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FOCUS ON THE JOURNEY

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Hello folks, I want to share something with you today… because I know many of you might need some energy.

We all need to be motivated, pushed to do something or even something so simple like a smile… that smile able to turn our day in a positive day.

Let me tell you, my whole life has been a challenge but that didn’t stop me from what I really wanted to achieve…I kept fighting …sometimes even too much but I did quite a few things so far. There’s no secret in fame/success or stuff like that…it all depends on your efforts and how much you can push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Not everyday is the same… there are days that things are easy and doing stuff will come naturally…and there are days where everything will be heavy, and it’s exactly there…that you have to push more.

There are dark moments in everyone’s life and nothing is ever easy.. but this life is a journey and you have to see it like the best adventure that you will ever have… Take your mind off the problems for a moment, and focus on the positive possibilities. Consider how very much you are able to do.

My grandpas used to tell me lots of stories when I was a kid, this made me see life from a different point of view.. everything I do…I want to do it like my life is a book and every book has chapters. I want to have stories to tell when I’ll be old. Silly isn’t it?

20160607_055819Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.

Remember it’s never easy.. I don’t talk just because…I’m in the beginning (still) of what I really want to achieve and I won’t stop until I reach my goals and even then.. new goals will come up and etc..

I’m in a very difficult moment of my life and staying focused at the moment is not so easy.. I thank my fiance for supporting me and I know that this, is just gonna be a dark chapter of the book I call life.. lots of things will change for us here and I can’t wait to show you what comes next..new music.. new album.. new tours… everything will come in the right time.

 

I just wanted to share something with you to keep you motivated.. even more when dark moments are outside the door.. there, remember.. push hard and go out of your comfort zone.. you’ll see the difference later.

Love you all, stick around and thanks for reading.

BACK AGAIN

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What’s up dear family? Long time no see… or better it has been so long since I wrote last.

I honestly got lots of things to do and I’m trying to write a blog since forever.

I’m very excited to share with you What’s happening in my life in the last year now.

I’ll try to keep up with blogs as much as I can because in the end communication is one of the most important things an artist can have with fans. I have many things to tell you and I’d like to share my experiences around the world with you. I will soon write a blog speaking about the American experience (touring with SEASON OF GHOSTS) and the business trip Sophia and I had in Japan.

I’m so glad you like the song I arranged for Halloween! Or better the songs I did.

The 1st one is “THIS IS HALLOWEEN” (Nightmare Before Christmas Cover) Featuring Ryan Howell that you can listen on my soundcloud page or download it for free here: http://www.zombiesam.com/halloween-free-song-download/. Mixed and mastered by Paul Dark Brown and Zombie Sam.

The 2nd song is “SALLY’S SONG” ( Nightmare Before Christmas cover) by SEASON OF GHOSTS! You can find the song SOG Soundcloud. Check it out. Mixed and mastered by ZOMBIE SAM.

Sophia and I finally announced we got engaged. We had be talking about it for some time. I’m happy we shared this with all of you.

It’s all for now so stick around because soon I will write here ASAP more often… I have to introduce the new singer that joined me on the new album and many more things.

EVERY DAY BRINGS NEW CHOICES

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Hi to everyone,

It has been a while since I wrote my last blog, you know I’m focusing so much on this new
album and I’m forgetting about the basic things of life. I’m a stubborn person and I never
give up on anything unless I really complete it. I’m working so much on this album and many
times I wish I could show you what’s going on… but then I think that it’s better showing
you the last result in the end.

Today I’m here because I want to give to each one of you positive energy for your everyday
life. My life used to be difficult and it still is but I always choose to see the positive
side of everything because if you think about it there’s no other choice to face this life.
Remember that positive energies attract positive things/vibes so when something bad happens
to you… think about this.. think about me. In order to carry a positive action we must
develop here a positive vision because a positive anything is better than negative
nothing… because you have to believe you are gonna make it no matter what.

My past was very sad…I’m on my own since I was 11 years old because of family
issues/misunderstandings and I’ve been sad/down so many times that you have no idea…
when you have nothing but yourself then you try to appreciate every small thing you see around you.

