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    Song, Lead and Cover a Week Season 2, Week 1

    I think it's time for another one of these as it's been a while. We'll also include those shredtastic peeps among you who have little time.More on that in a sec

    So, the concept is simple. You either write a whole original song, or you cover a song you have never covered before, or you learn a lead/solo.

    The song part is easy, write all riffs, record all parts, and submit. I don't mind if you had bits lying around before, the idea here is to finish a song, or write one from scratch. Please don't abuse this though, don't like submit something you finished 2-3 weeks ago and pretend. This should make the effort here about the same as a cover and less daunting, and be in the spirit of getting us to finish shit, or write new shit. Punishment in the form of black hole points deductions if you get caught uploading your shit you've had for ages. Keep within the spirit of this.

    The cover is also easy, you pick a song, you cover it in any way you want. Angel of Death converted to steel drums in midi? Go for it, but it MUST be done during the week, no submitting stuff you did like a year ago to try and get internet kudos. You can go some other part of the forum and put it up on a look at my glorious achievement thread there. I'll negative point you to the point of oblivion if this is transgressed.

    The Lead a week, now I know people have no time etc, so the lead a week is as follows:
    - pick a lead/solo you want to learn
    - grab a backing track of the internetz with your google-fu
    - cover the lead over the backing track and try and nail it.
    - your submission should be in the form of a video so we know you nailed it or got close (this is because the cover and song guys have more to do, so this is the least we can ask to get the same points)

    I'm also going top try something a bit different here as well. At the end of each week, I'll start a voting thread for the weeks entries. The top 3 will get extra points for the top 3. This is to encourage you to try and do something as awesome as possible.

    Date for submissions is Sunday midnight 21st November for this one, just to give everyone a change to catch up with this just coming out of nowhere... As always. I will check every Monday around 10am where I am and total up points then.

    We'll run for 8 or 10 weeks depending on participation.

    Anyway, here's the rules:
    - youtube, soundcloud, whatever, as long as it can be listened to in the thread. (lead a weeks need to be video of you playing it)
    - write one song per week
    - cover one song per week
    - learn one lead per week
    - 10 points for the cover and first original song and lead
    - must be songs. 3 riffs stuck together do not a song make (otherwise it'd be easy to just submit 10 collections of riffs and get points, this is against the spirit of it all)
    - you're allowed 1 grindcore level joker song, but it still has to be a song. you must indicate this on your submission
    - submissions to be posted in this thread, soundcloud links, youtube, dropbox, whatever, as long as it can be played without paying something to someone.
    - you will not steal from others except when doing covers
    - discretionary points awarded for extra work (like making a youtube music video, or anything entertaining)
    - submit by the time i have fed myself coffee on monday morning (but basically, sunday night somewhere in the world is your deadline).
    - discretionary bonus points awarded for extra effort (dressing up whilst playing your lead of the week, music videos and other creative things that make your stuff stand out)
    - all decisions by your benevolent dictator (me) are final

    Don't:
    - be a dick. songwriting is a skill you learn, and some may be better than others. By all means, give advice, encouragement, but don't go saying "this sux noob" etc. Penalties wil involve points deductions roughly equal to the amount of string and drum hits in the first minute of the liquid tension experiment 3 opening track.
    - steal shit of other people. covers are fine, lifting someone elses work and passing it off as your own, whether that be from a member, or from a different forum is not cool. Penalty for infringrement, see above
    7 Dying Trees
    Grand Ethereal Speed Moff
    Last edited by 7 Dying Trees; 11-07-2021, 01:03 AM.

    #2
    About time.

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      #3
      I swear to god I'm going to actually find the time to submit one this time around.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Chris View Post
        I swear to god I'm going to actually find the time to submit one this time around.
        Same. I'm going to check I've still got my copy of Superior 2 running and actually do something.

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          #5
          A week to go, just to remind everyone!

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            #6
            I'm 90% done with my entry, but since we had so long, I've been lallygagging on it...
            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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              #7
              Ok, I'm tired of fiddling with this one. Still not 100% set with the bass tone on the new SR305e, but I like it better than what I'm getting out of the EXB445. And, it seems to mix nicely when in the spots where I have the dirty bass tone and clean guitars.



              Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                #8
                Death, taxes, and Iron1 being the first one in for SAW challenges

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by scole View Post
                  Death, taxes, and Iron1 being the first one in for SAW challenges
                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                    #10
                    Ok so as usual I can't get soundcloud to embed, for some reason the mobile link doesn't work...

                    Demo for next album

                    https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/7q3Qb

                    Nick
                    large member
                    Last edited by Nick; 11-18-2021, 12:02 AM.

