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7 Dying Trees
04-03-2019, 11:54 PM
Right, starting this season a few days early, so people see the thread, and can get themselves setup. The spirit again is to write a song a week. However, I'm changing the format a little.

Instead of eliminations, we will work like thus:

We'll attempt to submit one song a week.

- The first scores you 10 points.
- The second in a week scores you 5 points
- The third, 2 points
- The fourth 1 point, and 1 point for every further song.

If you miss a week, you score 0 points, but, it allows everyone to keep playing until the end. It means people falling ill or ending up with heavy workloads don't get eliminated due to bad luck, and it also means people can start and join in whenever, and play a bit of catch up if they want. 10 points is an incentive to submit weekly, but if something happens, and it's late, you can still play a little catch up.

We'll keep a rolling tally all the way through to week 8, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 2 crown(*)

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 12th of April
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're don't score points.
7) Remember that quality outstrips quantity, don't just post up tons of rubbish to try and win, we're doing this to get writing, someone winning the coveted season 2 crown is a bonus(*)
8) Mixtests don't count, there's another forum for that (ss.org)
9) Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.

Lastly, when commenting on other peoples work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_yJFLvmjJY

(*) crown may not be real and instead be made of internet kudos

Blankplank
04-04-2019, 12:30 AM
Ya boii be in :cunt:

scole
04-04-2019, 01:40 AM
I’m on the sidelines this time around so good luck everyone! :yesway:

Not Mr. Test
04-04-2019, 01:46 AM
Hoping to get in this time around, this is awesome. :yesway:

Blankplank
04-04-2019, 02:23 AM
Hoping to get in this time around, this is awesome. :yesway:

Now this I wanna hear :metal:

T Gobbs
04-04-2019, 02:30 AM
Hell yeah.

New rules are :yesway: :yesway:

Iron1
04-04-2019, 10:04 AM
I really need to finish the vox on the songs I did in season one, but man, I want to get in on season two... decisions, decisions... :scratch:

7 Dying Trees
04-04-2019, 11:26 AM
I really need to finish the vox on the songs I did in season one, but man, I want to get in on season two... decisions, decisions... :scratch:

new rules mean we see who's got most points, so if one week you feel like finishing something else off, you just don't score points :)

Iron1
04-04-2019, 11:57 AM
new rules mean we see who's got most points, so if one week you feel like finishing something else off, you just don't score points :)

Dig that. Definitely a great way to keep more people in. And, I have a new song idea percolating, soooo... count me in for week one.

Nick
04-04-2019, 01:51 PM
so the first deadline is a week tomorrow?

7 Dying Trees
04-04-2019, 02:04 PM
so the first deadline is a week tomorrow?

Correct!

Jumpintofinity
04-04-2019, 04:24 PM
I have a school project for my world religion class. It's using facts to prove that all religions point to the same god or idea of god. I'm planning on doing it documentary style and create a soundtrack for that. Also due next friday. I haven't started yet but that will probably be my submission.

Rev Drucifer
04-04-2019, 05:24 PM
Oh snap! Regardless of my workload, I'll be able to play ball this time!!!

Work has actually cleared up a bit in the last couple of weeks and I'm not doing 12 hour days anymore. I've been itching to get some actual writing done as all I've been doing is fuckin' off, noodling and playing with sounds that are pretty much unusable for the last few weeks.

7 Dying Trees
04-04-2019, 09:34 PM
Woohoo! We have our own subforum!

T Gobbs
04-04-2019, 10:11 PM
Woohoo! We have our own subforum!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4UqMyldS7Q

Iron1
04-05-2019, 11:13 AM
Woohoo! We have our own subforum!

:james: http://static2.keep4u.ru/2018/05/12/TidySkinnyCrownofthornsstarfish-max-1mb007cc5a72101d447.gif :dime:

Let the games begin!

https://i.imgflip.com/gm5rx.jpg

Iron1
04-06-2019, 06:00 PM
After throwing the Entwistle Dark Star in my JS22-7, I wasn't blown away by the distorted tone, but really thought it made a huge difference in the clean tone I was getting. Which inspired me to write this. JS22-7 w/Dark Star to the right, JS32-7 with Nazgul to the left.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/alone-in-the-wilderness-3-1-1

Nick
04-07-2019, 07:23 PM
I have made an arse of this track and now my friends kid is asleep in my guitar room so I will repost when it's fixed and the kid has fucked off...

If a mod happens on this just delete it.

Nick
04-08-2019, 10:01 AM
https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-3

Fixed, solo could do with some work and by that I mean my abilities.

