A melodic metalcore song, composed for a 3D shooter – got it?

 

Saviour of Rudra is a metalcore song I composed for a 3D retro shooter called “Zeal“. The chief developer of the game – Henrik Wollmann – came to me one day and asked me to write the story for his videogame.

I said to him: “Ok. But I also have an idea for a cool song for your game.” So the idea for the song “Saviour of Rudra” was born.

I asked Anny Missix – a great metal singer from the German band “Hellwerk” – to sing the vocals for Saviour of Rudra. And she really wanted to. This was worth it to mix and master the song in a professional music studio. So I went to the Never Ending Music studio in Regensburg, Germany, and showed the demo song to Basti, the owner of the studio. He liked it very much and put a lot of time and heart into the mixing and mastering of Saviour of Rudra.

Finally you can listen to the song on the progshot Soundcloud page. Enjoy!

 

Infos about Zeal: https://www.facebook.com/Zeal-575647459133826/
Infos about Never Ending Music: https://www.facebook.com/NeverEndingMusicTonstudio/

Lyrics inspiration – this will bring your song closer to the audience

You write a song about someone and need more inspiration with the lyrics.
These aspects will give your lyrics more depth and bring it closer to your audience.

Lyrics Inspiration Poster (L.I.P.)

1. Self-referred and Visible
– details of your protagonist
 (“Feel the sweat break on my brow” – Iron Maiden)
– his outfit – what does he wear?
 (“…of white skin on red leather” – Deftones)
– how does he move?
– his look – does he have a beard, glasses etc.?

2. Self-referred and Invisible
– other senses – what does he hear or smell?
– is he suffering from pain?
– what are the protagonist’s future plans?
(“Following our will and wind we may just go where no one’s been” – Tool)
– in what mood is he? angry? sad?

3. Environmental and Visible
– location – where does the story take place?
– what events happen? a disaster?
 (“Infernal machines arise, flesh and steel collide” – Symphony X)
– what’s the weather like?
– what time of day is it? morning? evening?
 (“In the cold light of morning, while everyone’s yawning” – Placebo)

4. Environmental and Invisible
– what year is it? at some point in the future?
– what time is it?
   (“11 a.m., by now you would think that I would be up” – Incubus)
– what is the temperature in the room / outside?
– does the political situation play a role in the story?
   (“A black flag and a red star, a rising sun loomin’ over Los Angeles” – Rage against the Machine)

You don’t have to use ALL of these aspects in your song, of course. But the more you use, the more images you give the audience. And the closer you get to them.

Jericho rag doll – a crowdfunding reward

This will be the next small big thing!

The main character from the concept album “Space Escapism Opera” will become a reward for the crowdfunding of the album. This is the prototype, made by my wife. The real reward will be bigger than this.

I have planned to realize the reward as soon as the project has collected 500€ for support. So get up and support this project on https://www.startnext.com/space-escapism-opera. You can also get several rewards, not only one.

The main Character “Jericho” is a material scientist, who is sick of the world full of technologies in 2050. The aerospace program “Moon Colonization” is the only chance to escape from the sick world.

Jericho rag doll back

Working titles become final titles

I have thought about the titles on my concept album Space Escapism Opera and have changed the working titles of the songs into final titles. It was important for me to have titles with different lengths and to make other people curious about the songs.

working titles:

01_Future
02_Protagonist
03_Technologies
04_Moon
05_Experiment
06_Awakening
07_Journey

final titles of Space Escapism Opera

01. Ouverture – Megacity 2050
02. Jericho
03. Race of Technologies
04. Moon Colonization – A New Ressource
05. The Experiment
06. New Eyes – Escape from a World of Sickness
07. Finale – The Journey

You can listen to a few songs on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/tracks

Dark Progressive Metal – demo song on my concept album

https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo

(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)

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This is the second demo song of my concept album “Space Escapism Opera”. The style is dark and progressive metal. I recorded it at home. Chris R. from the band “SoundCircle” performed the vocals. Enjoy it and don’t forget to write some feedback how you liked the song.

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06_awakening (working title) lyrics:

Reaching the dark side
I open my new eyes
Now I can see the shadows in me
Repressed in the subconsciousness

Where am I?
Turn on the light
The past has reached me

Where am I
Turn on the light
Are my eyes open right now?

I remember now…

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall – is the cemetery for my hopes and my will to believe

Believe…me…
Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall

Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

The future’s analog – reject Biotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Neurotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Digital Technologies
The future’s analog – the future’s analog

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

My escapism is a journey inside myself
Property means nothing, knowing is wealth
To find the truth I take this last trip
To leave this world of sickness with the wisdom I equipped

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https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo
(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)