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What music do/would you listen to before a battle?
Rock on! Rock's the way! (Queen, Led Zep etc...)
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 14%  [ 10 ]
Throw your fist's in the air! Metal's the way! (Dio, Iron Maiden etc...)
52%
 52%  [ 36 ]
Pop's popular for a reason! (Michael J. [god speed] Etc...)
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 0%  [ 0 ]
Hip Hop/R&B my brother from another mother! (Kanye West, 50cent etc...)
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Funk/Reggae/Blues man! (Bob Marley... Um, sorry, I'm not to familiar with these ones...)
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If Lutes and bagpipes were good enough then, they are now! Neo-Medieval music! (Harlequin, Hedningarna etc...)
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Sam Gordon Campbell




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Music to invigorate oneself before battle...         Reply with quote

Just a query;

What music [i.e. Band and/or spesific songs] or routines for that matter, do you rouge-ish lot listen to (or do) before participating in an event of any sort?

I for one have been getting into 'Blind Guardian' recently, And I spesificaly listen to 'The Bard's Song' and 'Skalds and Shadows' do get the blood flowing.

Nothing inspires bravery like song about dragons, warriors and LOTR Wink

And what would you recomend?

P.S. Air guitar in mail, makes you look like a knob, but feels EPIC Laughing Out Loud

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Boyd C-F




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Led Zepplin's Immigrant Song always comes to mind, among many others...

Ah-ahh, ah, Ah-ahh, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying:
Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore.

Ah-ahh, ah, Ah-ahh, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green,
Can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war.
We are your overlords.
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore.
So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day
Despite of all your losing.


Along the same lines - how many people, when forging or tempering metal, hear the theme song to the the first "Conan" movie in their head, when the father is forging the sword.... other than me!
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Gabriele A. Pini




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rhapsody of Fire: at Lodi one year ago we charge with "Dawn of Victory" in our ears!

"Fire is raging in the battlefield..."

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

I vote for metal even if I know they aren't pure metal, but I don't know in what other genre put them.

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Stephane Rabier




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bagpipes for sure, is there anything else? Big Grin
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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What? No selection for classical scores like Beethoven's Ninth or Carmina Burana? Who couldn't charge into battle with O Fortuna playing in the background? But, as an alternate I have to go with Zeppelin.

I also second the call for Blind Guardian. Just listened to Nightfall in Middle-Earth at the suggestion of a friend and loved it. Definitely battle-worthy music.

Big Grin

Pax,
Sam Barris

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As always I ask myself: What would Lemmie do in a situation like this?
So my vote goes for Motörhead - Dogs of War

'nuff said Cool

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M. Oroszlany




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I didn't really have the chance to participate in any of the said events, but heavy / power metal would probably be my choice. Manowar has quite a few songs set in the viking / medieval period, and their ballads are really inspiring. Iron Maiden pops to mind also.

Swords in the wind (Manowar)

I Surrender My Soul Odin Hear My Call
One Day I'll Sit Beside Your Throne In Valhalla's Great Hall
Like So Many Before Me I'll Die With Honor And Pride
The Right Of A Warrior Forever To Fight By Your Side
Send A Sign Raise The Sail Wave A Last Goodbye
Destiny Is Calling Immortality Be Mine

Call The Witch To Cast The Runes, Weave A Magic Spell
We Who Die In Battle Are Born Not For Heaven Not For Hell

We Are Sons Of Odin The Fire We Burn Inside
Is The Legacy Of Warrior Kings Who Reign Above In The Sky

I Will Lead The Charge My Sword Into The Wind
Sons Of Odin Fight To Die And Live Again
Viking Ships Cross The Sea, In Cold Wind, And Rain
Sail Into The Black Of Night Magic Stars Our Guiding Light

Today The Blood Of Battle Upon My Weapons Will Never Dry
Many I'll Send Into The Ground Laughing As They Die.

