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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:59 am 
 

STATUS: ENTRIES CLOSED (AWAITING SUBMISSIONS)

*I will accept late entries, but the movie assignments will come from my own "need to watch" list, due to tardiness.

It's that time of the year again, when you feel the smell of fresh guitar strings in the air, hear the dulcet tones of your frontman's pig squeal and feel the calm before the songwriting storm that's about to ensue. That's right - it's time for another Metal Archives songwriting challenge!

This time, we're doing something similar (read: an almost blatant rip-off) to some of the past challenges. This challenge will revolve around writing songs based on randomly assigned films to each participant. There will be three stages in the process, as outlined below.

-PREP STAGE- (6 days)
Start: 3rd September, 5PM GMT
Participant entries until the end of the prep stage
Entries to include: confirmation of participation (or collaboration) and movie title in my PM. If a movie has already been suggested I will ask for another suggestion.
I will PM each participant a random film from the submission pool at 4PM on 9th September
End: 9th September, 5PM GMT


-SONGWRITING STAGE- (44 days)
Start: 9th September, 5PM GMT
Write a song, EP, album or whatever as long as it's based on the film assigned to you. It may be as loose of an association as writing an Entombed-style piece using a Boss HM-2 based on the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", or writing an avant-garde concept album based on "Eraserhead". Submit a short text file with your submission containing lyrics and elaboration of the connection to the source material.
End: 21st October, 5PM GMT


-REVIEW STAGE-
Start: 21st October, 5PM GMT
This one should be self-explanatory.
End: infinity?




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 films will only be made through PMs.
Rule #5: You do not talk about your assigned film!
Rule #6: It doesn't matter if you've been randomly assigned your own film. (Keep this in mind before submitting "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2")
Rule #7: [OPTIONAL] Write a song for your own film submission.



IMPORTANT NOTES
- RANDOM.ORG will be used for random assignment of films to the participants.
- Lyrics can be in any language, but please provide an English translation (or at least short outline).
- 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.



List of participants:
Vesheljinn
ShaolinLambKiller
ChernobylStudios
CorpseFister
Rocka_Rollas
MawBTS



My goal with this challenge is for us to share good kino and more importantly test our songwriting skills in a different, yet fairly familiar way. Good luck to everyone, I hope you have fun!
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:26 pm 
 

I'm down. I should have some time for it.
and I like the theme.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:30 pm 
 

. . . . . . .
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:32 pm 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
Glad you decided to take hold to do one up. I'll join up.



Cheers for taking part man, always good to have you on board!
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:36 pm 
 

lol I pressed to pm you fucking sucks on my goddamn phone.
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ChernobylStudios
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:00 pm 
 

I'm in!
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:55 pm 
 

Oh sure, why not!

When this part of the forum was a bit more active the Challenges was an interesting way to engage in making music and then listening to others. That was a cool time. Hopefully some more people come out of the woodwork to get down!

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:05 pm 
 

agreed it was.
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:47 am 
 

Aye, trying to revive that part of the community, really missed the challenges
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:50 pm 
 

It is now well past 5PM GMT, due to diverted traffic (thanks marathon runners). Challenge entries are now closed. The number of participants is, in the words of Theoden King, less than half of what I'd expected. However, I have reasons to expect quality work from the ones who did show up!

I will be sending out movie assignments to everyone now. Good luck and have fun with them!
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ChernobylStudios
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm 
 

Got my movie. Shall be interesting!
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:42 pm 
 

Completely missed this until just now.

Still 9th september here, possible to join? :hyper:

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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:44 pm 
 

Sure, PM me a movie title. This will be the only exception.

See OP.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:10 pm 
 

I'm absolutely thrilled with what I got. now is narrowing it down to the 3 different ideas that immediately popped up to do
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ChernobylStudios
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:59 am 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
I'm absolutely thrilled with what I got. now is narrowing it down to the 3 different ideas that immediately popped up to do


Nice! I'm pretty surprised with the one I received - not quite sure where to go with it yet, but first thing in order is to do some research on the actual topic itself!
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:37 am 
 

Glad to hear this! Looking forward to listening to everything you guys send
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:22 am 
 

UPDATE: Entries are open conditionally. See the OP for elaboration.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:57 pm 
 

Well, my friend and musical collaborator isn't going to have time to have me in the studio to record drums/guitar/vox. A bit disappointing as the song is definitely the most death metal influenced thing I've ever written, but he's got a lot on his plate lately so ehh. We'll still record it at some point, but definitely not for next week.