I see my life like an adventure and I try to experience it in the best way I can.

I made so many things in order to acchieve what I have today but the real change I had it
1 year ago… I got depression due to health problems. I was seeing all black and I was
ready to give up on the thing that makes me happy the most in this life.. “MUSIC” I thought
I would never be able to compose and create anyting once again…And you know.. in these
kinds of moments you really see how many friends you have around and among all the people I
had around “friends”…. nobody was supporting me or even calling me on the phone. On the
contrary in fact people shown their own faces and I thank that period of my life because I
could see clear…

I don’t want to say many details but my life really changed because just one person was
standing next to me and I thank it. I started seeing in a different way maybe because when
you reach the bottom in your life you have no other choice than letting you down or waking
up and really change things. I decided that I had to wake up and kick some asses and I
did!!! I did little steps but with open mind, focusing on the real important things of
life… focusing on myself and repeating to myself that I could do something worth it. Work
hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong
and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you
down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something
positive. Months past and things were improving.. you know the trick of the success is
really believing in yourself..

I assure you…. you will do the rest guided by your own instinct. I think this is the
first time I really open up and I want nothing but the best for all of you. When you feel
down think about this: Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the
pain… TRUST ME it’s the best way to react.. I don’t say it’s easy.. I’m not so naive to
do so but I can tell you, take your chances and react.. take the right amount of time to
breath deep and think. Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start
having positive results.

I hope this blog will help many of you.

Stick around for news about the music, I will post a video in the studio very soon.
MUCH LOVE.

ZOMBIE SAM

#WeAreAllMadHere #LoveNeverFails #ZombieSamFamily #WishMakeLive

WHERE IS YOUR IDENTITY?

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Hello fans and friends.. it has been a while since my last blog and I’d like to have more time to share my thoughts but my life is super busy at the moment and I’m happy about that… Since my last blog I’ve been around, travelled and many things changed in my life… I observe people everyday because I get inspired by them but what I notice everyday of my life is that: EVERYONE or at least the average wears a mask. I honestly don’t agree.. you might have many reasons to do it but, I believe we can shine in our own light… I mean, if you are afraid to be yourself because you don’t like something.. well, it’s the right moment to work it out and overcome the thing.. wearing a mask is the easiest solution but what if you expose yourself? I assure you will be happy in the long run.
Also I see lots of fakeness in the music business. this makes me sad and disappointed!! Artists trying to be sneaky and slimy just trying to be polite in order to sell 10$ of music…. honestly I find this attitude miserable… the most important thing if you want to be an ARTIST is to think about creating good music because if you are aiming at becoming rich and famous by selling CDs.. well I can tell you that you have lost since the start! and if you count you followers everyday you are a loser.
IF YOU WANT TO BE TRUSETD.. BE HONEST!!! IF YOU WANT TO BE HONEST.. BE TRUE!!!! IF YOU WANT TO BE TRUE.. BE YOURSELF.

What I care the most is other things and I never try to be fake in order to win anything. Who you see online is only myself. I see lots of people from the music business even people that I know being fake and this honestly makes me laugh.. I have an advice for whoever person wants to follow it : BE YOURSELF EVERYBODY ELSE IS TAKEN.

Many other things happened in the previous months and I’m very happy about my company INVICTUS MEDIA and my work partner Sophia from SEASON OF GHOSTS. She is a real artist and she is not afraid to be herself.I enjoy sharing my music experience with her and I guess the same from the other side. We have many ideas that we cannot reveal but you will see..

I would like to share more thoughts with all of you but in this last period my brain is very cloudy because I’m very focused on many jobs and one of them is my NEW ALBUM!! I also promised I would release a free song and that’s what I’m working on at the moment.

I take the chance to say thank you to all my fans that support me everyday and send hundreds of messages. A fan also made a FAN-Remix getting inspired from the song A HALLOW TALE and if you want give it a listen: https://soundcloud.com/cellm8/a-hallow-tale-j-lanterns-dnb-remix

I also want to say thank you to all of you that created the hashtag #ZombieSamFamily it means a lot to me!! I also use #WeAreAllMadHere and #LoveNeverFails because I believe all the people that want to stay around me they do it because they like my world and they believe in love.

