Music Monday-Sabaton Rides Again

Sorry I let this lapse—things got kind of hectic in editing To Slip The Surly Bonds.  Which, by the way, has completed editing, is with Chris Kennedy Publishing for layout, and is expected to drop on 13 September.

 

Cover Art

 

Which is why I picked today’s song.

“But wait, wasn’t Those In Peril the naval alternate history?”–Peanut Gallery.

In response, I will simply laugh in carrier and you’ll all find out why next month!  Enjoy the Sabaton!

 

 

 

One for the Protoculture Addicts…

Robotech Third Generation had a character called Lancer / Yellow Dancer.  The former was his [male] official name.  The second was his cross-dressing rock star alter ego.  Robotech was a strange time, but it did produce some good music like the in universe song “Look Up (The Sky Is Falling).”  The one below has been reproduced with a more hard rock sound (and the AMV is pretty cool too).

At the Sharp End

This was the runner up for last week’s Memorial Day edition of Metal Monday.  Like Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold has done a lot to support members of the Armed Forces by putting in their time with tours.  “Danger Line” is a pretty intense song about a soldier’s last moments and the chaos of combat, and I’ve used it as background for several scenes in Aries’ Red Sky.

Memorial Day Metal Monday

Today’s Memorial Day in the United States.  I’ll let my West Point classmate Jaimie explain the holiday, as she did it very eloquently nine years ago. Unfortunately, Jaimie gave the last full measure of her duty to the country on 8 June 2013.

So, without further ado, I think we’ll roll with Five Finger Death Punch’s “Gone Away” for this Metal Monday.  It seems to fit.

 

 

 

Lonely and Waiting…

There are a few movie soundtracks that have held up for decades.  Tastes indicate what albums make your personal list, but Queen of the Damned makes that list for me.  Even better is the fact that several of the songs have two versions thanks to record company shenanigans.  For example, the angst-ridden hit “Not Meant for Me”:

 

Jonathan Davis’s version:

Wayne Static’s:

I personally like Davis’ version better, as did most fans of the movie.  Alas…contract disputes are a thing.  😦