We Are Sons Of Odin The Fire We Burn Inside
Is The Legacy Of Warrior Kings Who Reign Above In The Sky

I Will Lead The Charge My Sword Into The Wind
Sons Of Odin Fight To Die And Live Again
Viking Ships Cross The Sea, In Cold Wind, And Rain
Sail Into The Black Of Night Magic Stars Our Guiding Light

Place My Body On A Ship And Burn It In The Sea
Let My Spirit Rise Valkries Carry Me
Take Me To Valhalla Where My Brothers Wait For Me
Fire Burning To The Sky My Spirit Will Never Die

I Will Lead The Charge My Sword Into The Wind
Sons Of Odin Fight To Die And Live Again
Viking Ships Cross The Sea, In Cold Wind, And Rain
Sail Into The Black Of Night Magic Stars Our Guiding Light
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 3:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nothing better than bagpipes and drums,
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Darrin Hughes




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would second the call for a classical/orchestral option. No classical=no Wagner Sad

I've never understood the bagpipes thing. I've always felt that they would annoy the enemy more than they would impress/frighten them. Personally speaking the sound of bagpipes has always made me want to kill the piper Eek!

Having thought about it I'd have to come down on the side of Metal from the choices above. Pantera's Mouth for War would do the trick.


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M. Oroszlany




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 5:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
Personally speaking the sound of bagpipes has always made me want to kill the piper
But since that is usually not an option, maybe you would channel your frustration towards the enemy? Happy
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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 5:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

the song i would choose is definitely into battle (Ensiferum): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrYkpa3770&feature=related
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 6:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Heather Alexander's "March of Cambreadth." I recently played this for a pacifist, and he commented it made him want to run out and hit people with a sword.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCrnF844_ww

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 6:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is actually pretty good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQiSZdX8vA

I'd go celtic/folk/medieval myself, so I guess that's last option...

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Andrew Pribor





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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriele Becattini wrote:
nothing better than bagpipes and drums,


pretty much sums it up, !!CHARGE!!

"The Bow brings grief and sorrow to the foeman; armed with Bow may we sudue all regions."
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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam Barris wrote:
What? No selection for classical scores like Beethoven's Ninth or Carmina Burana? Who couldn't charge into battle with O Fortuna playing in the background?


I second this; failing that traditional bagpipes/drums.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Where's the option for Punk/Hardcore? Can't get my rage on without some Sex Pistols, Circle Jerks, Black Flag or DKs! WTF?! Guess I'll have to settle for the pipes, then. Alba go Bragh!

Chris (who grew up in the late 70's early 80's)

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

had to throw a vote in for metal "Up the Irons'!!!

too many to try and list but the first one that came to mind.....


Black Sabbath - Mob Rules.....with Ronnie James screamin' - "come on" to go with.


(though some Black Flag with Henry Rollins leading the charge would be cool too.......)


cheers,

Bill


(child of '70's & 80's metal too)

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Adam Rudling




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Voted for Metal myself - stuff from Rammstein kicks ass for getting pumped up !

However also there are some mega-good classical orchestral pieces.

Vincent - thanks for that link, Schelmish are really quite good ! Plenty of folksy / rock / metal bands come from europe for some reason !!?

Adam
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We need a rousing version of the Agincourt Carol:

Owre kynge went forth to Normandy,
With grace and myyt of chivalry;
The God for hym wrouyt marvelously,
Wherefore Englonde may calle, and cry
Deo gratias:
Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria.

He sette a sege, the sothe for to say,
To Harflue toune with ryal aray;
That toune he wan, and made a fray,
That Fraunce shall rywe tyl domes day.
Deo gratias, &c.

Then went owre kynge, with alle his oste,
Thorowe Fraunce for all the Frenshe boste;
He spared 'for' drede of leste, ne most,
Tyl he come to Agincourt coste.
Deo gratias, &c.

Than for sothe that knyyt comely
In Agincourt feld he fauyt manly
Thorow grace of God most myyty
He had bothe the felde, and the victory
Deo gratias, &c.

Ther dukys, and erlys, lorde and barone,
Were take, and slayne, and that wel sone,
And some were ledde in to Lundone
With joye, and merthe, and grete renone
Deo gratias, &c.

Noe gratious God he save owre kynge,
His peple, and all his wel wyllynge,
Gef him gode lyfe, and gode endynge,
That we with merth mowe savely syng
Deo gratias, &c.


Too bad I can't give you the music - it's a very catchy tune.
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Adam Rose





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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
We need a rousing version of the Agincourt Carol:

Too bad I can't give you the music - it's a very catchy tune.


There's a version here (starting at about 1'25") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CbRBq95BG8

Or if that's not sufficiently rousing, a modern Brass band version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg0LmAy6Brg
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