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Innovation in Heavy Metal

Whether you manage band members, project, or contribute as a band member, you’ll be able to develop new skills—and extend the ideas to others through coaching and collaboration.

Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai. All inspiring examples of innovation, but they don’t tell the whole story.

Innovation isn’t just the domain of headline-making bands or brilliant guitarists. Innovations can be big, like a new genre or playing style. Or smaller, like getting a band member on a common file-sharing platform.

And rather than being limited to a creative few, innovation is something everyone can—and should—do, regardless of what their contribution to heavy metal is.

All you need to do is to do something new.

We define innovation using five simple words, something different that is awesome.

In our case, we decided that we would form a band even we are physically far away and do not get to rehearse or play together. We figured that we could still collaborate on writing and recording the songs together by exchanging ideas and files using e-mails and other file-sharing services. I and Geoff used play in a same band when we were going to the same university in Gold Coast. There was a great musical chemistry among us and we wrote lots of songs and played them together in local clubs. However we all move to different countries for different reasons and the band had to break up.

Thanks to evolution of communication technology one day I suddenly thought maybe we can still work together and write some songs together even we are geographically scattered across borders.

Innovation isn’t the job of the few. It’s the responsibility of the many because there are lots of different ways to innovate. So what are you going to do, to do something different that creates value?

Something Evil

Verse 1:

So you think you can stop up with excuses and lies.

Well let me tell you something, it ain’t a fucking surprise.

Chorus:

We’re not going to take it, the blind leading the blind.

We’re pulling down your castle, one prick at a time.

Verse 2:

Where the bodies are buried deep no one will ever find.

Using your corruption to fuck us, time after time.

Chorus:

We’re not going to take it, the blind leading the blind.

We’re pulling down your castle, one prick at a time.

Verse 3:

The house of cards is down, the party toes the line.

The age of apocalypse is giving you a sign.

Stand and Fight

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash
Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

About

Stand and Fight is the second song written by Geoff,Eiji and Filip.

The song was recorded on 2018 with Geoff(vocals), Filip(bass) and Eiji(Guitar).

Drums were all programmed by Eiji.

Lyrics by Geoff

 

 

Could it be

Photo by Nathan Lindahl on Unsplash
Photo by Nathan Lindahl on Unsplash

Lyrics(by Goeff Gray)

Verse 1:
i looked at memories there’s something that i miss. it’s something simple, could it be the way we kissed? it’s all behind you as you set out on your road, a vanquished feeling deep inside your very soul

not a moment passes when it doesnt cross my mind, and I drift from place to place looking for a sign. a sign of hope against the ever pouring rain, i need to know if i will ever feel the same?

chorus:
could it be you were wrong when you said we were through? and i know all those words you believe they are true

Verse 2:
i spent so long curled up deep inside my head that i forgot the bad times and the ugly words we said. it’s far too easy to remember everything in gold, we’re better off apart the honest truth be told.

we sail the ocean once created in our mind. we’re searching deep inside for something most never find. an empty place where something beautiful once had been. to realise that it was nothing but a dream.

chorus:
could it be you were wrong when you said we were through? and i know all those words you believe they are true.

I was wrong to believe what i once felt for you. Now i know it’s the end, we are done. through and through.

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/abovedaworld/coulditbe