Episode 136 – Book Special

Sunday, November 29, 2009 Category: Specials Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

MetalCast Episode 136We all read or must of us do and don’t stick to one genre. Several musicians rely on books and other means to create new songs and sometimes whole songs or even albums are based on existing characters from/and works from renowned authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Paul Coelho, J.R.R. Tolkien, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others. So we had the idea of creating this Book Special, playing songs that fit the bill. We hope this encourages you to check out the respective books for a broader insight in the matter. Enjoy, leave us your feedback and take care!

Host: Kobe
Tracklist: Tim, Marcus, Kobe, Polina, Judit

01. Blind Guardian – Imaginations From The Other Side
02. Circle II Circle – Heal You
03. Arcturus – Alone
04. Kamelot – Farewell
05. Saturnus – Rain Wash Me
06. Manticora – Reversed
07. Anaal Nathrakh – Revaluation of All Values
08. Demons & Wizards – Dorian
09. Mercyful Fate – Kutulu (The Mad Arab Part Two)
10. Symphony X – Revelation

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  1. MegaRon says:

    Also, to add to the “part 2” thing, Anthrax did a TON of songs based on books. Specifically Stephen King novels. (See: Among the Living.)

  2. Spook says:

    Sweet episode; one of the best I’ve heard in a while. Keep up the good work!

  3. Si Smith says:

    Great episode guys, thanks Kobe for filling us in as to how the songs fit into the book concept – it really helps with our enjoyment of the tracks..
    As always, some ideas for a part 2 sometime….

    Ironsword – Cimmeria (Robert E Howard)
    Dream Theater – cover of Iron Maiden – To tame a land (Robert Henlein)
    Skyclad – The clerical conspiracy (Brian Bates)
    Blind Guardian – Tommyknockers (Stephen King)
    Narnia- The witch and the lion (cs lewis)
    Akercocke – Axiom (Bertrand Russell)
    Reverend Bizarre – The devil rides out (Dennis Wheatley)
    Paramaecium – Within the Ancient forest (Andrew Tompkins)
    Sepultura – Convicted in life (Dante’s Inferno)
    Sepultura – We’ve lost you (Anthony Burgess)
    Cradle of Filth – Dusk and her embrace (Sheridan Le Fanu)
    Cradle of Filth – Her ghost in the fog (Clive Barker)

    PS Sorry if I go on too much….

  4. Josephine says:

    As a fan of Lovecraft, Tolkien, and metal, I am really excited you guys put this show together. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I have to say you guys are spectacular. I look forward to each episode. Keep up the good work!! 😀

  5. Great episode. I think I’ll check out some of those books 😀

  6. Marcus says:

    Really nice 🙂 ❗

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