, yes.

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infinitenexus
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Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
Posts: 1939
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:45 pm 
 

fuuuuuuuuck, I've hardly written anything for this. I might have to pull out like a high schooler at prom from this challenge unfortunately, I have an impending death in the family that I have to go take care of. We'll have to see.
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CloggedUrethra
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:25 pm 
 

Late to the game, but I'll sign up for something short.
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:45 pm 
 

Don't worry if you're late or haven't started, I'm probably going to do all the writing and recording for my 4-song release in a single weekend. All of my songwriting challenge efforts are 1 or 2 day affairs with short polishing sessions in the week or so afterward. Added CloggedUrethra to the list of participants.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:01 pm 
 

Yea I haven't done shit for this yet.
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CloggedUrethra
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:52 am 
 

I have 3 songs done on guitar, 2 powertabbed out, 1 left to tab. Then will listen to the midis while practising drums to them. The story part probably won't be serious at all.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:42 am 
 

I think I'm going to have to pull out of this challenge unfortunately. My family has to take precedence right now.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:24 pm 
 

I'll still try to do this but it's getting slim to none for me to do it. I'm leaving next week to go out of town.
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:37 pm 
 

I'm going to leave you guys on the list anyway, but it's understandable if you don't complete the challenge. This one was fairly ambitious.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:17 pm 
 

Mine is cause I forgot all about this till it was bumped and I'm leaving town for two weeks so I doubt I'll be able to write or record anything in the week that would be remaining upon my return. mainly due to it being a story arc thing.
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http://www.cavepaints.com <--Horrid art and musics.
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http://speedritualrecords.storenvy.com/ Check out my music here

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CloggedUrethra
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:27 am 
 

10 days left, anyone else working on their's? Got the drums memorized and recorded them on Tuesday. Recording the guitars tonight and will start writing the story. The premise for the story and most of the vocal patterns are done, just gotta write the words.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:06 pm 
 

Nope.
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http://www.cavepaints.com <--Horrid art and musics.
http://www.facebook.com/MaulerCustomCabs <--- huge heavy/loud boxes I build.
http://speedritualrecords.storenvy.com/ Check out my music here

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 pm 
 

I have two of four instrumentals complete, and the other two roughly planned. The story is finalized and I have lyrical lines/themes for each song. I'm confident I'll finish.

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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:34 pm 
 

Looking forward to hearing it
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:07 pm 
 

Life seems to be getting in the way, so it's highly likely I will bitch out of this.
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Inspector_Satan
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Location: Living in the cosmic nod
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:40 pm 
 

I jumped on a tour later this month with a friend's band and have been caught up learning a bunch of new songs so I'm probably not going to finish on time either. I'm still going to try and wrap up the song I've been working on but likely won't get to the story or find someone to do vocals in time.

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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:04 am 
 

This one really flew by. I didn't really get around to recording what I wanted to for this, but in the meantime I started jamming with some people who I hope to start a band with, so these past two months weren't a total waste.

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:18 am 
 

I'm done. If anyone else finishes, send me a link to the bandcamp you've uploaded to and I'll create a page that links to every submission for the July/August Songwriting Challenge Reviews Thread.

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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:38 am 
 

Everything's recorded, just gotta make the mixdowns tonight and upload. Looking forward to hearing other people's submissions (if anyone wants to make an extra 128kbps zip with their tracks, my rural internet will love you). This was a fun challenge, thanks!
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:35 pm 
 

Reviews thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=100669

I'm glad you had fun! I enjoyed this challenge as well, and I'm ready to participate in another one as soon as someone else has an idea for one and starts a thread.

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Inspector_Satan
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:09 pm 
 

My song's written but got caught up with band stuff and lost about a month to it all. I leave for "tour" tomorrow but once I get back next week I'll track an instrumental version and post it. I'm thoroughly terrible with time management lately.

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xsongsofselfx
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:49 pm 
 

Does it have to be original to the competition or can I submit something that's already written and released?

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