I hope you have a nice day, rememeber ALWAYS SMILE NO MATTER WHAT!

ZOMBIE SAM.

LOVE NEVER FAILS

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Hello fans and readers,

I wanted to express my opinion about Valentine’s Day cos I’m not a big fan of this day and stuff like that… I think love is a pure feeling.. many times we say that word but…. we forget that we need to mean that…Honestly… what is love?

I don’t think we can find a real description about this feeling.. we can just recognize it whenever we feel something burning inside of us because love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you..
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible… it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could…Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye and it’s up to us to do the rest.

Nowadays I see that hate is a bigger feeling… what about this? I guess you wonder why but you do NOTHING to change this and in the meanwhile hate is spreading around.. bacause hate is an easier feeling… it’s an easier feeling to live with.

You know what.. I invite all of us to look inside of us and try to feel that bright light that might be sleeping because I believe in love and I believe in good things.. everyone can be better than we really are. Always leave room in our lives to change and improve… Don’t waste the word “I LOVE YOU” if you don’t mean it… Personally I don’t like VALENTINE’S DAY, WHY?

Because I don’t need ONE special day to love the person I have around but IF YOU REALLY LOVE… REMEMBER TO DO IT EVERYDAY and give the best you can as days go by.. If you do so.. you will feel better and happier…when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own… you are doing the right thing!

Remember LOVE NEVER FAILS.

If you want to express your opinion about this blog feel free to write me on Twitter or Facebook

MUCH LOVE

ZOMBIE SAM.

DREAMS AND SUBCONSCIOUS WORLDS

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Hello fans and readers out there, it took me a while to write this blog, the last one was a bit messy regarding online drama and some issues I went through. If you haven’t checked it out, here it is: “LAST DAYS DRAMA” but now let’s talk about something happy, I have quite a few bits of news to announce and I will do it step by step.

I started a company called INVICTUS MEDIA with my music partner Sophia from Season of Ghosts and it provides productions in general as well as a few other things. Here is the news: “INVICTUS MEDIA – START” The website is still under construction but it will be up very soon.

So what is the today’s blog about?? well.. I’ve already said in a few interviews that I’m not the most typical person. I like weird things and I get inspired from the most unusual stuff. In those interviews I’ve also talked about the way I compose/write/arrange music and in case you haven’t heard this, I will explain myself in order to give everyone access to all of my news and personal information because I’d love to share it with all of you.

First of all if you think there’s a proper system for writing songs, you are mistaken because, we can all write music but we can’t all express art. What I aim for is to express my character and my deep soul and put it into the music no matter what genre it is!

I usually dream about many things.. nightmares or whatever and I’m a spiritual person. I like meditation, healing and energy in general. I get inspired from everyone of you out there, not only artists or composers… you know.. I mostly get inspired from what we know as “Planet Earth”. Many don’t appreciate or even consider what an incredible source of FREE energy we have available to us which is the best inspiration for whatever we need… I also get inspired from the waves people give me, good or bad.. books, frameworks, surely music, movies and FEELINGS like “LOVE” that’s why I always talk about it, I believe in these things. I assure you I went through sad times as well, but I believe it’s worth it because that’s how we learn and grow. Anyway…let’s get on with it!!!
I studied music for many years but I don’t grab a guitar and start writing riffs.. no.. In fact riffs are the last part of my compositions.
I visualise movies around me and I see every detail of them, the feelings, the environments, the weather, the smell.. it’s like a real soundtrack playing in my head. I used to get this after weird dreams. How fascinating are dreams? Or nightmares? Do you know that there are many studies which  cannot provide a proper theory about the reason for our subconcious yet? This is what excites me because I like things which I need to find an answer for, and dreams give me that inspiration… The way I look for answers is by putting the things I see into my music. I don’t mean my music is more special because of this but I feel I have something special to express.

After I have a clear idea from all the visions/dreams/movies in my head then go and I write all the orchestrations for them, the electronic parts and only then will I get my guitar. For me it’s composing a real soundtrack of my own brain/heart coming from a place iside of me that I haven’t really understood. But I feel it’s the right thing to do and in fact art in general is all about FEELING SOMETHING, don’t you agree?