Womp womp.

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:34 am 
 

I have a song but I honestly have no idea what lyrics to write, and then I would still have to hire somebody for growls because I can't do that myself...
I think I'm failing this (I've already had 5 personal albums to record/finish lately which has taken a lot of time)

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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:54 am 
 

CorpseFister wrote:
Well, my friend and musical collaborator isn't going to have time to have me in the studio to record drums/guitar/vox. A bit disappointing as the song is definitely the most death metal influenced thing I've ever written, but he's got a lot on his plate lately so ehh. We'll still record it at some point, but definitely not for next week.

Womp womp.


No worries, we can extend the deadline a bit if it would help.

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
I have a song but I honestly have no idea what lyrics to write, and then I would still have to hire somebody for growls because I can't do that myself...
I think I'm failing this (I've already had 5 personal albums to record/finish lately which has taken a lot of time)


Fair enough, if you can record just the instrumental that'd be completely fine as well.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:13 pm 
 

I forgot about this till just now. I'll see what I can manage before the end.
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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:58 pm 
 

Man I wish I'd seen this.

If you're extending the time limit, could I join?

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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:29 am 
 

MawBTS wrote:
Man I wish I'd seen this.

If you're extending the time limit, could I join?


Sure, I'll PM you the movie.
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:31 am 
 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The challenge is extended until the 21st of October, which will hopefully give everyone enough time to finish their music. Cheers!
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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 am 
 

Composed about 4 measures tonight.

Writing in 7/4 sucks.

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:44 am 
 

Thanks a lot for extended deadline!

I'm looking around for a singer. I have some lyrics now, so I could probably finish this now :)

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:51 pm 
 

Excellent. that should be long enough for me to compose and mix my song. I might still go for an ep. But i'll see. i basically have a week.
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 am 
 

I have recorded my song now and just waiting for the vocalist to record the growls n shit! I hope he makes it before end date

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 pm 
 

I have finished my song :headbang:

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:16 am 
 

So, what happens now? :headbang:

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ChernobylStudios
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:25 am 
 

There could be another extension as the site was down for a while. In my case, I have zero excuses, but my song isn't ready. If there is no extension I'll bow out with shame, haha.
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:30 am 
 

Sorry for the absence everyone, been swamped with work at uni. I'll wait for all the submissions to come in before creating a review thread. I'll do a compilation video on YouTube in order of submission and also put the songs up for download on Mega or Google Drive, links will be in the thread.

Please don't abuse my irresponsibility and submit too late, because some people have already submitted and are eager to hear your work. Do take your time, but be reasonable about it.

Again, sorry for not posting in a while, can't wait to hear all the songs!
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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:43 am 
 

Sorry guys, I didn't get my stuff together in time.

Is a few more days cool?

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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am 
 

MawBTS wrote:
Sorry guys, I didn't get my stuff together in time.

Is a few more days cool?


That's fine, just send it over as soon as you're done.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:26 pm 
 

after I last spoke here I got hired to do drums for a killer project and then a second ep for a different project. so I went and finished those first forgetting about this. I can probably send something sunday if it's not totally over. had struggled with the direction but i'll only do a single song.
if not no problem that's sorta how it goes.
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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:13 am 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
after I last spoke here I got hired to do drums for a killer project and then a second ep for a different project. so I went and finished those first forgetting about this. I can probably send something sunday if it's not totally over. had struggled with the direction but i'll only do a single song.
if not no problem that's sorta how it goes.


That's okay, just hoping to get others by Sunday as well
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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:59 am 
 

I failed to get it done, and will be in another state for a week.

I can finish the track after then, but don't hold the contest up on my account. Sorry, everyone.

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Vesheljinn
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:41 pm 
 

MawBTS wrote:
I failed to get it done, and will be in another state for a week.

I can finish the track after then, but don't hold the contest up on my account. Sorry, everyone.


Don't worry about it. Just post the download link in the review thread once it's up. I'll make it tomorrow evening (around 9pm GMT).
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:51 pm 
 

Yea go ahead and go on with it. If I get anything done it'll be later. there's just too much up on my plate at the moment. and the time I had today to write and record I spent tracking other material being released early next year.
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:35 pm 
 

Guess I won by being the only contestant left. :lol:

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