Also wow, soundclound has smashed this to bits, maybe I should have dialled it back a bit before uploading.

:windmill:

Iron1
04-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Fixed, solo could do with some work and by that I mean my abilities.

Also wow, soundclound has smashed this to bits, maybe I should have dialled it back a bit before uploading.



Oh yeah! :james:

Awesome song. Soundcloud definitely stepped on it hard, but it's still really cool.

Nick
04-08-2019, 03:58 PM
haha cheers, upon listening back to this the solo is horrible so its getting re done!

I attempted a better solo but the fact is im not that great at it so its now as good as its getting.

https://soundcloud.com/nick-collins-7/new-death-metal-2019-fixed

Iron1
04-09-2019, 10:14 AM
haha cheers, upon listening back to this the solo is horrible so its getting re done!

I attempted a better solo but the fact is im not that great at it so its now as good as its getting.


That's way better than any solo I could pull off. I've embraced the idea I'm not a lead guy and moved on, ha! You have promise in that area though, so keep getting after it.

7 Dying Trees
04-11-2019, 12:02 AM
Got my entry in early-ish for once. Just banged it out today, and also fairly pleased with the solos on it.

https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season-2-week-1

7 Dying Trees
04-11-2019, 07:49 PM
Just a friendly nudge to everyone, still time till I wake up on saturday (as that covers all time zones, bar hawaii) to get your entry in! Remember to not be shy, it's all about getting back into writing and out of ruts, there is no judgement here (even if I may have inevitably kind of created a covert s2.0 mixtest forum). Any style accepted, and remember, everyone has the "but it's a grindcore track" joker they can play ;)

So get those entries in, and join us, the world needs more tunes!

Nick
04-11-2019, 10:37 PM
get it done!

Iron1
04-11-2019, 10:42 PM
So get those entries in, and join us, the world needs more tunes!

:hesright:

Blankplank
04-11-2019, 11:34 PM
In at the last minute. It's fucking rough, but it's done.
https://soundcloud.com/blankplank/sotw1/s-cmRkw

Nick
04-12-2019, 12:05 AM
:windmill:

7 Dying Trees
04-12-2019, 12:10 AM
In at the last minute. It's fucking rough, but it's done.
https://soundcloud.com/blankplank/sotw1/s-cmRkw

Fuck yes dude! If you use thr SC open and close tags it'll embed nicely too ;)

Iron1
04-12-2019, 11:12 AM
Got my entry in early-ish for once. Just banged it out today, and also fairly pleased with the solos on it.


Dig it! Especially the solo about 55% of the way thru...


In at the last minute. It's fucking rough, but it's done.


Killer! Give us a rig rundown on what you're using.

Blankplank
04-12-2019, 12:25 PM
Killer! Give us a rig rundown on what you're using.

Blackmachine B6 > Helix Rack > FireFace 800 :) Same for bass but using a K5.

Iron1
04-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Blackmachine B6 > Helix Rack > FireFace 800 :) Same for bass but using a K5.

Nice - love the tone you're getting.

Markus
04-12-2019, 07:25 PM
I managed to get something done this week! Some heavy metal-ish stuff this week.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-season-2-week-1

Connor
04-13-2019, 12:18 AM
Got my entry in early-ish for once. Just banged it out today, and also fairly pleased with the solos on it.


https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season-2-week-1

I dig the flange or phaser (or whatever it actually is) that you used in a few parts.


In at the last minute. It's fucking rough, but it's done.
https://soundcloud.com/blankplank/sotw1/s-cmRkw

This one is heavy, my favorite so far! Love your tone.


I managed to get something done this week! Some heavy metal-ish stuff this week.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-season-2-week-1

Look at this overachiever with vocals on his song :lol: Sounds awesome :metal:

I became aware of this too late for this week but I'm getting in on it after this! Props to everyone contributing too. :yesway:

7 Dying Trees
04-13-2019, 12:21 AM
I dig the flange or phaser (or whatever it actually is) that you used in a few parts.

No flanger, that riff is just harmonics

Connor
04-13-2019, 12:27 AM
I wouldn't have guessed that, even going back and listening again with that in mind. Cool sound :hbang:

astrocreep
04-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Sadly I've been mega ill so nothing from me this week. :(

Great efforts guys!

Iron1
04-13-2019, 11:04 AM
I managed to get something done this week! Some heavy metal-ish stuff this week.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-season-2-week-1

Great old school vibe!

7 Dying Trees
04-13-2019, 12:04 PM
Submissions closed, excellent entries this week! Really enjoyed everything, and Markus' track reminds me of queensryche/maiden, which is awesome!