I always try to not put limits on anything because limits in our art or in our LIFE in general make our brain miserable, I know I might sound harsh but this is what my personal experiences have shown me. Many things happened in my past and I hope one day to share it with all of you, I have so many things I’d like to share… I have so many things to talk about but.. I get ahead of myself.

I just want to end this blog by saying that I haven’t had my weird dreams/movies in my head for at least 1 year now. But recently I STARTED DREAMING AND FEELING AGAIN.  This is thanks to all of you and your support! My dear fans you are so precious to me and you give me power. I can honestly say this is the first time I’m getting inspired from my fans!! SO LET’S WORK NOW AND LET’S FINISH THIS NEW ALBUM, I’m pretty sure it will be the album we are all making together by mixing our collective energy. So I officially announce that the new album compositions have started!

Thanks and I hope you enjoy this blog.. I will continue to share parts of my life and my thoughts as days go by.

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

Much Love.

ZOMBIE SAM

PS: There’s a special person who’s followed me in my steps this last year and I just want you to know that I will always be thankful. Thank you.

 

 

LAST DAYS DRAMA

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In light of the events that took place recently, involving me and my ex-project, I would like to point out that I am not associated with them in any way, since my departure in October. My reasons for leaving were, among others, the band’s imagery and internet behavior, which does not correspond to what I want to express as an artist. Even after explaining my reasons, I only received sarcastic comments, some of which were public, a thing that my fans noticed. Then, band thought it was a good idea to follow all my fans, in hopes to raise their popularity, so I started getting dozens of fan complaints about that and the band’s inappropriate behavior towards them.

Despite my repeated suggestions to stop following my fans, my wish was disregarded, topped off with more insults and snarky comments aimed at me. They also blocked me and several of my loyal fans who had never interacted with them before. It was a matter of time before people noticed what was going on, so they started mass attacking that band and someone even created a hate page to spread the word about the band’s awful behaviour. Today I woke up only to find a chaos beyond my control, which saddens me since everyone is supposed to be enjoying holidays right now. I cannot ask the fans to stop, because they’ve been personally offended by this story and I’ve already mentioned that my ex-band showed no respect to my wishes or me for that matter. However, I would like to publicly ask everyone to calm down and reflect on their own actions. As for myself, I regret making the unfortunate decision to join a band that only caused me, my work partners and fans problems and I would like to apologize for that.

I’m here to show/share my music and all the things I can do, I’m not interested in any drama so I ask everyone to think well before sending me messages and try to insult my ex-partners. I wish you all the best .

Much love to everyone and thank you for the support.

ZOMBIE SAM

 

Here you are just a pic with an example of the messages I got (polite messages).

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“CAROL OF THE BELLS” REVIEW

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Hello dears.. to make this song, it took a while because I really wanted to give something special as present for this Christmas. I worked and composed on so many details and the last result was exactly what I was aiming at. I dreamt about this version and I’m happy to show you this amazing review : http://musicbank.co/test/Review:zombie-sam-carol-of-the-bells/ by Diva Shane. It was as detailed as the composition Sophia and I tried to make.

Here a little preview:

“Back in the day (or A long time ago in a galaxy far away) when I as in school my favorite class was choir. I especially loved choir around the holidays and of all the songs we sang over the years Carol of the Bells was always my personal favorite. It’s such a layered piece with so much movement that I can’t imagine any one not loving it…”

Open the link above to read more.

I would like to share few more words about this song for example how I managed to use real orchestras, how difficult was working on a song with such a big importance even more facing a difficult part like the choirs where Sophia from SEASON OF GHOSTS did an amazing job and more.. So keep following and remember to download the song CAROL OF THE BELLS featuring SEASON OF GHOSTS I hope you will enjoy it celebrating your happy creepy Christmas with all your beloved ones.

ZOMBIE SAM

MY BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

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Hello folks! Welcome to my brand new website! Hope you like it and don’t forget to download the new and FREE Xmas song “CAROL OF THE BELLS“!