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                      #11
                      Fixed your link. It' just sc /sc, and make sure the URL looks like this, minus the spaces.

                      h t t p s : / /s o undcloud.com/nick-collins-7/artistarchos-2-nick-1-v2-mp3

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Chris View Post
                        Fixed your link. It' just sc /sc, and make sure the URL looks like this, minus the spaces.

                        h t t p s : / /s o undcloud.com/nick-collins-7/artistarchos-2-nick-1-v2-mp3
                        Thank you sir.

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                          #13
                          Nick, that song sounds fucking amazing. Really damn good stuff. Love the chaotic, discordant black metally atmosphere with all the layers and stuff.

                          It kind of reminds me of some of Cerekloth's stuff musically. I can imagine either black metal vocals or death metal vocals over that, though I think black metal vocals are the first thing I'd think of. Sweet schtuff.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Naren View Post
                            Nick, that song sounds fucking amazing. Really damn good stuff. Love the chaotic, discordant black metally atmosphere with all the layers and stuff.

                            It kind of reminds me of some of Cerekloth's stuff musically. I can imagine either black metal vocals or death metal vocals over that, though I think black metal vocals are the first thing I'd think of. Sweet schtuff.
                            Thanks

                            You might like my bands album we released a few months back then it's a but different stylistically but a lot of the same elements.

                            I did post it before so apologies if you already saw it!

                            https://aristarchos.bandcamp.com/releases

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Nick View Post

                              Thanks

                              You might like my bands album we released a few months back then it's a but different stylistically but a lot of the same elements.

                              I did post it before so apologies if you already saw it!

                              https://aristarchos.bandcamp.com/releases
                              Really good stuff, man. I don't think I've seen/heard this album before, but I think I might have heard some of your recordings without any vocals at some point in the past. Love the atmosphere and the overall production. I listened to several songs on there, and they were all great.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Naren View Post

                                Really good stuff, man. I don't think I've seen/heard this album before, but I think I might have heard some of your recordings without any vocals at some point in the past. Love the atmosphere and the overall production. I listened to several songs on there, and they were all great.
                                Cheers!

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                                  #17
                                  Sounds killer as always Nick!
                                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Nick View Post

                                    Thanks

                                    You might like my bands album we released a few months back then it's a but different stylistically but a lot of the same elements.

                                    I did post it before so apologies if you already saw it!

                                    https://aristarchos.bandcamp.com/releases
                                    Dope music AND dope shirts. Snapped this pic when it first came from over the pond but realized I never posted it! Man, Gildan has really stepped up their game - this thing feels nice!

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by pjr View Post

                                      Dope music AND dope shirts. Snapped this pic when it first came from over the pond but realized I never posted it! Man, Gildan has really stepped up their game - this thing feels nice!

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                                      Really appreciate that cheers! I packaged that up and posted it myself

                                      Yeah the shirts came out well we were pleased with the quality when they finally arrived.

                                      One of the other guys in the band actuslly hand drew that logo as well.

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                                        #20
                                        It's a really cool-looking logo too. And it especially looks great on the t-shirt with the black and gold like that.

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                                          #21
                                          I'm not sure how many weeks of this SAW I'll be able to participate in, but at the very least I wanted to participate in the first week. However, with no riffs in mind, no ideas for lyrics, atmosphere, or anything, really, and only a few days before the deadline, I kind of just threw something together. It comes together as a coherent song and I think it flows okay, but if I were to try to use this song for a band, I'd want to polish it up a lot more. I also think it could stand to be longer, maybe with a solo. Also, holding the last chord out like that is probably a bit much.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Naren View Post
                                            I'm not sure how many weeks of this SAW I'll be able to participate in, but at the very least I wanted to participate in the first week. However, with no riffs in mind, no ideas for lyrics, atmosphere, or anything, really, and only a few days before the deadline, I kind of just threw something together. It comes together as a coherent song and I think it flows okay, but if I were to try to use this song for a band, I'd want to polish it up a lot more. I also think it could stand to be longer, maybe with a solo. Also, holding the last chord out like that is probably a bit much.

                                            Sounds great, agreed on the solo, could do with that in the middle somewhere.

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                                              #23
                                              I could totally hear a solo start at 2:25 if the riff from 2:10-2:25 repeated underneath.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Nick View Post

                                                Sounds great, agreed on the solo, could do with that in the middle somewhere.
                                                Thanks. I feel like it needs some more (for example, maybe some atmospheric lead guitar in the chorus-esque section), but a solo is the main thing that comes to mind for bringing the song closer to completion.

                                                Originally posted by scole View Post
                                                I could totally hear a solo start at 2:25 if the riff from 2:10-2:25 repeated underneath.
                                                I was thinking of adding a new section for the solo (probably a less busy riff than that one), but around 2:25 is probably the best timing for the solo.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Well, everyone is on form! Here's my entry for this week(s) bit rough around the edges, but hey ho:

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